• Kufstein in Tirol: An Untouched Beauty Spot

      From a medieval fortress towering over a charming old town to a valley that can only be reached on foot, Kufsteinerland takes you back.

      Kaisergebirge Mountains
    Viewing Platform Kaisergebirge Mountains

    Facts & Figures

    • Villages in the region
    • Running and walking routes
      300 km
    • Biking trails
      220 km
    • Lift
      1 nostalgic single-seater
    • Bathing lakes

    Untouched Nature, Charming Town

    Until 2008, Kaisertal valley was Austria’s last inhabited valley without a road link. And even now, only locals are allowed to drive here – so you’ll arrive in the picturesque valley on foot, after climbing 300 steps. Every single step is worth it: The wild, untouched land. The thunderous gorges. The perfectly picturesque villages.

    In Kufstein proper, another ancient marvel awaits: the fortress towering above the city centre, hundreds of years old. Its thick walls and arched ceilings tell of a time long before our own, and the red roofs and sloping meadows below will make you feel just a little bit like one of the castle’s inhabitants of old.

    KufsteinerlandCard: Available Free of Charge at Your Accommodation

    Make the most of your holiday with the local guest card, the KufsteinerlandCard which gives you free access to selected public transport, guided tours, the Kufstein Fortress, the Kaiserlift, and more.

    Top 5 Kufstein Highlights

    1. Local Cuisine featuring Organic Ingredients

    Kufstein and its surrounds are a mindful foodie's dream: The region has one of the highest densities of organic farms, which deliver their fresh product to the wide variety of restaurants guests get to enjoy. You can also visit one of the area's dairies where cheese is made from fresh milk and fragrant local herbs. Or take a tour of local distilleries and sample classic pear or apricot schnaps or more exotic varieties like raspberry, juniper, or even chili.

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    Steinbergalm Mountain Hut in Kufsteinerland

    2. Explore the Untouched Kaisertal Valley

    Named Austria’s most beautiful place in 2016, Kaisertal valley truly is special: It is almost completely car-free and can only be reached via 300 steps. Hiking here feels a bit like travelling back in time.

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    3. Visit the Olden Times at Kufstein Fortress

    Take a guided tour through the 800-year-old fortress towering over the town of Kufstein or book a “lord’s feast”, served by performers in traditional garb.

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    Stream in Kaisergebirge Mountains

    4. One for the Animal Lovers: Wildbichl Wildlife Park

    Spot red deer, ibex, chamois, lynx, and wild boars and learn about local wildlife. The little ones can explore the theme trail or have fun at the playground.

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    5. First Bike, then Lake

    The area offers both challenging mountain biking tours and gentle cycling paths. Hire a bicycle (or e-bike) and take on one of the many planned-out tours. Afterwards, take a refreshing dip in one of the region’s crystal-clear lakes.

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    Yoga Kaisergebirge Mountains

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    Why Visit Kufstein

    • Award-winning restaurants
    • Organic, regional specialties from silage-free milk cheese to schnapps that smells of fresh pears and flavourful bacon
    • Discover completely unspoilt nature
    • Great mix of activities: city, sport, hiking, culture, restaurants
    • Kaisertal valley, one of the most beautiful places in Austria
    • Medieval Kufstein fortress and charming small city of Kufstein

    Getting There

    • By plane: The closest airports are Innsbruck (75 km), Salzburg (100 km) and Munich, Germany (140 km).
    • By train: Take the train from London-St Pancras to Kufstein with just one change in Brussels.


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