There are not many towns and villages in the Alps which offer lake views as spectacular as those available in St. Ulrich at Lake Pillersee, a small municipality in the district of Kitzbühel.
Lake Pillersee, from which the village takes part of its name, is a natural jewel with emerald-green waters reflecting the craggy peaks of the Loferer Rocky Mountains. The village extends all the way to the shoreline. Its remote location and population of just 1,700 makes St. Ulrich the ideal place for rest and relaxation. In winter the resort of Pillersee/Buchensteinwand, which is particularly popular with families, lies just a few kilometres to the north. During the summer months there are plenty of hiking trails to explore, including one up to the summit of the Buchensteinwand where visitors can climb up the huge hollow wooden cross and enjoy the views of the valley below. St. Ulrich is also home to the oldest producer of mountain pine oil in the world. Guided tours of the factory are available. Families with children will enjoy the Erlebnispark Pillersee, an adventure park in neighbouring St. Jakob in Haus featuring a rollercoaster and a petting zoo.