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Travel Home > Directory > Destinations > Europe > Austria > Kitzbuhel


Kitzbuhel. Pop. 8,544. Currency Euro. Language German. Time Zone GMT + 1 hours. Nearest Airport – Salzburg or Munich. Best Time to go - November to April for the skiing season. Kitzbuhel is an old town in the Tyrol state of Austria. The earliest known settlers in the Kitzbuhel area were copper miners in the hills between 1100 BC and 800 BC. Largely untroubled by wars Kitzbuhel was able to develop a trading culture and when the Salzburg-Tiroler-Bahn (railway) was finished in 1875, the city's trade and industry flourished. However, the Kitzbuhel is best known as a winter sport resorts situated between the mountains Hahnenkamm and Kitzbühler Horn. The Hahnenkamm is home of an annual world cup ski race, including the circuit's most important event, the downhill race on the famous Streif slope. The Streif is regarded as the most demanding racing slope in the Alpine Skiing World Cup. Along with world class skiing conditions Kitzbuhel has also produced some exceptional home grown skiing talent including - Markus Gandler, Christl Haas, Ernst, Hansi Hinterseer, Georg Hochfilzer, Hias Leitner, Anderl Molterer, and Klaus. However, arguably the most famous and suucessful skier from Kitzbuhel was Toni Sailer who won all three Alpine skiing events (downhill, slalom and giant slalom), at the 1956 Winter Olympic Games in Cortina d'Ampezzo in Italy.


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Kitzbuhel is a famous skiing snow boarding bob and winter sports resort high in the Austrian Alps

Schloss Lebenberg Hotel Kitzbuhel

Schloss Lebenberg Inn, is a 4 star hotel with 109 rooms. It is a picturesque sixteenth-century castle operating as a hotel with modern addition, 1 km from train station. The Gobelin and Winter Garden restaurants serve only the finest cuisine. The bedrooms are exquisite and the health centre is high tech. Expect the best in all departments. The hotel is located at a distance from the centre of town but its size makes it good for families.

Schloss Lebenberg Hotel Kitzbuhel

Alpine skiing World Cup - wikipedia

The alpine skiing World Cup is a circuit of alpine skiing competitions launched in 1966. Competitors attempt to achieve the best time in four disciplines: slalom, giant slalom, Super G, and downhill. The fifth event, the combined, employs the downhill and slalom.

Hahnenkamm Kitzbühel - wikipedia

The Hahnenkamm is part of the ski resort of Kitzbühel, and an annual race, the Hahnenkammrennen, is held here. The most famous slope on the Hahnenkamm is the Streif, regarded as the most demanding racing slope in the Alpine Skiing World Cup.

Kitzbühel - wikipedia

Kitzbühel is a medieval city in Tyrol, Austria, situated along the river Kitzbühler Ache. It is the administrative center of the district (Bezirk) Kitzbühel. Kitzbühel is one of Austria's best known and fanciest winter sport resorts, situated between the mountains Hahnenkamm (1,712 m) and Kitzbühler Horn (1,996 m).

Toni Sailer - wikipedia

Anton ("Toni") Sailer (born November 17, 1935 in Kitzbühel) is a former alpine skier from Austria, considered among the best ever in the sport's history. Nicknamed "Blitz from Kitz", Sailer was the first skier at the olympic games to win all three Alpine skiing events (downhill, slalom and giant slalom), at the 1956 Winter Olympic Games in Cortina d'Ampezzo. He was the fifth athlete to win three gold medals in the same Winter Olympic Games.


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