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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. Take a look at our Kufstein holiday planner to schedule your visit to Kufstein Fortress and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The fortress has a little bit of everything to see. I would recommend downloading audio tour to your phone and bringing headphones. There is a very neat pipe organ that is played once a day- try to ti...  more »
  • The fortress offers an informtiven insight into the history of the Austrians; very good audio guide
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  • Potentially very nice but little valued. It lacks an audio guide done well, there's an app to download but not working (tested on two Android devices). Descriptions of relics and of the exhibits is in German, very few are in English, rare (3 or 4) in Italian. Such a shame, have a Pearl that might yield a lot but it's really not much valued.
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  • Very well kept fortress in beautiful landscape. Try to visit during medieval festival weekend :)
  • We hit this place upon a mountain bike tour June 2004. Nice historical fort.
  • Kufstein is easily reached by train from Munich or Salzburg and is an ideal day trip. There are a number of pleasant restaurants in the Altstadt beside the river.
  • Almost the whole fortress is open to explore and there are several different museums on the grounds for one entry price. The views over Kuffstein are amazing!
  • Not much to see in the Fortress, but the view on Kufstein city and rocky valley is stunning!

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