This pretty, little, medieval town, also known as “Kitz”, is located along the river Kitzbuhler Ache in Tyrol, in Kitzbuhel Alps. Beautiful Kitzbuhel is situated between two mountains: the Hahnenkamm and the Kitzbüheler Horn, easily reachable by cable cars from the town center. Both views are breathtaking – when traveling up in the cable car and when you reach the summits themselves.
The better vistas are from the horn where it is possible to see Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze and Austria’s mountain from the viewing platform. Hahnenkamm’s Streif slope is one of the hardest course runs of the World Cup Ski Race. In summer, there are plenty of tennis fans to arrive for the Austrian Open.
The ultra-modern ropeways provide the highest levels of comfort and offer a fast approach to the ski area of this winter sports paradise in the Alps. The Bergbahn AG Kitzbuhel is the biggest ropeway company in Austria. The company covers the area of Kitzbuhel Alps and extends the service from Kirchberg to St. Johann in Tirol and the Pass Thurn. The Bergbahn Kitzbuehel will take you to a great hiking and walking area. There are also free guided walks, and twilight lift to see the sunset over the mountain tops available on Friday.
The cable cars give an approach to mountain walks. You could take this lift, walk to the Fleckalmbahn, and then continue down to the valley close to Kirchberg. Hahnenkamm and Kitzbuhelerhorn cable cars will take you to great new experience with a spectacular view if the weather is good. If not, don’t be disappointed! The weather in Kitz is changing every minute. The view at both locations is spectacular. Make a break in the restaurant at the top with an apple strudel and a beer while watching the paragliders taking off. There is also a food and drinks station at the bottom of each location.
The cable cars are in excellent condition, clean and professional, with toilets and option to take your bike up, and with a very good choice of lift passes.
Fun activities in Kitzbuhel
The best company in Kitz in providing first class equipment and very personable services Element3 Ski School. Regardless the age, you will find a lot there, cycling and paragliding in summer or skiing in winter. The staff is very professional, patient, encouraging and fun and will make your trip unforgettable.
Cycling in the Kitzbuhel area is just splendid! The cycle roads are well marked and easy to follow, plus the brand new variety of E bikes from Element3 Ski School and the incredible scenery will make your stay in Kitzbuhel one of the best in your life.
If you would like to try something more exciting, there are great pilots for paragliding. Take from the top of Hahnenkamm and enjoy the beautiful views over Kitzbuhel. Great location for a tandem paraglide which is a lot of fun! Friendly and professional instructors will provide reassuring information.
In winter, be something that you have never anticipated before! The great teachers will motivate and encourage you to try even the black tracks. Of course, after assuming your personal abilities, so safety always comes first. The beginners start on the Kitzbuheler Horn rather than the Hahnenkamm which is heavier to use.
The store in possession of this school is very near to the main gondola so you can leave your ski equipment overnight at no extras.
Party at the Londoner
Located in the very heart of the town, this great pub with very friendly staff, live music, good selection of beer and lot of fun, is a perfect opportunity for après ski.
The pub is considered as an attraction and it is “a must” when in Kitz. Great place with excellent atmosphere to end up your day or go after dinner. Alternatively, you can pay a visit to Casino Kitzbuhel, which is also in the town center. Small, but very nice casino with great atmosphere.
Arriving in Kitzbuhel
Salzburg airport is nearest to Kitzbuhel (80 km) and less than two hours drive away. There are regular bus lines to Kitzbuhel, but the journey takes longer since it makes several stops on the way and you need to change bus in Lofer. Airport taxis are available in front of the airport, at the taxi ranks, but make sure to negotiate the price before your taxi transfer. Kitzbuhel has good train connections with the rest of Europe with trains arriving several times a day and night lines are available as well. You will need to arrange transfer from the train station by taxi.
For a reliable and comfortable journey from Salzburg airport to Kitzbuhel, the best option is to book online a private airport transfer. The Salzburg airport transfer provider will arrange your transfer prior trip so you don’t have to worry how to get to Kitzbuhel when you arrive at the airport. The taxi driver will be waiting for you at the airport and take you directly to your accommodation. According to the number of people and amount of luggage, you have the option to book a car, van or bus. There is a fixed cost per vehicle for the Kitzbuhel taxi transfer, which is especially convenient for larger groups since the cost is split among the travelers.