Kufstein is Tyrol's 2nd largest city, borders Bavaria, and is located in the west of Austria. Across the world, the "pearl of Tyrol" is extolled by the song "Kufsteiner Lied". This district capital is instantly recognizable to both locals and guests with its fortress, the landmark of Kufstein, which is steeped in history as well as the daily midday playing of the Heroes' Organ (Heldenorgel), the world's largest free-standing organ. When you enter the cobbled stone streets of the historic district, especially the Römerhofgasse, you are stepping upon archaic ground that is home to long-established inns such as the Auracher Löchl and legendary Batzenhäusl Schicketanz with their painted oriels and associated traditional sayings and rhymes. In short: the sights and history of Kufstein are well worth discovering.
Kufstein is described as one of Tyrol's most beautiful cities. It is surrounded by the hikeable Kaiser Mountains with the Wilder Kaiser and Zahmer Kaiser mountain chains, the Pendling, a local mountain, and the Thierberg with its chapel that picturesquely towers above the city. During every season, the surrounding lakes are pure gems of nature. Monuments throughout the city commemorate inventors, artists, musicians, and poets, who lived here, settled here, or visited the medieval city on the Inn river.
Whether as an educational center with a long-established secondary school or recently as a college town: Kufstein lives up to its name. The family-run Riedel glass company, which is located in Kufstein, has made a name for itself in the world of glassware. The supermarket chain Spar was founded in this fortress city, which is also home to the founding families. The medieval city center as well as the villa quarter showcase historic houses from various epochs.
Contemporary urban architecture and numerous shops are responsible for the modern flair of the city. Kufstein's sister-city partnership with Frauenfeld – Switzerland, Rovereto – Italy, and Langenlois – Lower Austria is an expression of gratitude, memorial, and assistance for one another. In an easily reachable location with an excellent transportation infrastructure, Kufstein is not only perfect as a excursion and vacation destination but is also an ideal starting point from which you can reach the cities within a 100 km radius such as Innsbruck, Salzburg, or the metropolis of Munich in Bavaria. Another great experience is a ride around the Kaiser including Kitzbühel, the so-called "city of chamois".
We feel it is very important to value our hometown and also see it as an obligation to our guests at Hotel Stadt Kufstein to do so. So, at this point, we would like to take the opportunity to introduce you to our city and all its special features and point out interesting information about the "pearl of Tyrol" as it is often called.
There are many reasons why the city's history is appealing. One of these is today's awareness of the significance of the city. A significantly older reason is the fascination with the urban milieu, since history also describes the evolution of the people in our city. The city's history and the history of the people are inextricably linked. Today, the city has become the epitome of a "way of life". With a stay in our city, you can also enjoy a bit of the Kufstein lifestyle and take part in our city history.
With the Kufsteinerland Card, the electronic guest card with discounts and other benefits, you can take advantage of a variety of recreational offers in the city as well as those in the surrounding region. Vacationers and fans of recreation can not only choose from a diverse offer of activities and themes in Kufstein but also in the vacation regions around Kufstein. In the communities of Kufstein, Bad Häring, Ebbs, Erl, Langkampfen, Niederndorf, Niederndorferberg, Schwoich, and Thiersee in Kufsteinerland, there is a vast range of year-round recreation, sports, health, wellness, and cultural offers as well as events that are popular beyond the border of the city and region.
You can easily reach all parts of town with the Kufstein city bus. The network of public transportation will take you through all Kufsteinerland communities, and bus and train schedules are coordinated with one another. Event buses will reliably and conveniently bring you to all events. The Kufsteinerland Card not only enables free use of public transportation including select event buses but also provides discounts for numerous programs and guided tours.
Is your curiosity piqued? Follow your instinct and look forward to all the options for your recreational time. At our Hotel Stadt Kufstein, we are not only an ideal starting point but also a relaxing retreat after all your activities and adventures. Look forward to enjoying the warmth and hospitality of our welcoming hotel including all the extras that make you feel special in your home away from home.