Overview region Kitzbüheler Alpen
The two LEADER regions in the Tyrolean Unterinntal, the region "Hohe Salve Tirol" (10 places in the Kitzbüheler Alps in the south of the Wilder Kaiser) and the region "Mittleres Unterinntal Tirol" (16 places in the Unterinntal around the business location and traffic junction Wörgl) have decided for a merger and a joint application as one region "Kitzbüheler Alpen" for the period 2014-20. With 26 locations and around 83.000 inhabitants, the new region covers four planning associations in the two political districts of Kitzbühel and Kufstein. The region has a great variety of landscapes. In the north it is characterized by the rugged Northern Limestone Alps with the Brandenberger Alps and the Wilder Kaiser, between Münster and Kirchbichl from the broad middle Unterinntal and in the south by the gentle Kitzbüheler Alps. The main river of Tyrol, the Inn, divides the region into a northern and southern part, but represents the central connection. The Inntal forms the central living and economic area it is one of the dynamic settlements and economic areas. The Mittelgebirgsterrassen on both sides of the Inntal are preferred residential areas and recreation area for the population. To the north of the Inntal valley the Brandenberg valley and the Söllandl affiliate to the slopes of the Wilder Kaiser and in the south from Alpbach to Kirchberg the graywackzone, the "Grasberge", with their hilly terrain forms, which favor the alpine farming and the winter sports. The cultural and economic-geographic peculiarity is that the region as part of the former Bavarian Landgerichte Kufstein and Rattenberg with Kitzbühel together came to Tyrol only 1504/1505. Economic and social structures such as larger farms, the long-drawn-out monarchs and the softer dialect, which can be traced back to Bavarian times, continue to have an effect today. With the exception of Münster, all other 25 municipalities are assigned to the Archdiocese of Salzburg. The new LEADER region therefore has many similarities and close affinity, not only due to the close cooperation in the period 2007-13, but also from history.
Here you can find the area profile (German) with statistics for this year.
On the 1st of June 2015, the Kitzbüheler Alpen region once again received an official pledge as a LEADER region.
The strategy developed for this purpose was worked out together with the population in working groups.
It is divided into the following chapters:
- Description of the area:
- Explanation of the development needs of the region
- Strength-weakness analysis of the region
- Action fields
– Control and quality assurance
- Implementation structures
Everyone now has the opportunity to implement measures that are reflected in the following fields of action of the Kitzbüheler Alpen strategy:
- Action field 1 = Increase in added value
- Action field 2 = Natural resources and cultural heritage
- Action field 3 = Community structures and functions
- IWB = Investment in growth and employment
Map of the region of Kitzbüheler Alps
Here you can find a detailed map of the region.