Alpenhotel Kitzbühel am Schwarzsee, Austria: Summer by the lake
If thinking of Kitzbühel only brings to mind ski slopes and cockscomb, you should visit the famous winter sports resort during the summer, not least so you can swim in the idyllic Lake Schwarzsee, where the Alpenhotel Kitzbühel offers a new wellness escape right on the water’s edge.
Right on the banks of Lake Schwarzsee, the Alpenhotel Kitzbühel is home to a large wellness area that’s intended to soothe the body, mind and soul. Here, those seeking to unwind will find an escape from everyday life and enjoy the infinity pool, numerous saunas, steam room, infrared cabin and the sun terrace, where the warm summer rays of the mountain sun will make your skin tingle. Wherever you find your place, be it the cosy relaxation room, state-of-the-art gym or the tucked-away sauna right by the lake – you’ll always be able to enjoy a view of nature, making switching off that bit easier.
Wellness and summer: do they go together?
...that's what we asked hotel manager Peter Pöll, and he replied:
PP: Of course! It’s always the right season to take time out for yourself, and it’s just as beneficial in summer as it is in winter. Also, the legendary winter sports resort of Kitzbühel is located in such a picturesque part of the world that it has something special to offer all year round.
LH: So what is there to do in the region around the Alpenhotel in summer?
PP: The mountains make Kitzbühel an absolute hiking paradise. There are also five golf courses in Tyrol, and of course there’s Lake Schwarzsee, which can reach temperatures of 27°C, making it the warmest lake in Tyrol. A holiday by the lake doesn’t get more relaxing than this. And if you like your indoor comforts, we recommend one of our Lakeside Lodges – lake access and private sauna included.
LH: And for the active holidaymakers?
PP: There’s not just the lake to walk around here, there are also countless peaks just waiting to be climbed. Or why not jump into the cool Lake Schwarzsee or set off on a lap of stand-up paddle boarding? Alternatively, you could take a bike out to discover the local area on a range of valley and mountain routes. And after that, there’s yoga by the lake or a relaxing massage in the spa. Lovely!
Picturesque Lake Schwarzsee
The appeal of the natural bathing lake at the hotel lies not only in the exceptional quality of the water and the fact the water temperature reaches 27°C in summer. It’s also impressive for its unbeatable view of the peaks of the Wilder Kaiser mountain range – which can also be enjoyed from the private beach at the Alpenhotel Kitzbühel. Surrounded by a well-maintained nature reserve, you’re guaranteed a great view when bathing here. Also recommended is a casual stroll around the lake – perhaps after a gourmet meal at the Alpenhotel’s à la carte restaurant, Das Steghaus.