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
- 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)
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.
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.
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|£54 - 6 days |£40 - 3 days | Summer 2018
|£55 - 6 days |£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.