The Kufstein Fortress – Festung Kufstein- is the main landmark of Kufstein, a city of Tyrol in Austria. It is sometimes wrongly referred to as Geroldseck Fortress. It is located on a hill commanding Kufstein proper.
The fortress is mentioned for the first time in a document from 1205, where it is called Castrum Caofstein. At the time it was a possession of the bishop of Regensburg. In 1415 it was reinforced by Louis VII, Duke of Bavaria.
In 1504 the city and the fortress were besieged and conquered by Emperor Maximilian I. From 1703 to 1805 it was a Bavarian possession, returning to Austria in 1814.
The fortress now houses the City Museum of Kufstein. Part of it is also used for concerts and meetings.
Kufstein Fortress is open daily, including public holidays.
- Winter season – November until April :
- daily from 10 am to 5 pm
- last entrance: 4pm
- Summer season – April until November :
- daily from 9 am to 5 pm
- last entrance: 5pm
The Festungswirtschaft inn provides home-style cooking for individual guests as well as groups. Enjoy the impeccable service in the unique historical setting of the authentic rooms or the relaxed atmosphere of the outdoor seating area in the Schlossgarten.
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