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By car to Brixental Valley

Individual flexibility in your own car travelling to Brixen im Thale, Kirchberg and Westendorf

The Brixental Valley area is one of the only valley areas to the German-Austrian border between Kufstein and Kiefersfelden. Just a ca. 20 minute drive from the Inntalautobahn (A12), ‘Wörgl Ort’ exit, is where your closest holiday destination is located. This means the towns of Brixen im Thale, Kirchberg and Westendorf - thanks to the well-structured roads, the B178 and B170, is ideally connected and easily accessible. Annoying dams, serpentines and mountain passes are completely omitted. This means your journey in your own car is child’s play and totally stress-free.

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Information on how to get here

Travelling from Germany (from motorway junction "München Süd")

  • Follow the A8 to Salzburg

  • At the motorway junction (56) Inntal / 1010 take the A93 heading to Kufstein, Innsbruck

  • Follow the A93 until you come to the Austrian border at Kufstein / Kiefersfelden

  • The German A93 now automatically passes on to the Austrian A12. Follow this until the (17) Wörgl Ost junction

  • Leave the motorway at the Wörgl Ost exit and take the B178 to St. Johann in Tirol, Brixental Valley

  • Now take a right, heading through the tunnel, on Brixental Valley's B170 and follow this

  • You will soon come to the first town in the holiday region - Westendorf. Drive for just 5 minutes more and you will get to Brixen im Thale. Ait is just another 5 minutes from here to Kirchberg in Tirol.

Getting to Austria (from Salzburg)

  • Drive on the A1 or the A10 until you reach the "Salzburg West” exit, or via the Austrian-German border on the A8 until the "Bad Reichenhall” exit.

  • Follow the 178 here, via Lofer, and the main road 21 (GER) to Lofer

  • You will come to the St. Johann region in the Kitzbüheler Alpen

  • From here, follow the signposts to Kitzbühel on the B178 and the B161

  • In Kitzbühel bear right after this (through a tunnel), on the Brixental Valley road B170

  • After around 5 minutes you will come to the first holiday destination in the Brixental Valley, Kirchberg in Tirol. Brixen im Thale is a further 5 minutes from Kirchberg. And you will get to Westendorf in another 5 minutes too, conveniently and easily on the B170.

Getting here from Italy (from the A22: Brenner motorway)

  • In Innsbruck take the A12 to Salzburg / Germany

  • Leave the A12 at the interchange (17) Wörgl Ost, heading for St. Johann i.T., Brixental Valley, Wörgl-Ost.

  • Leave the motorway at the Wörgl Ost exit and take the B178 to St. Johann in Tirol, Brixental Valley

  • Now take a right, heading through the tunnel, on Brixental Valley's B170 and follow this

  • You will soon come to the first town in the holiday region - Westendorf. Drive for just 5 minutes more and you will get to Brixen im Thale. It is just another 5 minutes from here to Kirchberg in Tirol.

Vignettes are compulsory on motorways!

Please note that on all Austrian motorways Vignettes are compulsory for all vehicles.

When travelling via the motorway and taking the Wörgl-Ost exit (A12), a Vignette is definitely required.

To reduce the amount of through traffic through the town of Kufstein a Vignette dispensation has been introduced up to the Kufstein-Süd motorway exit. Please note that when taking this route you may need significantly longer time to reach your destination.

You can even purchase your Vignette digitally in the ASFINAG online shop. This saves you having to stick the vignette to your windscreen. However, please be aware that the digital Vignette must be purchased at least 14 days before you are due to arrive to ensure it is validated. In contrast, the adhesive vignette is valid from the time it is placed on your windscreen.

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Information for car drivers

In Austria, generally accepted traffic regulations apply. In spite of this, there may be small variations here and there which drivers ought to be aware of.

Important designations and rules for Austrian road traffic

  • checkCompulsory vignette note: Vignettes are compulsory on Austrian motorways. Vignettes can be purchased in all tobacconist's and filling stations and also online. More about compulsory Vignettes.

  • checkBring a high visibility vest with you: Carrying high visibility vests in compulsory for all car drivers in Austria. High visibility vests must be worn when putting up breakdown triangles on roads outside towns and cities and as soon as you leave the vehicle on a motorway or express-way.

  • checkObserve speed limits: Be aware of traffic signs and observe speed limits. If there are no signs, the following speed limits apply. Express-way: 100 km/hr, motorway: 130 km/h, built-up area: 50 km/h. Call up exact listing.

  • checkCreating an emergency lane:In the event of congestion or slow-moving traffic, it is compulsory to create an emergency lane area on Austrian motorways. This obligation is effective even before the traffic stops and even if no emergency vehicle is approaching.

  • checkPlease note that winter tyres are compulsory: Between 1st November and 15th April, winter tyres are compulsory in Austria. However, there must be "wintry conditions". As an alternative to winter tyres, snow chains can be used. Parked cars are excepted.

  • checkAdhere to alcohol limits: In Austria, the legal upper limit is less than 0.5 per mille alcohol content in the blood. For trial driver’s licence holders, lorry and bus drivers the limit is 0.1 per mille.

  • checkImportant equipment to carry with you: It is compulsory to carry a first-aid kit, an accident warning triangle and high visibility vest in Austria. Your original registration documents and driving licence should also be carried with you.

  • checkPlease be aware of temporary road closures: As a measure to counter huge traffic diversions when there is congestion on the motorway, the Tirol state government has set up temporary road closures. That is why many of the main roads in Tirol no vehicular traffic is allowed at weekends. Read about all the road blocks online

Car journeys in the winter

Even in the winter the towns in Brixental Valley are easy and straightforward to get to, via the well-developed state and main road networks. The winter service ensure the roads are cleared daily and that train and bus connections can be used without any restrictions. Please note that winter tyres are compulsory throughout the country between November and April. On rare days it may be that in the Hopfgarten area snow chains may be compulsory in the short-term. There are no dams, mountain passes and serpentine-style Alpine roads on your route to Brixen im Thale, Kirchberg or Westendorf. So you can perfectly prepare for your arrival in the winter, there are few helpful tips to read below.

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