Where Tyrolean tradition is everywhere

Locals and guests alike appreciate the village character and the magnificence of the surrounding grass-covered peaks, also known as the Kitzbühel Südberge.

The famous painter and architect Alfons Walde felt he had found a very special place in a quiet location south of Kitzbühel with extraordinary locals and moved his easel to Aurach to put the enchanting church onto canvas. The town centre with its onion-shaped church tower remains a popular object for casual painters and photographers to capture.

Did you know that…

... this is where the Jochberg bumblebees are based?

... there is Tyrol's largest outdoor enclosure with over 40 hectares in Aurach?

... the Erbhofweg in Aurach passes very special farms?

... there is a certified bike professional here?

... you can get to Kitzbühel on cross-country skis from here?

... you can have a lot of fun here on the natural toboggan run?

... you will find one of the most beautiful natural ski pistes here in the Giggling run?

... there is a ski touring area in Aurach?

Worth knowing about Aurach

Aurach is located only approx. 5 km south of Kitzbühel in the wonderful hiking area of the Kitzbühel Südberge amid the Kitzbühel ski area between Jochberg and Kitzbühel.


800 to 2,000 metres above sea level

Similar to Jochberg and Kitzbühel, the history of Aurach is also shaped by mining. Copper was mined very early on the Kelchalm and continued until mining was finally stopped in 1926.

Aurach used to belong to Jochberg, but Aurach has been an independent political municipality since 1833, and since 1952 Aurach has gone by the name Aurach bei Kitzbühel.

Partner municipality:
Aurach am Hongar - Upper Austria

Grand estates

The Aurach association of young farmers has created an impressive tour of the tranquil village with the AurachERleben hiking trail. It leads past the numerous grand estates that have been in family ownership for generations, at least 300 years. AurachERleben guides you along the most beautiful hiking trails in Aurach and provides valuable information about the most traditional facilities in the village. Hikers and walkers have the opportunity to learn more about the typical local grand estates, chapels, mining and the local fauna and flora.

The Aurach Wildlife Park impresses with its unique location with a panoramic view of the Kitzbühel Alps and its animal inhabitants: you can see red deer, fallow deer and mouflon in Tyrol's largest outdoor enclosure, as well as ibex, lynx, yaks and many other animals. The impressive game feeding takes place daily at 2.30 p.m. at the large feeding area.

A highlight for children is the Streichlstadl with goats, donkeys, sheep, llamas, mini-Shetland ponies, rabbits and guinea pigs. The children can let off steam in the large playground, where everything revolves around Willi Wildschwein.

After a tour, you can treat yourself in the cosy Branderhofstube restaurant with regional produce and enjoy the view of the mountains.

The Aurach Wildlife Park is also the main location for the famous Austrian TV series “Da wo die Berge sind” with Hansi Hinterseer.

Deer in front of the mounains


Wildlife Park Auarch

It is the people who make Kitzbühel and its holiday villages Reith, Aurach and Jochberg so special. It is precisely these personalities that are the focus of our "LocalHeroes" series, in which the true heroes of our region are put in the spotlight.

Since 2015, Andrea Pletzer-Gasser has been managing the wildlife park in Aurach with her partner Mike and the dedicated wildlife park team. The popular excursion destination is home to many native animal species and a highlight for the whole family. 

Aurach – On the trail of customs

Aurach in summer

Aurach is located 5 km south of Kitzbühel. In summer it is in the middle of the wonderful hiking area of the Kitzbühel Südberge and in winter in the centre of the ski areas between Jochberg and Kitzbühel.

The cosiness, tranquillity and wonderful views can be enjoyed not only by guests but also by the fauna of the Aurach Wildlife Park with its red deer, fallow deer, ibex and many more.

The wonderfully well-maintained farms and their chapels can be admired again and again during a leisurely stroll. Quaint taverns are sure to treat you with award-winning traditional dishes and cuisine.

Experience Aurach, enjoy hospitality, experience nature!

Aurach in winter

Regardless of whether you want to enter the ski area in Jochberg/Pass Thurn or directly in Kitzbühel, from Aurach you are right in the middle of it in no time with the free ski bus. With the area around the Bichlalm, Aurach offers an absolute highlight in our region for all touring and off-piste skiers.

The Kelchalm natural toboggan run is very popular in winter. You can shoot away at the Aurach ice stock rink. Nordic winter sports enthusiasts will find an ideal environment with perfectly groomed cross-country trails around Aurach that are free for guests to use. For all those who want a quieter and maybe a slightly more romantic time, we clear some of our most beautiful hiking and walking trails in winter too.


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