Explore Kitzbuhel for an exhilarating skiing experience, surrounded by stunning scenery and exciting festivals.
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.
Many excellent restaurants in and around the town offer fine dining experiences.
You can sample many different cuisines, from traditional Austrian to international flavours.
Restaurant “The Neuwirt”, which you’ll find inside the Schwarzer Adler Hotel, has won awards in food guides.
The hotel itself is also lovely and very popular, with good reviews.
Places to Stay
Kitzbühel itself has over 160 properties listed on booking.com
In those neighbouring resorts, there are approximately 10,000 beds in all hotels and guest houses.
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 into 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, another good option if you’re flying into Salzburg Airport.
Festivals in Kitzbühel 2023
Kitzbuhel Alpine Rally
5 – 8 June 2023
The Alpine Car Rally is held annually at the end of May or the beginning of June.
Kitzbühel Music Festival
18 – 19 August 2023
Takes place a weekend in August with an eclectic range of music.
21 – 27 August 2023
This film festival is held every year in August.