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Kitzbühel

Location

Located in the Kitzbuehel Alps. Convenient excursions to Innsbruck (95 km), Salzburg (80 km) and Munich (120 km).

Size

Population : 8.439

Elevation

800 to 2.000 m above sea level

History

As early as 1165 it appears the first time the name "Chizbuhel" in a Chiemseer certificate, which is a merger with the proper name "Chizzo" and "Buhel" is a characterization of its geographical location.

In 1450 began the heyday of mining in Kitzbuehel, but not until 16th Century silver was found in Kitzbuehel. The citys landscape is a consequence of that wealth. Around 1850 the summer tourism started to build up in Kitzbuehel and 1875 with the construction of the railroad brought the rise to international tourism. 1893 Franz Reisch became the first man to ski down from the Kitzbuehel Horn, according to documents 1894/95 the first ski race was held in Kitzbuehel.

Kitzbuehel when dressed in White

skiing in Kitzbuehel with about 170 km of slopes and more than 50 highly modern gondola and lifts
Action-packed snowboarding fun parks
120 km of cross country ski trails in the region
170 km of winter hiking trails in the region
ski schools

"The Gams City in summer"

Teeing off in the golf centre of the Alps (4 courses locally , 18 more nearby)
Diving in Schwarzsee Gieringer pond or in the Aquarena swimming.
Mountain Experience on 500 km of hiking trails
Cycling on approximately 750 km of cycling and mountain bike trails.
An exciting rally in the tennis stadium, the Courts of fun and excitement in the Mercedes-Benz sports park Kitzbuehel
SALEWA Kletter Kitz climbing hall and bowling alley

An unparalleled sports region

Kitzbuehel Hahnenkamm hosts ski races, snow polo, triathlon and tennis trophy. The city's heart beats loud and strong. Kitzbuehel, the sports capital in the heart of the Alps, combines tradition and lifestyle as charming as any other city. The city is famous not only the unique charm, but also the energy of the city as well as the sporty top hotel industry and catering alike and makes Kitzbuehel the celebrity hot spot in the Alps.

Nestled between Kitzbuehel Horn and the Hahnenkamm, Kitzbuehel shows its sporty side. The many possibilities for sporting activities in beautiful nature combined with a historical center with almost chic flair of doing business. It is a city of charm and all-rounder profile. The hospitality of hotels and restaurants are at the highest level. The excellent restaurants, small cafes and bars, the discos, the casino and the cinema in the centre of the city are part of the wide choices on offer. Activity in sports go to the limit, experience as a spectator class events or refuel Alpine Energy - discover your "Kitz"!

Partner Towns of  Kitzbuehel

  • Greenwich | Connecticut | USA - since 1961
  • Yamagata | Japan - since 1963
  • Sun Valley | Idaho | USA - since 1967
  • Sterzing | Italy - since 1971
  • Rueil Malmaison | France - since 1979
  • Bad Soden am Taunus | Germany - since 1980

Learn more about Kitzbühel on http://www.kitzbuehel.com/en