Festivals galore in Kitzbühel this summer

7th June 2019, by Abi Butcher

The iconic Alpine resort of Kitzbühel has a lot on this summer. Pic: Michael Werlberger

The iconic Alpine resort of Kitzbühel has a lot on this summer. Pic: Michael Werlberger

The iconic Austrian ski resort of Kitzbühel is teaming with events this summer to appeal to holidaymakers keen to explore the mountains in the sunshine.

Festivities kick off at the end of this month with the Kitzbühel Golf Festival (23-30 June), which will host more than 900 players from around the world over 12 different tournaments at four of the ski resort’s world-class golfing venues. During the festival, the medieval town will come alive with hotels and restaurants hosting superb dining events for players and spectators during the course of the festival.

Next up is the the seventh edition of the Kitzbühel Music Festival from 16 to 17 August which will take place in the town’s Open Air Stadium — with the Wilder Kaiser, Kitzbüheler Horn and Hahnenkamm forming spectacular backdrop to the stage. Headlining the event this year is Austrian folk singer Andreas Gabalier — who has five number one albums to his name and has enjoyed massive success in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Dozens more Austrian and international acts will perform over the course of the weekend, encompassing the entire range of genres from pop, rock and folk to traditional music.

The music festival is quickly followed by Film Festival Kitzbühel, also in its seventh year, showcasing Austrian, European and international films of a range of genres from 19 to 25 August.

Kitzbühel Music Festival (16-17 August 2019) is now in its seventh year

While all these events are on — and in between —  Kitzbühel is offering discounts for travellers looking to explore the mountains during the summer. The Kitzbüheler Alpen Sommer Card is available as a one to seven-day pass, ideal for hikers as it offers access to the area’s 31 lifts across 14 different mountains. The pass costs from £64 per adult and from £32 per child.

Though well known to Brits as a ski destination, Kitzbühel is also easy to access in the summer, with frequent direct flights from London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Manchester to nearby Innsbruck, Salzburg and Munich airports. There are 1,200 km of marked biking trails and more than 1,000 km of hiking trails in the region. 

A seven-night stay at the five-star Tennerhof Gourmet & Spa de Charme Hotel in Kitzbühel, arriving 11 August 2019, in a double room, is priced from £996 pp based on two people sharing and includes breakfast. Return flights to Innsbruck from London Gatwick with EasyJet are priced from £66pp.

To plan your trip, and for more information, visit kitzbuehel.com


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