See The Sights Around Kitzbuhel & Jochberg
Anyone who has been mesmerized by the majestic Austrian Alps in The Sound of Music will revel in the scenery of Kitzbühel and Jochberg.
The spectacular views look like the setting of a fairytale. While the snowy splendor of winter transforms the mountains into fabulous ski slopes, the area offers visitors much to enjoy all year round. Here are some top attractions to put on your sightseeing list.
Kupferplatte (Copper Mine)
At Kupferplatte, the copper mine in Jochberg, you can journey deep into the earth to learn about one of Tirol’s interesting industries. The adventure starts with a ride through a tunnel, where you’ll hear facts about the town’s tradition of copper mining, along with stories of miners’ struggles to find the prized mineral. Admission is 6 to 10 euros. It also includes a multimedia show. The address is Bergwerksweg 10, 6373 Jochberg.
Sintersbacher Wasserfall (Waterfall)
Cascading down from a height of 120 meters, the Sintersbacher Wasserfall is an impressive sight best visited in the early summer. You can reach it by taking a hike on the Triebweg trail that begins at the Schradler parking lot in Jochberg. Expect an hour-and-a-half long trek of medium difficulty, so wear hiking boots and take a map, hat, water, and snacks. As the area is the ultimate place for a picnic, you may want to bring a lunch to eat in view of the waterfall. If you prefer hearty mountain food, the eatery Wildalm Hutte is a short walk further.
Kitzbühel Town Museum
Housed in a building that was a granary in the 18th century, the Kitzbühel Town Museum depicts the history of the village. It contains exhibits on faith, ancient handicrafts, mining, everyday life, and winter sports. A modern historical section pertaining to the Nazi era is also included. The museum is open year-round on Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is 6.50 euros. The address is Hinterstadt 32, Kitzbühel 6370.
A golf course with extraordinary alpine vistas, Golf Eichenheim provides a challenge to any fan of the sport. If you searched the world over, you’d be hard pressed to find a more scenic place to enjoy a day out on the links. Because the course is a feast for the eyes, you’ll be taking as many pictures as golf shots. It’s also pleasant to sit on the club balcony over an alfresco lunch. The address is Eichenheim 8, 6370 Kitzbühel.
A treetop trail that includes the Alpine Golden Gate Bridge, the Baumzipfelweg is a fun walk for all ages and a fine way to learn about local flora and fauna. It starts at the parking lot at the end of the valley and runs through forests, fields, and mountain valleys. Thirty meters high, the trail provides a panoramic bird’s eye view of the picturesque area. Admission is 6 to 9 euros. The address is Talschlussweg 367, 5754 Hinterglemm.
Animal lovers will delight in Wildpark Aurach, an outdoor mountain enclosure that is home to deer, zebu, wild boar, peacocks, lynx, yak, marmots, ducks, pheasants, and more. It has play stations and children’s games associated with animal species, making it an entertaining way to learn about the critters. You’ll find the deer especially friendly. A nice restaurant located next to the entrance offers a convenient place for a meal. Admission is 5.50 to 8 euros. The address is Wildparkweg 6, 6371 Aurach bei Kitzbühel.
Franziskaner Der Immakulata
A five-minute walk from Kitzbühel, the Franciscan Church & Monastery known as the Franziskaner Der Immakulata dates back to 1702. It holds religious services, and choir auditions are open to the public. The baroque interior and magnificent artwork will take your breath away. It’s well worth a visit. The address is Josef-Herold-Straße, 6370 Kitzbühel.
Absolutely stunning, Schwarzsee is a moorland lake surrounded by the grand Kaiser Mountains. The shimmering greenish water is exceptionally clean, and the high concentration of minerals is thought to be good for the skin. It’s an excellent spot for swimming, fishing, strolling, or renting a boat. Two good restaurants are nearby to satisfy your hunger and thirst after your recreation. The location is Kitzbühel.
The Reiterkogelbahn is a cable car ride that will take you to hiking trails with spectacular views. You’ll have several trail options, at least one of which is suitable for children. Anticipate encountering some cows, lovely flowers, and great restaurants along the pathways. It’s open daily from May 22 through October 22 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission ranges from 6 to 12 euros. The address is Reiterkogelweg 215, 5754 Hinterglemm.