The heart of the Kitzbühel AlpsSt. Johann in Tirol is tucked away at the heart of the Kitzbühel Alps, at an altitude of 660 meters. With its splendid mountain backdrop the lovely town makes a fine destination for a relaxing summer break. The region’s bustling center is home to small boutiques, charming cafes, friendly hotels and old-established restaurants. Summer in the area comes with walking, hiking and climbing, while winter offers innumerable sports options for outdoor enthusiasts. There are more than 60 kilometers of snow-sure slopes at Kitzbüheler Horn, and 250 kilometers of immaculate cross-country skiing tracks in St. Johann and the entire Kitzbüheler Alpen area for those who love Nordic sports. In addition, St. Johann offers innumerable highlights off the slopes: There are museums to visit, local specialties to be tried, and traditional customs and events to be experienced – including the St. Johann Christmas market.
St. Johann in Tirol: Summer in the mountainsIn St. Johann in Tirol, at the heart of the Kitzbühel Alps, summer activities revolve predominantly around walking and hiking. The gondola is the gateway to the world of mountains at Kitzbüheler Horn. There is a wide variety of routes and trails for walking and hiking, many of which take visitors to lovely mountain lakes and other gems of nature, as well as charming mountain restaurants. Wherever you may go: Stunning views of Wilder Kaiser are guaranteed! The towns and villages of St. Johann in Tirol, Oberndorf, Kirchdorf and Erpfendorf comprise some 200 kilometers of way-marked trails.
Among the region’s must-sees are the following: Kaiserbachtal nature sanctuary, Griesbachklamm gorge, Lake Filzalmsee, Hornpark climbing facilities, and several attractions for families. In addition, 1,000 kilometers of bicycle routes and 800 kilometers of mountain biking trails wind their ways through the Kitzbühel Alps. Golf aficionados are offered nine golf courses within a radius of 50 kilometers, thus making the St. Johann area the center of golf sports in Tirol. Several lakes, including Pillersee and Lauchsee, and the St. Johann outdoor pool ensure refreshment on a hot summer’s day.