- Mountain alms, pine forests, glacial mountains, gorges, waterfalls and rivers.
- Village centre overflowing with craft shops, terrace cafés and busy bars.
- In the heart of the Ziller Valley – with loads of walking and activities to try.
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Culture and history
Sports and activities
So what's it like?
Mayrhofen is one of Tirol's prettiest and most popular resorts, jam-packed with rustic bars, cafés and regular festivities. The Zillertal Alps are your playground and you'll find easy access to the mountains locally via the Ahorn and the nearby Horberg gondolas – and on many more lifts throughout the valley. In fact you could even try summer skiing on the nearby Hintertux glacier.
Relax and discover
Local culture: Farming is still important in Mayrhofen - as are festivals. Summer months bring folk-singing, dancing, colourful processions and brass-band concerts. Almabtrieb (September/October) celebrates the homecoming of cattle from their summer of grazing on the mountains. Sonnwendfeuer (June) is a mid-summer celebration culminating in a big bonfire.
Adventure sports: The mountains around Mayrhofen are a climber’s paradise - from beginners to physically demanding overhangs of the extreme cliffs. Try out canyoning, river rafting, and for those of you with a head for heights, swinging from tree tops at the high rope course.
Walking: For serious hikers, routes in the Ziller Valley can be as challenging as you'd like - with over 200km of trails to choose from. If you want something easy going, take one of the summer lifts to the 'panorama trails' - at 2,000m you’ll get great views for minimum effort.
Mayrhofen Discovery: Make the most of Mayrhofen and the surrounding area with the Mayrhofen Discovery package - stay at the Spa Hotel Strass and visit the highest waterfalls in Austria, the Tirolean capital of Innsbruck and the fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein. If you’re feeling more adventurous try the Mayrhofen Active Discovery package - based at the Hotel Obermair it includes some fantastic activities such as river rafting, canyoning or a high ropes course. Book before 29th April 2015.
Available from £314 (return)
The Zillertal Activcard is available locally and gives you a daily ascent and descent on 1 of the 10 cable cars throughout the valley. The Horergbahn in Hippach will run from 4 July - 6 September 2015 and the Ahornbahn will run from 23 May-18 October 2015. All others open on the 7th June 2015. The card also gives you daily access to 1 of the 6 outdoor swimming pools in the valley, use of the transport services in the valley (steam train excluded), admission to the Konigsleiten Observatory and discounts on many other attractions and pursuits. Approx. €55 adults, €28 children for a 6 day pass, available locally.
Please note: The Penkenbahn lift will be closed for summer 2015.
Discount card offers subject to change based on local tourist board recommendations
The train service runs the length of the Ziller Valley and beyond. There is also an extensive bus service connecting the Ziller Valley and surrounding valleys. There is an efficient circuit of cable cars, gondolas, and chairlifts.
Twin centre suggestion
Why not try a Twin Centre combining 7 days in Mayrhofen, at the Spa Hotel Strass, with its excellent range of facilities, with 7 days in the beautiful resort of Zell am See? A great choice would be the Hotel Fischerwirt.
Transfer to your second centre is usually by coach or minibus and may be via the airport. Call us to book.