Kitzbühel in Tyrol

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2010 World Cup Hahnenkamm Race © Anonymous

2010 World Cup Hahnenkamm Race © Anonymous

Kitzbühel is a small medieval town in Tyrol and the administrative centre of the Kitzbühel district. It has a population of 8,100. The town is situated in the Kitzbühel Alps about 100 kilometres (62 mi) east of the state capital of Innsbruck. It is a ski resort of international renown.

In summer there are 120 km (75 mi) of mountain bike paths and 500 km (311 mi) of hiking trails. Other attractions include six tennis courts and four golf courses, the Kitzbühel swimming pool, Austria’s only curling hall and the bathing lake of Schwarzsee.

Kitzbühel also caters for the high end of the tourist market, as many celebrities and the jet set come here for the international races on the Hahnenkamm.

Kitzbuhel, seen from Hanenkahmbahn lift © Msedwick/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Wolfgang Glock/cc-by-3.0 © Wolfgang Glock/cc-by-3.0 © Wolfgang Glock/cc-by-3.0 © www.gpix.at/cc-by-sa-3.0 2010 World Cup Hahnenkamm Race © Anonymous
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Kitzbuhel, seen from Hanenkahmbahn lift © Msedwick/cc-by-sa-3.0
Together with the pistes and ski lifts in neighbouring Kirchberg in Tirol, Jochberg and by the Thurn Pass Kitzbühel is one of the largest ski regions in Austria. With around 10,000 hotel and guest house beds, Kitzbühel and its neighbours have an unusually high density of guest accommodation.

Holidaymakers in Kitzbühel have 56 cableway and lift facilities and 168 kilometres of slopes available to them, as well as 40 kilometres of groomed cross-country skiing tracks. Of note is the relatively new 3S Cable Car, the cable car with the highest above-ground span in the world.

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