Thirteenth century houses form the old town walls in this village cum-world renown ski resort, all surrounded by spire-like peaks. Kitzbühel was pretty in the Bronze Age and certainly is even more so today. Its car-less cobbled center bustles with lovely shops, cafés, hotels, and restaurants. Compactly developed, everything is walk-able; but for the truly fatigued a bus stop is always nearby. Carrying on with tradition, tea dances are part of an après ski leading to a sparkling nightlife for those with the stamina to enjoy it!

In 2004 Kitzbühel realized a decades-long dream building the unique 1.5 mile long tri-cable gondola connecting the Hahnenkamm/Pengelstein and Jochberg areas. In 05-06 the new Westendorf lift linked Kirchberg. Since 07-08 snowmaking now totally covers the seven ski areas above nine villages, each part of the original Ski Safari. Today Kitzbühel has 57 lifts and 60 mountain restaurants, surpassing Zermatt’s 56! All the improvements have brought the resort into the 21st century. Those brave enough can try the extreme Sedlboden and Hahnenkamm runs, they are two of the places I’ve ever seen warning signs of danger. No wonder their late hometown Olympic hero, Toni Sailer’s renowned ski school has 230 instructors aspiring in his footsteps. Storybook Kitzbühel – always a popular place to ski!

Transfer Time: 2 Hours
Via: Shuttle bus transfer


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Hotels in Kitzbühel


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This little gem of civilization opened just five years ago by Chef Simon Taxacher and Maître de Maison Sandra Kobald. Simon had already made quite stir in culinary circles when only 33, the youngest age ever, he got two Michelin stars. Now they have a very contemporary boutique hotel with 26 colorful rooms and suites and all the latest amenities you never thought of. You’ll find fresh flowers, perhaps some roses, a spa of surprises and then there’s dinner ~ such a life’s reward! Then the next morning, walk a mere two minutes to the lift to start working it all off!

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Hotel Zur Tenne

The Volkhardt family’s Tenne is Kitzbühel’s après-ski place to be – It’s within the medieval village walls with a colorful three-building façade disguising a 51-room hotel. Brick and tile floors compliment carved paneling throughout. The good sized rooms, suites and apartments have guests in mind: thick walls confine noises, many with canopied beds, and some with fireplaces and Jacuzzis. Enjoy their spa facilities or end your day just relaxing with a cup of tea in their winter garden watching Kitzbühel’s ever-so-chic world pass by.

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Reserve before November 30: stay 7, pay 6 for superior, junior suites & suites on: December 1/17, 2017; January 7/15 & January 21/March 17, 2018

Tennerhof Gourmet & Spa de Charme Hotel

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I learned a lot of the Tennerhof’s early history when I visited in March ’16. Back in the twenties one Ian Fleming roared into town. The young drop-out stayed at a small pension, today’s Tennerhof. Its owner, a former British spy, seeded his mind. The Ian Fleming room is still there, almost, okay, not quite the same, as in 1926. Since those days it has evolved into a sumptuously rustic five-star hotel. The original 1679 building, the hotel’s heart, reminds me of Bermuda’s cottage colonies. Its lovely rooms are filled with Austrian antiques, there’s superb service, great views of the Streif, a pool and spa to perk one up, and, oh, yes, delicious dinners! Chef Stefan Lenz earns his Michelin star and 15 points from Gault-Millau every day. So come, or return, to the Tennerhof – you might just run into 007!

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