Kitzbuhel Flights:

Flights to Kitzbuhel

image of KitzbuhelBest known as a ski resort these days, Kitzbuhel is actually a medieval city that has year round tourist attractions. Kitzbuhel is located in the state of Tyrol, just west of the centre of Austria.

There are no major airports close by for flights to Kitzbuhel, but the Salzburg International Airport (airport code: SZG) is only about 80 kilometres away. You can get a flight to Kitzbuhel from South Africa that arrives in Salzburg with Lufthansa or South African Airways that has one connection in Frankfurt, or stop-over in Zurich with Swiss Air. If you fly with British Airways, you’ll have connections in London and also in Vienna. Total flight times can range from 14 to more than 20 hours.

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The Tourist Attractions of Kitzbuhel:

As a settlement Kitzbuhel was actually first inhabited thousands of years ago by the Illyrians who lived here from 1100BC and mined copper in the hills close to present day Kitzbuhel. What you’ll see in Kitzbuhel today dates from the medieval times when the town was developed and it’s full of pretty buildings, and surrounded by great scenery.

Kitzbuhel Ski Resort

Kitzbuhel is best known as a ski resort. It’s actually one of the most famous and prestigious ski resorts in Austria, and one of the world’s better known ones too, so attracts skiers and winter sports enthusiasts form around the globe. Kitzbuhel has the benefit of two mountains, Hahnenkamm and the higher Kitzbuhler Horn. There is ample opportunity to enjoy winter sports here in a prestigious setting, but you can also enjoy annual competitions if you like being a spectator. Every year there are world cup ski races here, and one of the most difficult downhill competitions of the world cup.

Kitzbuhel is a great destination for enjoying après-ski too as the pretty city has many places to eat, drink and be merry after a fun day on the slopes!

Kitzbuhel Town

Whether it’s the middle of summer or the middle of winter many tourists take time to wander the streets of Kitzbuhel. There’s architecture here that’s typical of an alpine setting, and as well as those bars and restaurants mentioned above there are many places to shop for high-end goods too including of course many winter sports shops and suppliers.

If you’re interested in specific sights then there are several old churches popular with visitors. The churches are hundreds of years old, such as the medieval built Liebfrauenkirche, and Saint Andrew Church with its 13th century bell tower.


Kitzbuhel’s wonderful scenery can also be enjoyed in both the summer and the winter. By summer you’ll have the opportunity to do some hiking and take in the alpine meadows and mountains, and great views. In the winter the landscape takes on a different appeal as snow covers the mountain tops and Kitzbuhel looks fairy-tale pretty

When Should You Visit?:

It’s no surprise that if you want to go skiing in Kitzbuhel you should visit during the winter months when there should be plenty of snow on the slopes. Temperatures are cool but not stupidly cold here in Kitzbuhel with an average high above freezing in January, the coldest month. In the summer you can expect some rainfall but temperatures are really quite nice – an average high of 23C in both July and August.

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