Free Bus for Guests

schibusKirchberg – The Tourist Office for Westendorf and the whole of the Brixen Valley has today launched a new bus service for guests. From the 1st December 2016 tourists in the region will be able to travel with no further charge on the public buses in the valley on production of a „Guest-Card“ issued by their hotel or guest house.

This service is not just available between villages in the valley but will also allow guests to travel from Westendorf to Kitzbühel or Wörgl and back. Technically the service is not free but „paid for“ through charges levied by the „Tourismusverband Brixental“ as announced by Max Salcher, business-manager of the association TVB.

Unbelievably Early Winter Start

winterstartOfficial season starts on 26th of November 2016
Here we go! Earlier than expected and with the energetic support of the snow fairies and more than 1,700 snow-making machines, all SkiWelt fans are looking forward to the new winter season. On the weekend of 26th and 27th of November the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental will start the 2016-17 season – initially just for the weekend.

Then from 3rd December the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental region will commence continuous ski operations until 02/04/2017. Which lifts, slopes and huts will open? All information about the open lifts, slopes and huts can always be found on the Skiwelt-Brixental pages which continually update.

The SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental is Austria’s largest connected ski resort. 280 km (174 miles) of pistes, 90 modern lifts and 77 cosy huts and restaurants with après-ski venues in the middle of the unique natural scenery of the Kitzbüheler Alps and the Wilder Kaiser. Westendorf, with its superb connectivity, snow security and active night-life, is renowned for being the ideal base-camp for this vast region.

And if that’s not enough, you can go down the Ki-West-descent and a short bus transfer to the neighbouring Kitzbühel ski area and enjoy some 160 km of fantastic pistes (with a SuperSkiCard ticket).

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‚Schau zuichi‘ Markt – Westendorf Market


Local Crafts, Regional Food Specialities – Westendorf Market .. with a superb programme of children’s events and children’s night, along with a late-night shopping evening by Westendorf’s traders. Be amazed at the old handicrafts, taste delicious treats from the farms and enjoy a good „Glaserl“ (glass of wine) accompanied by traditional music.

Every Thursday afternoon – 16:00h in the centre of the village : 16.06.2016 – 29.09.2016


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Westendorf – a great experience in any season

ruetz03Westendorf is situated on a sunny plateau in the middle of the Brixen valley, far away from any noisy traffic. The picture-perfect village centre with its excellent infrastructure is completely encompassed by mountains and is regarded as a link between Austria’s largest connected ski areas, the Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental and the well-known Ski Area Kitzbühel/Kirchberg. It’s not just in winter that visitors get their money’s worth, summer in Westendorf also makes for plenty of thrills. Our natural jewel, the Windau valley, as well as the beautiful surrounding mountains, with peaks of up to 2,400 m offers a sheer inexhaustible hiking, mountain-biking and relaxation experience.