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Kufstein is a great place for a short stop-over, no matter if you travel through Austria by car or by train. Kufstein is a major train-hub at the border to Bavaria, and for that reason it will also be possible to travel there by the so-called Bayernticket.
My first 3 photos: Kufstein castle dates back to the year 1205 and it was built by the Bishop of Regensburg (in Bavaria). In 1504 Kaiser Maximilian I had conquered Kufstein castle and over the centuries the fortress was made bigger and stonger: you can still see a lot of cannons there, while walking around in the castle.
From April 16th, 2011 till November 2nd, 2011
daily between 09.00am and 05.00pm
From November 3rd, 2011 till March 30th, 2012:
Daily between 10.00am and 04.00pm
entrancefee to the castle & all its museums is 9,90 Euros
Family-tickets for 2 adults and 2 children is 21,- Euros !
Römerhofgasse is a small street that no tourist should miss, you will find it below the castle and paralell to the river Inn. ! This tiny street was an important part of Kufstein's income during the 19th and 20th century, when Kufstein was a train-station at the border and everybody had to get out of the train and go through passport-controll. After the formalities all train-passengers were allowed to spend the remaining time in Kufstein, before the train would leave Kufstein again, and Roemerhofgasse was just about 300 meters from the station.
Directions: Kufstein is east of Innsbruck, at the bavarian border & southe-west of Salzburg.
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