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In the Middle of the Alps
  • Kitzbühel
  • Kitzbühel
  • Kitzbühel


The Kitzbühel Alps are located in the middle of the greywacke zone of the East Alps in the provinces of Tyrol and Salzburg with 2/3 belonging to Tyrol and 1/3 to Salzburg. They stretch out over a length of around 80 km from Zell am See in the east to the Zillertal valley in the west and reach a width of around 25-35 km. In the south, the Kitzbühel Alps are delimited by the GerlossPass and then the Salzachtal valley. In the north, the border runs from the Saalfelden basin via the Achental valley in Leogang to the GrießenPass and subsequently from the Pillerseetal valley via the Leukental valley and Söllandl to the Inntal valley between Jenbach and Wörgl. The highest elevations are located in the southwest of the Kitzbühel Alps with altitudes of around 2,500 m and descend to ca. 2,000 m to the east.

The Kitzbühel Alps are divided by many valleys, which are mostly well developed in terms of transportation and offer unique views of the characteristic shape of this natural landscape with the gentle, grass-covered Kitzbühel Alps. These grassy mountains with their distinctive flora and fauna provide the perfect conditions for hill farms or alpine huts and offer recreation seekers a quiet, relaxed atmosphere right in the middle of pristine nature. The forest belt, consisting predominantly of spruce, is significantly reduced. The forest has been narrowed to a width of 100 m and intruded upon from above by existing grazing areas. The cultivated land and rural communities remain almost uninterrupted up to an elevation of 1,200 m. The system of open fields in scattered communities along with typical Tyrolean single building farms are predominate in this area and date back to the medieval settlement construction of the 12th and 13th centuries.

The dense, well-developed network of roads and a railway line that connects the various villages and hamlets constitute the basis of a visit to this attractive region. In the north, the railway line originating in Wörgl provides access to the towns in the Brixental valley (Hopfgarten im Brixental, Westendorf, Brixen im Thale, Kirchberg i. T.), in the Leukental (Kitzbühel, Oberndorf i. T., St. Johann i. T.), in the Pillerseetal valley (Fieberbrunn, Hochfilzen), and the towns of Leogang, Saalfelden, and Zell am See. In the south, the Pinzgauer Lokalbahn railway connects the towns between Mittersill and Zell am See.

Interesting Information about the Kitzbühel District

Raiffeisen Immobilien Treuhand Kitzbüheler Alpen GmbH is a cooperation of the Raiffeisen banks in the Kitzbühel Alps region. According to the name, we handle real estate transactions in this region - with the district of Kitzbühel and Pinzgau – together with and for our customers. 
What does Raiffeisen stand for? Our values are defined by a community of values shared by people that are aware of the responsibility for their respective market area - a philosophy whose goal is the protection and assistance of the individual and his regional living environment. Therefore, the Raiffeisen family combines its traditional and regional ties with the capabilities of a highly successful international banking group. Raiffeisen is characterized by trust, expertise, individual advice, as well as long-lasting security in contrast to short-term profit maximization at all costs. For questions about real estate or property development projects, investments, land, apartments, houses, villas, offices, business premises, or just real estate/ property in general, we are happy to help.

Outline of the Kitzbühel Region / District:

Kitzbühel is not only the name of the district but the name of the main town in the region, which is nestled in a picturesque, diverse landscape and which looks back on a historically and culturally interesting tradition. Kitzbühel is located around 1 hour east of Innsbruck, 1 hour west of Salzburg, and 1 ¼ hours southeast of Munich. Today, Kitzbühel is known for popular sporting events, is a meeting place for people of national and international prominence, and is a tourist magnet in summer and winter. For more than 700 years, the town of Kitzbühel has been the center of the culturally and economically linked region, which has been administrated as the Kitzbühel district in the east of Tyrol. Bordering Salzburger Pinzgau, the regions have always been closely connected with one another and are the popular residential and vacation destinations of a diverse, international clientele.

The central valley of the Kitzbühel district is the Leukental, which extends from the Jochberg via Aurach bei Kitzbühel to the main towns of the region, Kitzbühel, and St. Johann in Tirol via Oberndorf i.T., Kirchdorf i.T. and Kössen / Kaiserwinkl, as well as the Bavarian town Reit im Winkl. The Leukental valley is traversed by the Kitzbüheler Ache (also called the Jochberger Ache, Großache, or Tiroler Achen), which rises on the southern Thurn Pass and empties into the Chiemsee in Bavaria.

