Mountains, hiking and
exclusive gourmet creations
At 800m above sea level on the Brixen Valley’s sunny plateau, Kirchberg in Tirol, Brixen and Westendorf nestle between the Hohe Salve mountain and the Kitzbüheler Horn. If exceptional experiences in natural surroundings are your thing, look no further than the Brixen Valley and its distinctive geographical features. Unusually, the Brixen Valley does not end in a valley head, but is open on both sides, linking the Inn Valley in the west with the Kitzbühel area in the east – and there’s plenty to discover in between. The Kitzbühel-Kirchberg region is home to a 2,500km network of footpaths with spectacular summits, wonderful walks, magical mountain huts and fresh, clear Alpine air.
Work up an appetite
Walking is hungry work, and in these beautiful surroundings with such clear mountain air, your culinary reward also needs to be very special. The Kitzbühel Alps gourmet region has therefore published a mountain lodge guide to show you the way through the culinary map.
Delicious Tyrolean delicacies such as Gröstl, Käsespätzle and Kaiserschmarrn ensure your hiking holiday and refreshments stops stay with you as beautiful memories. Kitzbühel-Kirchberg’s hut owners focus on local products: from buttermilk from the farm and cheeses from the dairy to meat from their own cattle, everything is freshly prepared.
To ensure that you enjoy as many mountain experiences as possible throughout the Kitzbühel-Kirchberg region, the Kitzbüheler Alpen Summer Card is included free of charge with all our hiking offers. This gives you access to all 36 summer lifts in the Kitzbühel Alps and a 50% discount on outdoor activities as well as a range of excursions such as lake lidos and museums.
Patrizia’s insider hiking tips
Our private guide Patrizia knows the area around our 5-star hotel like the back of her hand and will take you on the region’s best hikes. Join her to explore the prettiest mountain huts with the most delicious food and most incredible views in the Kitzbühel Alps. Patrizia has many highlights up her sleeve, including the summit hike to Pengelstein, a circular walk to the Labalm mountain hut with views of the Grosser Rettenstein, and the summit hike to the Grosser Rettenstein – this one is best left to experienced mountaineers! If you’re in luck, you may catch a glimpse or hear the sound of the resident marmots. For ambitious hikers, Patrizia also recommends the 106km KAT (Kitzbühel Alps Trail) which explores the Kitzbühel Alps across six daily stages.
Hiking holiday and daily culinary highlights
At the 5-star Rosengarten Hotel, we save the best till last on every day of your hiking holiday. After a day in the mountains followed by a relaxing session in the exclusive Rosengarten SPA, you can look forward to an exceptional 5-course dinner at Bistro-Restaurant Rosengarten. The award-winning restaurant offers a modern twist on typical Austrian cooking along with the new and extraordinary Alpine Elements® Cuisine concept. Fresh ingredients and herbs from the region are combined with alkaline foods to create delicious meals that gently stabilise your energy balance and soothe body and soul. And if you book our Culinary Hut Hike package, proprietor and four-toque chef Simon Taxacher might just share a few of his culinary secrets.