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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  • Beautifully preserved walls and an organ from world class, if not even unique. It should be around 11: 00 to hear the organ at noon. But also all to visit the areas you must not miss.
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  • A great experience! Difficult road uphill, in drizzle is the pavement quite slippery. It has great views of the city. Up there with a Festungdwirtschaft Knight's dinner very much recommended!
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  • Worth the climb for the panorama, a little less for the Museum. Positive explanations in Italian.
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  • Magnificent place with a history to measure. It is very good that they have the information in German as well as in English.
  • Interesting place to go in case the weather is not ideal for skiing or hiking. I recommend to be there for noon organ concert. You can get a discount for the entrance fee, if you show your accommodation papers, plenty of local hotels have an agreement with the fortress.
  • there are a lot of museums in the fortress. especially torture museum was interesting. try to find every hidden route inside it. I liked it.
  • Unique spot in Kufstein for dinners and beautiful surroundings. Traditional and wellmade food.
  • It was interesting to walk around in the fortress, and the view from the top was fantastic. They also had a cool lift up to the fortress. It was quite expensive though and some of the information signs wasn't translated to English.
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