Hotel Der Bär

  • Austrian Tyrol, Austria, Ellmau

  • 4.5

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Located just above the village of Ellmau, Hotel Der Bär blends urban contemporary and alpine styles. Chic but cosy interiors, impressive views, and outstanding food all help make your stay an unforgettable experience. If you're feeling in need of an Alpine retreat then this is the perfect place for you.

Enjoy local produce in the award-winning restaurant

Food lovers will be well-catered for here - the award-winning restaurant has 14 Gault Millau points. On the menu: quality produce and fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, served with a healthy splash of creativity.

A heated infinity pool with mountain views

Ready to take a break from all the activity? Hotel Der Bär does wellness in style. Enjoy the manicured garden and the sun-soaked terrace, and let life's stresses float away in the large heated infinity pool with its spectacular views of the Wilder Kaiser mountains. Saunas offer a perfect remedy for tired muscles, and the relaxation rooms are a haven of calm.

Added value

Early booking offer available (book by 31 Mar)

Free rucksack and walking pole hire


Ellmau lies in the wide valley that separates the dramatic peaks of Wilder Kaiser mountains to the north and the gently rolling hills to the south. The views around here are straight out of a film set. Well, TV set, technically; this little Tyrolean village is the filming location of the popular German-Austrian TV show Der Bergdoktor (which translates to the mountain doctor). However, don’t be fooled by its bucolic setting, Ellmau is for those who want to get stuck into the action, with footpaths, cable cars, a golf course and mountain-view outdoor swimming pools. There’s also an excellent bus network that connects Ellmau with the other villages dotting the valley of the Wilder Kaiser, like nearby Söll.

Wilder wanders

The tourist information office in the centre of the village is a great first stop on a walking holiday in Ellmau. Discover short village circuits via river, forest and meadow footpaths, easy day walks exploring nearby Hintersteinersee (a glistening blue lake with mountain backdrop), or longer hikes complete with strategic refreshment stops at remote mountain huts.

Fancy taking things up a notch (and up 1,000 metres)? Hop in the cable car from Ellmau the Hartkaiser. At the top is a restaurant where you can pull up a chair and marvel at the mountains that stretch as far as the eye can see. Once you've refuelled with Tyrolean delicacies like schlutzkrapfen (half-moon stuffed pasta) and kaiserschmarr'n (sweet pancakes), head back to the cable car station – or out onto the panoramic mountain trails.

Get to know Ellmau

Learn all about the folk history of Ellmau at Heimatmuseum, a grand 19th-century house built by a master carpenter. There's a lively weekly market and music evenings in July and August. Restaurants include one of the best pizzerias in the Wilder Kaiser, as well as alpine inns with roasted pork, dumplings, lake trout and sauerkraut on the specials boards. Walk to the Visitation Chapel for one of the most impressive views in town – a panorama with the Kaiser Mountains as a backdrop.

Making a splash in the outdoors

The Kaiserbad offers swimming pools and saunas with mountain views. There are flow channels, turbo slides, a playground, an indoor climbing wall, and a reed-lined pond made for almost-wild swimming. Adults can enjoy the pine sauna and wellness area with herbal steam baths. In nearby Going, the Badesee swimming lake offers outdoor swimming and water slides. Families with smaller children should keep the mountains in their sights too. The cable car in Ellmau leads to the enchanted forests of Ellmi’s Magic World.

Follow the post routes to Innsbruck and Salzburg

The grand old post office is a reminder of Ellmau’s once-vital spot on the trade route between Innsbruck and Salzburg. These days, the road sees more tourists than parcels, with buses transporting walkers between the villages of the Wilder Kaiser valleys. Söll is just a 15-minute journey west – the gateway to the footpath-packed Hohe Salve mountain – and the baroque town of St. Johann in Tirol lies to the east. Or you could trundle to the medieval riverside town of Kufstein, where the Kaiserlift - a single-person chairlift - offers a different view of the Wilder Kaiser mountain range and Inn Valley - a real hidden gem.

Why book a summer holiday in Ellmau with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Ellmau’s best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Ellmau include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • No. of rooms: 62
  • Official rating: 4


Standard Rooms are around 20m² and sleep two people in an Austrian twin bed.

Comfort Rooms are around 24m² and sleep two people. They also have a balcony.

Junior Suites offer the most space at around 45m² and have a balcony or terrace. These suites can sleep up to four people using the double sofa bed in the lounge area.

Single Rooms are around 20m².

All rooms have:

  • TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer

General information

  • Check-in: 3pm
  • Check-out: 11am

Local fees and taxes

A resort tourist tax of approx. €2.50 per person per night is payable locally. Children under the age of 15yrs are exempt.


  • Steps into property: 0
  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

This hotel is located up a steep hill from the centre of the village.

Longitude: 12.30141
Latitude: 47.510025

  • Transfer time approx. 1 hour 30 mins from Innsbruck airport or 1 hour 45 mins from Salzburg airport
  • 450 metres from the village centre (uphill)
  • 450 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • 600 metres to the nearest supermarket

Spa & wellness facilities

  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pool
  • Two saunas
  • Steam room
  • Rainfall shower
  • Relaxation room
  • Spa and massage treatments (payable locally)
  • Fitness room
  • Pool towels

Additional facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Landscaped garden with sun loungers
  • Parking

Family facilities

  • Cots & linen
  • Highchairs
  • Early meals and children's menu available
  • Mini Club for children aged 3 and over. Sunday to Friday from 4pm (school holidays only)

Breakfast is a delicious buffet offering an extensive range of hot and cold options.

In the evenings, you'll enjoy a four-course evening meal with three choices of main course, salad buffet, and occasional themed buffets. The Hotel Der Bär has been awarded 14 Gault Millau points and is a must-visit for food lovers.

Let the Sommelier help you choose the perfect wine to accompany your meal, and after dinner head to the comfortable lounge and bar to enjoy panoramic mountain views with a cocktail and good conversation.

  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Smart Casual

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
  • Dairy Free

Gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan diets can be catered for on request.

Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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27/08/2025 - 3 nights
2 adults
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Hotel Der Bär
Austrian Tyrol, Ellmau
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