This will be a small article-photo report about visiting two interesting places in Austrian Tirol – the most beautiful village of Austria Alpbach and the town of Kitzbühel – a popular ski resort.

I won’t even talk about how to get to these places by public transport, since these places are best visited by car, or if you are arriving at a ski resort, book a transfer at the airport (the closest is Innsbruck Airport , 50 km to Salzburg and Munich airports 150 km). Where are these towns, showing on the map.


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Kitzbuhel – a popular Austrian ski resort

Kitzbühel is a traditional Tyrolean town with well-groomed streets, flower beds and painted facades of houses. The population of the city is 8500 people. The official website of the city –

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In 2017, the city turned 140

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During the lunch break, life in the city freezes. Shops are closed, and tourists scatter around open restaurants.

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In winter, Kitzbuhel is a popular, “fashionable” ski resort (December – April). The length of the ski slopes is 170 km, including the famous Streif World Cup track – probably for skiing enthusiasts it says a lot 🙂 More about ski pass routes and resort infrastructure can be found on the website / resort / 16

To get to Kitzbuhel, it is better to book a transfer from Munich Airport or a transfer from Innsbruck , it will be more convenient than going by public transport, especially in winter and especially if you brought ski equipment with you. Recently, I used the Kiwi taxi transfer reservation service , I was satisfied, therefore, I recommend this service to you as well.

And I will show you summer photos.

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Attractions Kitzbuhel

  • S3 longest aerial tram in the world
  • Museum of Local Lore Kitzbuhel
  • Alpine flower garden located in the mountains
  • Caps Castle, founded in the 17th century
  • Ski circus
  • Museum – Hinterobenau Farm, which introduces the life of local residents
  • Pillersee Lake 834m deep.
  • Church of St. Andreas on the outskirts of the city (construction dates back to the 15th century)
  • Pflegoff Castle (only partially preserved)
  • Gothic Church of St. Mary, which today serves as a war memorial


I’ll show you some more photos of Tyrol that I took along the road

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Hotels in Kitzbuhel

Alpbach – the most beautiful Austrian village

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Even before the trip, I read that this village was recognized as the most beautiful Austrian village (in the 1980s and still retains this status). And she acquired such a status, first of all, because of her tradition. All the houses in this village are in the traditional Austrian style: Tyrolean wooden chalets decorated with flowers. And to build houses here in a different style is strictly prohibited.

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Traditional Austrian Chalets

Official website: (in German)

The village itself is small, with a population of just over 2000. In addition to being recognized as the most beautiful village in Austria, it is also known for the European Forum Alpbach (German: Europäische Forum Alpbach), which has been held annually since 1945. Politicians, scientists, students gather at the forum to discuss the most important world issues. Surprisingly, it was during such a forum that we got to the town 🙂 A forum takes place in the Alpbach Congress Center.

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Also Alpbach is a ski resort (ski season: December – April). Included in a single area Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschoenau. Details about ski-pass prices, see the map of the slopes on the website

Among the sights are the Church of St. Oswald (Kirche St. Oswald), which first appeared in the form of a village church in the 14th century. In the 15th century, the church was rebuilt, and acquired a modern look only in 1720. The main altar was built by local craftsmen, and the walls are decorated with works in the Rococo style.

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Hotels in Alpbach

Restaurants, cafes and prices in Alpbach

According to information on the Internet, in the village there are “15 restaurants, 5 bars, discos, night clubs”. There are actually a lot of restaurants there. For a short walk, we probably counted 6 or 7 establishments. Prices are “Austrian” , which are higher than German ,  but not up to Swiss 🙂 I photographed several menus

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See also: “Hallstatt – a fabulous town from the picture”


This concludes the story about two interesting places in Tyrol, we go to the Swarovski Museums and Innsbruck, and this will be the next article.

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