Kitzbühel is one of the most famous Austrian winter holiday resorts and features also the only curling hall of Austria
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Altitude: 800 m a.s.l.
Kitzbühel, the famous Chamois Town, combines all advantages of a small town with an idyllic position in the heart of the Kitzbühel Alps. "Chizbuhel" was mentioned for the first time in the 12th century - the name derives from "Chizzo", a Bavarian clan, and "Buhel", which indicates its position on a hill. However, a lively past and a centuries-long history characterises the town.
High above Kitzbühel there are the almost 2,000 m high Kitzbüheler Horn with its fabulous Alpine Flower Garden, and Mt. Hahnenkamm, known for the annual Hahnenkamm Ski Race on the mighty "Streif" slope, when the town turns for a whole weekend into the worldwide centre of alpine skiing. The finish area is located right next to the town centre. There you can also find the bathing, spa and health centre Aquarena, the perfect place to relax.
The pedestrian zone of Kitzbühel invites you to a shopping tour or a coffee in the sun. The walk leads past the colourful houses in the town centre, takes you to the casino, and further on to the Kitzbühel Town Museum in the so-called Hinterstadt, a district with a tower dating back to the town foundation. It tells about the history of Kitzbühel and the alpine skiing, inseparably linked with each other. Kitzbühel is the home town of well-known winter sports personalities, including Hansi Hinterseer, a former alpine skier turned into a folk singer, and Klaus Sulzenbacher.