The most important tributary valleys are the Pillerseetal (valley of the Fieberbrunner Ache) in the east including the towns of Fieberbrunn, Hochfilzen, St. Jakob in Haus, St. Ulrich am Pillersee, and Waidring, as well as the valley of the Reither Ache in the west with the towns of Reith bei Kitzbühel and Going.

The second major valley is the Brixental, which runs west of Kitzbühel to the Lower Inntal valley and which features three side valleys (the Spertental valley in Kirchberg i.T., the Windautal in Westendorf, and the Kelchsau in Hopfgarten i.Bt.). From Kitzbühel, the valley leads past the towns of Kirchberg i.T., Brixen im Thale, Westendorf, and Hopfgarten i. Bt.

The Söllandl flows into the Leukental near St. Johann i.T. and includes the towns of Going am Wilden Kaiser, Ellmau am Wilden Kaiser, Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser, and Söll with a connection via Itter to the Brixental.

The Pinzgau part of the Kitzbühel Alps is formed by the Salzachtal valley with the towns of Wald im Pinzgau, Neukirchen am Großvenediger, Bramberg am Wildkogel, Hollersbach im Pinzgau, Mittersill (a pass by which to cross over into the Leukental valley near Jochberg), Stuhlfelden, Uttendorf, Niedernsill, Piesendorf, Kaprun, Bruck am Großglockner, and Zell am See. Then, the Saalfelden basin leads via Maishofen (here, the Saalbachtal valley branches off to Saalbach-Hinterglemm) to Saalfelden on the Steinernes Meer and the Achental valley in Leogang back into the Pillerseetal valley. From Saalfelden, the Saalachtal valley leads to the towns of Weißbach bei Lofer, Unken, St. Martin bei Lofer, and Lofer; the nearby, impressive Hochkönig massif with the towns of Maria Alm, Dienten am Hochkönig, and Mühlbach am Hochkönig should not go unmentioned.

Highest mountains in the Kitzbühel Alps:

  • Kreuzjoch (2558 m)
  • Torhelm (2494 m)
  • Salzachgeier (2469 m)
  • Schafsiedel (2447 m)
  • Kröndlhorn (2444 m)
  • Großer Galtenberg (2424 m)
  • Geißstein (2366 m)
  • Großer Rettenstein (2362 m)
  • Großer Beil (2309 m)
  • Sonnenjoch (2287 m)
  • Wildkogel (2224 m)
  • Kleiner Rettenstein (2216 m)
  • Steinbergstein (2215 m)
  • Gamshag (2178 m)
  • Wiedersberger Horn (2127 m)
  • Wildseeloder (2119 m)
  • Schattberg (2097 m)
  • Henne (2078 m)
  • Spielberghorn (2044 m)
  • Kitzbüheler Horn (1996 m)
  • Schmittenhöhe (1965 m)
  • Wildkarspitze (1961 m)
  • Gratlspitz (1899 m)
  • Hohe Salve (1828 m)
  • Roßkopf (1731 m)
  • Hahnenkamm (1712 m)
  • Pölven (1595 m)


The following mountain ranges border the Kitzbühel Alps:

  • Zillertal Alps (in the southwest)
  • Tux Alps (in the west)
  • Rofangebirge (in the northwest)
  • Kaisergebirge (in the north)
  • Loferer Steinberger (in the northeast)
  • Leoganger Steinberger (in the northeast)
  • Salzburg Slate Alps (in the east)
  • Glockner Group (in the southeast)
  • Granatspitze Group (in the south)
  • Venediger Group (in the south)


An overview of huts and restricted / protected areas in the Kitzbühel Alps is available at:

History of the Kitzbühel Region / District:

Towns in the District of Kitzbühel

The towns in the district of Kitzbühel and the entire region are characterized by a long history steeped in tradition. Historically evolved structures and tourist influences have strongly affected the population as well as the formation of settlements and construction. As a result, many architecturally and culturally significant structures have come into being.

The rapidly rising real estate prices over the last years has presented the region with new and often difficult challenges. The advantages of a beautiful natural landscape are recognizable to many, and this leads to a strong increase in demand, even though the motives of property seekers are often different and create conflict. Affordable housing here often competes with exclusive luxury locations.

In any case, Raiffeisen Immobilien Treuhand Kitzbüheler Alpen GmbH has the task of offering a solution for all those selling or looking for property, needing an appraisal, or implementing a real estate project. Thus, the service offer should be an "all-around, carefree package" that comes from a "one-stop shop". We want to achieve the ideal solution with and for the customer.

Whether selling, leasing, buying, or renting; whether an apartment, land, house, or luxury villa or office, business location, or hotel. We are always available to help: or, Tel. +43/5352/63326-44880.

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