Splendid Wildschönau nestles amidst a sleepy high Alpine valley at the edge of the Kitzbühel Alps. The whole region is deeply rooted in tourism, already in 1946 one of Tirol's first ski lifts was built here. Four charming little parish villages - Wildschönau, Oberau/Niederau, Thierbach and Auffach – have still maintained its authentic rural flair. Nature explorers can choose from family-run hotels, lovely guesthouses and farms. The gently rolling foothills stretch up to Lanerköpfl (1600 m) and Schatzberg (1900 m) on both sides of the valley, promising a real paradise to skiing fans and walking aficionados. Be it an active stay or holidays full of rest and relaxation, Wildschönau ranks among Tirol's most idyllic holiday regions offering really unforgettable summer vacations for all ages.
Snow-covered roofs in the glittering winter sun, romantic horse carriages on their way across the fields - Wildschönau promises truly romantic winter moments. But sports are the order of the day as well. SkiJuwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau, one of Tirol's largest ski regions, offers high snow reliability on 145 kilometers of perfectly groomed ski slopes. Cross-country skiers can choose from 50 kilometers of Nordic skiing tracks, winter hikers will have endless fun on no less than 40 kilometers of cleared hiking routes leading right across the picture-book Alpine scenery. In the surroundings of lovely Oberau and Niederau a 20 km long Nordic track is waiting for you. The Schönanger Nordic route (7 km) ranks among the most beautiful trails within the entire holiday region, leading from Auffach towards the upper valley to marvelous Schönangeralm mountain inn. Admire the mightiest summits of Wildschönau from the sun-kissed terrace. A superb hiking trail takes nature fans to Thierbach, the smallest of all four villages in Wildschönau. There you find only a church and a couple of farmhouses, among them 300-year old Gasthof Sollerwirt inn serving hearty snacks and mouth-watering regional delights. Sledding fans can return on a toboggan from Schatzberg to Thierbach.
A memorable summer holiday in Wildschönau lends itself to outstanding nature exploration. Discover the most idyllic spots nestling on gently rolling mountain flanks, covered with red Alpine rose fields and blue gentian. The 2 mountain gondolas take walkers effortlessly up to Markbachjoch and Schatzberg, trailheads of myriad scenic hiking trails. The region not only boasts panoramic high-altitude routes and easy peak conquests, but also makes a true heaven for mountain bikers on trails of intermediate difficulty and altitude at the heart of Wildschönau. Exciting moments are scheduled on a wonderful walking tour through Kundler Klamm ravine. Real daredevils can also try canyoning or rafting in the gorge's white waters.