Rest and relaxation in the heart of the Kitzbühel Alps: the Brixental Region with its three main villages Brixen im Thale, Kirchberg and Westendorf attracts visitors wishing to get back to nature in beautiful alpine surroundings.
Comprising the villages Brixen im Thale, Kirchberg and Westendorf, the region around the Brixental Valley has managed to preserve its authentic natural beauty. It is located in the heart of the Kitzbühel Alps, full of charming side valleys and flower-filled meadows, and is bordered by the mountains of the Wilder Kaiser Massif to the north and the village of Kirchberg to the south. The region is a haven for sports enthusiasts, families and all those in search of relaxation in a stunning natural landscape. Lake Filzalmsee and the Brixentaler Ache river are both well worth a visit.
The excellent thermal conditions in this corner of Tirol make it popular with hot air balloon pilots, while down on the ground there are a number of cycle paths and mountain bike trails catering for all abilities and fitness levels. In winter the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental and Kitzbühel/Kirchberg resorts are popular with skiers, snowboarders and cross-country skiers alike. Other highlights include an annual horse race on snow held in Westendorf in early January.
Traditional delicacies to haute cuisine
Many visitors come to the Brixental region to sample the local food and drink. Popular attractions include not only traditional huts and restaurants but also herb gardens, cheesemakers and schnapps distilleries such as the award-winning Haus Erber. As different as these producers are, they all have one thing in common: standards of the very highest quality. This pursuit of excellence is supported by projects such as “Brixentaler KochArt”, an initiative which promotes and evaluates regional produce. Fans of haute cuisine should head for the Restaurant Rosengarten in Kirchberg. Head chef Simon Taxacher has been awarded four toques by the restaurant guide Gault Millau and offers courses in fine cooking.