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Kitzbühel Travel Guide: 63 reviews and 225 photos

Kitzbühel is located in Tirol, just a bit southeast of famous Wilder Kaiser mountain massif, around 800 m above sea level.

Due to its perfect setting between Hahnenkamm mountain area and Kitzbühel Horn mountain area, it offers fantastic options for hikers (300 km trails) , mountainbikers (700 km paths and trails) and in winter, of course, for skiers, where it has 150 km downhill paths, perfectly combined with ropeway rides and skilifts.

The Bichlach area just north of town has wonderful day hike possibilities and also the famous Schwarzsee, perfect for swimming after a long hiking tour :-)

It is close to Salzburg (some 80 km), to Innsbruck (some 100 km) and so offers enough to see for day city trips.

And with Wilder Kaiser, and the adjacent valleys, it also has much to explore for those who want to escape into the solitude.

I kind of grew up here, as our parents took us there for skiing since we were little kids. And later, I visited it a lot also during summer, spring and autumn.

So let me try and show you some of its hidden and not so "famous" beauties.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:beautiful village - lots of outdoors - fascinating surroundings
  • Cons:can be a bit overcrowded in winter (but has escaping possibilities)
  • In a nutshell:lovely !
  • Last visit to Kitzbühel: Jul 2005
  • Intro Updated Dec 29, 2011
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    What a lovely area to have virtually grown up in! A helpful page for those who wan't to come here

    • Trekki's Profile Photo
      Jun 19, 2013 at 11:50 PM

      Oh, I think it was bad weather all over Europe this May and April. We even saw fresh snowfall in middle Italy at the end of May. But the most horrible part were the floods - so many people lost again all they had.

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Jun 19, 2013 at 11:53 PM

      I have read about them, lucky we just go out of there before it all happened.

  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    Most of the time we hear about Kitzbuehl from the races during ski season, I enjoyed learning a bit more. Lovely to see how much personal meaning the place has for you as well:)

    • Trekki's Profile Photo
      Oct 12, 2012 at 9:40 PM

      Thank you Val :-)) Yes, it has a very personal meaning for all of us :-) And I can tell you that it is equally marvellous during summer - maybe even more because all that jet-set guys are not there, and it feels more like the cute Austrian village :-)

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    It is certainly a great idea to search for a hotel outside of the quite expensive centre of Kitzbühel !

  • a.lena's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2010 at 10:56 PM

    Very useful tips! Thank you!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2010 at 11:21 AM

    Really loved the travelogue about your parents' anniversary at this location. Another wonderful page that combines your personal experiences with helpful tips for those who need information.

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2010 at 7:26 AM

    what i remember about the Horn was all of the kids skiing over the top of mine in order to get ahead in the lift line. was that you? :-]

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2009 at 10:32 AM

    Leave it to you, Ingrid, to find a quiet farm with a spectacular view - will only see Filzen farm here w/you! Ciao, Carol

  • tiabunna's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2008 at 3:19 AM

    What a spectacular place, especially the restaurant setting and the new ropeway. I was particularly taken by the appropriateness of the long bicycle ride along the River Ache! :))

  • alusru's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2008 at 1:29 PM

    Ingrid, hier habe ich meine Hotel-Praxis während meiner Schulzeit gemacht. Mit Kitzbühel verbinden mich viele schöne Erinnerungen!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2008 at 2:34 AM

    Good morning, Ingrid. Before putting on my sunglasses (!) and going out on my bike, I just wanted to have a quick look at this nice page of yours about the Austrian Alps. Fine photos and tips!

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