Fortress Kufstein

Fortress Kufstein ist the landmark of the city of Kufstein, a picturesque town in the Tyrolean Unterinntal. The fortress is situated above the city and it is a very impressing building which exists since the 11th century.

Fortress Kufstein ist the landmark of the city of Kufstein, a picturesque town in the Tyrolean Unterinntal. The fortress is situated above the city and it is a very impressing building which exists since the 11th century.

There you can find the world famous Heldenorgel (heroes` organ) which was built in 1931 in remembrance of the war victims of the First World War. Every day at noontime you can hear the organ play all over the city for 10 to 15 minutes. When I visited the city of Kufstein it was very strange to hear this play because I did not know about this spectacle and it was some kind of curious and weird.

To reach the Fortress Kufstein you have to walk up some stairs or you can use the elevator. You can view the castle from the inside – it is in a good condition. But the price is very high (8,90€), that’s why I did not go in. But it is also interesting to sit in front of the fortress and watch the tourists or enjoy the view up to the castle.
It is also wroth to stroll through the city and sit down in a cosy little café to have some rest.

Opening hours of the fortress:
During the summertime: 9am to 5pm
Winter: 10am to 4pm

written by agrimony on 2008-10-22 in #world #locations #music #castle #fortress #kufstein

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