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Located just 60km from CLC Alpine Centre, in the province of Tyrol, Kitzbühel boasts a wealth of activities and attractions throughout the year.
Kitzbühel is known for its annual legendary Hahnenkamm: the most challenging and thrilling ski race on the World Cup calendar, which attracts up to 80,000 visitors to the town each January.
The medieval and ‘mostly car-free’ town centre offers a choice of upmarket bars, shops and pavement cafes, housed in pastel-coloured buildings which line its cobbled streets and alleyways.
Museum Kitzbühel chronicles both the history of the town and its winter sports. The rooftop terrace boasts stunning views over the town.
The museum is housed in the ‘Gamsstadt’ (a heritage building which dates to the 16th century). The southwest tower however was built at the time as the city´s foundations in 1271. Ancient crafts, silver mining equipment, handicrafts and Baroque art are exhibited, including the works of famous local expressionist and architect, Alfons Walde (1891-1958).
Around 1850, silver was first discovered in Kitzbühel and in 1875 the construction of a railway brought tourism and further wealth to the region.
Winter and summer sports in Kitzbühel
In 1893, Franz Reisch became the first man to ski down from the Kitzbühel Horn and the first ski race was held in 1895.
Today, 170km of slopes of various levels of difficulty, state-of-the-art facilities and excellent snow conditions in Kitzbühel keep winter sports fans coming back for more.
Whether you ski or not, winter on the glaciers in Tyrol offers a choice of fun things to do for all the family. Snowboarding parks, toboggan runs, ice rinks and themed walks are popular with all age groups.
Sportpark Kitzbühel offers a range of activities under one roof, which include: climbing, tennis, ice hockey, ice skating, curling and bowling in an area that covers 4500m2.
If you are planning a day trip to Kitzbühel from CLC Alpine Centre in summer, choose from a wide range of exciting sports, games and outdoor pursuits in one of Austria’s most beautiful regions.
If golf is your passion, tee off on one of Kitzbühel’s four stunning courses. Surrounded by magnificent mountains and breath-taking landscapes, Kitzbühel and the surrounding area is the stuff of golfers’ dreams.
Lake Schwarzsee is located between Kitzbühel and Reith, and is the warmest moorland lake in the Tyrol, where temperatures reach 27ºC in summer. Despite its dark green colour, Lake Shwarzsee is a popular swimming spot and the clean water is packed with natural minerals.
Surrounded by the spectacular Kaiser Mountains, the shores of Lake Schwarzsee offers several sunbathing lawns with direct access to the water. Certain sections of the shoreline have been declared nature reserves. If you want to keep dry on the lake, hire a rowing boat and explore at your leisure.
With over 750km of cycling, mountain biking and hiking trails, Kitzbühel offers a wealth of things to see and do, all year round!
Ask at CLC Alpine Centre reception for details of tours and excursions.