Brixen im Thale
Brixen im Thale lies in the centre of the Brixental valley and the Kitzbühel Alps, approx. 10 minutes from Kitzbühel und 20 minutes from the motorway exit in Wörgl.
794 to 1.829 m above sea level
In contrast to many other alpine valleys, the Brixental does not come to a dead end, but is open at both ends. It links to the valley ‘Inntal’ in the west and to the Kitzbühel area in the east. The grassy slopes of the Brixental lie between the stony walls of the Wilder Kaiser and the snow capped peaks of the Hohen Tauern. The Ice Age glaciers caused the valley to form a bowl shape. The ancient rock formations are now an ideal walking terrain.
As far back as Celtic and Roman times this area was recognized for its healthy air quality and in the 19th century Brixen was well known as a spa resort, also visited by Marie-Louise von Habsburg, Napoleon's second wife. As the oldest village in the area the valley was named after Brixen: ‘Brixental’