There are beautiful churches in kitzbuhel:
The Pfarrkirche (parish church) was built from 1435 to 1506 and renovated in the baroque style during the 18th century. The lower part of the Church of Our Lady (Liebfrauenkirche) dates from the 13th century, the upper part from 1570. Between these two churches stands the Ölberg Chapel (Ölbergkapelle) with a 1450 "lantern of the dead" and frescoes from the latter part of the 16th century. This view of the churches through the trees slightly above kitzbuhel was a favourite view.
Spitalskirche is a small church next to the parish-church St. Andreas and its origins date back to the year 1412, but the church was rebuilt in 1836 as a part of the Hospital next to it. You will find this church at the beginning of the steps to the parish-church .
Kitzbuehel, winter ski resort, year round visits
"A Resort for Tourists?"
Kitzbuehel is 10 kms away from St Johann by train, but a world apart from the many small towns and villages in the area of East Tirol.
A Town of about 10,000 people and no doubt twice that number during the winter season when ski ing is the main sport and activity.
A visit on a Saturday morning in October showed by the number of visitors how popular the town is with tourists and visitors.
I felt my visit was more an obligatory visit than one where I really wanted to walk around to see the town.
"At the start of Vorderstadt, more shops below."
I walked up hill from the station, climbed up Josef-Pirchl Srasse and reached the two churches, one Liebfrauen Kirche, the second Pfarrkirche St Andreas.
It was Saturday and I decided to visit them later, first order of business was to buy some gifts for my grandsons.
So I proceeded into the busy town centre, taking some photos as I went.
"A trip for later that morning."
The town is attractive from at least two points of view, one the vast array of merchandise for the tourists to see and buy, or second the traveller who wants to be outside the town and see the sights.