St. Ulrich am Pillersee
The little village is located at the lakeside of idyllic Lake Pillersee in the heart of the Kitzbühel Alps.
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Altitude: 835 m asl
St. Ulrich am Pillersee is located in the north-east of Tyrol at the border of Salzburg and Bavaria in Germany. Already in the 10th century first Bavarians settled this area and in the 12th century Black Monks of the monastery of Rott am Inn. Named after bishop Ulrich, bishop of Augsburg, today this lovely little place is a popular holiday destination. By the way: in local dialect the village is also called “Nuarach”.
Particularly popular is the natural bathing area Pillersee in summer as well as the 400 km of marked hiking paths snaking across the area from 700 m to 2,500 m asl. If you love great panoramic viewpoints we particularly recommend you the walkable viewpoint at the summit of the Steinplatte mountain. This viewpoint has got the form of a coral and has been established 70 m above the yawning abyss. Beside there is the Triassic Park with its primeval times creatures and a miniature sea. Likewise popular for families is the adventure park “Familienland”.
In winter you can choose from three skiing areas: the skiing areas Fieberbrunn and Waidring - Steinplatte, and the skiing area Buchensteinwand - Pillersee Tal located directly at St. Ulrich am Pillersee and featuring 21 km of ski slopes. With a few skiing areas more, these areas form the ski resort Schneewinkel, boasting 55 lift facilities and 157 km of ski slopes. However, there are also some 100 km of cross-country ski tracks and 100 km of winter hiking trails. And after a winter day outside, enjoy the pleasant warmth of the indoor swimming pool or the sauna.
Our recommendation: in St. Ulrich there is the oldest mountain pine oil distillery of the world. For more than 100 years, essential oils of various plants such as fir trees or rosemary are distilled…