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Kufstein Fortress, Kufstein

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Explore the underground tunnels and museum exhibits at Kufstein Fortress, which served as a prison for political dissidents during Austro-Hungarian rule. Nowadays the fortress houses the city museum and hosts concerts and other events year-round. Ride the glass elevator to the top of the fortress to access the museum exhibits, labeled with both German and English explanations, and enjoy views of the city. Listen to a concert on the massive Heroes Organ in the entrance courtyard at scheduled times throughout the day while enjoying a meal at one of the picnic benches or the on-site cafe. Be sure to check the website for concert times and opening hours. To visit Kufstein Fortress on your trip to Kufstein, use our Kufstein trip planner.
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  • Allow a couple of hours to visit this wonder medieval castle. It is so large and what a fantastic spot that it was built on. 
    Allow a couple of hours to visit this wonder medieval castle. It is so large and what a fantastic spot that it was built on.  more »
  • On top on a hill right next to the river Inn and the Altstadt of Kufstein this fortress is located. With the Kufstein cart you have free entrance, this includes the museum and the elevator to the... 
    On top on a hill right next to the river Inn and the Altstadt of Kufstein this fortress is located. With the Kufstein cart you have free entrance, this includes the museum and the elevator to the...  more »
  • This castle/fortress is an hour's drive from Innsbruck, making for a fun diversion in the less busy countryside. Since the early 1200s, it was the scene of military conflicts and was alternately... 
    This castle/fortress is an hour's drive from Innsbruck, making for a fun diversion in the less busy countryside. Since the early 1200s, it was the scene of military conflicts and was alternately...  more »
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  • Indeed this is an interesting and exciting experience. One can find themselves in a medieval atmosphere, try being imprisoned, try on a knight's helmet and gloves, observe the variety of cannons, enter the dungeons, well and many many more. the views from the castle are amazing! Definitely a recommendation.
  • A clashing point from the old times between Tyrol and Bavaria. There are some interesting displays and videos (with English subtitles!), but some areas are a bit dated and badly lit. At noon every day you can hear the great organ playing and they hold events from time to time. If you're in the Kufstein area, it's worth a visit.
  • Interesting exhibition about life in a castle and the history of Kufstein Fortress. Due to the extensive grounds, the fortress is not overcrowded despite the high number of visitors. Gastronomy is available on the premises. the fortress is an attraction worth seeing, especially for families with children.
  • As soon as you walk out of the train station, you can see this representative building of Kufstein. It has a very distinctive appearance. When I visited, there was even the sound of music playing at 12:00, which is very special!!!
  • I do not always give 5 stars, but when I do, you will find a special place. It's very kids friendly. As a castle and fortress lover, a few I have visited and explored. After wandering the fortress of Kufstein it instantly ranked the best fortress I have ever seen. Don't hesitate: go there, take your time. There is plenty to see and play with. The restaurant on top of the fortress is worth a stop. Sacher cake, Apfelstrudel are super tasty and the French fries are plenty for 2.

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