With its top attraction, the Kitzbüheler Horn and its magnificent landscapes and ski slopes is an attraction for tourists from all over the world! In our previous article about Kitzbühel we presented to you all the famous sights we saw and visited in this wonderful city of the Alps! In this Post we will show you the top day trips from Kitzbuhel so that you can enrich your visit there!
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Top Kitzbühel Day Trips
Sankt Martin bei Lofer
A pleasant drive 38 km east of Kitzbuhel will take you to the picturesque village of Sankt Martin bei Lofer, home to Maria Kirchental, Austria’s most important pilgrimage church. Nestled at the foot of dense forested slopes, this magnificent small church was completed in 1701 and is as popular with hikers and climbers as it is with pilgrims. The reason? The stunning scenery and its location as the starting point of many trails leading to the Great Ox Horn mountain.
The main points of the interior of the church are a wooden statue of St. Mary and the baby Jesus (she holds a scepter, while he holds a goldfinch, a reference to his sacrifice) and the instrument of the middle of the 19th century.
The Rocky Sea: Steinernes Meer
On the borders between Austria and Germany, 46 km east of Kitzbühel, lies the magnificent Steinernes Meer, the Rocky Sea. This high plateau and nature reserve is a huge attraction for travelers, climbers and hikers. They are all there for the spectacular peaks that dominate high: the Selbhorn 2,463 meters, the Schönfeldspitze pyramid-shaped at 2,653 meters, the gently sloping 2,504 meters Breithorn and the Hundstod at 2,594 meters.
At the western end of the plateau, at Ramsheider Scharte, is the Riemannhaus at 2,177 meters with its old inn (longer ascents, such as the Selbhorn, should only be done by an experienced guide). The area is also extremely popular with skiers.
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East Tyrol & Lienz’s Old Town
The highlands of East Tyrol, about 90 miles [90 km] south of Kitzbühel, cover the upper reaches of the Drau and Isel valleys and the area around the source of the Gail River. Surrounded by a number of high peaks, including the Hohe Tauern, Schober and Riesenferner groups, as well as the Carnic Alps and the Dolomites Lienz, is an area full of history, with the ruins of Aguntum testifying to Roman occupation.
It is also an area rich in tradition and famous for its wood carving, as well as being the home of artists such as Albin Egger-Lienz, known for his intense paintings with local farmers. Be sure to explore Lienz’s old medieval center, the capital of East Tyrol and the gateway to the Tauern Valley, and home to a magnificent 13th-century castle, Schloss Bruck. The castle is also worth a visit as it houses the Municipal Museum, as well as the must-see Egger-Lienz Gallery, which pays homage to the area’s most famous artist.
Another small community worth visiting is the small market town of Matrei in Osttirol, a popular health resort, winter sports and tourist resort located on the south side of Hohe Tauern.