Museums & special exhibitions
Entertaining. Interesting. Steeped in history.
During your individual tour of the Kufstein Fortress, you will explore the impressive open area with 21 different designated sites with its fortifications typical for fortresses, including, among others, the Elisabeth battery with its cannons or the Schlossrondell. You can also take a look in the approximately 60-metre deep well and uncover the secret of the underground rock path. Finally, visit the various museums as well as the regularly introduced special exhibitions and much more.
Emperor Maximilian I and Kufstein Fortress Emperor Maximilian I and Kufstein Fortress
The history of Kufstein Fortress is inseparably linked with one name - Emperor Maximilian I. The Habsburg ruler seized the fortification from Bavaria in 1504.
Fortress and local history museum Fortress and local history museum
Since 1998, the Fortress and local history museum took on a completely new guise. Well-known Graz specialist in exhibits and set designer Hans Michael Heger was in charge of the design.
Museum in the state prison Museum in the state prison
During the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the uppermost storey of the Kaiserturm tower in Kufstein Fortress was used as a state prison. Numerous people were imprisoned there.
Bürgerturm tower with the Heroes’ Organ Bürgerturm tower with the Heroes’ Organ
The museum in the Bürgerturm tower houses an extensive collection of exhibits of Tyrol’s Kaiserjäger regiment and Tyrol’s ‘Schützen’. The only free-standing organ in the world is also housed here.
Punishment in the Middle Ages Punishment in the Middle Ages
Punishment in the Middle Ages was unimaginably merciless and uncompassionate. Judgements were linked with incredible torments and were often staged as public spectacles by the authorities. This new exhibit ‘Judiciary and Punishment in the Middle Ages’ documents this dismal chapter in medieval history, from prosecution through to judgement enforcement.