Going am Wilden Kaiser is confined by the Kitzbühel Alps in the south and the Wilder Kaiser mountain chain in the north.
Altitude: 795 m asl
Towered by the bulbous spire of the church, Going am Wilden Kaiser is located in idyllic position between the Kitzbühel Alps and the Wilder Kaiser mountain chain. The five component localities Schwendt, Aschau, Prama, Sonnseite and Schattseite form the municial territory. “Gouwingen” was the name of the village when it was first mentioned in the 12th century. All along Going am Wilden Kaiser was agrarian-oriented, in the 16th and 17th century mining at the Rörerbichl hill represented a further field of activity.
Today, both in summer and winter, Going is very popular, not least for its impressive view on the mountains. The “most beautiful natural lake for bathing of Tyrol”, the bathing lake of Going, is fed by the natural spring of the Wilder Kaiser mountain chain. The water of the lake reaches a pleasant temperature of 24 degrees, and beside its white sand it also offers an adventure playground as well as the largest beach volley area of western Austria. Further nature highlights are the Schleier waterfall, which is a mekka for extreme climbers, as well as Lake Hintersteiner. And thanks to the “Stanglwirt” tavern, which celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2009, Going am Wilden Kaiser is above all known in the VIP scene.
In winter, the Ellmau-Going funicular takes you onto the 284 km of ski slopes of the ski carousel SkiWorld Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, some years ago chosen as top resort by “Skiresort Service International”. About 70 skiing areas in eight countries were tested. In this winter sports paradise also 70 refuges and huts offer perfect conditions for a pleasant day skiing. Those who prefer staying at the bottom of the valley can choose from a variety of activities, including cross-country skiing on the Goinger Kaiserloipen tracks, tobogganing on the three toboggan runs Graspoint - Niederalm, Astberg and Tannbichl, as well as ice skating on the natural ice skating rink in the middle of the forest.
Our recommendation: the local church is a masterpiece of rococo in Tyrol! Particularly worth noticing inside is the late Gothic statue of Virgin Mary.