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One of the best-known insider tips around!

The village of Aurach is located in a tranquil setting south of Kitzbühel. The famous painter and architect Alfons Walde was captivated by this extremely special place and its extraordinary residents. In fact, he even decided to pick up his easel and relocate there from Kitzbühel for a short time in order to bring the charming church to life on his canvas. Today, the village centre and church are still popular subjects among hobby painters and photographers alike.



… „Jochberger Hummeln“ cattle actually live in Aurach.

… Tyrol’s largest outdoor enclosure is located in Aurach and covers over 40 hectares.

… The “Erbhofweg” trail in Aurach takes you past very special farms.

… Aurach was once an active location for copper mining.

… that Aurach offers  a bike-profi?

… that you reach Kitzbühel with the country cross skis?

… that you have fun on the toboggan run?

… that you can enjoy one of the most attractiv nature piste?

… that you have a fantastic area for skitouring?




Situated just 5 km south of Kitzbühel, Aurach is an ideal gateway to beautiful hikes in the Kitzbühel Südberge Mountains. It is perfectly positioned within the Kitzbühel ski area between Jochberg and Kitzbühel.


Population: 1,150


800 to 2,000 m above sea level



Similar to Jochberg and Kitzbühel, mining also played a pivotal role in the history of Aurach as well. Even early on in its history, copper was mined many times at the Kelchalm until finally stopping in 1926. 

Aurach was once a part of Jochberg but became an independent political municipality in 1833. Aurach has been officially named “Aurach bei Kitzbühel” since 1952.

Partner municipality:

Aurach am Hongar – Upper Austria

Featuring a unique location and sweeping panoramic views of the Kitzbühel Alps, the Wildpark Aurach Wildlife Park is home to a host of interesting animals such as deer, fallow deer, and mouflon (in Tirol’s largest outdoor enclosure). Additional animals featured include ibex, lynx, yaks and many other animals. Impressive game feedings take place at the large feeding area daily at 2:30 pm.

The petting barn featuring goats, donkeys, sheep, llamas, mini Shetland ponies, rabbits and guinea pigs is beloved by children. So too is the expansive Wildspielpark playground area where kids can let off steam. ‘Willi the wild boar’ serves as a mascot.

After touring the area, retire to the cosy Branderhofstube inn to enjoy regional products and sensational mountain views.

The Wildpark Aurach Wildlife Park is also the main location of the famous TV series “Da wo die Berge sind” starring Hansi Hinterseer.

Situated just 5 km south of Kitzbühel, Aurach is an ideal gateway to beautiful summer hikes in the Kitzbühel Südberge Mountains. In winter, it is ideally positioned within the ski resort area between Jochberg and Kitzbühel.

Guests come to experience the convivial atmosphere, the tranquillity and the fantastic views and linger to enjoy the deer, fallow deer, ibex and co. at the Wildpark Aurach Wildlife Park.

Each leisurely stroll is an opportunity to admire the beautifully maintained farms and their tranquil chapels. Meanwhile, rustic inns treat guests to traditional dishes and award winning cuisine.

Experience Aurach: experience hospitality while enjoying nature!






Aurach is at the centre of the action thanks to the free ski bus providing easy access the Jochberg/Pass Thurn or Kitzbühel’s ski resort.

Aurach is also well positioned for ski tourers wishing to access the Bichlalm, one of the region’s absolute highlights for ski touring & backcountry fans!

Although you can’t directly access the ski resort from Aurach, you can still return directly back to Aurach on skis from the Kitzbühel ski resort. There are two options: the “Giggling” ski route or the “Blaufeld,” a wonderful powder snow run that leads directly from the Steinbergkogel mountain to Unteraurach.


The Kelchalm natural sledging trail is very popular in winter. So too are the Aurach ice stock lanes. Meanwhile, Nordic winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy ideal conditions featuring perfectly groomed & free-of-charge cross-country trails around Aurach. But that’s not all: those who value peace and tranquillity can head out on a winter walk on some of our most beautiful walking trails, especially groomed for your enjoyment in winter.



Local Hero Florian Oberacher von Skiservice KitzSport ueber seinen Beruf und Leidenschaft.

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