Kitzbühel is an Austrian town and one of most beautiful and elegant ski resorts in the world. It is well-known for hosting Hahnenkamm alpine ski races in FIS Ski World Cup.
The locality is situated in Tyrol (Tirol) region, on the route between Innsbruck, the capital Tyrol, and Salzburg.
Kitzbühel is surrounded by Kitzbüheler Horn and Hahnenkamm mountains and is crossed by Kitzbüheler Ache.
Kitzbühel can be reached by car, by bus, by train and by plane. The town has three railway stations, a main station, the Hahnenkamm station (the nearest to the Hahnenkamm slope and Hahnenkamm cable car) and Schwarzsee railway station. Regional trains stop in all three stations, but international trains stop only in Kitzbühel main station. The nearest airports are Innsbruck, Salzburg and Munich (Munchen). From there, trains and shuttle buses go to Kitzbühel.
Main attractions in Kitzbühel are: the town hall, the local museum, the St. Catherine`s church, the Parish church St. Andreas, the Hospital church, the Casino (hotel Goldener Greif). The town has many luxurious hotels, charming chalets and elegant restaurants and cafes. The town center has not only many souvenirs shops, but also expensive stores.
Kitzbühel is a brilliant winter sports resort and it is famous for hosting World Cup alpine ski races, especially the splendid Streif downhill on Hahnenkamm mountain. The event is held on middle January each year. On Friday the alpine combined or the super-G opens the Hahnenkamm alpine ski races. On Saturday the marvelous Streif downhill is the queen of the day. On Sunday the slalom ends the FIS Ski World Cup event devellopped in Kitzbühel. The race takes place on Ganslern slope.
Kitzbühel hosts other sport competitions such as: a Snow Polo contest (in January), an ATP tennis tournament known as Austrian Open (in summer) and triathlon event (in summer).
The summer card and the winter card offer much cheaper possibilities to discover the region and to enjoy activities in the area.
Suggestions for day trips from Kitzbühel are below: