Kiefersfelden is that typical, gorgeous, picturesque Upper Bavarian alpine border town.
As with some or most German towns, the name isn’t exactly rolling off the tongue so easily; but one gander at what this place has going on and you won’t care.
One of the most outstanding things about Kiefersfelden is its scenery, found right at the German Alps. In fact, the next town over is Kufstein in Austria.
You know what that means — skiing. And it’s been a big sport around here for over a century.
That’s not the only sport Kiefersfelden can boast about. They’ve got Winter Nordic Walking, snow shoeing, mountaineering, and winter hiking. Hmm, that’s just in the colder months… imagine what’s going on when the summer comes rolling around.
No imagination necessary, there’s kayaking, canyoning, cave exploration, oh hell — there’s even a chance do do some high rope adventures.
While less of an adrenaline rush, there are a number of hiking and biking trails through the area. One of which, BTW, follows a route of all the area’s chapels; like the Sebastini Chapel (built 1616) and the cute chapel over at the Trojerhof. The frescoes in this tiny building are totally gorgeous, and the surrounding farm is a piece of work onto itself.
Talk about old, the Trojerhof has been a farm since 500 B.C. No, that’s not a typo — it’s been around since the Celts called this place home. And that was long before the Romans has their run of the area from the 3rd to 6th centuries A.D.
I think they all fell in love with all the lakes in the area. Although there wasn’t waterskiing back then on the Hödenauersee as there is now. The other lakes if you get a chance is the Kieferer See and the Hechtsee.
Oh, almost forgot to put in something about the Inn Ferry that crosses people across the Inn River for only around 2 Euro.
Sorry, there aren’t really any castles around, but with visits to the Heimatmuseum (Local History Museum, housed in a late 17th century building), the beer gardens, and the performances of the Ritterschauspiele (a summer theater program that’s been around since 1618) — you’ll hardly notice.
And you’ll hardly care that Kiefersfelden is a mouthful. ;-)