Itter Ferienregion Hohe Salve
Itter Ferienregion Hohe Salve

Itter

Itter Castle above the eponymous village was a meeting point for composers and musicians in the 19th century.

Altitude: 703 m a.s.l.

The holiday resort Itter is located on a terrace above the Mühltal and Brixental valleys. The municipality is composed of several hamlets and dispersed settlements, which spread in idyllic position at the foot of Mt. Hohe Salve. 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.

The landmark of the municipality rises on a hill at the entrance of the Brixental valley: Itter Castle. First mentioned in 1240 AD, in the 19th century it became a meeting point for composers and musicians, when Sophie Menter, a famous pianist all over Europe, purchased the castle. Famous personalities such as Wagner, Liszt and Tschaikowskij visited the place. In the early 20th century, it was rearranged in neo-Gothic style by her successors, and today it is in private property.

Itter offers one of the best comfortable campings all over Europe, which has received multiple awards, and several leisure time facilities, including an outdoor pool. The pool is located inmidst the beautiful mountain and hill-scape at the foot of the Hohe Salve, a mountain which attracts hikers in summer and skiers in winter. The Salvista Cable Car takes you directly into the SkiWorld Wilder Kaiser - Brixental. Also the toboggan run Schlossberg in Itter promises pure winter fun.

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