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Hotel Zur Tenne
I lived in Munich for many years. During the winter season I always went to Kitzbühel, a lovely ski-resort in middle of the Tyrolean Alps. It's close to Munich (120 km), Innsbruck (100 km) and Salzburg (80 km). And there is a hotel that makes me feel really at home.
HOTEL ZUR TENNE
My favourite hotel right in the heart of Kitzbühel is the legendary “Zur Tenne” - the Alpine village's most prestigeous hotel. That's where I usually chill out with my family. I like the hotel's elegant but very cosy country style and the possibility to choose several restaurants, where you may enjoy sumptuous culinary delights in a pleasantly relaxed atmosphere. There is the romantic Jagastube, the Tyrolean Kaminstube where an open fireplace radiates a pleasant warmth)
and my preferred place, the Wintergarten. 28-year-old chef Andrea Pürstinger treats peckish guests to the full range of her prowess, from unassuming Tyrolean fare to exotic overseas offerings. From your table at the Wintergarten Restaurant you can watch the world go by …
And afterwards? Of course there is a nightlife in Kitzbühel, too. Drop into the hotel's "Take Five Club", along with members of the In Crowd who drive all the way from Munich for one night's fun!
The Volkhardt family has been running Kitzbühel's "Zur Tenne" hotel since 1969 and thanks to Innegrit Volkhardt, who also owns the Grand Hotel “Bayerischer Hof” in Munich, this establishment became “the place to be” over the years. After a complete refurbishment in 1995 and thanks to General Manager Johannes Mitterer, the "Tenne" now enjoys a sound reputation as a jewel of meticulous local craftsmanship, a combination of tasteful, traditionally rural interiors with Tyrolean warmth and flair. The same charm is to be found in the 51 rooms, junior and deluxe suites, some of which come appointed with an open fireplace, balcony, whirlpool and en-suite steam bath. The personalised care and friendliness of the staff add to what is sure to be an unforgettable stay.
One of the most important competitions in alpine skiing today, the spectacular Hahnenkamm downhill race, was held for the first time in 1931. Ever since, this Skidorado is a breeding ground for legends. Kitzbühel can look back on a long history and fame. There is no other place in the world that has more medal winners than this region. No less than 47 Olympic and World Championship medals were won - 18 of which are gold! You can actually try to catch the Olympic Spirit yourself. In the winter the local skiing instructors, known as the "Red Devils", are led by Rudi, Olympic champion Toni Sailer's brother.
But that's not the only ace this Tyrolean beauty spot has up its sleeve. It is renowend for its traditional and yet luxurious style, its tranquillity, and its cosy atmosphere.
Kitzbühel is also a wonderful place in summer. The hotel offers several great packages which are worth to look at. During the whole season the “Tenne” offers guided tours to the mountains where you get to know the highlights of the Tyrolean landscape. You can also visit Swarovski's magical "Crystal World" designed by Austrian gimmick guru André Heller or play golf in a marvellous nature. Matches for days attract on nine different greens. Particularly adventurous guests with a yen for extreme sporting activities are catered for with tandem paragliding, bungee-jumping, mountain-biking, crag-hopping and rafting down some of the Alps' most challenging ravines.
Socialise, share sport, ambition, amusement and relaxation with interesting people or combine business & pleasure and use the hotel's state of the art conference facilities.
Hotel "Zur Tenne“
Vorderstadt 8 – 10, A- 6370 Kitzbühel, Austria
Tel: ++43-5356-64444-0; Fax: ++43-5356-64444-888
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