Kufstein, Rattenberg, Salzburg, Innsbruck and Munich are easy to get to by car and are in a 120km perimeter. There are a variety of excursion destinations in each city to suit every taste. Zoos, museums, castles, adventure parks and much more lie in store for visitors. Pay a visit to the cities around Kirchberg in Tyrol!
The city of Kufstein can be accessed easily and quickly from the Kitzbüheler Alpen. Kufstein is surrounded by pasture land, forests and lakes in Tirol's Unterland, close to the German border. The charm and allure of this city lies in the many exhilarating contrasts. Centuries-old culture competes with the impressive natural surroundings. The focal point and landmark in the city is Kufstein fortress, which sits majestically on a hill above the city. Yet it is not just the fortress which characterises the city, there are also a great deal of historical buildings and memorials.
Covering an area of some ten hectares, Rattenberg is the smallest town in Austria. This little town is known far and wide as being the town of glass. During a stroll through the medieval pedestrianized zone you'll discover the numerous charming details on the carefully restored medieval houses. The many glass-finishing businesses which made Rattenberg renown as a town of glass, are not to be missed either. Sights such as the Augustiner Museum, the nail makers' houses and the craft museum, the town's parish church and the glass blowing workshop in Hause Kisslinger are definitely worth a visit. Enjoy the fabulous view to the Inntal Valley from the castle ruins at the Schlossberg.
Salzburg is a cosmopolitan city, in a small scale, and is located close to the Kitzbüheler Alpen in Tirol. Mozart and "The Sound of Music" have made Salzburg world famous. The silhouette of the fortress, the cathedral and steeples in the enchanting Baroque town on the northern edge of the Alps are what make the town distinctive. Salzburg is also a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site and its sights are some of the best known in the world!
Innsbruck is the capital of the state of Tirol and is a city borne of history which is quick to access from the Kitzbüheler Alpen. Fantastic memorials such as the "Goldene Dachl, Hofburg and Schloss Ambras come from the time when there was a monarchy in Austria. A successful blend of memorials and contemporary architecture are what make Innsbruck. Innsbruck is also a significant hub for sports, the Winter Olympics have twice been held there.
Munich, the capital of the state of Bavaria is just 120km from the Kitzbüheler Alpen. This contemporary metropolis offers its visitors a variety of excursion destinations which are suitable for all the family. Munich is famed for being a welcoming cosmopolitan city - and for having a great sense of joie de vivre. Check out the 'Lederhosen' and the latest fashions, beer gardens and shopping temples, the hustle and bustle of a big city, and its rural cosiness, as well as unforgettable impressions and fantastic views. In addition to the many sights, Munich is also home to the best known alehouse in the world - Hofbräuhaus. Every year the biggest beer festival in the world - 'Oktoberfest' - is held on Theresienwiesn.