Kitzbühel – The Sport City of the Alps
Hahnenkamm Race, High Society, Luxury – this is what first comes to your mind when you think of Kitzbühel. But the city has a lot more to offer. Kitzbühel stands for unique mountain experiences combined with many extras that can only be found in this area: a great skiing area in winter, a true hiker’s paradise in summer and a hotspot for golfers. And there is also the charming old town of Kitzbühel with its special flair, many shops and exclusive restaurants. It is also the venue of numerous events such as the international Hahnenkamm Race which attracts numerous VIPs every year. Holidays in Kitzbühel – in the legendary Sport City of the Alps – are always special.
Summer Holidays in Kitzbühel
The mountain summer in Kitzbühel is as fascinating as the winter season. The city is flanked by the Kitzbüheler Horn and the Steinbergkogel peak. This picture-perfect scenery has a lot to offer for your summer holidays: 500 km of hiking trails and 750 km of mountain bike routes. Lake Schwarzsee is located just outside the city and presents itself in contrast to the mountains. This idyllic place is perfect for those who want to take a swim and relax. One highlight is that the Wilder Kaiser mountains are reflected in the water. There is also a golf club nearby, one out of four golf courses in Kitzbühel.
The Home of Skiing
Kitzbühel has always been one of the most popular destinations for skiing holidays. Skiing was and still is a central element for the city’s identity. Since 1892, when the skiing pioneer Franz Reisch skied down the “horn” for the first time, this sport has found a home and it is impossible to image Kitzbühel without skiing. Nowadays, the skiing area Kitzbühel – Kirchberg – Pass Thurn offers 170 km of slopes between Hahnenkamm and Restehöhe peak. And right at the entrance of the city, you will find the “Streif” – the internationally known race track in Kitzbühel. You have to go down this special slope at least once during your holiday in Kitzbühel. Off the slopes, winter in Kitzbühel can also be very quiet. Take your time and discover the white landscape – therefore, the mountains in Kitzbühel offer perfect conditions. Ski touring is e.g. possible in the Bichlalm ski touring area where you will find true powder snow pleasures. Cross-country skiers await romantic tracks around Lake Schwarzsee. The tracks are floodlit and provided with artificial snow.
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