Römerhofgasse and ancient fortress

Kufstein takes its name from the mighty Kufstein Castle which still dominates the centre of this town in the east of Tirol. Built over 800 years ago, it is today home to several museums and exhibitions as well as the famous Heldenorgel, the largest open-air organ in the world. It is played every day at 12 o’clock midday and can be heard throughout the town. The medieval old-town begins directly at the foot of the castle and is particularly well-known for the Römerhofgasse, a traditional narrow alleyway whose buildings are decorated with many elaborate frescos. In other parts of the town, visitors will also find examples of art nouveau architecture. Situated on the banks of the Inn, the Wasserbastei is made up of remains of the original protective wall which surrounded the town in medieval times.

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