Hotel Hochfilzer

  • Austrian Tyrol, Austria, Ellmau

  • 4.5

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Owned by the Hochfilzer family since 1832, this is one of Ellmau’s most popular hotels thanks to the exceptional service.

From the village-centre location, it's easy to discover the area on foot. Wander the walking trails around the village, or hop on the Hartkaiser gondola to explore some of the higher alpine routes. There's a bus stop on the doorstep, and with your Wilder Kaiser guest card you have free use of the bus network crisscrossing the local area.

Enjoy regional dishes and a superb wine list

Meals are excellent, and the team cater well for those with specific dietary requirements. The delicious breakfasts will have you well-fuelled for the day's adventures, and the four-course Half Board evening meals offer the chance to taste regional dishes.

For wine lovers, there's a fantastic cellar and popular weekly wine tastings are available to book locally.

A spa with a view

Tired muscles at the end of the day will welcome some time in the excellent spa. With it's spectacular views of the Wilder Kaiser, the Panorama Sauna is not to be missed.

Added value

30% green fee reduction for local golf course


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: 66
  • Official rating: 4


Standard H Rooms are around 15-20m² and sleep two people with a double bed. These rooms have a bath (with showerhead).

Komfort Rooms are around 20-25m², sleep up to three people with a double bed and a single sofa bed. These rooms have a shower.

Rooms can be booked for sole use for a supplement.

All rooms have:

  • Balcony
  • TV
  • Bathrobes
  • 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: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

The swimming pool and spa areas have no wheelchair access however the hotel is on the flat in the centre of the village and there's easy access to the reception and restaurant.

There are wheelchair-accessible rooms and a bath lift available on request.

Longitude: 12.301013
Latitude: 47.513855

  • Transfer time approx. 1 hour 30 mins from Innsbruck airport or 1 hour 45 mins from Salzburg airport
  • Central village location close to all amenities
  • 100 metres to the nearest supermarket
  • 300 metres to the nearest bus stop

Spa & wellness facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Indoor and outdoor whirlpools
  • Finnish sauna
  • Panorama sauna
  • Infrared cabin
  • Brine steam bath
  • Relaxation area
  • Spa & massage treatments (payable locally)
  • Pool towels

Additional facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Games room
  • Parking
  • Pet friendly

Family facilities

  • Cots & linen
  • Early meals on request from 6pm
  • Table Tennis

Breakfast is an excellent selection of hot and cold items, including fresh breads, muesli, dried fruits, yoghurt, cheese and meat platters, seasonal fruit, and eggs cooked to order.

After a day exploring we recommend heading to the terrace café where you can tuck into a well-earned slice of apple strudel (payable locally).

Enjoy fresh and regional produce as part of the Half Board evening meal - four courses, with a choice of main and a salad buffet. The hotel also holds regular themed evenings such as a farmer's buffet, gala dinner, and BBQ evenings.

Enjoy your wines? Then you won't want to miss the weekly wine tasting at the Wine Cellar, where the hoteliers share their expertise and passion for wine (payable locally).

  • 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

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

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25/06/2025 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
Half Board
Hotel Hochfilzer
Austrian Tyrol, Ellmau
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