Waidring is in the north east of the Tirol (Tyrol) region of Austria and lies near the border with Germany and just north of Pillersee. It is part of the “PillerseeTal” region together with Hochfilzen, St. Jakob in Haus, St. Ulrich am Pillersee and Fieberbrunn. The towns of St. Johann and Kitzbühel are to the South West, with Lofer to the east and Saalfelden to the south east. The main road passes to the north of the village so traffic through the village is low.
Walking / Hiking in the Waidring Area
There are valley walks to the west then south to St. Johann and then Kitzbühel or east to Lofer. To the south of Waidring there are some good walks to the Pillersee lake and then past St. Ulrich am Pillersee and St. Jakob in Haus to Fieberbrunn. Longer walks are south east to Saalbach, or south then west to Kitzbühel.
North of Waidring there are walks around the Steinplatte from the top of the Steinplatte gondola cable car. A longer walk goes north west and descends over the German border to Reit im Winkl.
The Tourist Office may offer free led walks. A suitable map is Mayr 461.
Skiing in the Waidring Area
There are 3 areas near Waidring - (Waidring / Steinplatte, Fieberbrunn / Streuböden, Pillersee / Buchensteinwand). Waidring is part of the Skiregion Schneewinkel and the Kitzbüheler Alpen Ski Region so the skiing area covers a large area.
Kitzbüheler Alpen Ski Region comprises of:
Waidring Walking / Hiking Maps
There are several maps that cover the area at different scales suitable for walking, hiking and exploring the area.
Waidring Tourist Information
Tourist office Waidring
The nearest airport to Waidring is Salzburg.
(There is a small airport at St. Johann for private planes).
Rail Stations (Bahnhof)
ÖBB (English) also has bus information.
There are two main bus routes:
Waidring Cable Cars - Chair Lifts
The main lift in Waidring is the Steinplatte gondola cable car. It is north of the village and goes up to Steinplatte. There are two other lifts in the Pillersee region:
The PillerseeTal Card is available covering all three lifts and local buses as well as other attractions like swimming pools.
The Kitzbüheler Alpen Sommer Card covers most resorts in the Kitzbüheler Alps region (29 lifts), buses east of Wörgl and other attractions.
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