Mayrhofen Holidays

An established Austrian favourite in the heart of the Tyrol

This lively, bustling village is one of the most popular summer resorts in the Tyrol, offering an unrivalled range of activities, excursions and events throughout the summer. Situated at the end of the Ziller Valley, there is extensive walking for all levels in 4 local valleys, and the ‘Zillertal Natur’ runs an excellent programme of FREE guided walks. An old-fashioned steam locomotive is a popular way to explore the valley, and in the evenings it is wonderful to sit outside whilst Mayrhofen comes alive with regular live music and traditional festivals. The name Mayrhofen derives from “Meierhof”, an episcopal farmyard dating back to 1200 AD.

Penken Lift

The state-of-the-art 3S Gondola Penken lift is open from approx 23rd May to 11th October 2020. The construction of the Penkenbahn marked the beginning of a new era in Mayrhofen with a sleek climb up the near-sheer rock face to the top of the mountain, where numerous hiking trails begin. Transporting 32 people per gondola, it has halved the old journey time to a speedy eight minutes and has the convenience of Wi-Fi access.

In Mayrhofen you'll have one of our reps in resort who will know the local area and can assist you with any queries.

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Inghams Guided Walks

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  • from£708pp
  • 70 rooms
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The Elisabeth Hotel is a superb hotel, well known for its cuisine, fine wines, excellent hospitality and extensive facilities.

  • from£578pp
  • 60 rooms
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In a very central location opposite the church in the heart of the village.

  • from£608pp
  • 99 rooms
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In a great location in the centre of the village, the attractive Hotel Berghof has lots of Austrian charm.

  • from£588pp
  • 24 rooms
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Centrally located near to the Penkenbahn and interlinked with the Sporthotel Strass, the Strass Garni is an attractively furnished house in modern Austrian style.

  • from£879pp
  • 32 rooms
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Situated close to the village centre, the traditional Kristall hotel gives a personal welcome to our guests.

  • from£618pp
  • 112 rooms
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One of Mayrhofen's oldest hotels and full of history and charm. Josef Moigg and his family have been personally welcoming Inghams guests to Hotel Neuhaus for years.

  • from£608pp
  • 72 rooms
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Undoubtedly two of the best known hotels in Mayrhofen. Centrally located next to the Penkenbahn, the interconnecting Strass and Sport Strass hotels are both impressive and welcoming.

  • from£568pp
  • 45 rooms
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In a quiet location on the edge of the forest 3 minutes' (300m) from the village centre.

  • from£1029pp
  • 42 rooms
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The modern Hotel Zillertalerhof is ideally located in the Mayrhofen centre, with the main Penken gondola just a short walk away.

  • from£999pp
  • 24 rooms
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This delightful hotel is located just behind the Penken gondola, giving easy access to walks in the area.

  • from£630pp
  • 66 rooms
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Undoubtedly two of the best known hotels in Mayrhofen. Centrally located near to the Penkenbahn, the interconnecting Strass and Sport Strass hotels are both impressive and welcoming.

  • from£749pp
  • 22 rooms
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Hotel Garni Pramstraller is set in the heart of the town centre right on the high street where guests feel a part of all that Mayrhofen has to offer. Offering great value for money, this traditionally styled Austrian guest house is close to the walkers' bus stop and 10 minutes stroll to the Ahorn gondola.

  • from£849pp
  • 40 rooms
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In the quiet town of Ramsau, 4km outside Mayrhofen, just 5 minutes walk to the bus stop and train station. Expect traditional Austrian meals here and stunning views in comfortable accommodation. 

  • from£688pp
  • 34 rooms
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In a quiet location only 5 minutes’ walk from the centre, this traditional four star hotel is known for its good service and food and its relaxed atmosphere. It has a pretty garden with sun loungers, with daily live music and dancing on offer in high season.

  • from£849pp
  • 18 rooms
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Alpin Hotel Schrofenblick is an attractive and traditional hotel. You'll be in a quiet location on the edge of a forest,a short walk to Mayrhofen centre and river. 



Useful Information
Information about Mayrhofen
Resort Code ATMA
Languages spoken Austrian
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 47.167067
Longitude 11.862428
Travel and Transportation
Departure day To Depart from
Innsbruck Gatwick

Transfer Approx. 1hr 30mins by coach.

Departure day To Depart from
Saturday Salzburg Birmingham

Transfer Approx. 3hr by coach.

Supplements may apply on some flights

Self drive is available

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No



Krimml Waterfalls

Marvel at the natural wonder of Europe’s highest waterfall set amidst the stunning Hohe Tauern National Park. Follow the path right next to the falls for fantastic photo opportunities. Small National Park fee may be payable locally.

Half day, from £26 Summer 2020


Lake Achensee & Rattenberg

Travel along the Inn Valley to Tyrol’s largest lake. Perhaps take a trip on the popular steam train or enjoy a scenic boat trip (optional). Also visiting Rattenberg, famous for its Crystal glass production.

Full day, from £26 Summer 2020




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.

Full day, from approx €38 (optional city walking tour)


Guided walks

Zillertal Natur Park runs an extensive programme of daily guided walks to different areas all over the Ziller Valley. The programme is from approx €6 per walk (registration required) or free at selected hotels: Hotel Strass, Sporthotel Strass, Hotel Berghof, Alpenhotel Kramerwirt, Hotel Neuhaus .

Mayrhofen is surrounded by four valleys and an incredible 1700km of walking paths across the Zillertall, ranging from gentle trails through meadows to Schwendau and along the river to Zell am Ziller, to high altitude treks into different valleys. At the end of the valley is Hintertux Glacier with various trails heading up to the top and all year round skiing available.

Inghams Walk With Us


Zimmereben Walk

Join your Rep and other Inghams 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.


A selection of excursions are available to book locally


Please note we act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.

Resort Combination

Two Centres | Combine your stay in Mayrhofen with 3, 4 or 7 nights in another resort in Austria.

Things To Do

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
  • Tennis
  • Climbing
  • Fishing
  • Mini-golf
  • 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 23 May 2020 onwards. Lifts usually start the summer season as from approx 19 May onwards (weather permitting). 


Lift and cable-car approx. opening times 2020

Penkenbahn: Approx. 23 May to 11 October 2020 from 09:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (non-stop operation)

Ahornbahn: Approx. 11 June to 26 October 2020 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!

Guided walks

Free guided walks at selected hotels: Hotel Strass, Elisabeth Hotel, Sporthotel Manni's, Hotel Berghof, Alpenhotel Kramerwirt and Hotel Neuhaus. *Subject to availability


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.

Zimmereben Walk
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.

Stillup Valley

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.

Berliner Hutte

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.


Good to know

  • Buy "Mayrhofen-Zillertal" active card which entitles you to use of operating cable cars, open-air pools, local buses and trains and local attractions 
  • Zillertalbahn steam train is a great way to explore the valley 
  • The Zillertal arena alpine coaster is a 1450m long masterpiece 
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