Kitzbühel Alps – Brixental Region

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.

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Snowboarders and freestyle skiers can jump, jib and flip to their hearts’ content at the large snowpark in Westendorf. The Freestyle Playground is located next to the Gampenkogelbahn cable car and offers kickers and obstacles for beginners and pros., © Bildarchiv SkiWelt
Freestyle Playground for beginners and experts

Snowboarders and freestyle skiers can jump, jib and flip to their hearts’ content at the large snowpark in Westendorf. The Freestyle Playground is located next to the Gampenkogelbahn cable car and offers kickers and obstacles for beginners and pros.

The Bike Academy in Kirchberg is Austria’s first mountain bike school and gives riders the chance to hone their bike-handling skills with the help of trained experts. Guided rides and mountain bike camps are also available., © Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel
Ride like a pro at the Bike Academy

The Bike Academy in Kirchberg is Austria’s first mountain bike school and gives riders the chance to hone their bike-handling skills with the help of trained experts. Guided rides and mountain bike camps are also available.

Fans of geocaching, a modern XXL version of the traditional treasure hunt, will love the mountains around Westendorf. Hunters must use a series of coordinates to find the geocache, which is generally hidden from sight in a remote location. For more information and to hire GPS devices visit the local tourism office., © Kitzbüheler Alpen - Brixental
Geocaching: treasure hunts in the great outdoors

Fans of geocaching, a modern XXL version of the traditional treasure hunt, will love the mountains around Westendorf. Hunters must use a series of coordinates to find the geocache, which is generally hidden from sight in a remote location. For more information and to hire GPS devices visit the local tourism office.

The Biohof Obertreichl is an organic farm garden where a wide range of edible herbs are grown all year round. Guided tours are available and visitors can buy all manner of herb-related goodies in the farm shop, from tea infusions to oils., © Kitzbüheler Alpen/Kurt Tropper
Herb garden: experience the taste of the Alps

The Biohof Obertreichl is an organic farm garden where a wide range of edible herbs are grown all year round. Guided tours are available and visitors can buy all manner of herb-related goodies in the farm shop, from tea infusions to oils.

Alpinolino is a mountain adventure area where guests of all ages can learn more about the Alps at a series of fun, hands-on stations. Highlights include quizzes and themed hiking paths with information about flora and fauna native to the region., © Archiv Bergbahn Westendorf
Alpinolino: nature adventure for all the family

Alpinolino is a mountain adventure area where guests of all ages can learn more about the Alps at a series of fun, hands-on stations. Highlights include quizzes and themed hiking paths with information about flora and fauna native to the region.

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