Zentrum von Kirchbichl
Zentrum von Kirchbichl

Kirchbichl

At Kirchbichl there is a 3 metres deep curative mud-bath, which represents one of the oldest outdoor pools of Tyrol.

Altitude: 515 m a.s.l.

Kirchbichl, one of the oldest villages of the Inn Valley, is located at the junction of the Brixental and Unterinntal valleys. Part of the municipal area with its seven component localities is the so-called "Grattenbergl", which in the Hallstatt culture, the predominant culture of Late Bronze Age, was the largest settlement of North Tyrol. Moreover, this rock knoll was venue for Tyrolean freedom fights against Bavarians and Frenchmen. In 1956, the hill was declared a natural monument.

The name Kirchbichl refers to the village spread round the hill of the church ("Bichl" in Austrian dialect means "hill", while "Kirche" means "church"). For several centuries, the locality of Kastengstatt was the main centre of mining in the Brixental valley. From the small Inn haven, the yields were carried on. The smelting works in the village were in operation from the 16th to the 19th century. Still today, the historical buildings of Kirchbichl tell about those long gone times, such as the Assumption Church, mainly characterized by beautiful Baroque elements.

Kirchbichl is also known for its curative mud-bath with a maximum depth of 3 metres. The leisure time offers include also a soccer field, a beach volley field, a tennis court and a playground. In winter, however, the SkiWorld Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, one of the largest connected skiing areas of Austria, awaits you. In the cold months, also a gorgeous Christmas Market takes place at Kirchbichl, called "Kirchbichler Vorweihnacht", conferring a solemn atmosphere to the village...

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