Holidays to Kitzbühel

Summertime in Kitzbühel is a cocktail of luxurious hotels, restaurants, boutiques and spas – and one of the most extensive networks of walking trails in Austria

Hiking boots or dinner suits? In Kitzbühel, you can pack both. Come summer, the snow disappears from this famously luxurious ski resort – but the boutiques, swish hotels and Michelin-approved restaurants remain. Walking holidays to Kitzbühel look further abroad to the 1,000 kilometres of marked paths that trail between the mountain pastures and panoramic routes of the Kitzbüheler Alps and Wilder Kaiser massif. Hiking isn’t the only way to explore this great outdoors. There are also 800 kilometres of off-road cycling, via ferrata, paragliding schools, canyoning and paddle boarding lakes… and a summer diary filled with festivals and concerts.

Kitzbüheler Horn and Hahnenkamm

A gondola climbs to the Kitzbüheler Horn mountain peak on the eastern side of town. Get off at the midway station for trails up to the summit – or jump on Gipfelbahn (summit lift) to get to the top effort-free. There’s an Alpine flower garden up here too with 400 species of high mountain plants, including the beloved Austrian edelweiss. Elsewhere, walking paths take wanderers to waterfalls, valleys, pastures and forest tracks dotted with mountain huts serving traditional specialities - head to the famous Hahnenkamm mountain for more lift-accessible walking trails and fantastic views.

Wild swims and luxury spas

The black lake of Schwarzsee, on the north-western edge of Kitzbühel, is a popular swim spot surrounded by trees and a nature reserve, the jagged limestone peaks of the Wilder Kaiser Mountains in the distance. The deep colour is down to the minerals in the water – said to be a balm for bathers’ skin. The temperature helps too; waters can hit a toasty 27°C. The spas in town offer more soothing swims, with saunas, steam rooms, and pools wrapped in mountain views.

Kitzbühel old town

Take to the streets of the old town for a stroll along cobblestone roads lined with buildings painted in wildflower hues. This is a car-free zone, so cafés and bars relax out onto the pedestrianised streets. It’s easy – and lovely – to spend a day dipping in and out of churches, museums and galleries… although you might have to factor in more time for popping by the likes of Louis Vuitton and boutiques specialising in chic mountain wear. As for dinner: will it be a candle-lit banquet at a Michelin-starred restaurant or a no-nonsense bowl of dumplings and an elderflower fizz on a sunny terrace?

Summer in Kitzbühel

Kitzbühel doesn’t hit the snooze button when the busy ski season is over. Instead, it lines up a series of film and food festivals, classic car rallies, mountain biking celebrations and marathons. A market pops up every Saturday too, with stalls piled high with handmade jewellery, mountain sausages and cheese, and orchard fruits. For explorations further afield, head to Kitzbühel railway station, where trains make tracks for Innsbruck in an hour and Salzburg in two – or take the chance to hop off at the little mountain villages en route.

Why book a summer holiday in Kitzbühel with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Kitzbühel’s best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Kitzbühel include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

Hotels in Kitzbühel

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Hotel Schloss Lebenburg Kitzbuhel Pool (1)

Hotel Schloss Lebenberg is designed for indulgence and relaxation. It offers a combination of historic charm, and modern fittings and design. Proponents of sustainable luxury, the hotel was recently awarded the Austrian eco-label for sustainability. Enjoy panoramic alpine views from the rooftop pool, live music nights, and excellent food.

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Hotel Kaiserhof Kitzbuhel Gondola Exterior (2)

Located next to the famous Hahnenkamm gondola, it's a top choice if you're looking for easy access to the mountain and walking trails. The traditional alpine charm and cosy rooms make you feel right at home. Enjoy breathtaking views from the garden and terrace, and unwind in the spa at the end of the day.

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Tiefenbrunner Reception (1)

"Arrive, feel good and enjoy" – the motto of the excellent team at Hotel Tiefenbrunner. A combination of urban chic and cosy tradition, the hotel is an oasis of luxury in the heart of bustling and vibrant Kitzbühel. Luxurious rooms designed according to Feng Shu, an indoor pool with mountain views, and a tranquil garden where you can enjoy moments of calm.

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Hotel Schweizerhof Kitzbuhel Terrace (1)

Just steps away from the Hahnenkamm gondola and a short stroll from the picturesque town centre. Hotel Schweizerhof is a blend of alpine elegance and modern comfort - a cosy and comfortable retreat. Enjoy delicious meals made from quality produce, and al fresco dining on the terrace. Take a dip in the indoor pool, enjoy time out in the spa.

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Superior Double Room Hotel Kitzhof Kitzbuhel Austria

Hotel Kitzhof is a beautiful blend of rustic furnishings and modern alpine aesthetics. It's a short stroll from the town centre, ten minutes to the nearest lift, and there are walking trails within easy reach. Relax in style and enjoy garden views from the indoor pool. The luxurious spa is sure to be a highlight of your stay.

