Guidebook

Discover Locals’ Favorite Hikes in Kitzbühel

6 hikes recommended by Kitzbühel locals, from lake loops to intense summits!

Fionnuala Kavanagh

Description

Kitzbühel is a pretty medieval mountain town in the western Austrian province of Tyrol. It attracts keen skiers with the world-famous Hahnenkamm downhill race, as well as well-heeled holidaymakers who want to shop, wine, and dine in the many exclusive establishments that line the town’s high street. Kitzbühel is not yet on the map for hiking, but it really should be!

There are two mountains in the heart of Kitzbühel: the Hahnenkamm and the Kitzsteinhorn. Both have a unique topography and character, and both are covered in excellent hikes. The Hahnenkamm is very well maintained with shiny glass viewing platforms, multiple restaurants, playgrounds, and facilities. The Kitzbühlerhorn, on the other hand, is pretty much just pure, wild nature (apart from the odd mountain hut where you can fill your boots after a long day out in the elements!)

In this guidebook, you will find summit hikes for both the Hahnenkamm and the Kitzbühlerhorn, as well as many other routes to get you exploring Kitzbühel by foot.

Kitzbühler Horn Summit
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Kitzbühler Horn Summit

Kitzbühel
15.5 km
1,198 m
1,198 m
Climb to the top of the Kitzbühl local's favourite mountain!
Difficult
Private
Hahnennkamm Loop
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Hahnennkamm Loop

Kitzbühel
15.7 km
778 m
777 m
A fantastic high alpine family-friendly hike.
Easy
Private
Hahnenkamm Summit
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Hahnenkamm Summit

Kitzbühel
12.5 km
899 m
900 m
A fantastic ascent and descent of Kitzbühel’s famous Hahnenkamm mountain.
Difficult
Private
Alternativwanderung: Kitzbühel - St. Johann auf Römerweg

Alternativwanderung: Kitzbühel - St. Johann auf Römerweg

Kitzbühel
1 - 2 hrs
10.0 km
81 m
183 m
Easy hike from Kitzbühel to St. Johann, without many metres of altitude difference. Pleasant in the valley, along the mountain farms and pastures.
Moderate
Private
Kitzbühel to Schwarzsee
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Kitzbühel to Schwarzsee

Kitzbühel
6.6 km
167 m
167 m
A very pleasant family-friendly walk to Kitzbühel’s favourite nearby lake.
Easy
Private
KAT Walk Etappe 5 - Gipfel erklimmen - Grandiose Naturerlebnisse am Kitzbüheler Horn

KAT Walk Etappe 5 - Gipfel erklimmen - Grandiose Naturerlebnisse am Kitzbüheler Horn

Kitzbühel
5 - 6 hrs
18.3 km
1,274 m
1,356 m
This is a challenging stage over the famous Kitzbüheler Horn to St. Johann in Tyrol, which you can shorten with the help of several mountain railways. Views in all directions, a well-kept alpine flower garden and several places to stop make this stage a special experience! Spectacular descent from Horn to Harschbichl.
Severe
Private