Exploring Austria’s Kufstein Fortress


Looking up at Kufstein Fortress in Austria.

Austria‘s Kufstein Fortress (or Festung Kufstein) in the country’s western state of Tyrol stands mightily on a hill overlooking the surrounding valley. Only about an hour south of Munich and just over the border into Austria, Kufstein is home to a historic fortress worth touring that houses a museum, prison, and the world’s largest free-standing organ — that you can hear daily! What’s more, the town it calls home has a charming old city that will steal the heart of any tourist with its colorful buildings and narrow cobblestone streets.

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Post by Corinne. Originally published April 18, 2018. Last updated April 2, 2021.