This beautiful historic resort is situated between the magnificent mountains of Hahnenkamm and Kitzbühel Horn in Austria’s exclusive Tyrol province.
The beautiful historic resort of Kitzbühel is situated between the magnificent mountains of Hahnenkamm and Kitzbühel Horn in Austria’s exclusive Tyrol province. A hugely popular destination in both summer and winter, this lively medieval town is full of chic buildings and cobbled streets which are bursting with traditional Austrian charm, while the outskirts of the town offer a wide selection of modern shops and fine restaurants.
With 173km of groomed pistes on the doorstep and a further 280km of skiing just 15 minutes away in the expansive SkiWelt ski region, Kitzbühel is a true skier’s paradise. Kitzbühel is also a fantastic summertime destination thanks to it’s lovely warm weather and before the snow has started to clear, the sporting season starts with great hiking and running trails and numerous major biking events.
The surrounding countryside is exceptionally picturesque with many forests and stunning Alpine lakes steeped in history – perfect for swimming and water sports!
With three aiports within two hours drive, Kitzbühel is a great choice for ski breaks and short holidays. It is just 70 minutes from Salzburg and Innsbruck airports and 1 hour 50 minutes from Munich airport, with regular direct train services from Innsbruck, Salzburg and Munich.
Kitzbühel is one of the most legendary sports town’s in the Alps and with 173km of skiing on the doorstep including the legendary Hahnenkamm downhill race, it is not hard to see why. The region offers fantastic skiing with 91km of blue runs, 57km of red runs and 25km of black runs and with extensive snow cannon coverage now compensating for the lower altitudes, you can enjoy skiing here from early December through to late May. The spectacular and world famous Hahnenkamm downhill race takes place in Kitzbühel every January and is known as the toughest race of the World Cup circuit. The ‘Streif’ run on the Hahnemkamm is 3,200m long and racers can hit speeds of 88mph – this fantastic event attracts nearly 50,000 spectators every season!
Located at the heart of the Kitzbühel Alps, the town is also surrounded by a 500km network of high quality cross-country trails and if this isn’t enough – there is a popular 35km one day ‘Ski Safari’ route, with trails marked by an elephant symbol and a special guide available from the tourist office. The entire route also has complete snow making cover to ensure sublime conditions.
Snowboarders will be kept busy too with The Kitzbühel Horn mountain’s two half pipes, quarter pipe and sprint slalom course. A table jump allows jumps from 5m to 10m and a further second snow park is complete with boxes, kickers and rails.
For the non-skiers amongst you, ice skating, curling and sleigh rides are also available in addition to plenty of alternative winter sports. The Mercedes-Benz sports park, which is open year round, has 10 tennis courts, a 17m climbing wall, 100m2 bouldering wall, ice skating, curling and skittles which is great fun for all of the family. The venue also hosts numerous concerts and events throughout the year.
Kitzbühel is only 15 minutes from the huge SkiWelt Wilder-Kaiser ski region with a further 280km of pistes which are easily accessed by the local ski bus and the Ki-West gondola.
This is Austria’s largest interconnected ski area and here you will find a superb range of family friendly slopes including 136km of blue runs, 127km of red runs and 17km of black runs.
The Wilder-Kaiser area has a further 131km of classic cross-country skiing and skating courses plus a floodlit run for night skiing under the stars – ski paradise!
Kitzbühel and the Wilder-Kaiser ski area have more than 120 mountain huts dotted across the mountainside between them, which are the perfect place to stop for a cool drink and enjoy the traditional Austrian hospitality. Other winter activities in the area include snow tubing and husky sledding.
Kitzbuhel offers visitors a bustling urban experience – whilst it may have all the charm of a little village, it is actually a sizeable, historic Austrian town.
It is known for its lively and yet sophisticated nightlife with many traditional restaurants and bars to explore. The town hosts a number of events each year and in January Kitzbühel plays host to an international polo competition, boasting four days of action and excitement. The fast-moving pace and skills required for the sport make this a must see event!
For those looking to experience the local nightlife, there are more than 40 bars and 4 discos to tempt you in from the cold. Pay a visit to the Londoner, Goldene Gams and Flannigans where the great music and tasty drinks, including ‘Jagertee’ (tea with rum or schnaps) and Glühwein, will keep you partying into the early hours of the morning.
For those who prefer a more relaxing atmosphere, the Casino is open daily and offers live music in the lobby from 9pm. There is also a cinema, ice rink and bowling on offer.
Kitzbühel also has some fabulous restaurants on the mountainside and in the village. There are more than 70 in town, and you’ll find everything from traditional dishes such as Wiener Schnitzel, Tiroler Groestl and Kaiserschmarrn to Asian fusion and seafood.
Kitzbühel makes a fantastic summer destination thanks to its warm temperatures, numerous scenic lakes and the wide range of hiking and cycling trails across the surrounding mountains.
As soon as the snow has cleared ‘The Streif’, with 170km of running and walking trails and over 570km of biking trails, are open and challenge you to start your endurance training.
If you don’t fancy cycling up the mountainsides, the ski lifts are open throughout summer and can whisk you and your bike up to the tree tops in minutes where you can enjoy freewheeling down – stopping at one of the many mountain huts for refreshments.
If you’re feeling more adventurous you could always try rock climbing and canyoning or experience the full beauty of the mountains by paragliding over the Alpine landscape. For extreme climbers, the Wilder Kaiser and the nearby glacier mountains of the Hohe Tauern are a paradise and offer spectacular views of the valleys beyond.
Several tennis courts are also available and keen sun bathers, swimmers and tri-athletes can use the beautiful Schwarzsee to cool off with a swim – a perfect stop for all of the family.
The Kitzbühel region has some of the best golfing in Austria with four local courses and a further 19 within an hour’s drive. The four closest clubs are Kitzbühel, Eichenheim, Rasmushof and Schwarzsee.
The Kitzbühel club is the most traditional course in the area. Situated on Kitzbühel’s sunnier slopes and surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery, the resort, clubhouse, ponds with two island greens and the old castle walls provide a PGA quality experience. Its impressive central location and successful heritage have made it one of the best known clubs in Austria.
If you are planning to come to Austria to view property in Kitzbühel, then we can help arrange your visit. We have a fabulous selection of chalets and apartments for sale in the Kitzbühel ski region and know the resort extremely well. So whether you are travelling alone, with a partner, or bringing the whole family we can suggest the perfect place to stay. Simply let us know which dates you have in mind and we will arrange for one of our representatives to meet you and show you around. All you need to do is to book your flight and rent a car and we can help organise everything else for you.
Hotel Kitzhof, Kitzbühel
The 4* Hotel Kitzhof is the coolest modern hotel in town with fabulous spa facilities and cuisine. Rooms vary from 20m2 rooms to a 170m2 suite and benefit from double beds, flat screen TVs, free minibars and wireless internet. The hotel also offers five different restaurant areas serving rich breakfast buffets, Tyrolean delicacies and tasting menus and there is also a cosy, fireside bar. In addition the Hotel Kitzhof features an indoor pool, saunas, steam bath, solarium and fitness rooms.
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The 5* Hotel Zur Tenne is a superb traditional hotel located in the centre of Kitzbühel’s pedestrianised old town. This smart hotel also boasts a traditional gourmet restaurant serving both regional specialities and cuisine from around the world. This hotel has lovely bedrooms designed in Tyrolean country house style and is within easy walking distance of the shops and cafes of Kitzbühel. The hotel also features a tranquil spa area with a sauna and steam bath.
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