14 May 2018

Kitzbühel epic Summer holiday activities 😎 Tyrol, Austria

Kitzbühel Summer holiday activities by Schwarzsee

I had so much fun in wonderful Kitzbühel and its surrounding lakes and mountains. The region decided to put me and friends and followers to the test with some 'Destination Challenges'.

Now one in particular wasn't easy. I now refer to it as 'The Dirndl and Lederhosen challenge' :-).

Read all about it below.



Kitzbühel Summer holiday activities


Do a photo shoot in Lederhosen & Dirndl by Schwarzsee lake


I had so much fun doing this!!! For my Destination Challenges I had to find a girl that would do a traditional photo shoot with me in Dirndl by Schwarzsee lake. Well as you can imagine I was a bit worried if this would work out but it actually did! The power of social media never disappoints :-)

Lea from Escape Town saw me reaching out on Facebook and she came to the rescue. She jumped into her favorite Dirndl dress and took the train from Innsbruck to Kitzbühel just to help me out.

How cool is that! Make sure to check out her website and leave her a little message ;-)

It resulted in a fun and epic photo shoot by Schwarzsee lake. Check it out below...

Bjorn Troch, The Social Traveler and Lea from Escape Town in lederhosen and dirndl at Schwarzsee in Kitzbühel

Bjorn Troch, The Social Traveler and Lea from Escape Town at Schwarzsee in Kitzbühel
'Let's throw this bow into the lake for absolutely now reason...' :-)

Bjorn Troch, The Social Traveler and Lea from Escape Town at Schwarzsee in Kitzbühel
This might be a little bit cheesy... :-D

Bjorn Troch, The Social Traveler and Lea from Escape Town at Schwarzsee in Kitzbühel
Noooooo..... :-DDD

Bjorn Troch, The Social Traveler and Lea from Escape Town in a boat at Schwarzsee in Kitzbühel
PUSH... PUSH ...PUSH...

Bjorn Troch, The Social Traveler and Lea from Escape Town having fun at Schwarzsee in Kitzbühel

Bjorn Troch, The Social Traveler and Lea from Escape Town in a boat at Schwarzsee in Kitzbühel

Bjorn Troch, The Social Traveler at Schwarzsee in Kitzbühel

Lea from Escape Town at Schwarzsee in Kitzbühel

lake view from the pier at Schwarzsee in Kitzbühel

Schwarzsee lake in Kitzbühel

The Social Traveler Lederhosen
Did you know that when Lederhosen can stand by themselves they're considered ideal :-)


Visit the old town of Kitzbühel


The old town of Kitzbühel is so cute. You'll find some beautiful historical buildings and of course lots of shops with traditional clothes and food.

If you are lucky you might even bump into Austrian celebrity Hansi Hinterseer just like I did. Make sure to google some of his songs and play them while going through the photo shoot above again.

Let me know how that went in the comments ;-)

Bjorn Troch The Social Traveler exploring the old town of Kitzbühel

Roses in the old town of Kitzbühel

Bjorn Troch The Social Traveler reflecting on life in the old town of Kitzbühel

Bjorn Troch The Social Traveler meeting Hansi Hinterseer at the old town of Kitzbühel



Enjoy the view from Hahnenkamm in Summer


Unfortunately Rose, my van, and I were quite unlucky since we drove up to the highest point of Kitzbühel aka the Hahnenkamm an it was covered in mist. Obviously the view was limited but I heard that it's absolutely spectacular on a clear and sunny day. I'll have to go back!

VW Type 2 Westfalia van at Hanenkamm in Kitzbühel

VW Type 2 Westfalia van at Hanenkamm in Kitzbühel

Hanenkamm in Kitzbühel in the mist


Segway your way through the valley


Ever been on a Segway? I was always a bit sceptical about it but it's actually fun to glide through through the Kitzbühel landscape like some lazy guy from the future :-) 

The weather wasn't super but I still had a fun day with some nice views and laughs. I really will have to come back to explore the area when it's bathing in the sun. 

Check out Segway Station Kitzbühel if you want to give it a go as well.


Bjorn Troch The Social Traveler riding a segway in Kitzbühel, Tyrol, Austria
Hi mom! Waves from Kitzbühel

Bjorn Troch The Social Traveler riding a segway through the forest in Kitzbühel, Tyrol, Austria

view from a segway in Kitzbühel, Tyrol, Austria

valley view from a segway in Kitzbühel, Tyrol, Austria


Watch my little Segway adventure in the video below ;-)



Have you ever been floating through the landscape on a Segway? I'd love to hear how you liked it. Feel free to tell your story in the comments ;-)

Destination Challenges in Kitzbühel social media Log


Favorite Instagram photo in Kitzbühel 


Driving up to the top of ... with a 40 year old VW Type 2 Westfalia is quite the challenge and then arriving to a misty top with basically zero view is the summum of humour I think. 😅

Are you on Instagram as well? Feel free to give the photo a big fat like, follow my adventures in the moment via Instagram stories and please don't hesitate to say hello. Be Social ;-)




Destination Challenges Facebook log


Facebook is where I reach out for help on my Destination Challenges and post the story of the day as well. Connect and be part of the adventure :-)












Where I stayed in Kitzbühel

I was lucky enough to stay at the Alpen hotel by Schwarzsee lake. It has absolutely stunning views and wonderful rooms.

Here's a hyperlapse video from the Alpen Hotel


You can book it here if you are planning a trip to Kitzbühel