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.