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Kufstein Fortress

The emblem of the town of Kufstein, the Kufstein Fortress with its open-air arena, is a popular destination in North Tyrol

The Kufstein Fortress is one of the most impressive Medioeval constructions in Tyrol: It rises on a hill above Kufstein. This fortress has already been built very early in order to control the entrance from the Alpine foothills into the Inntal valley. However, it has been mentioned for the first time in 1205 AD, when it was in possession of the Bishops of Regensburg. In the course of time, the complex has been expanded, and since 1924 it has been in possession of the town of Kufstein.

Nowadays, the fortress is one of the most popular destinations in the entire alpine area and offers a varied programme for those who are interested in culture and history. A special attraction is the largest open-air organ in the world, the Heroes' Organ. It features 4,307 pipes, and 4 registers. The sound of the organ reminds on the soldiers killed in WWI and II, and can be heard in the entire town. Moreover, you can take a look into the Local Museum, the former cell wing in the Emperor Tower, and the Museum in the Citizens' Tower with its exhibits of the Tyrolean Imperial Infantry.

The Kufstein Fortress (Festung Kufstein) with its open-air arena Josefsburg provides state-of-the-art technique that enables performances to be staged also in case of bad weather conditions, as in this case a huge umbrella opens. You can reach the fortress either via the "Kaiser Maximilian" panorama cable car or on foot via covered stair access.

Contact info

Opening times

  • Mon 26 Feb 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 27 Feb 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 28 Feb 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 29 Feb 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 01 Mar 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 02 Mar 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 03 Mar 10:00 - 17:00

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Winter 2024 (08/01/2024 - 22/03/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Spring 2024 (23/03/2024 - 02/06/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 18:00

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 09:00 - 18:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 09:00 - 18:00

Ascension Day 2024 (09/05/2024) 09:00 - 18:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 09:00 - 18:00

Corpus Christi 2024 (30/05/2024) 09:00 - 18:00

Admission

admission to the fortress (November to March):
€ 13.50 adults
€ 12.00 groups (10 and more persons)
€ 7.50 students (up to 25 years)
€ 5.50 school classes

€ 28.50 family ticket (2 adults with 1 child)
€ 1.50 every further child of the family

free for children under 6 years

admission to the fortress (April to October):
€ 14.00 adults
€ 12.50 groups (10 and more persons)
€ 8.00 students (up to 25 years)
€ 5.50 school classes

€ 29.50 family ticket (2 adults with 1 child)
€ 1.50 every further child of the family

More information

The Kufstein Fortress stays open all year round, the ticket includes the ascent and descent by panorama cable car, the visit of the outdoor area and the admission to all museums (in winter without the Local Museum for climatic reasons) and exhibitions at the fortress.

There will be different entry prices during the Knights Festival at Whitsun. Dogs are admitted in the fortress area (on a leash), in the museum, however, your four-legged friend is not admitted.

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