Kitzbühel

Alpine nature meets urban chic! With its many famous mountains such as the Kitzbüheler Horn and the Hahnenkamm, the pretty town of Kitzbühel is home to one of Austria's most famous ski races. At the same time, the region also has plenty of other highlights such as via ferrata fixed-rope climbing trails and a fascinating mining museum.

Located in the heart of the Alps, between the mighty Kitzbüheler Horn and the Hahnenkamm, Kitzbühel is without a doubt one of Austria’s most famous ski resorts. This village in the east of Tirol is popular with visitors throughout the year thanks to its picturesque old town, fine local cuisine and pedestrianised shopping area with many boutiques, cafés, bars, cinemas and a casino. In short, there are few places anywhere which combine traditional country life and modern urban living with such grace and charm as Kitzbühel, whose fabulous ski resort is frequently voted one of the best in the world.

Hiking and skiing via the world’s highest cable car

Away from the twinking lights of Kitzbühel itself, the surrounding region with villages such as Reith bei Kitzbühel, Aurach und Jochberg also has plenty to offer. During the warm summer months it draws many mountainbikers and hikers keen to explore the mountains. Highlights in Reith include the Bichlach recreation area, a golf course and the "Gieringer Weiher", a naturally warm moorland lake. Other attractions and points of interest are like the Aurach animal and the "Kupferplatte" mining museum in Jochberg. Those who like being out and about in the mountains will appreciate the many via ferrata fixed-rope climbing trails catering for all abilities. The 3S cable car, which connects the Hahnenkamm and the Jochberg, operates all year round and floats higher above the ground than any other cable car in the world at 400 metres. In the winter months there is a large network of cross-country skiing and winter hiking trails in Reith, Aurach and Jochberg.

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The annual Hahnenkamm race has been held for more than 75 years and has made the Streif one of the most famous and feared downhill runs in the world. Each January the world’s best skiers gather in Kitzbühel to take on the ultimate challenge in front of tens of thousands of fans., © medialounge
Ready, steady – go!

The annual Hahnenkamm race has been held for more than 75 years and has made the Streif one of the most famous and feared downhill runs in the world. Each January the world’s best skiers gather in Kitzbühel to take on the ultimate challenge in front of tens of thousands of fans.



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On Thursday evenings in July and August Kitzbühel’s picturesque old town resonates to the sound of live music. Regional artists display their work in the medieval alleys and there is a special programme of activities for children. Many shops stay open longer on these evenings., © Tirol Werbung/Aichner Bernhard
Summer nights in Kitzbühel

On Thursday evenings in July and August Kitzbühel’s picturesque old town resonates to the sound of live music. Regional artists display their work in the medieval alleys and there is a special programme of activities for children. Many shops stay open longer on these evenings.



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In the first week of July, fans of classic cars flock to Tirol for the start of the annual Kitzbühel Alpenralley. Among those on the start line are famous faces from the world of sport, business and entertainment. Each of the cars receives a big cheer from the crowd as it sets off., © Kitzbüheler Alpen/Martin Lugger
Kitzbühel Alpenralley classic car race

In the first week of July, fans of classic cars flock to Tirol for the start of the annual Kitzbühel Alpenralley. Among those on the start line are famous faces from the world of sport, business and entertainment. Each of the cars receives a big cheer from the crowd as it sets off.



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Mid-January sees celebrities and polo fans arrive in Kitzbühel en masse for the world’s largest snow polo tournament. With admission to the games free of charge, the Snow Polo World Cup is an excellent opportunity to learn more about this fast and frenetic sport., © Kitzbühel Tourismus
The sport of kings in the heart of Kitzbühel

Mid-January sees celebrities and polo fans arrive in Kitzbühel en masse for the world’s largest snow polo tournament. With admission to the games free of charge, the Snow Polo World Cup is an excellent opportunity to learn more about this fast and frenetic sport.



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Visitors to the alpine flower garden on the Kitzbüheler Horn mountain can look forward to seeing more than 300 flowers native to the region. Indeed, the walk from the valley up to the garden is a highlight in itself and offers fabulous views of the surrounding peaks., © Kitzbüheler Alpen/Martin Lugger
Alpine flower garden on the Kitzbüheler Horn

Visitors to the alpine flower garden on the Kitzbüheler Horn mountain can look forward to seeing more than 300 flowers native to the region. Indeed, the walk from the valley up to the garden is a highlight in itself and offers fabulous views of the surrounding peaks.



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