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austria_kitzbuhel_hotel-Q-Maria-Theresia Spa relaxation room

The Q! Hotel Maria Theresia offers quirky design, fine food, and soothing saunas for tired muscles at the end of a day exploring. It's easy to balance indulgence with activity here - there's a good-sized gym and daily activity sessions too. The Hannenkamm lift is a few minutes walk, and the pretty town centre is on doorstep, with shops, cafes, churches, and more.

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Gasthof Eggerwirt Gastgarten Terrasse Essen Urlaub Mitten In Kitzbuehel 11

The Hotel Eggerwirt is a small and charming hotel in the centre of Kitzbühel, offering great value in an excellent location. The bed and breakfast board basis gives you the opportunity to dine out around Kitzbühel and sample tasty local cuisine, and the comfortably furnished rooms and friendly service give a home-from-home feel.


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Grossglockner from £48/32 per adult/child (full day)

This spectacular journey takes you over the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, an incredible feat of engineering with stunning views. From the Franz-Josef's Höhe you'll see the Pasterze glacier and maybe catch a glimpse of 3,798-metre summit of the Grossglockner. Keep a look out for the wild marmots and Ibex too - they love the high alpine conditions. You can visit the free museums and exhibitions to learn about the National Park or enjoy a walk round the area and a tasty Austrian mountain meal.

Departs: Tuesdays

Salzburg from £42/26 per adult/child (full day)

Salzburg is a city full of culture, history and music. Visit Mozart’s birthplace, enjoy the view from the Hohensalzburg Fortress, or wander the famous Getreidegasse shopping street. Immerse yourself in history as you explore the medieval Old Town, discover museums and Baroque churches or visit the Salzburg Residenz Palace - the DomQuartier. There is an optional guided walking tour which is a great way to see more of the city (payable locally, approx. €12 per person).

Departs: Thursdays

Berchtesgaden from £42/26 per adult/child (full day)

There's a few options for you to choose from on this interesting trip to Berchtesgaden. Spend the day discovering the pretty Bavarian town of Berchtesgaden itself, or choose one of the optional extras that you can add on to your day (difference payable locally).

The most famous is the Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle's Nest). Explore the historic building and surrounding area, with spectacular views on a clear day over the King's Lake. The house is famous for being Nazi-constructed and was used for government and social meetings by Hitler and the Nazi Party. Alternatively, head underground to see the Salt Mines. A network of tunnels and slides take you on an underground adventure discovering this once very important industry (optional add-ons are payable locally - Eagle's Nest approx. €30.80 per person, Salt Mines approx. €22.50 per person).

Departs: Fridays

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Hidden Treasures from approx. €45/25 per adult/child

Discover some of the area's best kept secrets on this trip which combines three unique destinations. Our first 'treasure' is Kufstein, located on the banks of the River Inn. You'll have time to explore and admire this border town with its dominating Fortress. Next, you're off to the beautiful local Hechtsee lake, surrounded by forests and steeped in folklore. Our final destination is Rattenberg, rich in history and famous for Kisslinger glass - watch a glass-blowing demonstration and explore the picturesque streets of this tiny city.

Departs: Wednesdays

We act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book in low season but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please see our terms & conditions.

Things To Do
  • Plenty of cafés, shops and boutiques
  • Over 1000km of marked walking trails
  • Walking
  • Biking for all levels (750km of bike routes)
  • E-bike hire
  • Lake Schwarzsee with lido, rowing boats
  • Horse riding
  • Golf (4 course)
  • Excellent tennis facilities
  • ‘Aquarena’ indoor sports complex with pool
  • Bowling
  • Fishing
  • Casino
  • Museums
  • Alpine flower garden
  • Wine tasting
  • Visit Schnapps distillery

Things to do in Kitzbühel

The medieval old walled town of Kitzbühel with its quaint cobbled streets, picturesque buildings and fine old churches dates back over 700 years and is a fascinating place to explore. The friendly village atmosphere is lively with a wealth of stylish shops, pavement cafés and several events and festivals in the summer months. There are numerous activities available, Lake Schwarzsee is close by, where you can swim, row or simply relax at one of the lidos amidst natural woodland. Holidays in Kitzbühel are stunningly beautiful in the summer, golfing, hiking, cycling, shopping or take it easy. A horse and carriage ride! Whatever the season, a horse and carriage ride will always give you time to enjoy the scenery.

Kitzbühel Flexi Wander Pass - buy locally | from €66.50 - 3 in 5 days | from €82 - 5 in 7 days (prices include guest card discount)

The Flexi Wander Pass is available locally from your rep, and includes the local lifts listed below:

  • A1 Hahnenkammbahn (normally open 27 May - 5 Nov)
  • B1 Fleckalmbahn (normally open 27 May - 8 Oct)
  • E1 Gaisberg (normally open 13 May - 26 Oct)
  • G8/9 Panoramabahn 1 and 2 (normally open 24 Jun - 8 Oct)
  • H11 Bichlalm (normally open 8 Jun - 8 Oct)
  • H1/2 Hornbahn 1 and 2 (normally open 13 May - 8 Oct)
  • H3 Hornbahn 3 (normally open 27 May - 8 Oct)
  • B4 Sonnenrast (normally open 9 Jul - 8 Oct)

Subject to change.

Kitzbühel Alps Summer Card - buy locally | from €103.50 - 6 days | from €76.00 - 3 days (prices include guest card discount)

Consecutive days only. Other durations are available.

The Summer Card includes up to 38 lifts in the region including the above lifts in the Kitzbühel area plus discounts on various bonus partners throughout the region.

In addition to the above lifts, you also have access to operating lifts in St Johann in Tirol, Wildschönau, Alpbachtal, Fieberbrunn, Steinplatte Waidring, Pillersee, Lofer, Going, Ellmau, Scheffau, Söll, Brixen, Westendorf, Hopfgarten, Itter, and Kufstein, making the pass excellent value for money if you're staying for a longer duration or are wanting to travel further afield.

Subject to change.

Festivals and Events

There are many festivals and events in Kitzbühel throughout the summer including regular open-air brass band concerts and folk music evenings throughout the week, plus:

  • Summer Solstice Bonfire night (mid-Jun)
  • The Kitzbühel Alpine Rally is considered one of the best classic car events in the Alps. No wonder that classic car enthusiasts from around the world year after year come to Kitzbühel to spend a unique week. The Kitzbühel Alpine Rally is held around mid June.
  • Kitzbühel will once again be a hotspot for fans of American motorbikes and custom bikes, when the Harley Club Kitzbühel welcomes its guests in mid July
  • Kitzbüheler Summer Nights (Thursday in Jul & Aug, including live music and entertainment)
  • Annual Almabtrieb - cow festival in Kirchberg (mid-Sep)
  • Kitzbühel Wine Festival (early Sep)

Dates are approximate.

Family and Kids

Kitzbühel offers plenty of action for its younger guests. Many will fall into bed in the evening with rosy cheeks exhausted and dreaming of Kitzbühel adventures. In July and August, a weekly children´s program is offered.

"Are we there yet?"
Each of the themes trails around Kitzbühel represents a topic. This means the hike is an adventure and along the way you also learn a lot.


The Kitzbüheler Alps is the world’s largest E-Bike region with hundreds of kilometers of marked trails. E-Bikes make easy work of the scenic meadow and riverside paths as well as climbs up to viewpoints and there are dozens of charging stations around the area, making it a fantastic and easy way to explore.

POPULAR E-BIKE ROUTES include the path from Kitzbühel to St. Johann via the Roman Trail, continuing through the Großachental valley to Erpfendorf; the beautiful loop around Pillersee Lake; the Tyrolean farms of the Bichlach region, and the lovely hour-long ride to Westendorf. Cost approx €20 per day. Routes are graded blue, red and black for difficulty and maps are provided at the Tourist Office and at Element 3, where E-Bike rental is also available.






September (approx 16-30) is when the villages in the Tyrol celebrate the annual ‘Almabtrieb’. The festival celebrates the end of the summer when the cows are led down the mountain to their stables for the winter. Cowbells echo through the valley as hundreds of cows pass by, all highly decorated in traditional costume. You’ll be welcome to join in the festivities!



The Kitzbüheler Alps offer some of the most extensive walking in Austria with over 1000km of marked trails. Paths vary from scenic easy walks through pastures to St. Johann and Lake Schwarzsee up to longer panoramic trails on the famous Hahnenkamm mountain and the Kitzbüheler Horn, accessible by gondola.


Lake Schwarzsee | 2 hrs | Easy | An easy 30 minute walk to the scenic boating and swimming lake set amongst natural woodland with 1-2 hour extensions to walk around the lake.

Panoramaweg | 3 hrs | Easy | Stunning scenic walk from the top of the Hahnenkamm gondola via the ski race museum and back down with the Fleckalmbahn gondola.

Kitzbüheler Horn | 2 hrs | Easy | From the Alpenhaus cable-car a lovely stroll via the Alpine flower garden to the Gipfelhaus Alm for panoramic views of the Kitzbüheler Alps and the Hohen Tauern National Park.

St. Johann | 3 hrs | Easy | A scenic flat walk through meadows and pastures and along the Ache river via Oberdorf with an easy bus ride home.

Pengelstein & Usterkarsee Lake | 4½ hrs | Slightly Challenging I A stunning ridge walk from the top of the Hahnenkamm gondola passing two lakes, with spectacular views. Either come back via Aschau or Kirchberg, and return via bus.

Good to know

Walking trails: 1,000km of walking trails with great lift network

Terrain: Diverse terrain from rolling hills to dramatic peaks

Best time to go: end of May to start of October. It can get hot in July and August but a dip in a lake is a great way to cool off

Recommended for: Walkers of all abilities, families, nature, activities, sightseeing, food and drink

Fly into: Innsbruck or Salzburg (approx. 2 hours)

Transfer time: approx. 2 hours from Innsbruck or 1 hour 30 mins from Salzburg by coach

Rep service: In resort

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