Westendorf Almabtrieb

Westendorf Almabtrieb 2022 : Saturday 17th September : From 10.00h

The crowning glory of a beautiful summer in Westendorf is the traditional return of the cattle to the village from the high, mountain pastures.
The „Almabtrieb“ takes place from 10:00h. There has already been a dusting of snow on the peaks above 2000 metres (6562 ft). The cows are accompanied by their new calves, born on the high mountain pastures during the summer.

This annual tradition is an important regional celebration that goes right to the heart of the Tirolean traditional way of life. Farmers, their wives and families will spend hours preparing adornments of flowers and colourful handmade decorations ready to festoon the cattle along with each animal’s individual cow-bell. The sight and moving sounds of this ancient festival draw visitors to Westendorf from many countries. „The tradition goes back many centuries“, says Silvia Holaus, owner of the popular village restaurant „Reiterstüberl“ in the Bichlinger Straße. „If, sadly, a farming family has suffered a bereavement whilst the cattle have been away for the summer months, their herd will be decked out in black head-dresses, out of respect.“

The festival also provides culinary delights at the „Hoamfahrerfestl“ organised by farming families and clubs (including the young farmers) held in the meadow next to the Klausnerhof.

Reiterstüberl Restaurant…

 

CD 2022

Friday Night Music Pavilion Concerts

 

Summer 2022

  • Final performance of the 2022 season. Friday 16.09.2022

Friday evening concerts are part of a long musical tradition in the Tirolean holiday resort of Westendorf. Traditional, classical and modern brass-band music as well as soothing overtures from the acclaimed Westendorf band. The concerts take place every Friday in the music pavilion (next to Ruetz‘ sport shop)  from July to mid-September at 20:00h (8 pm). By inclement weather, the concerts take place in the music hall – Alpenrosensaal, behind the village dairy.


Summer and Winter Sports Specialists

Top Names – 2022 – Quality

Visit our family store, Schulgasse 1, in the centre of Westendorf, Tirol, Austria. +43 699 1989 6321

We have an extensive range of boots, shoes and summer 2022 sport fashion

Sport Ruetz Westendorf Austria


 


Tourist Office

Everything you need to know about the region. From restaurant opening times to events. The staff are exceedingly helpful and, of course, are multilingual.

Tourist Information Westendorf in Tirol

Schulgasse 2, 6363 Westendorf – Tirol – Austria

Tel: 0043 57507 2300

Email: westendorf@kitzbuehel-alpen.com


 

 

 

Winter Opening in Westendorf

2022 Winter Season in Full Swing!

Westendorf sits on a plateau in the sunny Tirolean Brixen valley and is a very popular resort. It’s an ideal starting point for winter-sports fans being an important link between the huge SkiWelt : Wilder Kaiser : Brixental (one of the world’s largest and modern ski areas) and the famous Kitzbühel / Kirchberg region. The village of Westendorf has much to offer and our modern, luxury apartments at Sport Ruetz are right in the centre.


Sport Ruetz Westendorf, Tirol

If you’re skiing, snowboarding or cross-country skiing, visit us in the centre of the village at Sport 2000 Ruetz. Let us advise you and make your holiday in Westendorf an unforgettable, sporting experience. Our extensive range of classic skis, snowboards and other equipment is available for purchase and hire. In addition, our team of professionals are here to advise on all sports equipment for your individual needs.

Winter 2022 Fashion

Call into our shop in the centre of Westendorf and talk to the experts (opposite the Tourist Information office)


Ask our helpful, English speaking staff about all your sports equipment and sport fashion requirements

Sport 2000 Family Ruetz Fashion

+43 699 1989 6321

https://www.ruetz-sport.at/


 


Boarders Playground

Snowboarders and freestylers can find one of the best fun parks in Austria here – the boarders playground. Ski and snowboard fun knows no limits in Westendorf from the start of the winter season right through to Easter and the start of spring.

Highlights alongside the pistes are the excellently prepared cross country ski routes and the well prepared and maintained winter walking paths through breathtaking, peaceful, winter landscapes.

Westendorf – Top Class

Our superbly equipped apartments make for an easy to manage, trouble-free winter holiday. The village of Westendorf offers top-class restaurants and abundant night life with transport links to nearby facilities.

Breakfast in Westendorf, put on your skis just outside the apartment and you’re off. Morning coffee and Torte at the top of Talkaser. Wiener schnitzel for lunch with friends above Kitzbühel. Stop off for refreshments in the afternoon in Hoch Söll, Après-Ski at the Bruchstadl back in Westendorf. Park your boards and skis overnight in our free heated ski-depot. Check how many km you have clocked up on the website. Enjoy.

„English speaking guests have been greeted in Westendorf since George Ager opened the first ski-lift in 1948“ said ski teacher Richard D. from London. „The resort welcomes back many return winter sports enthusiasts from Ireland and the UK, families as well as skiers in their 60s, 70’s and 80’s.“

Family Skiing in Westendorf, Austria.

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Gustav Klimt at Attersee

For Art Lovers.
Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) was one of Austria’s‘ most vibrant artists, founding the Viennese Secession and spending much of his time being inspired by the lake at Attersee. A comfortable day out by car from Westendorf. Include a visit to the Klimt Museum and the many places he painted in and around the town of  Schörfling in Oberösterreich, just off the A1 Autobahn. Scenic route via Lofer and Salzburg 152km – C. 1hr 45m.
Recommended purchase : Autobahn Vingnette if intending using fastest (less scenic) route.
Gustav Klimt Center (Museum)
Hauptstraße 30
4861 Schörfling
+43 (0)664 828 39 90
info@klimt-am-attersee.at

04/06/2022 – 23/10/2022
Wednesday to Sunday & public holidays:
09:30 – 16:30h
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Reiterstüberl Recommended Restaurant

Open from Wednesday 14th September 2022.

