Schafe in den Kitzbueheler Alpen
Schafe in den Kitzbueheler Alpen

Kitzbühel Alps

The Kitzbühel Alps, called Kitzbüheler Alpen in German, extend in the Austrian provinces Tyrol and Salzburg

The Kitzbühel Alps extend between the Zillertal valley and Lake Zell. In the south, they are bounded by the Gerlos Pass and the Salzach Valley, which separates the mountain chain from the Venediger Group. The Kitzbühel Alps include the areas of St. Johann in Tirol, Kitzbühel, PillerseeTal, Brixental, Wildschönau and Alpbach - all of them are stunning holiday destinations in Tyrol.

In the north, the mountain chain is bounded by the Kaiser Mountains, in the north east by the Loferer Steinberge and the Leoganger Steinberge, and in the east by the Salzburg Schiefer Alp. In the south there is the Grossglockner Group, in the south west there are the Zillertal Alps, in the west the Tux Alps and - finally - in the north west the Brandenberger Alps.

Peaks: The most important summits are Mt. Grosser Rettenstein (2,366 m a.s.l.), Mt. Geissstein (2,363 m a.s.l.), Mt. Wildseeloderer (2,118 m a.s.l.), Mt. Hohe Salve (1,828 m a.s.l.), the Schmittenhöhe (1,965 m a.s.l.) and Mt. Hahnenkamm with its famous "Streif".

Trails: The mountain chain of the Kitzbühel Alps, characterised by rugged peaks, is perfect for hiking and skiing, as there are several large skiing regions in this area. One of them is the Hahnenkamm Skiing Area with the "Streif", presumably the most famous ski slope worldwide. In between there are numerous alpine pastures and cosy ski huts, which invite you to a stop.

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