Coffee culture is big in the Kitzbühel Alps. So in St Johann you’ll find lots of hidden cafés and bistros offering delicious hot drinks and cakes. One of the favourites is Oma’s Häferlcafé, or ‘grandma’s big milky coffee’, which is served in a traditional Austrian mug.
A favourite among the locals is the Grander Schupf, which is at the top of the Eichenhof lift. Reasonable prices, good strudel and a quaint, comfortable atmosphere make this Austrian chalet an ideal place to stop for a hot drink, lunch or even dinner.
The tower of the Huber Brau Brewery has a restaurant at its top level. As well as hearty Tyrolean fare, the restaurant has an observation balcony where you can enjoy the views of the Wilder Kaiser with a locally brewed beer.
A short walk away on the Hauptplatz is Café Bar Eggers, a modern but cosy bistro with outdoor seating - ideal for people watching. They have a varied menu from hot and cold sandwiches to salads and pastas, and cocktails to coffees. There's also free WiFi, so you can share your snaps with your friends.
Take relaxing walks through the village where the paths are gentle and the town centre is pedestrianised between 10am and 6pm.
Situated near the Huber Brau brewery is St Johann’s train station. You can access Kitzbühel in 8 minutes, as well as Zell am See in 45 minutes with trains running every half an hour. Trains also run to Innsbruck and Salzburg, running every 2 hours.
If you're not looking to go as far, you can always catch a bus from the main station next to the train station. The buses stop nearby Ellmau (25 mins), Scheffau (30 mins) and Söll (40 mins) and run every half an hour Monday to Friday, ever 2 hours on a Saturday, and every 3 hours on a Sunday.
You can catch the Harschbichl Gondola and other lifts up the mountains for some gentle walks and beautiful views. All the summer lifts run from mid May to mid October and are open everyday between 9am and 4.30pm.
Sightseeing and Excursions
| ||Children ||Adults |
|Krimml waterfalls - half day ||£13 ||£25 |
|Berchtesgaden ||£14 ||£28 |
|Grossglockner ||£20 ||£34 |
|Munich ||£14 ||£28 |
|Hidden lakes - half day ||£14 ||£28 |
|Salzburg ||£15 ||£29 |
Entrances and tolls: Some entrances, tolls and optional extras are payable locally.
Kids and Infant prices: Reduced prices are available for children up to 12 years inclusive. Infants who do not require a seat go free.
Limited mobility and wheelchair users: Krimml Waterfalls includes quite a few steps and steep sections that may not be suitable if you have limited mobility or are a wheelchair user.
• St Johann is a lively, bustling Tirolean town with cosmopolitan atmosphere, lots of fun for families and bursting with vibrant colour and local charm • Fantastic summer festivals include the Original Lederhosen Fest (July), 'Jaggas'n' Festival - Summer night's festival in St Johann town square (July) and the Dumpling Festival (September) as well as weekly brass band concerts and Tirolean evening
Kitzbüheler Alpen Summer Card
Pick up a Kitzbüheler Alpen Summer Card and you can travel where you want, when you want.
· Use of 31 summer lifts in Kitzbühel, St Johann, Söll, Scheffau, Ellmau and Westendorf
· Great discounts at lots of local attractions, like entry into swimming pools, museums and outdoor sports
Available to buy in resort. Adult €67.50 for a 7-day pass.
In-resort Holiday Advisor
Your Holiday Advisor will be based in your resort and will be in touch before you travel. Then, if you have any questions while you’re away or just want to say hello, you can always drop in at their info points or see them on one of their hotel visits. Alternatively, you can send them a text, give them a call, email them or even tweet them, 24 hours a day – whatever works for you.
All our holidays include shared transfers to and from your hotel.
Private transfers can be added when booking. These will be taken by car, 6-seater or minibus, depending on the number of people in your booking.