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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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  • It is worth the time spent to know the history of this fortress. At the entrance of the fortress, they have a concert daily at 12 noon. Missed that concert but the arrangements that they have made see...  more »
  • 1205 year fortress. Inside the Museum, outside elevator which offers glorious views, parks, staircases, dungeons, observation platform. The most important organ, which plays every day for the whole city, not just Bach and Mozart and Strauss. Austrians are generally very pleasant and cheerful.
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  • The fortress is well maintained and easily accessible from town. Once there, be prepared for some steep walking. The views from the top of the fortress are very nice. The town below is a pleasant plac...  more »
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  • Cool place with a cool view over the city. Definately worth a visit when you're done skiing.
  • Lots of history. Stories well illustrated. Free organ recital excellent value. Views aplenty centre of town.
  • Very impressing! It is much bigger than it looks! Very good idea was to create an app with voice descriptions of some places. What was missing was english descriptions of some posters. They were only in German so it turned out that in some places I only walked and looked for images as I didn't understand what descriptions says.
  • Huge castle in the center of town, with plenty to see inside including a museum and a beautiful organ. Also has great views of the town and surrounding area since it is on top of a hill in the center of everything.
  • Worth a visit if you're there.