Kitzbühel Alps – St. Johann Region

Nature and culture in the Kitzbühel Alps. Located at the foor of the Wilder Kaiser Mountains, the St. Johann Region takes its name from its largst municipality, St. Johann in Tirol.

The St. Johann region in the Kitzbühel Alps offers a fascinating combination of nature and culture. At its heart lies the town of St. Johann, situated at the foot of the Wilder Kaiser Mountains in the Leukental Valley, which is home to many shops, cafés and traditional restaurants as well as cultural highlights such as the baroque church Pfarrkirche Maria Himmelfahrt. The neighbouring villages also have a number of historical attractions well worth a visit, including the memorial in Oberndorf to the 19th century Tirolean freedom fighter Josef Hager, the Oberburg Erpfenstein archaeological site in Erpfendorf and the Heimatmuseum Metzgerhaus in Kirchdorf, a local history museum open in summer and winter.

Beautiful nature and wintersports action

Outdoor enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice in the St. Johann region. Those who like to take things easy when out and about exploring the landscape should head for the adventure trail along the banks of the Grossache river or pay a visit to the Kaiserbachtal nature park with its cycle and hiking paths giving direct access to a rich variety of flora and fauna. Mountain bike enthusiasts can head for the hills and ride several sections of the Tirol Mountain Bike Safari.

During the cold winter months the region is popular with skiers. Its central position makes it an ideal base for visiting a number of resorts, including St. Johann in Tirol/Oberndorf, Kirchdorf and Erpfendorf, Kitzbühel/Kirchberg, Fieberbrunn and – last but by no means least – the Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental, the largest interconnected ski resort in Austria. Cross-country skiers will also find a large network of well-maintained trails. A great après ski activity is tobogganing at the Bacheralm.

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The region around St. Johann is home to three snowsure wintersports areas offering alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and snowshoe hiking. Families with children will find perfect conditions in Kirchdorf and Erpfendorf., © Region St Johann in Tirol/Stefan Eisend
Fun on the slopes for all the family

The region around St. Johann is home to three snowsure wintersports areas offering alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and snowshoe hiking. Families with children will find perfect conditions in Kirchdorf and Erpfendorf.

From June until October, qualified mountain and hiking guides organise free guided hikes in St. Johann in Tirol, Oberndorf, Kirchdorf and Erpfendorf. Speak to a member of staff at your accommodation or visit the tourist information centre to find out when and where the next hike will be taking place., © Region St Johann in Tirol/Franz Gerdl
Guided hikes: insider tips from a local expert

From June until October, qualified mountain and hiking guides organise free guided hikes in St. Johann in Tirol, Oberndorf, Kirchdorf and Erpfendorf. Speak to a member of staff at your accommodation or visit the tourist information centre to find out when and where the next hike will be taking place.

Every September, professional athletes and weekend warriors come together in Oberndorf to test their mettle as the Spartans once did: on an obstacle course through mud and water! Competitors can enter themselves for a range of different distances. An annual highlight, also for spectators., © Anthony Dubois
Spartan Race: time to get dirty!

Every September, professional athletes and weekend warriors come together in Oberndorf to test their mettle as the Spartans once did: on an obstacle course through mud and water! Competitors can enter themselves for a range of different distances. An annual highlight, also for spectators.

In July and August, children aged five to twelve years can learn all about the moorland environment during a series of fun activities held fevery Friday. The meeting point is 10 am at the tourism information centre in St. Johann in Tirol., © Region St Johann in Tirol/Franz Gerdl
Moor and more: nature at first hand

In July and August, children aged five to twelve years can learn all about the moorland environment during a series of fun activities held fevery Friday. The meeting point is 10 am at the tourism information centre in St. Johann in Tirol.

On Wednesdays in July and August, 30 of the shops of the beautiful baroque old town in St. Johann stay open until 21:00. Bands play live music in the town square and artists display their work in the small alleys., © Region St Johann in Tirol/Franz Gerdl
Late-night shopping with live music

On Wednesdays in July and August, 30 of the shops of the beautiful baroque old town in St. Johann stay open until 21:00. Bands play live music in the town square and artists display their work in the small alleys.

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