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, departing 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 at nearby Ellmau (25 mins), Scheffau (30 mins) and Söll (40 mins) and run every half an hour Monday to Friday, every 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 operate from mid May to mid October and are open everyday between 9am and 4.30pm.
|Festival ||Month |
|Kitzbüheler Alpenrallye Vintage Car Race ||Early June |
|Mountains Aflame - Summer Solstice ||Mid June |
|Stars of Tomorrow Dance Festival ||Two dates in mid June and early July |
|Jaggas'n Town Fair ||Early July |
|Lang & Klang ||Once a week from early July to late August |
|Kids Play Street ||Mid July to late August |
|Knödelfest (Dumpling Festival) ||Late September |
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 an uphill walk from the resort. 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.
Whether you’re after a relaxed stroll or a chance to really stretch your legs, you’re sure to find something suitable along St Johann’s 210km of trails. Casual walkers can spend long summer days ambling through the village, along riverside paths and through alpine meadows. If you want to explore a bit further, you can jump on any of the summer lifts, such as the Kitzbühelerhorn gondola, for access to plenty of footpaths and marked trails – with stunning views. The one and a half hour walk to the Eifersbacher waterfalls is well worth it for the photo opportunity alone.
Catch the gondola to the top of Harschbichl Mountain and head up towards the Kitzbüheler Horn, following the steep path through alpine meadows. Wind past farm pastures and the lovely little chapel to the peak of the Horn, where spectacular views await you – and your camera. From there, the trail leads downhill along a narrow ridge and back to the gondola terminal.
Get stuck into nature and take this trail into an impressive ravine, following the winding river between steep rocky walls, and making your way across the suspension bridge, four metres above the riverbed. Step carefully along wooden boardwalks, cross a second bridge, and marvel at the cascading waterfall – all before reaching a peaceful sandy area, perfect for a lunch stop. This is a beautiful route, but not one for the casual strollers.
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.
Thomson resort service
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.