The town has two main streets, both pedestrian walkways: Vorderstadt and Hinterstadt. Along these streets Kitzbühel has preserved its traditional architectural style. You'll see three-story stone houses with oriels and scrollwork around the doors and windows, heavy overhanging eaves, and gothic gables.
a halftimbered house
This is a lovely building that had certainly seen better days already, but I hope it will find someone beeing able and willing to restore it. This halftimbered house is next to Kapuzinerkirche, all inhabitants have left the building, many glasses are broken, it is a pity to see it like this !
Kitzbühel - a gem in the Tyrolian Alps
Kitzbühel is located in Tirol, just a bit southeast of famous Wilder Kaiser mountain massif, around 800 m above sea level.
Due to it's perfect setting between Hahnenkamm mountain area and Kitzbühel Horn mountain area, it offers fantastic options for hikers (300 km trails) , mountainbikers (700 km paths and trails) and in winter, of course, for skiers, where it has 150 km downhill paths, perfectly combined with ropeway rides and skilifts.
The Bichlach area just north of town has wonderful day hike possibilities and also the famous Schwarzsee, perfect for swimming after a long hiking tour :-)
It's close to Salzburg (some 80 km), to Innsbruck (some 100 km) and so offers enough to see for day city trips.
And with Wilder Kaiser, and the adjacent valleys, it also has much to explore for those who want to escape into the solitude.
I kind of grew up here, as our parents took us there for skiing since we were little kids. And later, I visited it a lot also during summer, spring and autumn.
So let me try and show you some of it's hidden and not so "famous" beauties.
Update, January 13, 2007:
I have added the English version of the Hotel's website.