Itter and its eponymous castle are located on a terrace above the Mühltal and Brixental valleys.
Altitude: 703 m asl
The municipality of Itter, composed of several hamlets and dispersed settlements, is located in idyllic position at the foot of the Hohe Salve mountain. Already in Roman Age history of settlement begun. In 1805 the village, like all Tyrolean possessions of the archdiocese Salzburg, was passed on to Austria.
Recreation offers do not only include tennis courts and an outdoor pool with sun lawn, but also surrounding nature which is perfect for hiking and cycling. In winter, however, the Salvista gondola takes you to the famous SkiWorld Wilder Kaiser - Brixental (284 km of ski slopes), which has been awarded with several prizes and titles. And in case one day you do not want to ski, what about a winter hiking tour, a horse-drawn sleigh ride or sledging on the illuminated track? You will be spoilt for choice!
The symbol of Itter is its eponymous castle, located at the top of a hill at the entrance of the Brixental valley. First mentioned in 1240, in the 19th century is has become a meeting point for composers and musicians, as Sophie Menter, a famous pianist all over Europe, purchased the castle in 1884. Famous personalities such as Richard Wagner, Liszt and Tschaikowskij visited Itter Castle. In the early 20th century it was rearranged in neo-Gothic style by her successors and today it is in private property and not accessible for the public.
Our recommendation: Itter offers one of the best comfortable campings all over Europe, offering an adventure playground and as well as a sauna hut.