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Westendorf Holidays

One of Austria's best loved small resorts

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Riding the cable car in September | 13 Sept 2018

Festivals

 

Almabtrieb

 

Almabtrieb

September 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!

 

Useful Information

Resort Code: ATWE

Languages spoken: English

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: EUR

  • from£509pp
  • 50 rooms
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Enjoying a lovely location with views of the surrounding countryside yet close to the village centre (4 minutes' walk) and 12 minutes' walk to the walkers' lift, this is another great favourite with Inghams guests.

  • from£589pp
  • 40 rooms
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Located in the heart of the village with a pretty terrace overlooking the village square, the Jakobwirt is full of Austrian character and has been welcoming Inghams for many years.

  • from£519pp
  • 35 rooms
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Situated in the heart of the village, the traditional Post is well known for its friendly, relaxed atmosphere thanks to the hospitality of the Ager family. Formerly the original village inn, Hotel Post has undergone a new renovation including wellness area and elevator to bring this lovely hotel to three star superior.

 

 

  • from£609pp
  • 67 rooms
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Undoubtedly Westendorf's leading hotel, and an Inghams favourite, guests return here annually for the warm atmosphere provided by Jakob Schermer and his family.

Travel and Transportation

Departure day To Depart from
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Salzburg Gatwick
Birmingham
Manchester
Newcastle
Stansted

Transfer Approx. 1hr 30mins by coach.

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Innsbruck Gatwick
Heathrow
Bristol
Birmingham
Manchester
Leeds-Bradford
Edinburgh

Transfer Approx. 1hr 30mins by coach.

Supplements may apply on some flights

Self drive is available

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Inghams Plus

 

  • Inghams Saver Plus: Save £50 per couple for Summer 2019 departures - whilst stocks last!  
  • Free packed lunches at selected hotels
  • Early Booking Offers at selected hotels
  • Up to 40% off green fees at selected hotels
  • Inghams Rep based in the resort

Special Offers

Excursions

PRE-BOOKABLE

Grossglockner Mountain

A magnificent drive along a famous Alpine road leading right into the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park up to the highest mountain in Austria at 3,073m, for breathtaking glacier views and a chance to see wild marmots at close range. One of our most popular excursions for nature lovers, we enjoy lunch on top of the mountain.

Full day, from £38 Summer 2019

Berchtesgaden, Germany

Cross the border into Germany and visit this beautiful Bavarian town with optional excursions to salt-mines and the spectacular Eagles Nest, Hitler’s famous hilltop retreat, where you can enjoy lunch with incredible panoramic views.

Full day, from £32 Summer 2019

Herrenchiemsee

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.

Full day, from £40 Summer 2019

Salzburg

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, (pay locally for walking city tour option).

Full day, from £28 Summer 2019

Please note we act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.

Things To Do

  • Cycling
  • Tennis
  • Walking

Activity Information

In & Around Westendorf

  • Over 250km walking paths
  • Selection of cafés and shops
  • Swimming at the local pool or the bathing lake in nearby Brixen
  • Cycling and mountain biking and Electric bike hire
  • Horse-drawn buggy rides
  • Horse-riding
  • Mini-golf
  • Tennis
  • Visit to the schnapps distillery
  • Visit to 100 year old farmhouse
  • Visit to cheesemaking farm
  • Alpinolino adventure playground
  • Lovely 1 hour bike ride to Kitzbühel via Lake Schwarzsee
  • 18 hole golf course

 

Festivals & Events

Westendorf has a full programme of events each week including:

  • Weekly brass band concerts from June
  • Weekly market in July
  • Weekly Tyrolean evenings (High season)
  • Regular live music at hotels
  • Annual Dorf Fest Village festival/carnival (August)
  • Almabtrieb Cow Festival (around 20th of September)

 

Inghams Wanderwalk

Join your Inghams Rep for a sociable get-together and orientation walk of the village, with optional coffee and cake.

Things to do in Westendorf

Summer in Westendorf has many events. Lots of brilliant events and a weekly programme mean a holiday in the Kitzbüheler Alpen is something quite special indeed. Make the most of the opportunity to enjoy local traditions. Weekly brass band concerts start in early June.

Family fun

The Alpinolino Westendorf, the Alpine Explorer Park on the adventure terrain of the Talkaser (1,770 m) in Westendorf, is all about fun and adventure for different ages. The Alpinolino kids’ festival, open to all children from 4 to 12 years of age, is an especially cool event held each Monday in July and August from 10.30 am to 2 pm. The variety-packed programme of children's events provides fun and games during a holiday in Tirol. In the summer months, there is an action-packed programme on offer through the tourist office for action-hungry children and families, every day of the week.

Walking

A wonderfully tranquil and picturesque area with hundreds of km of marked walking trails, through rural meadows and rolling pastures, and up to lakes and summits accessed by a network of lifts across the Bergwelt valley.

 

Popular Walks include:

The ‘Waterfall way’ from the middle station through woodland to reach the top for panoramic views; the Wanderweg route which takes in beautiful views of the village and the Brixen valley; many walks to local dairy farms and over to Kirchberg; up to the stunning Kreuzjochsee lake and to the Gaisbergjoch summit.

Getting Around | The start points of many walks are easily reached by foot in Westendorf. There is a superb network of 13 chairlifts and gondolas in the valley making access to summits and linking walks very easy.

In Westendorf alone, there are over 200 kilometers of perfectly tended and signposted hiking trails to explore. The Kitzbüheler Alpen provide a sheer inexhaustible area for hiking, with a legendary 2500 kilometers of hiking trails. Hike across lush pastures and gentle grass mountains to traditional alpine huts where the traditional culinary delights await - ideal for the gourmet hiker!

The Hiking and Stamp Book should serve as an inspiration and motivation to go hiking in the mountains within the Brixental valley. You can collect valuable points at most summits and at many of the mountain huts along the walking routes. As a reward for your diligent work, you will be presented with a "Hiking Pin" in bronze, silver or gold.
The Hiking and Stamp Book, as well as the hiking pin, are available free-of-charge in the Tourist Information Offices in Brixen im Thale, Kirchberg in Tyrol and Westendorf. "Berg Heil" (Salute the mountain!) and have fun hiking!

Walkers' Lift Pass | from £55  - 6 days | from £41  - 3 days | Summer 2019

                               

The pre-bookable Bergwelt Wander Pass is available from late May to end of the season and includes all 13 lifts in the Bergwelt region. The pass also gives access to 6 children’s play areas at the tops of the mountains. Consecutive days only. Other durations are available locally.

 

Free Guided Walks

Westendorf Tourist Office offers an excellent programme of guided walks, hikes and E-bikes tours (some are at extra charge). Walks are available for all abilities and include a range of easy level ‘gourmet’ walks to local cheese and dairy farms, as well as a unique ‘woodcutters’ breakfast on the mountain, for early risers!

Please note: Programme is subject to change. A small local charge may apply to some walks.

Two Centres | Combine your stay in Westendorf with 3, 4 or 7 nights in another Austrian resort or city. We recommend the cultural cities of Vienna or Salzburg, the pretty lake resort of St. Wolfgang or Lech for high alpine walking.

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