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Kühtai ( village )
Kühtai (Austria)
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Basic data
Pole. District , state Imst  (IM), Tyrol
Pole. local community Silz   ( KG  Silz)
Coordinates 47 ° 12 '48 "  N , 11 ° 1' 24"  E Coordinates: 47 ° 12 '48 "  N , 11 ° 1' 24"  Ef1
height 2017  m above sea level A.
Residents of the village 37 (January 1, 2020)
Building status 52 (May 15, 2001)
Post Code 6183f1
prefix + 43/5239f1
Statistical identification
Locality code 16447
Counting district / district Silz area, Kühtai (70219 001)
Source: STAT : index of places ; BEV : GEONAM ; TIRIS

The Kühtai is a winter sports resort in the Stubai Alps on the Kühtaisattel between the Nedertal in the west and the Sellraintal in the east. It belongs to the municipality of Silz , Imst district , Tyrol.

Location and population

The Silz district and winter sports resort Kühtai
The hunting lodge from 1622 (left) with a new building (right)

The place is located at an altitude of around 2020  m and is one of the highest ski resorts in Austria. It is accessible through the Sellraintalstrasse (L 13) from the Inntal and through the Kühtaistraße (L 237) from the Ötztal .


Originally there was a Schwaighof here , the Chutay (Kuhalm). This is mentioned for the first time around 1288 in the property and income register of the Counts of Tyrol . In 1497, the future emperor Maximilian I was given the right to hunt in the Kühtai area. Archduke Leopold V had the Schwaighof converted into a hunting lodge in 1622 and a road from Sellrain built in 1624 . Emperor Franz Joseph I bought the hunting lodge back in 1893 and used it as a starting point for marmot hunting . Through his granddaughter Hedwig it came to the Counts of Stolberg-Stolberg , who converted it into a winter sports hotel. Since 2016 it has been modernized by new owners.

Already in the 1930s there were mountaineers and summer vacationers in Kühtai. The hunting lodge was converted into a palace hotel at the end of the 19th century. The wave of skiing that emerged at the beginning of the 20th century soon reached Austria-Hungary and with it Kühtai. Based on the Austro-Hungarian Ministry of Labor and Agriculture, the place was developed as a ski area in 1909. After the Second World War, Kühtai quickly grew into a hotel village and is now a popular hiking and skiing area. The Church of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary was built in 1976/77 .

The snowboard and freestyle competitions were held here as part of the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games . At the end of December 2014, women's World Cup races took place in Kühtai for the first time (as a replacement for canceled races in Semmering ).

Culture and sights

Tourist development

In the area of ​​the village are the refuge  houses Dortmunder Hütte , Dreiseenhütte , the inns Graf Ferdinand-Hütte, Kaiser Maximilian-Hütte and the holiday home Mittergrathütte , and the Stockach and Untere Issalm alpine pastures and the Kühtai power station . ! 547.2116675511.0080565

The KTI radio beacon for an international airway is located in Kühtai .

Between late autumn 2018 and spring 2019 there were heated discussions about a new ski area in the Feldring / Schafjoch area. However, the project applicants withdrew the project that had already been submitted to the state for the UVE assessment and announced a dialogue process.

As in Oetz , an investor model in the form of an apartment complex was also built in Kühtai. In 2016, the historic 17th century hunting lodge with the court chapel in Kühtai changed hands and was combined with a buy-to-let model (investor model) for luxury real estate. Another hotel project is planned very close by, which will probably also be based on an investor model.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ History of Kühtai on the website of the Kühtai tourist office
  2. Silz / Kühtai - development of Pirchkogel / Feldringer Boden and merger with the “Hochötz-Balbach” ski area via Ochsengarten Alpenverein. In: alpenverein.at. Retrieved April 2, 2019 .
  3. ^ Max Strozzi: The new lords of the castle want to expand the feudal hotel. In: Tyrolean daily newspaper . June 6, 2016, accessed February 18, 2019 . Cult & cool: New opening in December 2018 - the 3 lakes house in the Jagdschloss Resort - innovative design apartments in Kühtai / Tyrol. In: APA-OTS tourism press. December 12, 2018, accessed February 18, 2019 .

Web links

Commons : Kühtai  - collection of images, videos and audio files