City of Kufstein (Tyrol)

The city of Kufstein is included to the state Tyrol and to the district Kufstein District

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Kufstein

Kufstein is a city in Austria on banks of the Inn River, a tributary of the Danube. It is the second largest city in the Austrian state of Tyrol, and is located near the border with the German state of Bavaria. It has a population of nearly 18,000 people. Historically, the city was an important trading site on the Inn River, which led to it officially becoming a city in 1393. Its most famous landmark is Kufstein Fortress which sits on a hill overlooking the town and was first mentioned in literature in the 13th century. The city is also known for its old city center, its beautiful city hall building, and its fascinating city walls that have survived since medieval times. The official language of Austria is German. Austria is also part of the eurozone, which means it uses the euro (€) as its official currency. It has a temperate climate, with cold temperatures in the winter and warm summers.

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Kufstein Fortress

Kufstein Fortress, known in German as Festung Kufstein, is the most important landmark in the Austrian city of Kufstein. The fortress sits on a hill above the city, which it is connected to by a funicular railway. A tour of the fortress allows visitors to learn all about its exciting past while exploring its kitchen and herb garden, underground passage, 60 meter deep well, and its many military structures including cannons. There’s plenty to learn about its history as a state prison during the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. It was used to imprison many famous people of the time, including Hungarian writer Ferenc Kazinczy, who wrote a book about his time in the fortress and later dedicated himself to modernizing the Hungarian language. Other famous prisons include Countess Blanka Teleki and poet László Szentjóbi Szabó. While it was long used for military purposes, the fortress is now home to Kufstein’s local history museum, and is also used for public events such as concerts. Be sure not to miss the daily organ concert on the world’s largest outdoor organ each day at noon.Location: Oberer Stadtplatz 6, KufsteinHours: Open daily 9:00 to 18:00 (April 12 through 2 November), 10:00 to 17:00 (3 November through 27 March)Admission: Adults €11 (€9.50 in winter), Children and students €6.50 (€5.50 in winter)Website: http://www.festung.kufstein.at/index.php/en/

Madersperger Sewing Machine Museum

The Madersperger Sewing Machine Museum is a unique museum located in the city of Kufstein. It is dedicated to the life and works of Josef Georg Madersperger, the inventor of the sewing machine. Josef Madersperger was born in the city of Kufstein in 1786 and was a tailor by trade. In 1807, he began to develop what would become the sewing machine, and dedicated all of his free time and money to the task. When it was finally completed, nobody believed that it had any value besides Madersperger himself. His first prototype was designed to imitate sewing done by a human hand. After several more improvements, he eventually built another sewing machine in 1839 which instead imitated weaving by using chain stitch. He didn’t have the money to build a factory to produce more of the machines, so he instead gave his creation to a local polytechnic university. He did not receive much recognition for the invention during his lifetime, but it is now considered to be an indispensable modern invention that is still present in many homes. The museum informs visitors all about his fascinating life and wonderful invention through the use of an entertaining audiovisual show.Location: Kinkstraße, KufsteinHours: Mon through Sat 10:00 to 17:00Admission: Free, but donations are welcome

Ambras Castle

Ambras Castle, known as Schloss Ambras in German, is a Renaissance castle located in Innsbruck, the capital of Austria’s Tyrol state. Its construction was ordered in 1563 by Archduke Ferdinand II, a son of Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I. The Renaissance castle was built on the site of an existing medieval fortress and designed by two Italian architects. Archduke Ferdinand II resided in the Upper Castle, which is located above what is now called the Spanish Hall, one of the most artistically beautiful Renaissance halls of the time period. He also had another building added to the site in 1589 where he could keep his prized collections of weapons, armor, portraits, and other rare objects. When you visit the castle, don’t miss the Spanish Hall, with its breathtaking wooden ceilings and walls and impressive full-length portraits of the 27 rulers of Tyrol. The room also features a fascinating landscape background painted with blue skies and clouds that make the room feel as if it is open to the outdoors. In addition to being open for tours, the hall is also used for local concerts.Location: Schloßstraße 20, Innsbruck (approximately 75 km northeast of Kufstein)Hours: Open daily 10:00 to 17:00Admission: Adults €10 (€7 in winter), Students and seniors €7 (€5 in winter), Children under 19 freeWebsite: http://www.schlossambras-innsbruck.at/en/

Innsbruck Cathedral

Innsbruck Cathedral, formally known as the Cathedral of St. James or Dom zu St. Jakob in German, is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in the city of Innsbruck. It is dedicated to St. James the apostle, and was constructed between 1717 and 1724 under the direction of architect Johann Jakob Herkomer. This impressive Baroque style cathedral replaced a 12th century Romanesque church which was previously located on the site. It is considered to be one of the most important examples of Baroque architecture in Tyrol state. The cathedral is home to several impressive artifacts, including the painting “Maria Hilf” by Lucas Cranach the Elder, which is one of the most famous Christian images of the Virgin Mary in existence and dates back to the 16th century. It also houses the impressive canopied tomb of Archduke Maximilian III of Austria, who died in 1618 and was famous for being a Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights. The cathedral is known for its two large bell towers and dome which dominate the Innsbruck skyline. As you enter the cathedral, pay close attention to the facade, which contains many limestone statues of important saints from the Tyrol area that were created in the mid-1900s.Location: Innsbruck (approximately 75 km northeast of Kufstein)

