Cities close to the Kitzbüheler Alpen - Salzburg, Innsbruck and Kufstein

The Kitzbüheler Alpen in Tyrol are ideally positioned between Kufstein, Rattenberg, Salzburg, Innsbruck and Munich.

The cities, in a 120km surrounding area, can be easily reached by car. Each city has a variety of excursion destinations to suit every taste. Zoos, museums, castles, adventure parks and much more awaits visitors. The tourist information offices in the towns are happy to provide you with information about excursion destinations and can assist you with planning your holidays.

  • Kufstein - 40 km away
  • Rattenberg - 50 km away
  • Salzburg - 80 km away
  • Innsbruck - 100 km away
  • München - 120 km away

Kufstein - 40km away

The city of Kufstein is within quick and convenient access from the towns in the Kitzbüheler Alpen. Kufstein is surrounded by pastures, forests and lakes in the Tyrolean Unterland, very close to the border with Germany. The charm and appeal of this town lies in the many refreshing contrasts. Centuries-old culture competes with the impressive natural surroundings. The hub and symbol of the city is Kufstein fortress, which sits enthroned on a hill above the city. Yet it is not just the fortress, many other buildings and monuments characterise the cityscape.

Kufstein - tips for excursions

Fortress Kufstein & Local Museum The symbol of the town
Römerhof alley - old part of the town The old part of Kufstein and its tradtional houses
Glass-blowing works Riedel Be amazed about the artistry and skill of glass-blowers
Madersperger Museum of Sewing Machines Dedicated to the inventor of sewing machines
Lakes Hechtsee, Längsee, Pfrillsee Cool off at the swimming lakes in idyllic locations

Rattenberg - 50 km away

Rattenberg, covering an area of around 10 ha, is Austria's smallest town. The little town is renowned far and wide as the glass city. While strolling through the medieval pedestrianised zone you will discover the many delightful details on the carefully restored medieval town houses. Don't miss the many glass refining businesses which have made Rattenberg well-known for being the glass city. Sights, such as the Augustiner Museum, the Nailmakers' houses and the handcrafts museum, the town's parish church and the glassblowing workshop in Hause Kisslinger are definitely well worth a visit. Enjoy the wonderful view to the Inntal Valley from the castle ruins on the Schlossberg.

Rattenberg - excursion tips

Kisslinger glass-blowing works glass-making with tradition
Augustine Museum Tyrolean art treasures of 9 centuries
Castle mountain and ruins of Rattenberg Castle breathtaking vantage point
Historic centre of Rattenberg the medieval pedestrian area

Salzburg - 80km away

Salzburg is a cosmopolitan city with a small format and is located close to the Kitzbüheler Alpen in Tyrol. Mozart and "The Sound of Music" have made Salzburg world famous. The silhouette of the fortress, cathedral and church steeples of this enchanting Baroque city on the northern edge of the Alps make the city unmistakeable. Salzburg is also a UNESCO world cultural heritage site and its sights are some of the best known in the world!

Salzburg - excursion tips

Hohensalzburg Fortress the fortress lies majestically enthroned above the city
Mozart's Birthplace it's all about Mozart in Salzburg
Zoo and Hellbrunn Palace a great excursion for the whole family
Museum of Modern Arts the museum on the Mönchsberg in Salzburg
Museum of Natural History and Technology an exciting museum for the young and old

Innsbruck - 100km away

Innsbruck is the provincial capital of Tyrol and has grown into a historic city and it is within easy reach of the Kitzbüheler Alpen. Magnificent monuments like the Golden Roof, Hofburg Palace and Ambras Castle, date back to the era of the Austrian monarchy. The efficacious blend of monuments and contemporary architecture is what makes Innsbruck. Innsbruck is also an important sporting hub. The Winter Olympics have been held here on two occasions.

Innsbruck - excursion tips

Old Town and Golen Roof a stroll through the historic part of the town
Imperial Palace and Ambras Castle a journey back in time to the Habsburg dynasty
Bergisel Ski Jump Stadium a 360° panoramic view
Alpine Zoo Europe's highest situated zoo

Munich - 120km away

Munich, the provincial capital of Bavaria, is just 120km from the Kitzbüheler Alpen. This contemporary metropolis provides its visitors with a variety of excursion destinations, for all the family. Munich is well-known for being a passionate cosmopolitan city - it is very much oriented to joie de vivre. Lederhosen and the latest fashion, beer gardens and shopping temples, the hustle and bustle of the city and rural cosiness, along with unforgettable sights and fantastic views. In addition to the many sights, Munich is also home to the most well-known alehouse in the world - the Hofbräuhaus. Every year on the Theresienwiesn the world's biggest beer festival is held - Oktoberfest.

Munich - excursion tips

Zoo Hellabrunn a trip around the world at the Munich zoo
Sea Life the exciting underwater world
Bavaria Studios Fuchur from "The Endless Story" and others are expecting you
German Museum the most visited museum
Hofbräuhaus one of the most famous restaurants in the world
Botanic Garden over 14.000 species of global flora


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