mlreith Reithbei Kitzbuehel
mlreith Reithbei Kitzbuehel

Reith bei Kitzbühel

Reith bei Kitzbühel is located in the Brixental valley at the foot of the Wilder Kaiser mountain chain.

Altitude: 762 m asl

The municipality of Reith bei Kitzbühel is located only 5 km from Kitzbühel and connects the Brixental valley to the Söllandl (Söll, Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser, Ellmau and Going am Wilden Kaiser). The village is a calm alternative to vibrant life of Kitzbühel. In 1190 AD Reith was mentioned for the first time as “Ruote”, referring to an ancient clearing, and this was also when when the first church was built.

Its location in the heart of fabulous mountains with great view on the Kaiser mountain chain and the Kitzbüheler Horn and Hahnenkamm mountains transform Reith into an exclusive spot for those who love active holidays. Playing golf at the Kitzbühel Schwarzsee-Reith golf course as well as hiking and cycling in the surrounding mountains are popular activities. Another worthwhile destination is the Gieringer Weiher, a natural pond in the recreation area Bichlach, as well as Lake Schwarzsee, located between Kitzbühel and Reith. The latter is one of the warmest and most beautiful lakes for bathing in the Alps.

In winter, directly in the village, Reith bei Kitzbühel offers a ski lift, and the 234 km of ski slopes of the KitzSki Kitzbühel-Kirchberg skiing area offer more variety and choices. A free shuttle service takes you to the lift facilities. By the way: the ski school of Reith is one of the Tyrolean ski schools that has been awarded with the “Quality Award”. Moreover there is a vast network of winter hiking and cross-country ski trails.

Our recommendation: the village centre and its Baroque parish church “Zum Heiligen Ägidius” (Saint Giles) with Gothic tower are worth to be visited. Impressive is the Baroque ceiling fresco by Simon Faistenberger, illustrating the Saints Giles, Sylvester and Sebastian.

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