Information & Facts
Even non-skiers can find plenty to do on holiday in Kitzbühel,
like ballooning, curling, hang-gliding, skating, hikes,
snowmobiling or even just playing billiards. in Kitzbühel there is
gambling at the casino, art galleries to browse, concerts to
attend, movies and an alpine zoo. Highlights of the winter holiday
season are the Christmas Market and New Year's Eve party.
Kitzbühel is also well known as a spa centre and is full of
health farms, while the public baths in town offer a multitude of
amenities including sauna, steam bath, swimming and massage. The
picturesque, historic town itself offers plenty to see while on
holiday, with its medieval houses, stylish shops and beautiful old
Visitors can also take short excursions to the museums in the
area, which include the Cable Car Museum at the Hahnenkamm Mountain
Station, the Farmhouse Museum and Mining Museum.
The official language in Austria is German.
The unit of currency is the Euro (EUR), which is divided into
100 cents. Currency can be exchanged at banks and bureaux de change
available in all towns, but it may be easier to use the ATMs. Banks
are closed on Saturdays and Sundays, but exchange offices at
airports and major city rail terminals are open seven days a week.
Major credit and debit cards are widely accepted though some small
hotels and restaurants may only accept cash. Travellers cheques are
The ski schools in Kitzbuhel can be quite expensive.
Kitzbühel is a very lively holiday resort with plenty of bars
and nightclubs to suit all pockets and preferences. For many Brits,
the evening begins early at the The Londoner - the famous après-ski
bar renowned for its lethal cocktails. Take 5 and Royal are
nightclubs in the town square that stay open until dawn. Visitors
wishing to try their luck on the tables will find the Casino
Kitzbühel at the Hotel Goldener Grief. New Year is a great time for
a skiing trip to Kitzbühel with one of the best fireworks displays
in the Alps. Nightlife in Kitzbühel goes very late, often not
getting busy until nearly 2am.
Kitzbühel has a wide choice of restaurants both on the ski
slopes and in the holiday resort, and the quality is generally
excellent. Of all the mountain restaurants, the Neuwirt in the
Schwarzer Adler hotel is among the most popular. The Chizzo also
provides fine dining in one of the oldest buildings in
Kitzbühel is a shopper's paradise, with dozens of upmarket shops
displaying their wares very appealingly in the quaint Tyrolean
village stores. Window-shopping is almost as satisfying as buying
while on holiday. Ski shops dominate, of course, but there are
plenty of designer boutiques, jewellery stores and souvenir shops
in Kitzbühel. Prices are steep, but discounts are sometimes offered
to those carrying guest cards from Kitzbühel hotels. Visitors can
also enquire at their hotels about shopping excursions into
Local time in Austria is GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday
in March to the last Sunday in October).