Festungsturm Kufstein - Tirol, Austria
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N 47° 34.899 E 012° 10.118
33T E 287098 N 5273689
Quick Description: Festungsturm Kufstein - Tirol, Austria
Location: Tirol, Austria
Date Posted: 7/23/2012 8:19:17 AM
Waymark Code: WMEYJP
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 15

Long Description:
[DE]

"Die Festung Kufstein ist das Wahrzeichen der Stadt Kufstein und zählt zu den imposantesten mittelalterlichen Bauwerken Tirols. Oft wird die Festungsanlage fälschlicherweise auch Festung Geroldseck genannt.

Sie liegt auf dem Festungsberg oberhalb der Stadt Kufstein auf einem 90 m hohen Felsen direkt am Inn und ist per Lift erreichbar.

1205 wird die Festung das erste Mal urkundlich als "Castrum Caofstein" erwähnt. Sie war damals im Besitz der Bischöfe von Regensburg.

Ab 1415 verstärkte Herzog Ludwig der Gebartete die Befestigungen.

Im Jahr 1504 belagerte Kaiser Maximilian I. die Stadt und Festung Kufstein und eroberte diese auch. Er ließ die Anlage neu errichten und zur Festung ausbauen.

1703 fielen die Bayern in Tirol ein und eroberten dabei auch die Festung Kufstein, mussten diese allerdings bereits im darauffolgenden Jahr wieder räumen, nachdem sich die Tiroler Bauern gegen die bayrische Besatzung erhoben hatten. Infolge des Pressburger Frieden gelangte die Festung dann 1805 zusammen mit ganz Tirol erneut unter bayrische Herrschaft, ehe sie schließlich ab 1814 endgültig österreichisch wurde. Im Besitz der Stadt ist sie seit 1924, seit 1996 wird sie der Top City Kufstein GmbH verpachtet." - Quelle: Wikipedia


[EN]

"The fortress of Kufstein is the landmark of Kufstein and one of the most impressive medieval buildings in the Tyrol. Often incorrectly referred to the fort is called Fort Geroldseck.

She lies on the mountain fortress above the town of Kufstein on a 90 m high rock on the River Inn and is accessible by elevator.

1205, the fortress is first mentioned in documents as "Castrum Caofstein". She was then in possession of the bishops of Regensburg.

From 1415 Duke Ludwig the Bearded, the fortifications.

In 1504 Emperor Maximilian I besieged the city and fortress of Kufstein, and conquered them also. He let the system rebuild and expand into a fortress.

1703 fell into the Tyrol and Bavaria it also conquered the fortress of Kufstein, had to admit this but already the following year, again, after the Tyrolean peasants had rebelled against the Bavarian occupation. Following the Peace of Pressburg in 1805, the fortress then passed together with the whole of Tyrol again under Bavarian rule, before it was finally moving in 1814 Austrian. Owned by the city since it is 1924, since 1996 she is the top city Kufstein GmbH leased "-. Source: Wikipedia
The year the "Fort" was constructed or started.: 1205

Name of "Country" or "Nation" that constructed this "Fort": Tirol

Was this "Fort" involved in any armed conflicts?: Yes it was

What was the primary purpose of this "Historic Fort"?: Used for defence of a border or land claim.

Current condition: Museum

This site is administered by ----: Stadt Kufstein

If admission is charged -: 5.00 (listed in local currency)

Open to the public?: Restricted hours -Admission charged

Official or advertised web-page: [Web Link]

Link if this "Fort" is registered on your Countries/ State "Registry of Historical Sites or Buildi: [Web Link]

Link to web-site that best describes this "Historic Fort": Not listed

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