This tale of two resorts and what may be termed as their "Working neighbour" counterparts continues with this information on Kirchberg. The prominent  and beautiful Church is probably the first  thing the visitor will notice when approaching Kirchberg. "Kirch" in German means church, and it is, we believe, from this landmark that the town takes its name. When trying to describe the  personality of Kirchberg one would have to pass up usage of such words as "sophisticated, slick and up market". Kirchberg is none of the above.

What it is, is an easy going, fun, ski resort. One where there does not seem to be a great distinction between visitors who are older and more financially stable, and the tremendous young crowd that Kirchberg attracts, who, more often than not, are watching their budgets very closely.

Now I hasten to add that this introduction does not mean that Kirchberg is not a very well run ski resort. It is. And, as a result, it has just about every facility that one could think of to make it as "user friendly" and as enjoyable as possible. In addition Kirchberg shares exactly the same skiing slopes as Kitzbühel and its immediate neighbours on the ski circus umbrella, plus a nice "home base" slope known as the Gaisberg.

Dutch skiers have taken this resort to their hearts, and these, mixed with a liberal sprinkling of British, Australian, German and many other nationalities, make for a "mixed bag" of serious and not so serious skiers on the lookout for fun. In Kirchberg they have no trouble finding it.

Night life abounds here, and we are willing to bet that no matter what your taste you will find something that meets your fancy. There are pubs and clubs, restaurants, pizzerias, discos, the lot. In Kirchberg most of these locations are priced realistically.

There is too a wide selection and diversification of accommodation in Kirchberg, and one can rest one's weary head in the whole range, from luxury to clean and comfortable, the choice is yours. Price ranges can be found at the tourist office, even long after normal business hours.

The full slate of non ski activities is "on tap" here. Tennis, squash, riding, swimming in selected hotels, and sleigh rides probably top the list. The best way to reach Kirchberg by road is to cross at Kufstein, take the Brixental exit, and follow the Brixental Rd.

Kirchberg.

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