Westendorf Christmas Market

Saturday 15th December 2018, 15:00 – 20:30 h

The 2018 Christmas Market was small, cosy but above all a family occasion. The Westendorf Christmas Market presents itself every year and is held at the open air music pavillion.
Numerous street-stalls offerd not only tasty wares and hot drinks like any Christmas Market but also Tirolean handicrafts and seasonal decorations etc.
Music and entertainment traditional and with a modern flair for all the family were also in abundance.
The first „heavy“ snow of the winter had fallen 5 days earlier; it was crisp and cold out.
Children were gathered around an open fire toasting tasty morsels on sticks and the village was alive with final preparations for what was looking to become a seriously good skiing winter season 2019.
Weihnachtsmarkt Westendorf
Starting at 3pm through to 8:30pm.

Free Regional Rail & Bus Travel Big Hit

As a guest in one of our apartments you will receive a free bus and rail-pass for all the family as part of the Westendorf tourist office’s „Guest Card“. This is valid throughout your stay and can be presented for free travel on buses and trains :

Buses running from Wörgl in the Inn valley, via Westendorf to Kitzbühel and return.

Rail travel is available on local trains on the 66 km (41 mile) line from Wörgl via Hopfgarten, Westendorf, Brixen, Kirchberg, Schwarzsee, Kitzbühel, St. Johann and Hochfilzen. All excellent starting points for summer walking, swimming (open air and indoor), mountain lifts, shopping, cycling, fishing, golf and and and.

Guest Cards are issued by your hosts upon arrival and also include reductions on may of the local facilities such as swimming pool, entertainment and mountain lifts.

 

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The bus and rail travel bonus is a fantastic way to explore the towns, villages and mountains in the region – for free. Richard and family from London staying with us in July 2017 said; „Travelling around without a car felt good, we saw lots more than usual and knew it was doing the environment good. This is a big bonus for holidaymakers in Westendorf. Can’t understand how we didn’t hear about it earlier“!

The best kept secret is that this offer includes free rail transport of cycles so that guests can easily explore the mountains and valleys around the region.

If you are planning to arrive by rail, Wörgl is a 1hr 15 minute ride from Munich, for example. Simply cross over the platform at Wörgl and join the frequent connections to Westendorf. These run frequently on week-days, less at weekends. This „Tourist Board“ offer is available on local trains : not available on intercity express or RailJet services.
See the Westendorf tourist board website or call in to their office for further details. During your stay the Westendorf, tourist office staff will be pleased to help you plan your Cycle, Walking, Rail or Bus tours.

Westendorf Tourist Information

If you need a rail/bus-pass for your inward journey please let us know beforehand.

A charming village, ancient traditions, dreamlike mountains and really hospitable people

ruetz01Traditions old and new thrive in Westendorf and the Brixen valley. One such special event is the 360 year old Antlassritt that takes place on Corpus Christi. This is a religious procession by farmers from the towns of Kirchberg in Tirol, Brixen im Thale and Westendorf.

Year after year locals and guests take pleasure in viewing the imposing spectacle of 100 or so beautifully decorated horses being ridden through the valley. Starting in the main square in Westendorf, they are joined by local bands and processions of villagers in traditional costume along the Brixen valley.
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The origins of the celebrations are unclear but tradition has it that the Antlassritt commemorates the 30 Years‘ War in the 17th century, when the villagers of the three communities beat back Swedish troops on the Klausenbach river. Every year, on the religious festival of „Fronleichnam“ – Corpus Christi – the farmers (exclusively men) ride to the „Schwedenkapelle“ chapel in Kirchberg in Tirol to commemorate their victory.

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Winter 2017-18 Super Season Start

It’s been snowing in the mountains and in the village – lots – and piste preparations are reported in the local press to be better than in any previous season. Westendorf and the SkiWelt region openened for the weekend of 2nd – 3rd December and runs continuously from Saturday 08/12/2017 through to 08/04/2018. And that’s 1,000 km of slopes.

The early planning, going back to last season’s policy of stockpiling huge amounts of snow in insulated stores, has enabled long runs to be established earlier than ever before. The well below freezing spell of cold weather has seen the snow cannons in action and now the new snow has arrived. A final inspection of the Apartments Ruetz luxury self catering accommodation demonstrated exactly how best standards have been achieved. Warm and welcoming, from the quality of the finish, the superb facilities and the greetings by the staff (in English) upon arrival. We think nothing has been overlooked. This accommodation is hugely popular in Winter and summer alike.  To find out more fill out the enquiry form on our main Sport Ruetz website or have a chat on the ‚phone with a member of our staff. +43 699 1989 6321 Contact details are at the foot of this page.

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Top Accommodation for Sport in Westendorf

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Contact Sport Ruetz (details at the foot of this page) to book some of the best apportioned apartments available – just a short walk from the superb Westendorf Golf-course. 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

The alpine village of Westendorf is a top favourite with English-speaking guests from around the globe. It is easilly accessible by plane, rail and car. Westendorf has much to offer for families – not just golfers.

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For luxury Golf accommodation contact us here at Apartments Ruetz Westendorf Brixen Valley- details below. If you care to telephone, ask to speak to the owner and keen golfer Andi Ruetz for up to the minute offers and advice.

 

Der Golfplatz Kitzbüheler Alpen Westendorf liegt inmitten eines Sonnen-Hochplateaus im Herzen Tirols.

Das einzigartige Panorama, die unberührte Natur, die herrliche Luft, die Auen, Biotope, die intakte Fauna und Flora laden zum Verweilen ein. Mitten in der Golfregion Kitzbühel gelegen, ist er jeweils nur ca. 15 Minuten von der Inntal-Autobahn (Abfahrt Wörgl) und von Kitzbühel entfernt.

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