Kitzbuhel, Tough Skiing, Luxurious Surroundings and Good Festivals

Kitzbuhel, Tough Skiing, Luxurious Surroundings and Good Festivals

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Kitzbühel is home to one of the toughest downhill races on the World Cup circuit.

But don’t let this put you off!

This resort town in Tyrol, Austria, has much more to offer than just tough skiing;

it’s a beautiful medieval town with landmarks dating back to the 1300s. such as St. Catherine’s Church.

If you enjoy discovering the history, there’s a great museum that tells the 1,000 year history of Kitzbühel.

You can find some great 5 star hotels here and wonderful restaurants.

It is also a great après-ski destination, and when combined with the neighbouring resorts of Kirchberg, Jochberg, and the Thurn Pass, it is one of the largest ski regions in Austria.

Fine Dining

Schwarzer Adler Hotel and Restaurant “The Neuwirt”

There are many excellent restaurants in and around the town that offer fine dining experiences.

You can sample a huge number of different cuisines from traditional Austrian to all sorts of international flavours.

Restaurant “The Neuwirt”, which you’ll find inside the Schwarzer Adler Hotel, has won awards in food guides.

The hotel it self is also lovely and very popular with good reviews. Check it out here >>

Places to Stay

Kitzbühel itself has over 160 properties listed on

When you add in those neighboring resorts too, there are approximately 10,000 beds in all hotels and guest houses together.

Among the luxury 5 star hotels is the Hotel Schloss Ledenberg which has a fairytale setting high above the town and offers stunning panoramic views.

The hotel includes the original castle and a newer addition, and it’s just a ten minute walk into town, or take the hotel shuttle.


Hotel A-ROSA Kitzbühel is even more fairytale-like.

It was built in the style of a Tyrolean castle and is simply beautiful, just outside town.

Getting to Kitzbuhel

Kitzbühel is easily reached by car.

If you’re renting a car from the airport you will probably be flying in to Salzburg, or for more international flight options Munich Airport is a little further away.

There are also three stops in Kitzbühel on the Salzburg-Tyrol Railway which is another good option if you’re flying in to Salzburg Airport.

Festivals in Kitzbühel

Kitzbuhel Alpine Rally

30 September – 3 October 2020

Old time cars rally is held every year, normally in end of May, but postponed in 2020.


Kitzbühel Music Festival

21 – 22 August 2020

Takes place a weekend in August with an eclectic range of music.


Kitzbuhel Filmfestival

24 – 30 August 2020

This film festival is held every year in August.


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