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Events in and around Kitzbühel

Sports, customs and entertainment around your holiday Hotel Elisabeth

Events on holidays in the Kitzbühel Alps in Austria
Traditional "Almabtrieb" in Tyrol

All year round a lot of events invite holiday guests from all over the world as well as locals to Kitzbühel. Apart from the big sports events you will also experience culture, customs and traditions in the Tyrolean mountains of Austria.

Vintage cars on the road in the Kitzbühel Alps in summer
Kitzbühel classic car event

Kitz summer nights

Musical sounds make for very special Thursdays summer nights in Kitzbühel in July and August. During the Kitz summer nights you will experience traditional, Austrian top bands and the cultural experience is topped off by the art lanes and an entertaining children's programme.

“Almabtrieb” Festival

The procedure when the cattle is brought back to the valley after a long summer on the alpine pasture is called “Almabtrieb” and is celebrated with a big festival event yearly in late summer. You can watch this spectacle live right in front of the Hotel Elisabeth. See the alpine cattle decorated with wreaths and ribbons when they pass the hotel on their way to the winter residence the Scherrhof farm. The Almabtrieb in Kitzbühel and the fact that the summer months were a success are celebrated in front of the hotel with a lovely party, autumn culinary treats and music.

Midsummer fire

The traditional Midsummer fires ring in the summer in June. The fires and torches light up the Kitzbühel Alps and can be seen on the mountains through the night. Quite convenient that you can enjoy these impressive views over the illuminated mountains from your room at the Elisabeth Hotel.

Summer night's festival in Kitzbühel

At the big summer night's festival with a fair by the Kitzbühel city band, you will witness a diverse symbiosis of local customs, children entertainment, music, indulgence, games and fun. A great opportunity to put on your Dirndl or Lederhosen and mingle with the locals. On the night before all party people meet at the popular Almrausch party. Free shuttle busses will take you from the Elisabeth Hotel in Kirchberg to Kitzbühel and back.

Sports events

Kitzbühel becomes stage for incredible sports event several times a year:

Bet@ Home Tennis Cup

Annually several world-famous tennis pros play in the Kitzbühel stadium at the Bet at Home Tennis Cup and more than 30,000 spectators watch the spectacular matches live in the stadium. Some of the tennis players stay at the Elisabeth Hotel, one of the events partners and sponsors. So you can spend your holiday with the tennis stars.

Austria Cycling Tour

In early July Kitzbühel is all about cycling during the Austria Tour. Be live at the event in Kitzbühel and cheer for the cycling stars when they start their tour up to the Kitzbühel Horn.

Kitzbühel Alps Rally

The Kitzbühel Alps Rally connects two beauties: classic cars and the Kitzbühel Alps. The legendary classic car event attracts fans from all over the world in early June. Watch the automobile caravan passing the Elisabeth Hotel on their way to Ochsalm. Your Elisabeth Hotel is partner and sponsor of the event.


In winter one high-ranked sports event follows the next. Here is a small selection of the event calendar:

Hahnenkamm race

Probably the world's most spectacular ski race, which takes place in late January, is not only challenging for the skiers but also for the spectators who are engrossed in the race. Relax from emotional moments at the Streif, Mausefalle and Hausbergkante after the race at the Elisabeth Spa.

FIS Westendorf night slalom – Hahnenkamm warm-up

A couple of days before the Hahnenkamm slalom the ski racers use the warm-up in Westendorf for a last training under race conditions, before they start at the Ganslerhang. In the evening the international FIS Alpenrosen cup takes place on the floodlit night piste.

Polo World Cup

At the Polo World Cup on the Münichauer meadow in Reith near Kitzbühel you will experience thrilling tournaments with elegant horses in front of the snow-covered scenery of the Tyrolean Alps. A top class event with the Polo Player's Night in the VIP tent as its highlight. As a sponsor and partner of the event the Elisabeth Hotel is the accommodation of choice for some of the polo players.

Whether you want to come to Kitzbühel for a certain event or want to enhance your spa or activity holiday in Tyrol with one or two experiences: we have the perfect comfort rooms for you! Here you will find the no obligation holiday enquiry for the Elisabeth Hotel!