Museum of Tyrolean Regional Heritage

The Museum of Tyrolean Regional Heritage, also known as the Tyrolean Folk Art Museum and the Volkskunstmuseum in German, is one of the most impressive regional heritage museums in all of Europe. Its collections feature fascinating artifacts that help tell visitors about the history of the Tyrol region. Exhibits focus on everything from local festivals to everyday worries of citizens throughout the ages. One of the most popular exhibits showcases a number of items of clothing from ages past, as well as a collection of cribs and cots that extends from the 18th century to the present day. It also has a multimedia exhibit that teaches visitors all about Emperor Maximilian I and the history of the nearby Court Church. There are tons of cultural items to see and explore, including a wide variety of exquisite handicrafts, household items, peasant furniture, metalwork, tools, glass pieces, pottery, and textiles. There is also an impressive collection of folk art, consisting of both secular and religious pieces. If you’re interested in woodworking and architecture, don’t miss the wood-paneled rooms from various time periods as well as the collection of mangers made from wood, wax, earth, and paper. Location: Universitätsstraße 2, Innsbruck (approximately 75 km northeast of Kufstein)Website: http://www.tiroler-landesmuseen.at/

Court Church

The Court Church, known as the Hofkirche in German, is a Gothic church located in Innsbruck’s old town. It was constructed in 1553 under the orders of Emperor Ferdinand I, and was designed to be a memorial to his grandfather, Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I. His tomb is considered by many to be the most important historical site in the entire region, and contains marble depictions of scenes from his life. The site is also famous for being the final resting place of Andreas Hofer, an innkeeper from Tyrol who became a local hero after leading a rebellion against Napoleon’s forces. Location: Universitätsstraße 2, Innsbruck (approximately 75 km northeast of Kufstein)Hours: Mon through Sat 9:00 to 17:00, Sun and holidays 12:30 to 17:00Website: http://www.tiroler-landesmuseen.at/

Botanical Garden of the University of Innsbruck

If you love nature, then make sure to stop by the Botanical Garden of the University of Innsbruck, a beautiful two hectare park containing botanical gardens and greenhouses. The garden was founded in the early 1900s and features over 5,000 distinct species of plants. Visitors are encouraged to explore the large alpine garden with its ferns and ponds, the arboretum filled with woody plants, the cactus and fern houses, the lovely fragrance garden, and the impressive collection of plants that can be used to create medicines, spices, and poisons.Location: Sternwartestraße 15, Innsbruck (approximately 75 km northeast of Kufstein)Hours: Open daily 7:30 to 19:00 (winter until 17:00)Admission: FreeWebsite: http://botany.uibk.ac.at/bot-garden/garten/index_en.html

Hofgarten

The Hofgarten, known in English as the Court Garden, is a popular park located in the old section of Innsbruck. It contains over 25 acres of beautiful green spaces that are perfect for a day of relaxation in the lovely Austrian weather. It has a long history, having first been created in the 16th century by Archduke Ferdinand II. Over the years, it has been used as a Renaissance garden, a French formal garden, and since the 1850s has been an English landscape garden. The park has a number of ponds, a playground, and a popular restaurant where you can enjoy a fine meal.Location: Innsbruck (approximately 75 km northeast of Kufstein)

Innsbruck Alpine Zoo

On a nice day, head out to Innsbruck for a trip to the Innsbruck Alpine Zoo, known as Alpenzoo Innsbruck in German. The zoo is home to over 150 species of animals from the Alps and is the zoo at the highest elevation in Europe. Children love the adventure playground and the bear cave where they can play and learn all about bears, while adults enjoy seeing interesting species such as moose, marmots, ibexes, otters, and wildcats.Location: Weiherburggasse 37, Innsbruck (approximately 75 km northeast of Kufstein)Hours: Open daily 9:00 to 17:00 (November through March) and 18:00 (April through October)Admission: Adults €9, Students and seniors €7, Children 6-15 €4.50, Children 4-5 €2.00, Children under 3 freeWebsite: http://www.alpenzoo.at/en/

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Country :
Austria
Locality :
Kufstein
Administrative area 1 :
Tyrol
Administrative area 2 :
Kufstein District
Country code :
AT
Latitude :
47.58237
Longitude :
12.16275

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By plane: The nearest airport to Kufstein is Innsbruck Airport (INN), located just outside the center of Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol state. It is located approximately 80 km from Kufstein by car and provides flights to a small number of cities.Website: http://www.innsbruck-airport.com/en/By train: Kufstein has a railway station that is operated by Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), the national railway system of Austria. There are multiple daily services between Kufstein and the cities of Salzburg, Innsbruck, Munich, Zurich, Milan, Venice and other European cities, as well as at least one train per day to Vienna and Berlin.Website: http://konzern.oebb.at/en/index.jspBy bus: Kufstein’s railway station is also used as the city’s bus station. It provides access to buses that service a number of regional destinations, as well as the city’s urban bus system.By taxi: Visitors to Kufstein can get around the city by taxi. One of the city’s largest taxi stands is located in front of the railway station.Getting aroundKufstein provides a number of different options for public transportation to visitors including trains and buses. It is also easy to get around by car, as the city has two designated exits on the A12 motorway that connects Kufstein to Innsbruck and Rosenheim.

Hotels in Kufstein (Tyrol)

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Hotel Goldener Löwe

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Hotel Gisela

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Aparthotel Andreas Hofer

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Hotel Stadt Kufstein

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Hotel Tiroler Hof

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Private Living Kufstein

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Hotel Andreas Hofer

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Berggasthof Veitenhof

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arte Hotel Kufstein

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Alpenrose Kufstein

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Hotel Kufsteinerhof

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Boardinghouse Backstage

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Hotel Gasthof Felsenkeller

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Boutique Hotel Träumerei #8 by Auracher Löchl

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