Ellmau is a pretty village located between the rolling green slopes of the Kitzbüheler Alps and the craggy Wilder Kaiser (Wild Emperor) mountains. With a strong farming history, it is still full of local character and tradition. Close to Ellmau, Scheffau enjoys panoramic views of the Wilder Kaiser Mountains. Set mid-way between Innsbruck and Salzburg, Ellmau is an ideal starting point for many excursions and evening entertainment includes a weekly street market and brass band concert. The area is particularly well suited to families, with attractions such as Elmi's huge adventure park, "Kaiserbad" swimming pool in Ellmau and "Hexenwasser" a fascinating Austria's longest barefoot path in neighbouring Soll.
Things to do in resort
- Mini golf
Set mid-way between Innsbruck and Salzburg, Ellmau is an ideal starting point for many excursions. Swimming is available at the fabulous Kaiserbad local pool or the bathing lake in nearby Going. Further activities such as mountain biking, golf, tennis and horse riding can also be enjoyed.
In & Around Ellmau
- Over 700km of marked walking paths
- Swimming at the Kaiserbad local pool
- Lake Hintersteinersee bathing lake
- Cycling and mountain biking and Electric bike hire
- Golf (27 hole golf course in Ellmau)
- Horse riding
- Horse-drawn buggy rides
- Schnapps distillery
- Ellmi’s Zauberwelt adventure playground
- Wine tasting
The Wilder Kaiser region is part of the world's largest e-bike region "Kitzbühel Alps and Kaiser mountains".
275 electrical bicycles and 75 rental or battery charge stations are available to the e cyclists.
Bicycle track route is planned away from the main traffic and leads via Kufstein to the Wildschönau and the Hohe Salve, across the Brixental valley, Kitzbühel, St. Johann in Tyrol, to the Kaiserwinkl, Wilder Kaiser and through the Pillerseetal valley.
Any age or skill level rider will discover great fun, diversity and challenge . There are more than 350 km cycling and mountain bike tracks in the area catering for all different abilities.
Festivals & Events
Ellmau hosts a variety of events each week including the ‘Summer Nights’ Festival with arts & crafts, food stalls and live music, brass band concerts at the music pavilion plus various festivals & events throughout the summer.
Family and Kids
Ellmi’s World of Magic
Hartkaiser Mountain has 4,000 square meter magic mountain playground featuring a carving hut, climbing structures, a maze, water features and a magical rain forest where kids can climb, explore, splash and play to their heart’s content. Nature walks, Botanical Gardens and the Alpine Trail will keep children entertained, with plenty of educational signs about local fauna and flora. There is Bergkaiser Panorama Restaurant terrace to admire the incredible vistas of the mountains and enjoy the lunch. Your little explorer is sure to have a blast in this mountainous, magical land of activities.
The Kaiserbad Ellmau
Water area with luxurious indoor pool and a flow channel out into the outdoor pool, plus its own organic pond. Outdoor area has a superb water play area where children can play with water cannons and water mushroom fountain and a slide providing non-stop swimming fun.
Those who want to get more activity can put the tennis hall to good use, go for a game of squash or head to the climbing wall.
Lift and cable-car approx. opening times
The opening dates of summer lifts vary in resort. Please find the latest update for the summer:
Hartkaiserbahn Lift – open all of the summer season
Car hire is available
Location in resort
- Longitude: 12.302228
- Latitude: 47.510372
- Location Description:
- A five minute walk from the village centre up a steep hill.
For more information on travel and transport visit our Ellmau page