We are recruiting staff to strengthen our team : Full or part-time.

Our Restaurant is well-known for its cuisine and consistently high standards. In the stylish ambience of our bar, restaurant and sun-terraces, we serve both well-tried and state-of-the-art culinary creations.

Recommended Restaurant Reiterstüberl Westendorf Tirol

Reiterstüberl Restaurant Westendorf, Tirol
We combine traditional cuisine with fresh ideas and quality for your culinary enjoyment. We use local produce and keep an excellent wine cellar. Visit us in Westendorf and be impressed.
Our menus include full descriptions in English and our friendly staff are here to make you feel welcome.

As we are one of the most sought-after venues in the Brixen valley, it is recommended to reserve tables early in peak periods. At 600 m (3/8ths mile) from Westendorf centre, in the Bichlinger Straße, it’s worth a short walk to visit us before you dine. Hannes, Sylvia and staff will be pleased to help you.

Restaurant  Reiterstüberl
Bichlinger Straße 100
6363 Westendorf, Tirol
Tel: +43 5334 6768 (reservations)
Fax: +43 5334 30374
E-mail: info@reiterstueberl.com


 


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Westendorf is a Magnificent Starting Point for Austrian Days Out

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COVID-19

Covid restrictions have largely been stood down. Masks should be worn when using public transport and some indoor facilities where signs indicate mandatory use. 15/09/2022 (ed)

Link to Austria-wide Covid Cases Dashboard (in German).

Summer Season 2021 in Westendorf

The mountains are open, pretty-well everything open too. Quarantine restrictions lifted. From May 19, 2021, holidays in Austria and the Brixental are possible again! Hotels, restaurants, mountain lifts and leisure facilities are open. We look forward to seeing you in Westendorf, Tirol again soon!

Coronavirus tests will be made free for foreigners in order to boost tourism, the Austrian Tourism Minister has confirmed.

Authenticated negative Corona-19 tests are your 24hr passport to indoor areas in hotels, restaurants and bars. The „3 Gs“ entry permit scheme is working like finest-clockwork : Geimpft (Vaccinated), Getestet (Tested) or Genesen (Recovered).

Home testing kits, known in German as Wohnzimmertests, are available at local chemists and are authenticated online by QR codes that provide you with a unique, scannable quick response code (QR) direct to your mobile. Walk in testing by appointment.

 

Of course we have taken precautions and promise to do everything possible to guarantee you a safe, relaxed and carefree holiday. All hospitality staff will continue to be subject to mandatory Covid testing as has been the standard throughout 2020-21. Here you can find out which conditions currently apply, what the current situation is on site and what you can expect from us!

As of 07/05/2021 :

  • Accommodation and restaurants reopen on 19.05.2021 in compliance with clear safety concepts.
  • Basic requirement for entry into restaurants/hotels will be proof of being vaccinated, tested or recovered. Controlled self-tests will also be permitted as entry tests.
  • As of May 19, 2021, the current quarantine regulations will fall. Persons who are tested, vaccinated or recovered may enter Austria without quarantine. However, please observe the re-entry regulations of your home country.
  • Cultural and sports events should be possible again under high security conditions. Maximum number of people: 1500 for indoor events, 3000 for outdoor events. Admission test as a prerequisite.
  • Based on further vaccination progress, additional relief will follow beginning July 1, 2021.

UK only prospective guests : As the UK has left the European Union, freedom of movement no longer applies. Austrian doors are open but please check the UK travel restrictions advice pages here… 

It’s a rapidly improving scenario for EU states. Tourism has reopened. But sadly the UK’s opt out of international travel agreements have placed added restrictions for UK citizens only. 1st June 2021 start of flight ban from UK.

Westendorf Golf Course Re-opens

Summer 2020

A holiday in Westendorf will be possible from 29th May 2020.  The Kitzbühel Alps region will open its doors. The border with Germany will once again be open from 15th June 2020. Contact us (details at foot of page) for latest luxury accommodation in Haus Ruetz Westendorf.

The Westendorf Golf Club „Golfplatz Kitzbüheler Alpen Westendorf“ is pleased to announce that from Friday 1st May 2020 its 18-Hole golf course and the entire practice area are open for members and guests.

Contact us at Ruetz Apartments Westendorf (details at the foot of this page) to book some of best apportioned apartments just a short walk from the superb Westendorf Golfcourse. The „Golfplatz Kitzbüheler Alpen Westendorf“ lies in the middle of a sunny high-plateau at the heart of the Austrian Tirol.
The 18 hole, championship course opened in 2014. The Driving Range and Practice Area have been in use since the beginning of 2013.

The unique mountain panorama, the unspoiled environment, the fresh air, the water meadows, natural habitats, intact flora and fauna are enticing. Situated in the middle of the Golf region of the Kitzbühel Alps, Westendorf is only a 15 minute drive from the Inn valley motorway (Autobahn exit Wörgl-Ost) and 14km (8 3/4 Miles) from Kitzbühel. Golf Unterkunft Westendorf

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