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. Fleischbank, Predigtstuhl, Totenkirchl are the names of some of the most popular mountains for rock climbing. Ambitious and experienced climbers can hire a guide and take on the six famous peaks of the Wilder Kaiser Mountains, known collectively as the Kaiser Hoch 6.
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.