The Heroes’ Organ at Kufstein Fortress, © Tirol Werbung
The Heroes’ Organ at Kufstein Fortress, © Tirol Werbung

Heroes’ Organ


The Heroes’ Organ (“Heldenorgel”) at Kufstein Fortress is the largest free-standing organ in the world. It was built in 1931 by organ builder Oskar Walcker in the Citizens’ Tower at Kufstein Fortress to commemorate the dead of World War I. The original organ had two manuals. Extensive alterations were made to the organ in 1971, with the addition of a third and fourth manual; the organ then had 46 stops and 4,307 pipes. In 2009, the organ was comprehensively refurbished and extended to 65 stops and 4,948 pipes. The sound created by this magnificent organ can be heard throughout the town. The organ is played daily at 12 noon to honour the war dead and to remind of peace. The play can be heard throughout the whole town and the surrounding areas.

The Heroes’ Organ at Kufstein Fortress, © Tirol Werbung/Valentin Margreiter
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Open daily 09:00am to 6:00pm (10:00am to 5:00pm in wintertime)

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Combined Fortress Ticket, Group Tickets

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  • Family friendly
  • handicap-accessible
  • Possible in rainy weather

Paid garage parking is available in immediate vicinity; on-street paid parking is available in the town center.

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Ihr Ziel: Festung 2, Kufstein, Österreich

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