The Hiking Paradise
Shaped by the mountains, its zest for sport, and the pursuit of the extraordinary – Kitzbühel has become a synonym for passion, and one that gives rise to an unmistakable way of life.
The Legend In The Alps
Whatever the season, Kitzbühel is steeped in its inimitable blend of tradition, folklore and spine-tingling scenery. Between the soft grassy mountains and the craggy peaks of the limestone Alps, the true majesty of Kitzbühel’s mountain backdrop needs to be seen.
The Magic Of Hiking
Kitzbühel is located between the 1,712m Hahnenkamm and the Kitzbüheler Horn, which almost reaches 2,000m. It is home to more than 1,000km of well-signposted hiking trails for all levels. Whether in and around Kitzbühel, along the banks of the clear mountain streams or traversing the Alpine meadows, walking with the mountain backdrop of the craggy peaks of Kaiser Mountains is an unforgettable experience.
Thanks to the easy-to-use signposts dotted throughout the hiking trails, an exploration of the region presents no problems. The adventure portal at erlebnis.kitzbuehel.com offers an accessible guide to preparing your hike, offering route options, distances, ability levels and altitude profiles. When a day walk is in order, Kitzbühel Tourism also offer a warm invitation for shorter hikes with a free guide to the most breathtaking places in Kitzbühel.
Heartbeat Moment: Kaspar Frauenschuh – fashion designer in Kitzbühel
‘Most people ask me what makes the clothes I design recognisable. My answer is always that they are authentic. Even up in the mountains I have met people who have said to me, “Hey I saw someone 50m away wearing one of your ski suits.” It’s true – the silhouette is instantly recognisable.’
SUNRISE ON THE KITZBÜHELER HORN
Take an early cable car for a hearty breakfast to watch the sun fill the panorama around you. Follow it with a walk through Alpine meadows.
Wonder at the views over one of the most difficult downhill runs in the world and the birthplace of the Alpine World Cup.
Photos: ©Michael Werlberger