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 – http://www.kitzbuehel.eu/
During the lunch break, life in the city freezes. Shops are closed, and tourists scatter around open restaurants.
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 http://www.ski.ru/az / 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.
- 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
Hotels in Kitzbuhel
Alpbach – the most beautiful Austrian village
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.
Official website: http://www.alpbach.tirol.gv.at/ (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.
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 http://www.ski.ru/az/resort/125
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.
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
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.