Kitzbuhel: Best Things to Do

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Kitzbühel is a small town located in the east of Innsbruck, province of Tyrol, Austria.

The city is a fashionable winter resort and known for its annual Hahnenkamm downhill race.

You can find numerous historical and cultural sites in Kitzbühel as well as eateries spot throughout the city.

The Museum Kitzbühel houses the history of the town with paintings from local artists and the area of winter sports.

Kitzbühel is an ideal place to visit during the winter season with numerous interesting activities to do.

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SIGHTSEEING

Kitzbühel, one of the largest and most famous winter sports resorts in Austria, is located in a beautiful valley at the foot of the Kitzbüheler Horn. After rising to prosper in the 16th century, Kitzbühel nicknamed "Kitz" by those in the know has since become a fashionable resort. It offers numerous activities such as exceptional ski and winter sports, along with many ski schools and snowboarding parks. Come to Liebfrauenkirche Kitzbühel to see a small 14th-century with 16th-century bell tower.

Liebfrauenkirche Kitzbühel

Really a beautiful Austrian church.

The Liebfrauenkirche is a beautiful example of lushly furnished and beautifully situated on a hill,towers over Kitzbühel.

Optically rich interior design justified by former mining and beautiful statues and frescoes.

Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

Address : Pfarrau 2, 6370 Kitzbühel, Austria

DOWNTOWN

One of the main things to do in Kitzbühel is to spend time exploring the downtown of the old city (Innenstadt) on foot. Built on a long ridge, this historic area consists of two streets, Vorderstadt and Hinterstadt, each lined with elegant old houses, many of them built in the traditional architectural style that appeals to the Lower Inn valley. The Kletterwald Hornpark also offers an adventurous place to spend time with family or groups.

Kletterwald Hornpark

Great for the whole family and all different levels, from easy climbs to very difficult.

Good selection of difficulty levels and a very smart safety system so it is impossible to fall down.

Nice personnel, climbing routes well maintained, great vista.

The flying foxes going over the lake are big fun.

Address : Hornweg 21, 6380 St. Johann in Tirol, Austria

SHOPPING

If you're thinking to buy souvenirs in the city, you can visit DEPOT and Salvenmoser Geschenkstube Christl KG. Both of these gift shops offer interesting items and gifts to buy. You can bustling around the downtown and stop by at these places to buy souvenirs before going back home.

DEPOT

Absolutely the best store in Austria to get/buy holiday goods

A great goal if you are looking for decoration or a gift.

Nice things for decorations.

The staff is very friendly and helpful.

Address : Jochberger Str. 66, 6370 Kitzbühel, Austria

Salvenmoser Geschenkstube Christl KG

Amazing place for shopping with a wonderful atmosphere.

It offers interesting gift.

Very friendly staff and great.

Address : Hinterstadt 2, 6370 Kitzbühel, Austria

FOOD & DRINK

Fans of Mediterranean cuisine will appreciate the dishes prepared in most restaurants. In the warmer months, visitors can sit on the beautiful spacious terrace; in winter, they stay in comfortable rooms. The abundance of vegetable salads, meat and fish dishes as well as excellent European wine and soft drinks make it impossible to refuse various treats.

CULTURE

The medieval structure and architecture found in Kitzbuhel is the culture being inherited since long time ago. And the language you will hear spoken in this city is German.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to ski in Kitzbuehel is often around around March 12th when fresh powder is deepest.

RESTAURANT

In Simple Food & Drinks Restaurant, you can find interesting home-cooked food. Loyal customers prefer meat and beer sausages, because the choice of beer varieties at Wirtshaus Steuerberg is also quite impressive.

Simple food & drinks

What a great spot for amazing healthy delicious food.

The food is amazing, the service is top class and the atmosphere is so friendly and relaxed.

The falafel burger and halloumi burger are on point.

Service is super friendly and the products are all locally sourced.

Address : Im Gries 8, 6370 Kitzbühel, Austria

HOTEL

The Tiefenbrunner Hotel is located on an old-fashioned street in the old city, this attractive hotel is a 7-minute walk from the Kitzbühel Hahnenkamm train station and the ski slopes. Warm rooms provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screen and minibar. Upgraded quarters, some with balconies, add a seating area with pull-out couches. Q! Hotel Maria Theresia is located at the foot of Mount Horn Kitzbüheler, this casual hotel in an alpine chalet is a 5-minute walk from the Kitzbühel Hahnenkamm train station and a 9-minute walk from the slopes at KitzSki. Comfortable rooms, some with wooden paneled walls, offer flat screens and a seating area. The upgraded rooms add fireplaces and balconies with mountain views.

Tiefenbrunner Hotel

Quality family run hotel.

Rooms are excellent,spacious, wonderful view, bathroom very well fitted and designed.

Pool, sauna steam room etc are excellent and spotless.

The foods at the restaurant are superb.

Friendly staff and welcoming.

