Aurach bei Kitzbühel

About 5 km in the south of Kitzbühel, there is the holiday resort of Aurach bei Kitzbühel.

Altitude: 846 m asl

Unteraurach, Oberaurach and several scattered settlements together form the municipality of Aurach bei Kitzbühel. Once upon a time in this area mining was the main source of revenue, especially in the area of the Kelchalm pasture. The two crossed hammers on the emblem of the village still remind on copper mining, which in this area already existed in the second millennium BC. Above the two hammers, the steeple is depicted. Still today the appearance of the village is characterised by century-old farms.

A popular attraction in the municipal area is the wildlife park Aurach, offering the largest game enclosure of Tyrol. Some 200 animals of the Alps such as red deer, ibexes, wild boars and lynxes, but also more exotic animals such as lamas and yaks live in this park. Moreover there is the so-called “Streichstadl”, a petting zoo where kids can experience guinea pigs, sheep and other animals at close quarters. However, there are several popular attractions more, as the village is located right in the heart of the Kitzbühel Alps. One of these popular destination for a hike or mountain bike tour is the Oberkaseralm refuge in the Kelchalmgraben (1,743 m asl), which can perfectly be combined with the Tristkogel fixed rope route.

Also in winter the mountain range of the Kitzbühel Alps determines activities, as there is not only the Kitzbühel - Kirchberg skiing area with its 215 km of ski slopes and the 3.5 km long toboggan run Kelchalm, but also a vast network of cross-country ski tracks. Thinking of the famous “Streif” ski slope, or on the fact that Kitzbühel has been the homeland of ski sports for over 120 years now, you really feel like going there!

Our recommendation: theme paths such as the Erbhofweg, Kapellenweg (chapel path) or the circular path are perfect for promenading.

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