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July 2016, our visit
During our stay in Innsbruck, Austria in July 2016 my fiancé and I made a day trip to Kufstein and visited the fortress.
Entrance was 11.50 Euro (ca. 12.25 USD) per person, which we bought at the fortress.
The fortress towers over the city and is visible from afar.
When we arrived it wasn’t very busy. You can either walk or use the Panorama Cable Car. Should there be a waiting time to use the cable car, visitors can rest on one of the many benches. The cable car can take up to 4 people and is self-service operated. At first we thought it is going automatically, but soon realised we had to press a button to make it work.
We arrived at the Castle Rotunda and climbed up the staircase to have magnificent views over the city, the river Inn and the landscape.
The first mentioning of the fortress is in the 13th century. It changed hands between Austria and Bavaria frequently.
It was nice to explore the areas accessible inside the fortress and see, for example the prison cells or the torture chamber.
There was also a restaurant with outdoor seating. We didn’t try it, but it made a good impression on both of us.
Sometimes there are also medieval banquets with music from the period available at this location.
We would recommend to visit the fortress when in Kufstein, Austria and spend a few hours there.
Would we recommend this attraction to a friend? YES!
Would we want to visit again this attraction in our future? YES!
Thank you and safe travels.
Wholeheartedly agree with you, I regularly travel to Kufstein and over the last couple of years they have really improved the town. The town square, on admittedly quite a slope, regularly holds open air classical concerts. The Fortress’s open air restaurant is well worth a visit with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. The food is good and the staff are extremely friendly.