Guided tours of Kufstein
Discover the fortress town
It’s getting colder. Hardly any sunshine is penetrating the compact rows of houses. The path heads down over the cobbles, into the maze of narrow streets. One turn, then another. Then he suddenly stops and starts to tell a story. ‘This is the oldest part of Kufstein ....’ The experienced guide from the guide association, the ‘Interessengemeinschaft der Fremdenführer’, based in Tyrol’s lowland area and Kitzbühel, provides fascinating insights into the fortress town and Kufstein fortress during your tours.
Guided tour of Kufstein
The narrow paths in the Old Town. The history of Römerhofgasse. The architecture of the townhall. The background information about each individual sight. Explore all aspects of Kufstein; don’t miss any of the special features in this fortress town. A glimpse into the past. Culture. Special geographic features. Social cohesion. A voyage of discovery through the fortress town.
There are also themed city tours available, which can be booked as an alternative to classic city tours. "Did you know that...?" This might be how your city guide starts one of the selected themed city tours! Or ... have you always wanted to know more about the connection between Kufstein and the famous Habsburg noble family?
Themenführung 1 - Kufstein's historic rise under the Habsburg coat of arms, the double-headed eagle:
The feudal knight and renaissance prince Maximillian I, an innovative and visionary ruler in the turn of the Middle Ages, also leaves a prominent mark on Kufstein! He, the most influential and important emperor in Europe, has expanded the Kufstein fortress with impressive architectural masterpieces! Over the centuries until 1918 we can see the traces of the Habsburgs in Kufstein. Follow us!
Themenführung 2 - Tracking down the origins of the "Kufsteiner Lied" song:
... who does not know the „Kufsteiner Lied” (song), but how was it created? Summer holidays in the mountains and Tyrolean cosiness accompanied by music were the holiday trend in the post-war period! The “Kufsteiner Lied” by Karl Ganzer made Kufstein world-famous. Track down one of Austria's most sung folk songs!
Themenführung 3 - Oberer Stadtplatz/Zeitzeuge vieler Jahrhunderte
… Kufstein's cityscape in transition - an exciting time trip! „Oberer Stadtplatz" (upper town square) – a witness of many centuries! The houses of the upper town square are witness of an eventful history and tell their fascinating story. From a farming-oriented small town to the prosperous and wealthy city with prominent personalities as their architects.
Themenführung 4 - The Odyssey of the Dean Dr Matthäus Hörfarter:
… curious about a very special success story? An initially unhealthy son of a farmer from Kössen (a village near Kufstein) was taken to the school care of the church, then purposefully obtained a PhD in theology and also became university professor in Salzburg. Why did he come to Kufstein? The city flourished under the visionary and intellectual creativeness of the Priest!
Everything at a glance:
- 1 guide to a maximum of 40 people
- Date and time: as requested
- Duration: around 70 minutes
- Meeting point: Accommodation, bus parking area, Fischergries and Wechselberger
- Cost: EUR 83.00 per travel escort | EUR 51.00 when staying the night in Kufsteinerland
- Surcharge: EUR 10.00 for guided tours in a foreign language | EUR 25.00 for guided tours after 5.00 p.m.
Guided tour of Kufstein fortress
Over the cobbles through the archway, up the steps. A short climb. A breath-taking view. Kufstein on foot. A guided tour to the fortress with a guide takes visitors to special areas at the old ruins, provides a detailed insight into life as it once was, with stories which bring medieval times to life.
Everything at a glance:
- Time: between 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. in the summer | between 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. in the winter
- Duration: around 75 minutes – plus ascent and descent via the fortress lift
- Meeting point: fortress entrance
- Cost: Summer €11.50 per person | Winter €9.00 per person (groups of 10 or more)
- Guided tour: €3.00 per person (minimum tariff of €73.00 per guide)
INFORMATION FOR OUR SUMMER GUESTS:
During the summer season from April 19 until August 15, 2019 guided fortress tours are offered daily at 12:40pm. The meeting point is in the “Schlossrondell”, i.e. the mountain station of the panoramic glass lift. The fee is € 3.00 per person (minimum of 7 persons or a minimum fee of € 21.00 required). No registration needed!