For a city with unique charm, energy and considered a celebrity hotspot look no further than Kitzbuhel. Its become the sporty top hotel industry and cannot be missed on a vacation to the alps.
“The Sports Capital of the Alps”
Ski races, snow polo, triathlons, tennis competitions…you name it, Kitzbuhel has it. Often called “The Sports Capital of the Alps”, Kitzbuhel has the beautiful natural settings to support a whole array of activities.
Specialized in luxury hospitality
In addition to the many sports and events that go on, Kitzbuhel has some of the classiest hotels and restaurants in the region. You’ll find a combination of cafes, bars, fine dining casinos and dance clubs to fit everyone’s taste.
The Romans then the Bavarii
Kitzbuhel originated as a mining town inhabited by the Illyrians. Around 15 BC, Emperor Augustus, the leader of the Romans, extended his empire to include the Alps. He established the province of Noricum, which included Kitzbuhel, and withstood until 800 when the Bavarii occupied the Kitzbuhel region.
It’s all about location
During the 12th century, Kitzbuhel became a part of Upper Bavaria and established itself as a successful market town. The town grew steadily and became unaffected by war and conflict. In 1342, Kitzbuhel became united with the County of Tyrol and it became known for silver and copper mining.
The transitition to modern Austria
At the end of the 16th century, it came under the rule of the Counts of Lamberg and was ceremonially transferred to the state in 1840. During the 18th century, citizens participated in the Tyrolean Rebellion, but Kitzbuhel still remained peaceful. Until 1918, the town was a part of the Austrian monarchy, one of the 21 in the Tyrol province. After the completion of the Salzburg-Tyrol Railway in 1875, Kitzbuhel flourished as far as trade and industry. It transitioned to a ski destination in 1894 when it held its first ski race, which launched an era of tourism and sport that continues today.
Natural High Adventure Tours
A variety of day tours available. You can hike up a waterfall, go rafting, biking and stop by some local farms to enjoy fresh honey and goats cheese. Perfect for groups.
Festival of Fire & Music
There may be no better place to spend New Year’s Day than Kitzbuhel Highlights of the festival are a fireworks display set to music, nighttime skiing under the pyrotechnics and local food stands.
Country Life in Town Festival
Held annually on various weekends throughout May and September. This festival celebrates The old way of life in Kitzbuhel and the Tyrolean regions. The summer long program includes traditional music, costumes, food and crafts.
One of the best places for a leisurely day. Have a picnic and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Kitzbuhel in the summer. Row boats are available for rent on the lake and many restaurants and cafes surround it. During the winter you can visit the lake via a horse pulled sleigh and enjoy ice bowling.
One of the most scenic spots in the world, with well-maintained slopes and some of the most quick and efficient lifts. Runs down the hill are varying degree, from beginner to challenging.
The perfect relaxation spot after a long day on the slopes. Here you will find a spa, sauna, kids pool and standard swimming pool.