Resorts of Austria: Kitzbühel

The city of Kitzbühel was founded in the early Middle Ages as the Miner’s village – Copper and Silver were mined in the surrounding mountains. Squat and brightly painted buildings of his historic core and today look very colorful. The city center lies between two old squares – VORDERSTADT and Hinterstadt, Each of which boasts its own colorful ensemble of medieval buildings. In one of these merchant mansions (XII in.) In the southern end of the Hinterstadt settled Local Lore Museum (4 euros), and between the squares rushes quite modest Church of Catarinenkirche, Now used as a memorial chapel in honor of the fallen in the fields of world wars. On a small plateau in the northern end of the VORDERSTADT, two more deserving churches are treated – parish (XV in.) with a harmonious ensemble of baroque altars and the grave of the Kapfershmidt family (a beautiful slab from a solid piece of red marble, engraved with scenes from the passions of Christ) and Lieberfaruenkirche (XVI-XVII centuries.) Rococo style slightly above the slope. Well, stretching through the whole area old quarters with their narrow streets and many colorful private houses by themselves completely deserve pairs of hours of walking.

Ski rest

Considered the place of birth of Austrian skiing, Kitzbühel is unlikely to need additional recommendations. Ski regions do not just surround the town from all sides – they spread far to the south, south-west and northeast, forming one huge zone of skiing, stretching from Mount Brehhorn (2031 m) to the skelters of Steinbergkel (1971 m) and Hanenkamma (1972 m ), then through Kitzbüheler Horn, 1996 m (Kitzbüheler Horn, 1996 m) and the town of Kirchberg (Kirchberg, 6 km on the west) to a 10 km south of the River Valley Jochberger-Ahe Town Jochberg (Pass Thurn, more 20 km south). A total of 170 km of perfectly prepared ski slopes of all levels of complexity (39% "blue", 46% "Red" and 15% "Black"), and the longest route – "blue" Pengelstein Süd on Kitzbueler-Horne – stretches almost 7 km. In addition to the huge number of slopes for beginners and several serious "Black" The tracks, for skiers of the average level, the extensive zone of Kitzbuhel Ski Safari, bound by a series of lifts and descents leading from Harankamma south to Tourna pass, from where a special bus takes out riding back to Kitzbühel.

  • Panorama Kitzbühel
  • Summer Kitzbühel
  • Summer in Kitzbühele
  • View of the old town

The slopes are serviced by 55 lifts (bandwidth of 77 thousand people per hour!) and almost one and a half hundred snow guns. This is worth adding the highlighted track on the slopes of Jochberg (at the Wagstaettlift lift), the Kitzbuhel Ski Safari lift, the associated series of lifts and descents leading from Harankamma to the south to the tour pass (hence the special bus takes out riding back to Kitzbühel), a good area for freeride At the highway B4, 40 km of marked ski routes of all degrees of complexity plus about a hundred kilometers in adjacent valleys, snowboarding park with Stater Half Pipe and several springboard on Kitzbiuler-Horns, Bordercross-arena at the BrunellenLift lift (B5 track), numerous stern Trails, as well as hundreds of kilometers of routes for hiking.

From west over the city rises Peak Hanenkamm – not the highest (1655 m) in the region, but the most "Caught". Almost all his perimeter is braided by a network of lifts, and before the vertex itself can be reached by Hahnenkammbahn Gondola (June – Mid-October and from mid-December to April, 14.5 euros), which comes from the tourist office WWW.Kitzbuehel.Com. The restaurant next to the top station contains a small museum dedicated to the history of alpine sports (this is how it is preferred here to call the whole set of activities related to the mountains). On the northern shoulder of the mountains can be climbed by Fleckalmbahn Gondola (the same time), which begins at the village of Clausen (Klausen, 4 km west of the city). And then you can then get the rope to the highest mountain to the west of the city – Steinbergkel (1977 m).

Resorts of Austria Kitzbühel
  • Ski Station
  • Tracks
  • Winter landscapes of Kitzbühel
  • Kitzbühel in the evening

From the eastern outskirts of Kitzbuhel Hornbahn, Kitzbuher Hornbahn (working hours and rates) rises to the Adlerhutte shelter (1200 m), from which the trails running along the slopes of the impressive array of Kitzbiuler Horn (1996 m) – another Mecca skiing. You can climb into these places and by car by a paid road (3 euros for the vehicle plus 1.5 euros per passenger) through the southeasternmost shoulder of the mountains to the Alpenhaus shelter (1670 m), where it is easy to reach the vertices on their own. It is not worth saying that panoramas of the mountain massif Wilder Kaiser, chaos of rocky gray peaks and dark green forests at the bottom out of here open just great.

There is also a large area for flat skiing (however, it is rather suitable for the concept "rough terrain") In the valley and a snowpark with a Stater Half Pipe and several springboard on Kitzbiuler-Horn. Well, the accompanying recreation infrastructure is simply flawless – the equipment can be rented at any elevator station or in numerous sports stores in the city center, there is a paragliding club, a swimming pool at Kurhaus Aquarena, Kitzbuhel Schwarzee Golf Club with a field of 18 holes, and the number of restaurants, cafes, clubs, hotels and chalets just huge.

Well, the accompanying rest infrastructure is simply impeccable – the equipment can be rented at any elevator station or in numerous sports shops of the city center, there are 10 ski schools (together with Kirchberg), paragliding club, a swimming pool at Kurhaus Aquarena, Kitzbuhel Schwarzee Golf Club with a field for 18 wells, several wellness centers and pools, multifunctional Mercedes-Benz Sportpark, and the number of restaurants, cafes, clubs, discos, hotels and chalets are just huge.

By the backs of the region, it is possible to attribute only high cost of hotels and their significant remoteness from the lifts.

Skating season here lasts from December to April.

Tourist subscription

You can use the general subscription Kitzbüheler Alps AllStarCard, providing access to 1081 kilometers of runs and 357 lifts combined ski area Shnevinkl – Kitzbühel (Kitzbühel, SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental, Skiregion Schneewinkel, Hochtal Wildschönau, Alpbachtal, Skicircus Saalbach – Hinterglemm – Leogang, Zell am See – Kaprun) and the Kitzteinhorn Glacier (3203 m). Depending on the season and the age of the tourist, it will cost 22-44 euros for 1 day, 105-211 euros for 6 days and 182-364 euros for two weeks (a photo is needed, a deposit of 2 euros is introduced for Keycards). There is a system of all kinds of discounts and bonuses.

A single ski pass covers the entire zone of skiing and costs from 30.5 euros (one-day) to 258 euros (for 14 days). Summer Holiday Pass Summer Pass over all region lifts, local buses and even visiting the swimming pool. Approximate price – 35 euros for 3 days within one week and 48 euros for 6 days within a ten-day period (valid for all local transport for all these 7 or 10 days, respectively).

How to get

Kitzbühel is located 98 km from Innsbruck and 71 km from Salzburg, and airport shuttle from both cities here takes about one and a half hours. Railway station is a 15-minute walk from the city center.

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