Hotel Der Bär

  • Austrian Tyrol, Austria, Ellmau

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The superior Bär enjoys splendid panoramic views from its elevated setting close to the village centre and has been completely refurbished recently. With high levels of quality and service, it is set in lovely gardens and offers a homely yet elegant base for your holiday.

New for Summer the hotel has added a heated outdoor infinity pool with views of the Wilder Kaiser.

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 mins from Innsbruck airport or 1 hour 45 mins from Salzburg airport.

Added value

Free daily packed lunch or buffet

Free rucksack and walking pole hire

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 62
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 10
  • Official rating: 4

Rooms

Standard Austrian twin rooms are around 22m² and are recently refurbished and designed to a high standard with new showers.

Comfort Austrian twins are around 22m² and 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 using the double sofa bed in the lounge area.

Single rooms are around 22m² and have showers.

 

Bedroom facilities

  • Cable / satellite TV
  • Safety deposit box
  • Minibar / fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Hairdryer
  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No
Ellmau

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 Söll.

Things to Do

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Horse-riding
  • Museum
  • Mini golf
  • Tennis

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)
  • Mini-golf
  • Tennis
  • Horse riding
  • Horse-drawn buggy rides
  • Museum
  • 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.

Excursions

PRE-BOOKABLE 

Herrenchiemsee from £40 per person (full day) 

Journey via the romantic village of Reit im Winkl to the Chiemsee, known as the “Bavarian Sea”. The Chiemsee is the largest lake in Bavaria. The biggest of several islands on the lake and accessible only by boat is Herrenchiemsee. The name derives from a sumptuous and wildly extravagant palace built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Marvel at the richly decorated interior and the stunning grounds all modeled on the Palace of Versailles. A fascinating insight into the world of a truly eccentric King.

Salzburg from £32 per person (full day) 

Visit Mozart’s birthplace, the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the medieval Old Town and the famous Getreidegasse shopping street. An optional walking tour brings the history of this beautiful city to life, (pay locally for walking city tour option).

 

BOOK LOCALLY 

Berchtesgaden, Germany (full day) 

Cross the border into Germany and visit this beautiful Bavarian town with optional excursions to salt-mines and the spectacular Eagles Nest, Hitler’s famous hilltop retreat, where you can enjoy lunch with incredible panoramic views, (pay locally for Eagle's Nest option).

Grossglockner Mountain (full day) 

A magnificent drive along a famous Alpine road leading right into the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park up to the highest mountain in Austria at 3,073m, for breathtaking glacier views and a chance to see wild marmots at close range. One of our most popular excursions for nature lovers, we enjoy lunch on top of the mountain.

 

We act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please see our terms & conditions.

Facilities
  • Location: A five minute walk from the village centre up a steep hill.
  • Comfortable lounge and bar with panoramic views
  • Elegant residents' restaurant
  • Farmer's stube
  • Leisure area with indoor and outdoor pools, steam room and various saunas (Free)
  • Extensive landscaped gardens with terrace café and loungers
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Lift (not to standard Austrian twins)
  • Car parking
  • Games room
  • WiFi
  • Lounge area
  • Safety deposit box
  • Sauna
  • Solarium
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Table tennis
Family Facilities
  • Cots & linen
  • Games room
  • Highchairs in restaurant
  • Hotel family friendly
Meals
  • Award winning cuisine and first class wine list
  • Extensive hot and cold buffet breakfast
  • 4 course evening meal with choice of main dish 
  • Weekly specialty buffets
  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:
    • Formal 
  • Breakfast service:

    Waiter service as well as buffet options 

  • Dinner service:

    Waiter

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 12.302228
  • Latitude: 47.510372
  • Location Description:
    • A five minute walk from the village centre up a steep hill.

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