The beautiful Wildschönau region lies in a remote alpine valley at around 1,000m altitude on the western slopes of the Kitzbühel Alps.
Located in the west of the Kitzbühel Alps, at around 1,000 metres above sea level, Wildschönau is a remote high valley which shares its name with the municipality to which it is home. It is fine proof that good things really do come in small packages. Visitors approaching from the Inntal Valley or Brixental Valley first reach Niederau, from where the valley climbs west and then south towards the church villages of Oberau, Auffach and Thierbach with their charming farmhouses and mountain huts where visitors can see how dairy farmers make their cheese. Wildschönau is also known as the valley of music thanks to the fact it is home to a music school as well as many brass bands, choirs and music groups.
Sport, relaxation and art in the mountains
In winter, skiers and snowboarders can travel to the village of Auffach and take the Schatzbergbahn cable car into the Alpbachtal Wildschönau ski resort, one of the most popular resorts in the Tiroler Unterland. The highest mountain in the Wildschönau region, the Großer Beil (2,309m), is used for ski tours in winter and hikes in summer. Another attraction well worth a visit is the Schaubergwerk Lehenlahn, a former silver mine with a labyrinth of pits dating back to the Middle Ages. Art lovers will enjoy the Franziskusweg, a walking trail lined on both sides with impressive bronze statues, and the sculpture park at the Markbachjoch ridge with its reservoir and 30 eye-catching works by international artists.