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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 Heroe's 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.

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Opening times

  • Wed 19 Jan 11:00 - 16:00
  • Thu 20 Jan 11:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 21 Jan 11:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 22 Jan 11:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 23 Jan 11:00 - 16:00
  • Mon 24 Jan 11:00 - 16:00
  • Tue 25 Jan 11:00 - 16:00

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Winter 2021/22 (11/03/2021 - 04/09/2022)

  • Mon 11:00 - 16:00
  • Tue 11:00 - 16:00
  • Wed 11:00 - 16:00
  • Thu 11:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 11:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 11:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 11:00 - 16:00

Immaculate Conception 2021 (12/08/2021) 11:00 - 16:00

Christmas Eve 2021 (12/24/2021) 11:00 - 16:00

Christmas 2021 (12/25/2021) 11:00 - 16:00

Boxing Day 2021 (12/26/2021) 11:00 - 16:00

New Year's Eve 2021 (12/31/2021) 11:00 - 16:00

New Year 2022 (01/01/2022) 11:00 - 16:00

Epiphany 2022 (01/06/2022) 11:00 - 16:00

Admission

Kufstein Fortress in winter (without the Local Museum):
€ 11.50 adults
€ 10.50 groups (min. 10 persons)
€ 7.00 students (6-25 years)
€ 5.50 school classes
€ 24.00 family ticket (2 adults with children)

free for children under 6 years

ascent and descent by panorama cable car included

Kufstein Fortress in summer:
€ 12.50 adults
€ 11.50 groups (min. 10 persons)
€ 7.50 students (6-25 years)
€ 5.50 school classes
€ 26.00 family ticket (2 adults with children)

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The fortress is open in summer and in winter, the summer season 2022 will start in mid-April.

Dogs are admitted in the fortress (on a leash), in the inn of the fortress they get fresh water. In the museum, however, your four-legged friend is not admitted.

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