Kirchbichl

Kirchbichl near Kufstein takes its name from the words "Kirche" ("church") and "Bichl" (a Tirolean dialect word for "hill"). Therefore, it should come as no surprise that this small town has a church-topped hill at its heart.

The history of Kirchbichl dates back even further, to the Hallstatt period, when it was home to the largest fortified settlement in Tirol. Two of the mighty walls which secured the settlement at that time have survived until today. Nowadays this small town at 515 metres above sea level and 10km from the German-Austrian border has a population of around 5,500 inhabitants and 800 guest beds. Holidaymakers in search of relaxation and untouched nature will find precisely that. Hiking, mountain biking and road biking are just three of the many activities on offer in summer, while in winter it is just a few kilometres to Austria's largest ski resort, the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental, which also has trails for cross-country skiing. After all that action, there are a number of bars and restaurants in Kirchbichl to relax and look back on a day of fun and adventure.

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