Address : Vorderstadt 3, 6370 Kitzbühel, Austria

Q! Hotel Maria Theresia

Lovely hotel set in the centre of the Kitzbühel.

The rooms are in the traditional Austrian style with a lot of wood.

Superb breakfast with high quality coffee, and the best desserts.

Really polite personnel.

Address : Bichlstraße 15, 6370 Kitzbühel, Austria

CAFE

Schatzi Kitzbühel is like a comfortable green oasis with plants and bushes hidden in the courtyard of this cafe. You will enjoy delicious coffee and cake offerings while looking at the soothing green views. Praxmair Cafe-Bar- Konditorei GmbH is a nice traditional coffee house with best coffee service. They also serve home made cake with delicious taste, worth to try.

Schatzi Kitzbühel

Excellent place for a cake and coffee.

The device is designed very cozy and with pink accents.

Fabulous homemade strudel with vanilla cream.

Great friendly service, lovely staff.

Address : Untere Gänsbachgasse 5, 6370 Kitzbühel, Austria

Praxmair Cafe-Bar- Konditorei GmbH

Nice traditional coffee house in a central location.

Homemade cake and excellent coffee.

The cakes and pies are delicious.

Very friendly service and in summer there is also a street terrace.

Address : Vorderstadt 17, 6370 Kitzbühel, Austria

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Leo Hillinger Wineshop & Bar Kitzbühel is located in the heart of Kitzbühel as the ideal location for special moments or to end a day on the slopes of Kitzbühel. They also serve legendary bacon onion fire stain or their HILL plate should not be missing with fine wines. The Londoner Kitzbühel located in the beautiful center of Kitzbühel, far away in the Tyrolean country of Austria, London has been a big favorite of our winter and summer tourists and local party animals for more than 25 years.

Leo HILLINGER Wineshop & Bar Kitzbuhel

One of the best bars in Kitzbühel.

Good selection of Hillinger wines and a few guest features.

Light food -- mostly cheese boards, soup and simple sandwiches.

Very professional friendly service, nice location, good card.

Address : Hinterstadt 11, 6370 Kitzbühel, Austria

The Londoner Kitzbühel

The best cocktail bar in town.

Probably the most consistently full place in kitzbuel.

Ask David, the manager, for his special Londoner cocktail.

The staff are super friendly and spoke excellent English.

Address : Franz-Reisch-Straße 4, 6370 Kitzbühel, Austria

INTERESTING PLACE

Katholisches Pfarramt Kitzbühel Pfarre zum Heiligen Andreas was built between 1435 and 1506 and then renovated in Baroque style, this large building with towers and low domes is equally interesting inside, boasting beautiful plastering, ceiling paintings and 15th-century frescoes. Next to the choir is Rosakapelle, with its refined decor windows and ceiling paintings of St. Rosa from 1750. Alpenhaus Kitzbüheler's horn located on the high as 1,998 meters northeast of Kitzbühel is one of the most famous of the many Austrian mountain peaks. At the summit includes a beautiful old house known as the Gipfelhaus, a chapel and a restaurant, all easily reached by the cable car via the 1,733 meter Pletzeralm.

Katholisches Pfarramt Kitzbühel Pfarre zum Heiligen Andreas

The St. Andrew's Church in Kitzbühel is a beautiful late Gothic building at the foot of the Lebenberg.

From the outside, the parish church of St. Andreas in Kitzbühel is inconspicuous and simple.

As you enter, you are overwhelmed by the various statues and altars.

Must visit for tourist.

Address : Pfarrau 2, 6370 Kitzbühel, Austria

Alpenhaus

It is nice to walk up until the top of the mountain.

The views are spectacular, absolutely mind blowing.

Spend some time in the mountain garden, enjoy the view and after the hike.

Perfect for lunch on a day skiing on the horn.

Address : Kitzbüheler Horn 7, Ried am Horn, 6370 Kitzbühel, Austria

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

An excellent local museum located in the old granary of the city, the Krampusmuseum Kitzbühel is worth a visit. With a focus on the region's rich history, including its popularity as a leading ski destination, many of its displays include Tyrol folk art items and findings from ancient mines. The Alpine Flower Garden Kitzbuehel Horn on the mountain Kitzbüheler Horn offers the most beautiful alpine flowers on an area of 20,000 square meters. Alpine Flower Garden is equipped with information boards, offering insight into the world of alpine flowers, also provided by 400 species of alpine flowers that grow in the garden.

Alpine Flower Garden Kitzbuehel Horn

A charming garden with alpine vegetation to admire when climbing the summit.

Beautiful with many types of (also exotic) flowering plants.

Probably at it best in Spring and early Summer.

It is also a convenient shortcut between the top and middle station cable cars.

Address : Ried am Horn 6, 6380 Kitzbühel, Austria

Krampusmuseum Kitzbühel

Best place to learn about the customs of the Krampus Run.

Very exceptional museum and equipped with attention to detail.

The staff is courteous and ready for questions.

Address : Sportfeld 1, 6370 Kitzbühel, Austria