Legendary upscale retreat where adventure never ends
Chic, beautiful and wonderfully laid-back, Kitzbuhel is perhaps Austria’s best known ski destination, yet it comes into its own during the summer months. You’ll benefit from easy access to the mountains via some of the country’s finest cable cars running to Kitzbüheler Horn and Hahnenkamm. And once you reach your mountaintop destination, a world of excellent hiking reveals itself, not to mention the spectacular views. Back in town, vividly painted buildings enhance the charm of the lovely cobbled streets. It’s ideal for sipping a drink at a street café in the summer sun.
6 reasons we think you’ll love summer in Kitzbuhel
Head for heights?
Kitzbuhel has some of the top via ferrata routes in the Austrian alps. If you want to challenge yourself (and admire incredible views), via ferrata is definitely one to try. You’ll be chatting about it for years to come.
Food & drink
Whether you’re hiking the mountains or looking for a great restaurant in town, Kitzbuhel will live up to its gourmet reputation. Tyrolian cuisine is widely celebrated, sometimes with a modern twist, and often accompanied by home-distilled schnapps.
Wild swimming
For a taste of adventure, try a spot of wild swimming at the Schwarzee lake. This dark-water lake is the warmest swimming lake in the region and reaches gorgeous highs of 27°C during the summer peak.
Wonderful wandering
Picture yourself strolling through aromatic pine forests or across vivid green meadows with an imposing mountainous backdrop and you’ll start to get an impression of the Kitzbuhel trails. And with 1000km of first-class walking routes, there’s a lot to see.
Aurach Wildlife Park
1,100 metres up an Austrian mountain is one of the last places you’d expect to find kangaroos. Yet at free-roaming habitat Aurach Wildlife Park, you’ll spot them hopping about alongside deer, yaks, llamas and more...
Alpine pitstops
Don’t miss the region’s renowned mountain huts for lunch. These lovely little eateries specialise in top quality grub that will keep you hiking or pedalling all afternoon. Although, the views and moreish snacks do make it hard to leave.

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