Lively and sophisticated with a special ambience

The Tirolean town of Kitzbühel dates back to the 16th century and is famous for the vibrantly coloured buildings that line the main pedestrianised cobbled street in the centre. The pavement cafés make great spots for lunch whilst people watching, or visit many of the designer boutiques. Various festivals, concerts and open-air events are hosted here during the summer months.

Set in a broad valley basin and surrounded by the Kitzbüheler Alps and Wilder Kaiser mountain ranges, the first thing you notice is the pure mountain air. The scenic peaks, valleys and lakes host this town and its friendly locals. Those seeking exploration of the great outdoors can take advantage of the endless trails and views by walking some of the 1,000km of marked walking trails, or cycling some of the 800km of off-road routes. E-bikes make getting up to the highest vantage points very easy for you to take in the stunning views. For a more relaxing experience, the Schwarzsee Lake on the edge of the town is perfect for swimming, sunbathing and using the rowing boats to get around this lake in its natural woodland setting.

Located between Innsbruck and Salzburg, Kitzbühel makes a perfect base for sightseeing and exploring the wider area. Our guided excursions will take you to some of the most popular attractions, or use the local train and bus services to explore independently.

  • 25 rooms
Edelweiss Kitzbuhel Exterior Summer

Hotel Edelweiss is one of the most popular hotels in Kitzbühel and the friendly welcome and hospitality you'll get here is second to none. It has a perfect location near the lifts, perfect for those that love walking and exploring the areas hiking trails.

  • from£589pp
  • 150 rooms
Hotel Schloss Lebenburg Kitzbuhel Pool (1)

In a quiet, elevated position overlooking Kitzbühel with wonderful views, the Schloss Lebenberg combines the style of a former aristocratic hunting castle with first-class modern comforts.

  • from£659pp
  • 73 rooms
Hotel Kaiserhof Kitzbuhel (2)

Hotel Kaiserhof benefits from an ideal Kitzbühel location directly opposite the Hahnenkamm gondola and just a five minute stroll to the historic old town of Kitzbühel.

  • from£630pp
  • 76 rooms
Hotel Tiefenbrunner, Kitzbühel, Austria Evening exterior

Located in the heart of Kitzbühel’s medieval pedestrianised centre, the prettily painted Tiefenbrunner has become a much loved choice for Inghams guests.

  • from£629pp
  • 88 rooms
Schwarzer Adler, Kitzbühel, Austria - exterior.jpg

Adults only hotel with award winning cuisine, first-class service and stylish, contemporary design throughout.

  • from£775pp
  • 43 rooms
Hotel Schweizerhof, Kitzbühel, Austria - Exterior.jpg

In an elevated position with superb views of Kitzbühel from the terrace, the Schweizerhof is in a great position opposite the Hahnenkamm gondola and just a short stroll down to the centre of town.

  • from£659pp
  • 162 rooms
Hotel Kitzhof Garden Hotel Kitzhof Kitzbuhel Austria

Hotel Kitzhof is strikingly rustic and impressively modern, set 5 minutes from central Kitzbuhel with easy access to the Kitzbühel Alps. 

Useful Information
Information about Kitzbuhel
Resort Code ATKZ
Languages spoken German/English
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 47.446529
Longitude 12.390660
Travel and Transportation

Summer 2022

Flying from/to: Innsbruck
Birmingham Saturday
Gatwick Saturday/Wednesday

Innsbruck transfer approx. 2hr by coach.

Flying from/to: Salzburg
Birmingham Saturday
Gatwick Saturday/Wednesday

Salzburg transfer approx. 1hr 30min by coach.

Self drive is available.

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No



Herrenchiemsee from £40 per person (full day)

Journey via the romantic village of Reit im Winkl to the Chiemsee, known as the “Bavarian Sea”. The Chiemsee is the largest lake in Bavaria. The biggest of several islands on the lake and accessible only by boat is Herrenchiemsee. The name derives from a sumptuous and wildly extravagant palace built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Marvel at the richly decorated interior and the stunning grounds all modeled on the Palace of Versailles. A fascinating insight into the world of a truly eccentric King.

Salzburg from £32 per person (full day)

Visit Mozart’s birthplace, the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the medieval Old Town and the famous Getreidegasse shopping street. An optional walking tour brings the history of this beautiful city to life.


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 but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please see our terms & conditions.

Resort Combination

Two Centres | Combine your stay in Kitzbühel with 3, 4 or 7 nights in another resort in Austria.


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
  • Wild animal park, Aurach
  • Horse & Carriage rides
  • 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.

Kitzbuhel Flex Hiking Pass Plus I from £80 - 5 in 7 Days I Available in resort - 3 in 5 Days

We recommend the pre-bookable Kitzbühel Flex Hiking Pass Plus. In addition to giving access to free use of four cable-cars and three chair lifts it also covers the use of local buses plus numerous leisure activities such as guided walks, discounts on museum admissions, indoor pools, bathing lakes, the Aurach deer park and much more. This pass is available all season, but please note that some lifts open in high season only (from 16 Jun).

Guests staying in St Johann can book a three-day walkers' pass in the resort 

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 Kitzbuehel 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 Kitzbuehel to spend a unique week. The Kitzbuehel Alpine Rally is held approx 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.

We recommend you look at the Kitzbühel Tourist Office website for details and dates.

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 Kitzbuehel 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.

E-Bikes are available from:

  • Element 3


Lift and cable-car approx. opening times 

The opening dates of summer lifts vary in resort. Please find the latest update for the summer:

Hahnenkammbahn – open from approx 30 May 

Hornbahn - open from approx 09 May- 11 October






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.

Tourist Office Guided Walks

Kitzbühel tourist office runs a fantasitic programme of Free daily guided walks with their popular local guides. Subject to availability.

Walking Guide Books

Get more out of your holiday! 20% discount for all Inghams guests on a range of expert walking guide books. See here for details.

Good to know

  • Purchase the "Kitzbuhel Flexi" Walking pass for access to all the cable cars and chair lifts open in the Kitzbuhel area, if you pre book this will also include the local buses
  • Kitzbuhel is a summer sports town featuring climbing, tennis, rafting, canyoning, paragliding, golf and stand up paddle boarding 
  • Take an early cable car up the mountain and enjoy breakfast overlooking sunrise on the Kitzbüheler Horn mountain 
  • Visit the amazing kids play area on the Hahnenkamm mountain 
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