Surrounded by woods and lakes and dominated by the mighty mountain range of the famous „Kaiser“ – that is where you will find Kufstein. The town´s landmark is the historic fortress. The world famous glass company “Riedel” also is located in Kufstein.
One town and eight villages – Kufstein pairs rural charm with urban flair. The town of Kufstein is situated close to nature and is aptly known as the pearl of Tyrol.Large enough to be Tyrol’s second biggest town and to impress with a wide range of cultural offers yet small enough for all its sights to be accessible on foot or by public transport and to radiate friendly Tyrolean charm.
The fortress is a landmark of Kufstein and cultural highlight of the state of Tyrol and bears testament to the town’s lively history over the centuries. The glass ‘Maximilian lift’ transports visitors direct to the heart of the Josefsburg. In addition to its exhibitions and Kufstein Local History Museum, the fortress is also home to the world’s largest outdoor organ.
The fascinating history of this fortress town is reflected in Kufstein’s old town, on the Römerhofgasse: the traditional houses and monument to Karl Ganzer, the composer of the world-famous Kufstein song ‘Die Perle Tirols,’ are among the special features. Shopping centres and shops invite guests to stroll around the town centre and pedestrian zone. You can while away the evening in one of the cosy Tyrolean inns with a glass of wine, ideally drinking from one of the world-famous Riedel glasses which are hand-blown in Kufstein.
Visitors can watch the glass-blowers at work at Kufstein’s show glass factory and with the aid of visual and acoustic supports as well as learning all about the art of glass-making and the 11 generations of this company.
A natural treasure paired with cultural pearls
With the natural landscapes of Tyrol as a backdrop, Kufsteinerland offers high-calibre cultural events and customs. Musical highlights, traditions, festivals and cultural events characterise this region as the cultural capital of the Tyrolean Unterland region.High quality cultural events are a priority in Kufsteinerland. Tyrolean Festival Erl is a must for all Wagner fans. These festivals take place every summer and winter under the artistic direction of Maestro Gustav Kuhn in the exceptional architecture of the festival hall. Traditional passion plays are performed every 6 years in Erl and Thiersee.
Kufstein fortress towers majestically over the town of the same name on the Green River Inn. The fortress is home to a museum as well as the world’s largest outdoor organ which chimes out every day at midday. It serves as a location for high-calibre events such as the Operetta Summer Kufstein where the ‘Gypsy Baron’ by Johann Strauss was performed in 2017. Anyone wishing to explore the nature of Kufstein at close-range is just a few minutes away from it all. The ‘Kaisergebirge Nature
“Experience” is almost at 1200m above sea level and offers magnificent footpaths, energy centres and mountains with fantastic views. The ‘Kaiser lift’ transports visitors up to this nature experience in just 20 minutes. The best place to enjoy pure relaxation is alongside one of region’s seven clear bathing lakes. The pleasantly cool temperatures invite guests to jump into the water after a stroll or cycling tour.