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    festung kufstein

    by doug48 Written Jul 4, 2008

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    festung kulstein

    pictured on the top of the hill overlooking the town is festung (fortress) kufstein. festung kulfstein is the town's major tourist attraction. the fortress was originally built by the bishops of regensburg in 1205. after 1313 the castle was owned by the dukes of bavaria. in 1504 emperor maximilian I conquered kufstein and enlarged the castle. there were additional enlargements to the castle in the 17th century. festung kulfstein is a must see site when in kufstein.

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    The Fortress of Kufstein

    by desert_princess Updated Dec 2, 2005

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    It was first mentioned in 1205 as being owned by the the Patriarch of Regensburg. It joined Tirol under the reign of Kaiser Maximilian I. The Fortress was sieged and conquered in 1504 and was rebuilt and fortified until 1522. From that time is dating the Emperor's Tower - Kaiserturm that was later turned into Jail for political criminals. Today here is located the local museum and in the castle tower - Burgenturm in 1931 was built the biggest open air organ in the world.

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    Into the corridors of the fortress

    by desert_princess Updated Oct 24, 2005

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    Kufstein Fortress walkway

    There are two ways to get to the fortress - the corridors that you see on the photo or the panorama elevator Maximilian. it's up to you which one you'll choose . The walkway has a humid authentic dungeon atmosphere,with some windows here and there, from which you can admire the city. The elevator is way to quick for my taste.

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    Unterer Stadtplatz

    by desert_princess Updated Sep 30, 2005

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    Unterer Stadtplatz

    Unterer Stadtplatz is the most famous and central street in Kufstein descending steeply down to the central bridge over the Inn river.On its way it passes by the Town hall and the Kufstein Fortress on its left, aswell as a couple of italian Pizzarias - say hello to Nino ;)) On its right side you will find book and souvenir stores, a grocery store, some cafes , a restaurant and a famous golden statue.
    At the end if it , just before you go to the bridge, take a look to the left - here is hiding the Magic street of Auracher Lochl

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    Panorama from the Kufstein Fortress

    by desert_princess Updated Aug 6, 2005

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    Panorama from the Kufstein Fortress

    From the gardens of the fortress you can see Kufstein from a bird's view with the Inn river dividing it in two and the Pendling mountain (1565m) that had always brought associations with a vulcano in my mind.

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    The Fairy Street in Kufstein

    by desert_princess Updated Jun 19, 2005

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    Romerhof Lane
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    Romerhof Lane - Part of the Kufstein Old Town with the famous "Auracher Lochl" and "Batzenhausl" wine taverns. The small street located at the foot of the castle and is the most enchanting place in Kufstein. It contains souvenir shops where you can buy traditional "Tracht" - austrian national costumes, a shop for ethno jewellry , a club, one of the oldest restaurents in Kufstein, Hotel Auracher ,the memorial of Karl Ganzer - composer of the world famous Kufstein Lied

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    unterer stadtplatz

    by doug48 Written Jul 4, 2008

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    central kufstein

    located in the center of town is the unterer stadplatz. this area has numerous restaurants and shops. a great place to stop for lunch when traveling on the A12 motorway through the austrian tirol.

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    Climbing

    by maudje Updated Apr 9, 2008

    Climb the Thierberg! It is really easy to reach when there is no snow or ice and it only takes one small hour. From there you have a beatifull view over the mountains!

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    Cineplexxx Cinema

    by desert_princess Updated Oct 24, 2005

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    Cineplexxx cinema and the Chinese Restaurant

    In a rainy day you can go to the movies at the Cineplexxx Cinema. Or just hang out in the bar innside.At the end of the street , when you enlarge the pic ,you can see the towers of the fortress.

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    Inn Promenade

    by desert_princess Updated Aug 6, 2005

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    Inn Promenade in Kufstein

    The Inn Promenade at sunset dominated by the castle , watching over the town as a silent sentinel and contemplating his reflection in the waters of the Inn river.

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    Kufstein Fortress Museum

    by desert_princess Updated Nov 18, 2004

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    Remains From the Prehistorical ages - bear squelettons that have been found in Tishofer Hohle / Tishofer Cave located nearby in the Kaiser valley

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    Kufstein Fortress Garden

    by desert_princess Updated Nov 18, 2004

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    The backyard of the castle is where special events and concerts are taking place, there is also a small botanical garden and modern art statues

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