Situated at the end of the Ziller valley, Mayrhofen boasts a wide variety of walks from gentle valley strolls along the Ziller River to steep woodland hikes and beautiful panoramas from the top of the Penken or Ahorn cablecars. Many mountain restaurants offer typical Austrian specialities for a lunchtime treat. The village is lively and bustling, and with tennis, swimming, adventure sports and even summer skiing on the Hintertux Glacier, Mayrhofen is a wonderful base for an active summer holiday. The local steam train is a popular way to get up and down the valley and in the evenings there is a variety of live entertainment in the hotels, bars and cafés. Our resident representatives are available to arrange excursions and special events for people on holidays in Mayrhofen.
In & Around Mayrhofen
- Many shops and cafés
- Alpine and Nordic walking
- Mountain biking on 800km of trails plus locally guided tours
- Steam train trips
- Horse-drawn carriage rides
- Glacier with ice palace walks
- Indoor and open-air pools with waterslides
- Zell am Ziller summer toboggan run
- E-BIKES available
Zillertal Activcard /Resort Card (Book Locally)
- 3 days: from € 61,50/adults, € 31,00/children
- 6 days: from € 87,50/adults, € 44,00/children
- 9 days: from € 119,50/adults, € 59,50/children
- 12 days: from € 149,50/adults, € 74,50/children
Deposit per chip card: Euro 2,-
The great value ‘Mayrhofen - Zillertal Active Card (Z Card)’ is available locally and provides:
- One ascent and descent every day with one of 10 gondolas of your choice
- Free entry to six open-air pools (one visit per day)
- Free use of local buses and trains (not steam trains)
- Discounts on various attractions in the Ziller valley
Prices for guidance only. Available approx 25 May 2019 onwards. Lifts usually start the summer season as from approx 19 May onwards (weather permitting).
Lift and cable-car approx. opening times 2019
Penkenbahn: Approx. 25 May to 13 October 2019 from 09:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (non-stop operation)
Ahornbahn: Approx. 08 June to 27 October 2019 from 08:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every full and half hour
Family and Kids
Summer should be filled with fun for kids of all ages, and Mayrhofen is packed with new adventures. Natural water playground "Brindlang", nestled in the midst of Scheuling Forest is the perfect place for the whole family. Mayrhofen Leisure park has new and large children's playground with slides, swings and climbing. Further afield there's no shortage of thrills either, whether you want to try mountain biking, rafting, tackling a via Ferrata or even skiing – on a glacier. Children's/family via Ferrate complements the three already existing via Ferrate in Mayrhofen. This family and child friendly route incorporates classic Ferrate terrain (rock faces and walking sections) with interesting high rope course elements. Especially designed for children aged 6 to 14 years.
Festivals & Events
Mayrhofen is a lively village with a full programme of events each week, including
- Weekly Tyrolean evening at the Europahaus
- Live music at various hotels & alms
- Regular village festivals with music & dancing
- Village brass band processions
- Birds of prey show on Ahorn mountain (mid-Jun to end Sept)
Car hire available
Mayrhofen is surrounded by 4 valleys and an incredible 1,700km of walking paths across the Zillertal, ranging from gentle paths through meadows to Schwendau and along the river to Zell am Ziller, to high altitude treks into different valleys.
Popular walking areas
Penken & Ahorn | Both cable-cars open up extensive trails above the village. The Ahorn mountain has a lovely loop walk, daily birds of prey show and barbeque area, as well as some tougher hikes up to the Ahornspitze.
Stillup Valley | A stunningly pretty valley, visitors are rewarded with three waterfalls falling into a turquoise reservoir and a backdrop of snow capped Italian mountains. Access by bus with 2-3 hour walks to huts in the valley basin.
Eagles Valley | So called because of the number of these birds of prey spotted here, fantastic walking via the beautiful hamlet of Brandberg.
Zemmgrund | The ‘gateway to Italy’ with the spectacular ‘Schlegeis’ reservoir at the end and a lovely 2 hour walk into Italy past war time border posts.
Tuxertal | The Hintertux Glacier, with panoramic views, ice palace, 5km of underground ice caves and plenty of marmots and waterfalls!
Free guided walks at selected hotels: Hotel Strass, Elisabeth Hotel, Sporthotel Manni's, Hotel Berghof, Alpenhotel Kramerwirt and Hotel Neuhaus. *Subject to availability
INGHAMS WALK WITH US
Inghams guided walks are organised by your Inghams Rep and payable locally. The following programme is shown as a guide only and is subject to change.
Join your Inghams Rep and other guests for a hike up to the Zimmereben hut where you can take in spectacular views of Mayrhofen and enjoy coffee, cake and local schnapps.
One of the most stunning valleys in the area. Take in the whole valley whilst walking from the Grune Wand Hut to the Stillup reservoir where you will have time to admire the stunning scenery before journey back to Mayrhofen.
The Berliner Hutte at 2042m is an imposing, cultural icon. Discover this historic setting and experience the rich natural beauty of the Zemmgrund Valley. This magnificent all day event is perfect for keen walkers and sight seers.