Kufstein Travel Guide

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Kufstein Highlights

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    sabsi says…

     Nice little old town but not much else I guess. 

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     They celebrate New Year's Eve on 30 December ;-) 

  • In a nutshell
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     Kufstein it Beautiful 

Kufstein Things to Do

  • Die Festung Kufstein

    Die Festung Kufstein has been the centre of history since 1205 - a coveted gem longed for by Bavaria and Tyrol.It is romantic and very impressive - my visit was in January and the snow was heavy and deep. It made the setting all the more impressive. I was only one of a few brave souls who visited during that Saturday afternoon.It was in fact so...

  • Burg Kufstein

    Kufstein is a big castle in the inn-valley and it is a nice village also, not very big and it is close to the Autobahn from germany to Innsbruck.Also the village Kufstein is very nice and good for shopping.

  • festung kufstein

    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...

  • unterer stadtplatz

    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.

  • Climbing

    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!

  • The Fortress of Kufstein

    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...

  • Cineplexxx Cinema

    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.

  • Into the corridors of the fortress

    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.

  • 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,...

  • Inn Promenade

    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.

  • 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.

  • The Fairy Street in Kufstein

    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...


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Kufstein Restaurants

  • A meal in the Fortress

    It was snowing heavily, and was becoming colder. I walked around the fortress, and thought I should have something to eat. I found the Festungswirtschaft, and after a little bot of a frosty greeting from the staff things warmed up.The service was good, great menu and the food was just what I needed. Soup, any of the warm main meals and of course...

  • Sunday breakfast available, but I had...

    I had arrived at the station quite a head of time, so had a final walk around the city centre, and crossed the river then found the cafe. It was busy, but I found a table with no trouble at all.There is a smoking and non smoking section - however you should note that to get to the toilets you will need to cross the smoking area and use the...

  • Kulinarium

    The restaurant is within the hotel I stayed in when visiting Kufstein for a conference. I had spent the day out and had decided not to attend the gala dinner, instead I returned to the hotel. I freshened up and then dined in.The service was good, great menu and all the cooking is done by the owner; one of them at least as it is a family owned hotel...

  • Great inn with local charm

    This place has been open every day for the past over 600 years! You can sample delicious European and local dishes, and the draft ale they offer is simply superb.

  • Bring some change or else!

    The cake was excellent, the day was sunny, the tables were facing the river, toilets were clean, everything was nice, the only thing in need of improvement was the humour of the lady serving us. When we asked for the bill she demanded the exact change. We only had 20 euro bills with us. She was not having it! We were sorry, but we didn't have the...

  • A great tourist trap

    I was warned that Auracher Loechl is a real tourist trap. As I like those we came here for dinner and I wasn't disappointed. The only characteristic which didn't fit into the whole tourist trap theme here was the quality of the food which was absolutely wonderful! Apart from that there was everything a real tourist trap in Austria needs: Waitresses...


Kufstein Transportation

  • The Highway over the river

    You actually never give it a thought as you pass the Inn river on the highway , but the bycicle route goes under the Highway Bridge . It's when you realise what a massive construction this is!!! I used it as a shelter from the rain once.Nearby is a water reservoir with emerald waters.The bycicle route is following the path of the Inn river all the...

  • Major Train station

    Kufstein is on the way from Munchen > Milano , Salzburg > Bregenz ....anyways major rail routes. This makes the train station quite a big one.The great thing about it it's that it is situated in the pure heart of the city ,and everything is about 5-10 mins walking distance.

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Kufstein Warnings and Dangers

  • by sabsi Written Feb 28, 2006

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    We spontaneously came to Kufstein from Munich to celebrate New Year's Eve in Austria because I wanted to waltz on the street at midnight (as they do everywhere in Austria). When we arrived in the evening we were wondering why the streets were empty. When having dinner we asked the waitress where the people in Kufstein celebrate New Year's Eve. She looked at us surprised and told us that in Kufstein New Year's Eve is celebrated on 30 December. Can you imagine how surprised we looked at her then??

    Anywa, we waltzed in the hotel room and went out half an hour before the new year arrived. There were a few people on the streets, mostly surprised tourists like us probably ;-)

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Kufstein Off The Beaten Path

  • Go to Thiersee

    A little village (St.Nikolaus from the 15.century) on a beautyfull lake, 5 buses per day from Kufstein train station, it´s also possible to walk there from Kufstein or Schaftenau (train station), about 8 km, or a bit longer via Hechtsee.

  • The Antonius Chapel

    With the beautiful ridge of the Wilder Kaiser on the back ,The Antonius chapel is acessed by a walking route going in the Kaiser Valley, About an hour walking distance from the start of the trail at the end of Kufstein. You can see the chapel on numerous poscards of the region, but it's always better to go see it for yourself.

  • The Tree king

    The tree king or Ent ( as they were called in "Lord of the rings" ) was standing at the side of the road ,watching over the pedestrians. Isn't he just impressive , with his old hands raised to reach the sky. He even has a mouth ,but you gotta look carefully as the pic is sombre. He is dressed with moss ,to keep him warm during winter :)))


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