One of the most memorable sights in Tyrol is the Kufstein fort, mentioned for the first time in official documents in 1205. For many centuries it was used as a military base. Today this trademark of Kufstein is a popular destination in Tyrol, and for good reason. Visit the impressive fort with its wooden parapet walk, the Elisabeth battery with canons, the “deep fountain” (of proud 60 metres) and a mysterious subterranean rock passage. And make sure to also pass by the two museums: the fort and local history museum and the museum in the (former) state prison.
Here you also find the largest open-air organ in the world. This so-called hero’s organ was built in memory of the victims of World War I in 1931 and offers no less than 4,307 organ pipes. Its unique sound can be heard every day at 12.00 o’clock far beyond the city, calling out for peace in the world.