It takes more than a few drops of rain to ruin an wonderful vacation in the Kitzbühel region. In fact, when the heavens open up, a comprehensive range of leisure facilities and diverse selection of sports will make your vacation fun, whatever the weather. Even in the rainiest conditions, the mountains offer plenty to discover for kids and adults alike, from indoor sports to spa landscapes to art activities. To put it in a nutshell: in Kitzbühel and the surrounding region, there’s no such thing as bad weather!
The Kitzbühel Museum is located in two of the city’s oldest historical buildings and gives unique insight into the history of Kitzbühel. Selected exhibits and film and sound installations take visitors from the town’s roots in Bronze Age mining to winter sports with Toni Sailer and the legendary "Kitzbühel Wonder Team." The focus of the collection is Alfons Walde. The museum presents the works of the Kitzbühel artist with 60 of his paintings as well as over 100 graphics, drawings, photographs and prints.
The Hinterobernau farm has its origins in the 16th century, and since the 1970s, it has been laid out as the first farmhouse museum in Tyrol. The typical Salzburg-Tyrolean Einhof with its annexes, such as the laundry, chapel, oven, bee hut, threshing floor and cart hut, were elaborately restored and turned into a museum. The furnishings in the farmhouse are original and well cared for.
The world of Krampus, maintaining the regional Krampus tradition and exhibiting real cultural customs. Admire hand-carved Krampus masks from as early as 1903 all the way to modern, traditional masks. Upon request, you can also get the chance to look over the shoulder of a carver while he’s making a mask. A guided tour of the Krampus Museum is available by appointment.
In Lisi World, the new indoor play paradise flooded with sunlight, clever girls and daring boys are the big winners. In more than 500m² (~5400 sq. ft.), you’ll find all kinds of fun: a maze and a wave slide, a spider tower and a fun shooter area, table tennis and a trampoline, tricky games, science experiments and a separate area for the little ones.
Sports, fun and games – all under one roof for the whole family. An area spanning nearly 50,000 square feet offers a wide range of activities under one roof – multifaceted and open all year round, regardless of the weather. From climbing towers to bouldering areas, from the tennis hall to the bowling alley, The Kitzbühel Sports Park is at its best and most diverse when actively organizing leisure time and play.
Enjoy our spacious wellness and leisure facility for relaxing, swimming and simply splashing around. The Kitzbühel Aquarena will entertain the whole family with its 80 foot sports pool, bathing landscape with a waterfall, two large adventure slides and a pool for small children.
Sit back and enjoy a spa day in one of our wellness hotels. Take time out from everyday life to let yourself be pampered for a day. Relax in one of our wellness hotels or the Aquarena bathing center. From the panoramic swimming pool to the wellness sauna, bask in a moment set aside for you.
Kitzbühel pairs urban flair with characteristic Tyrolean hospitality, offering culinary diversity and an exclusive shopping experience. It’s the best combination of sports and lifestyle. With its short distances between shops, Kitzbühel’s city center is known for its perfect atmosphere for shopping in the Alps. International brands and Kitzbühel fashion originals – like Sportalm, Frauenschuh, Franz Prader, and Helmut Eder – stud the display windows. A discovery tour is also worthwhile at the handicraft businesses of the Kitzbühel Master Guild where they make exquisite arts and crafts.
Lakes & Pools in Kitzbühel
Riding ist he best solution to any problem
Courts that have witnessed legends
Slide and sweep in Austria’s only curling centre
Kitzbühel is always in season – as the most renowned sports town in the Alps, it offers much more than just winter highlights. Nestled between the Hahnenkamm, Kitzbüheler Horn and Wilder Kaiser, the distinctive charm of our region entices visitors in the spring, summer and autumn, too. But to be honest: Even here, the sun doesn’t shine 365 days a year. Overcast skies don’t have to cast gloom over your vacation, though. After all, there are countless ways to enjoy rainy days in Kitzbühel.
Ideas for fun and relaxation when it's chilly and damp
One of the best places to make your day a true pleasure is at one of Kitzbühel's wellness centers. Unwind and soothe your soul at an indulgent day spa in one of our wellness hotels. Even more variety and lots of fun await swimmers and bathers at the Aquarena. Whether you’re looking for excitement or serenity in the water, Kitzbühel's swimming and bathing center welcomes you – in addition to a sports pool, a bathing area and two adventure slides, there’s also a spacious sauna area with a steam bath, hammam and Kneipp pool.
Indoor activities for kids and adults
If you're searching for “fun indoor activities near me” on a rainy day, the Sports Park is the place to be. Kids and adults alike love the modern climbing center with its bouldering area – and there’s a tennis hall, bowling alley, Austria’s only curling hall and an ice skating rink to keep kids busy, no matter their age. Anyone looking for more ideas for kids shouldn’t miss Lisi World in the neighboring vacation village of Reith near Kitzbühel, which provides endless fun with indoor games kids love. Loooking for a sensory activity? At this indoor play paradise for kids and youth, Mom and Dad can relax while the kids have a perfect time playing on the trampoline and climbing tower, among other indoor activities. A scavenger hunt and obstacle course are ideas for your schedule, too.
The cultural side of Kitzbühel
There’s no question that Kitzbühel has made a name for itself as the most renowned sports town in the Alps. The Kitzbühel Museum highlights what makes the Gamsstadt special when it comes to history, art and culture – and from historical Bronze Age excavations to the legendary Wonder Team to the collection of works by Alfons Walde, there’s a lot to see. The Farmhouse Museum offers a glimpse into the region's traditional agricultural history, with many of the original furnishings and machinery preserved. There’s an eerie beauty in the Kitzbühel Krampus Museum, where you can see traditional hand-carved masks of creepy characters.
Shop the bad weather away
If you left your all-weather clothing at home, an extended shopping tour is bound to be on your agenda. In addition to long-established sporting goods stores that will equip you and your kids for adventures in any kind of weather, Kitzbühel is also home to international brands, designer labels and traditional local boutiques. A little window shopping? Yes, please.