Introduction of Kitzbuhel
Town 48 mi ENE of Innsbruck. It was the site of an early Bronze Age settlement. First documented in a.d. 1165 and founded in 1271, it was chartered in 1338 by Bavarian king Ludwig. Kitzbuhel became part of Tyrol in 1504 and prospered from copper mining in the next two centuries. It has medieval castles, now hotels, and churches from the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries.