Sankt Johann in Tirol is a charming, picturesque ski resort in the Austrian Tyrol, situated about 9 miles north of Kitzbühel. Sankt Johann lies in a valley between the mountain range of the Wilder Kaiser and a dramatic mountain called the Kitzbüheler Horn which is the focus for most of Sankt Johann’s ski activity. The town currently has a good selection of (mostly family-run) hotels and pensions and a wide range of bars, café bars and restaurants to suit all tastes. The picture postcard pedestrianised centre of Sankt Johann has a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere while still retaining all the charm of a traditional Tyrolean village.

Sankt Johann in Tirol

Sightseeing Whispers

Hotel Whispers

Hotel Fischer
Hotel Fischer  Website Trip Advisor Page This attractive, mid-sized hotel is situated on the edge of Sankt Johann’s main square, about 7 minutes’ walk from the nearest ski gondola. The hotel dining room has a pleasing Tyrolean atmosphere and the hotel’s own Michi's Bar is popular with both hotel guests and locals. The bedrooms are bright and comfortable and come with ensuite facilities, flat screen TV and a room safe. The food is of a high standard and customer service is a particular strength – nothing is too much trouble for the hotel staff. (Kaiserstraße 1, 6380 St. Johann in Tirol)

Restaurant Whispers

Cafe Rainer  Website Trip Advisor Page Situated in the centre of town, this is Sankt Johann’s premier cafe, popular with both locals and visitors alike. Its menu includes all the snacks and pastries you might expect as well as some main meals such as wiener schnitzel and even pizza. The service is prompt and friendly and the food is of a high quality. The cafe has both smoking and non-smoking sections, so check which is which before sitting down. (Speckbacherstraße 6, 6380 Sankt Johann in Tirol) Huberbrau Turmstuberl  Website Trip Advisor Page This restaurant (“the bar in the tower”) is located in the town’s own brewery, at the top of a tower and reachable by lift. The food is traditional Austrian and is of a good quality. Roll up here for your groestl, bratwurst, sauerkraut etc, all washed down by the in-house beer. The restaurant has recently gone non-smoking, although smokers can still use the tables on the outside terrace. The panoramic view from the terrace is worth the visit all by itself. (Brauweg 4, 6380 Sankt Johann in Tirol) Ristorante Pizzeria La Rustica  Website Trip Advisor Page This large, busy restaurant offers a classic menu of Italian favourites - pizza, pasta, meat dishes and salads are all in evidence and are supported by a decent wine list. The restaurant is very attractively fitted out in the formal, Italian way. The food is excellent, the prices are reasonable and the service is attentive. A great option for Sunday lunch! (Speckbacherstraße 31, 6380 Sankt Johann in Tirol) S’Nandl  Website Trip Advisor Page This is a trendy cafe decked out in bright colours and offers an interesting contrast to the more usual Tyrolean interiors. Nandl was in fact the owner’s grandmother and this was her house. The cafe has a lovely, relaxing atmosphere and very friendly, helpful waiting staff. The menu consists of a range of snacks (goulash soup, toasties etc.) plus the added bonus of flammkuchen, a thin, crispy German-style pizza. (Speckbacherstraße 20, 6380 Sankt Johann in Tirol) Villa Masianco  Website Trip Advisor Page This large, elegant restaurant is laid out in different rooms and sections and has two outside terraces. The menu is mainly Italian a wide range of pizza, pasta, meat and fish dishes supplemented with some Mexican and Indian dishes plus an emerging speciality in dry-aged steaks. All the food is first class and is beautifully presented. Prices are moderate and the staff universally attentive and friendly. (Speckbacherstraße 30, 6380 Sankt Johann in Tirol) Wirtshaus Jagglbaeck  Trip Advisor Page Like Huberbrau Turmstuberl this small, intimate bar-restaurant has recently gone non-smoking and is a great place for lunch and and/or a few drinks. It is family-owned and has a welcoming atmosphere thanks to its friendly staff. The food is traditional Austrian and is served either in the restaurant section at the back or the bar section at the front. Can be recommended. (Speckbacherstraße 8, 6380 Sankt Johann in Tirol)

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Hotel Fischer - Exterior Hotel Fischer - Bedroom Hotel Fischer - Dining Room Hotel Fischer - Lobby Click to enlarge Ristorante Pizzeria La Rustica Villa Masianco Click to enlarge Click on the graphic to see a live webcam of the Hauptplatz in Sankt Johann. A series of other local webcams can then be accessed using the thumbnails below the main webcam image. Cafe Rainer Ristorante Pizzeria La Rustica Huberbrau Turmstuberl
Kufstein Worth a Look Aggstein Schnapps Distillery Koasastadion St Johann in Tirol Museum Parish Church of Sankt Johann Kitzbuhel Kufstein Rattenberg Salzburg Out of Town Bottles of wine tend to be expensive in Austria so look out for “Offene Weine” (open wines) on the menu. This is house wine served by the glass or carafe. It is the cheapest option and generally the standard is more than acceptable. Cafe Rainer Huberbrau Turmstuberl S'Nandl Wirtshaus Jagglbaeck Villa Masianco S’Nandl Wirtshaus Jagglbaeck
Travel Whispers
St Johann in Tirol
Sankt Johann in Tirol
Sankt Johann in Tirol is a charming, picturesque ski resort in the Austrian Tyrol, situated about 9 miles north of Kitzbühel. Sankt Johann lies in a valley between the mountain range of the Wilder Kaiser and a dramatic mountain called the Kitzbüheler Horn which is the focus for most of Sankt Johann’s ski activity. The town currently has a good selection of (mostly family-run) hotels and pensions and a wide range of bars, café bars and restaurants to suit all tastes. The picture postcard pedestrianised centre of Sankt Johann has a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere while still retaining all the charm of a traditional Tyrolean village.
Sightseeing Whispers
Hotel Whispers
Restaurant Whispers
Photo Gallery
Hotel Fischer
Hotel Fischer  Website Trip Advisor Page This attractive, mid-sized hotel is situated on the edge of Sankt Johann’s main square, about 7 minutes’ walk from the nearest ski gondola. The hotel dining room has a pleasing Tyrolean atmosphere and the hotel’s own Michi's Bar is popular with both hotel guests and locals. The bedrooms are bright and comfortable and come with ensuite facilities, flat screen TV and a room safe. The food is of a high standard and customer service is a particular strength nothing is too much trouble for the hotel staff. (Kaiserstraße 1, 6380 St. Johann in Tirol)
Worth a Look Aggstein Schnapps Distillery Koasastadion St Johann in Tirol Museum Parish Church of Sankt Johann Kitzbuhel Kufstein Rattenberg Salzburg Out of Town Bottles of wine tend to be expensive in Austria so look out for “Offene Weine” (open wines) on the menu. This is house wine served by the glass or carafe. It is the cheapest option and generally the standard is more than acceptable. Huberbrau Turmstuberl Cafe Rainer Ristorante Pizzeria La Rustica S’Nandl Villa Masianco Wirtshaus Jagglbaeck
Cafe Rainer  Website Trip Advisor Page Situated in the centre of town, this is Sankt Johann’s premier cafe, popular with both locals and visitors alike. Its menu includes all the snacks and pastries you might expect as well as some main meals such as wiener schnitzel and even pizza. The service is prompt and friendly and the food is of a high quality. The cafe has both smoking and non-smoking sections, so check which is which before sitting down. (Speckbacherstraße 6, 6380 Sankt Johann in Tirol) Huberbrau Turmstuberl  Website Trip Advisor Page This restaurant (“the bar in the tower”) is located in the town’s own brewery, at the top of a tower and reachable by lift. The food is traditional Austrian and is of a good quality. Roll up here for your groestl, bratwurst, sauerkraut etc, all washed down by the in-house beer. The restaurant has recently gone non-smoking, although smokers can still use the tables on the outside terrace. The panoramic view from the terrace is worth the visit all by itself. (Brauweg 4, 6380 Sankt Johann in Tirol) Ristorante Pizzeria La Rustica  Website Trip Advisor Page This large, busy restaurant offers a classic menu of Italian favourites - pizza, pasta, meat dishes and salads are all in evidence and are supported by a decent wine list. The restaurant is very attractively fitted out in the formal, Italian way. The food is excellent, the prices are reasonable and the service is attentive. A great option for Sunday lunch! (Speckbacherstraße 31, 6380 Sankt Johann in Tirol) S’Nandl  Website Trip Advisor Page This is a trendy cafe decked out in bright colours and offers an interesting contrast to the more usual Tyrolean interiors. Nandl was in fact the owner’s grandmother and this was her house. The cafe has a lovely, relaxing atmosphere and very friendly, helpful waiting staff. The menu consists of a range of snacks (goulash soup, toasties etc.) plus the added bonus of flammkuchen, a thin, crispy German-style pizza. (Speckbacherstraße 20, 6380 Sankt Johann in Tirol) Villa Masianco  Website Trip Advisor Page This large, elegant restaurant is laid out in different rooms and sections and has two outside terraces. The menu is mainly Italian a wide range of pizza, pasta, meat and fish dishes supplemented with some Mexican and Indian dishes plus an emerging speciality in dry-aged steaks. All the food is first class and is beautifully presented. Prices are moderate and the staff universally attentive and friendly. (Speckbacherstraße 30, 6380 Sankt Johann in Tirol) Wirtshaus Jagglbaeck  Trip Advisor Page Like Huberbrau Turmstuberl this small, intimate bar-restaurant has recently gone non-smoking and is a great place for lunch and and/or a few drinks. It is family-owned and has a welcoming atmosphere thanks to its friendly staff. The food is traditional Austrian and is served either in the restaurant section at the back or the bar section at the front. Can be recommended. (Speckbacherstraße 8, 6380 Sankt Johann in Tirol)