When you talk to locals, they will tell you Jochberg is known as a water village. The many fountains, the unique Sintersbach waterfall and the swimming pool in the forest are an absolute must for water enthusiasts.
St. Wolfgang’s parish church is a magnificent baroque building and the pride of all Jochbergers. The farms are also a special kind of cultural asset. Many of these farms are several hundred years old and have been family-owned for generations.
... a lot revolves around the element of water here?
... there is a forest swimming pool with revitalised Grander water?
... this is where Grander water comes from?
... the most beautiful waterfall in the region can be found here, the Sintersbach waterfall?
... the Drachenweg is particularly refreshing in summer?
... you can get to Kitzbühel on cross-country skis?
… skiing on the Hausleit'n ski meadow is free?
... there are wonderful hiking and walking trails here?
Jochberg is only around 10 km south of Kitzbühel amid the Kitzbühel skiing and hiking area.
924 to 2363 metres above sea level
The history of our village is shaped by mining. Copper was already being mined in our area 3,000 years ago, and mining was carried out in the Kupferplatte from 1447 to 1926. Today the Kupferplatte mine is a fascinating excursion destination.
In addition to our parish church, the Schwarzer Adler inn in the centre of the village is a historic building. It was built in 1482 and was managed by Anton Oppacher, a loyal follower of Andreas Hofer, during the Tyrolean struggle for freedom.
The GRANDER water revitalisation has been deployed successfully for over 40 years around the world in all areas where water flows, is drunk or used.
In 1959, Kitzbüheler Alpen Seilbahnen AG built the first chairlift from the village to the Wagstättalm in Jochberg. It was inaugurated on 6 December 1959 by auxiliary bishop Johannes Filzer in the presence of Pastor Josef Macheiner, District Captain Trentinaglia and the Jochberg Mayor and Tourism Chairman, Hans Neuper.
The lift created an enormous skiing boom in the up-and-coming winter sports resort, and further lifts were built in the following years (the Hausleiten drag lift in 1963). As an extension of the Wagstätt lift, the Wurzhöhe drag lift went into operation on 23 December 1968. The ski area was expanded in 1976 with the Talsen tow lift and in 1979 with the Bärenbadkogel I and II tow lifts. In 1979 the Wagstätt lift was also converted into a double chair lift and the Wurzhöhe tow lift.
In the next few decades, almost all the drag lifts were replaced by modern 4-seater and 6-seater chairlifts. With the “most spectacular 3-cable gondola lift in the world”, the merging of the ski areas of Jochberg and Kitzbühel (Pengelstein / Hahnenkamm) was completed in 2004, making skiing all the way from Hahnenkamm to Resterhöhe possible. The slopes were upgraded with snow systems allowing them to be 100% covered with artificial snow and can be perfectly maintained thanks to modern piste equipment.
The Wagstättbahn 10 EUB Comfortline (single-cable gondola lift with 10-person cabins) was opened on 7 December 2013. It replaces the old chair lift and drag lift. Since then, the Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel area has had the seal of approval of a ‘world's best ski area’. The Jochberg ski pistes have always been particularly popular with both locals and regular guests.
Embedded in the gentle grassy Kitzbühel mountains, 10 km south of Kitzbühel amid the Kitzbüehler Südberge, a real hiking paradise opens up from 924 m to over 2,363 m above sea level. The Großvenediger poses majestically and powerfully, providing unforgettable memories with views of the snow-capped 3,000-metre summit over 365 days of the year.
In addition to hundreds of kilometres of well-maintained and signposted hiking trails, such as the Jochberger Höhenweg with its breathtaking views over the Kitzbühel southern mountains, we are particularly proud of our natural jewels such as the imposing Sintersbach waterfall with the Drachenweg or the Gaisstein.
Tip! Hike to the historic wells, which at one time ensured the water supply of local farms all year round.
In winter, Jochberg is the perfect starting point for a wide variety of ski runs. From the centre of the resort you can get to the Kitzbühel ski area directly and quickly with ultra-modern lifts, while wonderful descents lead you right back to the centre of Jochberg. The modern Wagstätt-Bahn cable car gives you the opportunity to travel in the direction of Kitzbühel or back to the Pass-Thurn ski area. Among the five best runs in the Kitzbühel ski area is the Wagstätt/Wurz piste. For locals and guests, the Jochberg valley run provides a real pleasure and therefore an absolute highlight.
For friends of cross-country skiing, there are well-maintained trails leading right from the centre through the region. You can enjoy nature in an impressive way on winter hiking trails and then enjoy traditional dishes and cuisine at an award-winning level in Jochberg's cosy parlours.
Tip! Let the beauty of this unique winter landscape sink in!