Pension Nordstern (ex Hotel Garni Strass)

  • Austrian Tyrol, Austria, Mayrhofen

  • 3

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Pension Nordstern (formerly Hotel Garni Strass) has a brilliant location in the centre of Mayrhofen. It's close to the main Penkenbahn lift so you can easily get out and explore local trails.

Conveniently located bed and breakfast 

This is a great base for comfy and spacious accommodation, and the bed & breakfast basis is the perfect excuse to head out for dinner and try some local food. Being right on the high street, there's plenty of restaurants close by, and they tend to be reasonably priced too. For snacks and picnic lunches, there's a Spar supermarket 50 metres away. 

It's a no-frills type of accommodation - rooms are comfortably furnished with a retro flair - most have wooden floors, some have jazzy patterned carpets and all have a private balcony to enjoy the mountain air.

Please note that this hotel is no longer run by the Roscher family and is therefore no longer linked to the neighbouring Hotel and Sporthotel Strass.

Added value

Inghams Guided Walks included from 27 May - 13 Sep 24 and from 26 May - 12 Sep 25 (subject to availability)

24/7 support & tailored advice in person or over the phone from our local resort team

All holidays include flights from the UK and transfers


Known for its lively atmosphere, Mayrhofen town is alive with visitors and sportspeople come summer. The fresh mountain air and peaceful scenery make it perfect for some R&R, but if you’re looking for action, shops for bike rental or adventure activities line the streets in town, countless walking routes head out from the centre, and there are two lifts running from the town to boost you up 1,800 metres or so in altitude, effort-free.

View all Mayrhofen walking deals

Themed walks and educational trails in Mayrhofen

Who doesn’t love a walk with a purpose? From the ‘Art River’ walk past local sculptures, to the Brandberg dairy farm loop - with a stop-off to try its local cheese - and the Ahorn Leisure Trail with its bird watching stations and viewing platforms (a route suitable for buggies), there’s no shortage of themed walks around Mayrhofen. For peace and quiet, best head to the Stilluptal Valley, famous for its many waterfalls and striking blue reservoir.

An Austrian mountain hut crawl

Whether hard-core hiking, low-key biking or just heading out to enjoy the view, most people out on the mountain will probably have the same goal: to end up at a Tyrolean Mountain hut to refuel. There are more than enough of them around, all serving local dishes on sun-drenched terraces. The Olpererhütte is a deservedly popular spot for its views over the Schlegeis reservoir and south-facing position, for soaking up the sun all-day long.

Activity-filled days in and around Mayrhofen

The Zillertal Activcard is an all-in-one ticket to activities in summer, allowing one cable card trip a day (there are 10 in the region) to give easy access to many of the region’s walking trails, entry to all six outdoor swimming pools in the valley, free travel on most public transport and discounts around the area.

Biking in the Zillertal

With 1,300 kilometres of routes, the Zillertal is heaven for biking, whether on gravel, bumpy single-track trails or quiet mountain roads. The Penken Mountain’s FunSportStation is made for young thrill-seekers. There’s a bike park with mini electric motorcycles to play around on. If the children are into scooters, here’s where you can step it up a level by trying out the ‘mountain scooter’ that handles trickier terrain more like a mountain bike. The whole family can head out onto the trails on mountain scooters (once everyone’s got to grips with it).

The Zillertalbahn Steam Train

This little steam train chugs through the Zillertal Valley and is fun for the whole family. There’s an open-top carriage, a beer carriage and dining car, the crystal wagon (encrusted with Swarovski crystals, because why not?) and the kids’ carriage where little ones can hang out.

Why book a summer holiday in Mayrhofen 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 Mayrhofen’s best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Mayrhofen. Join a professional walking guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Mayrhofen 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: 50
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • Official rating: 3


Austrian Twin Rooms are around 24-29m² and sleep two to three people (extra beds in the larger rooms are single sofa beds). 

Single Rooms are around 18m².

Junior Suites are more spacious at around 36m² and sleep up to four people (extra bed is a single or double sofa bed).

All rooms have:

  • Balcony
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Ensuite with shower
  • Hairdryer

Local fees and taxes

A local tourist tax of approx. €2.20 per person per night is payable locally.


  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Longitude: 11.861005
Latitude: 47.163786

  • Central location on the Mayrhofen high street
  • 100 metres to Penkenbahn lift
  • 100 metres to the nearest supermarket
  • 800 metres to the train station
  • Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 mins from Innsbruck airport.
  • Free Wi-Fi

Family facilities

  • Cots available

Offered on a bed and breakfast basis, guests at the Pension Nordstern enjoy a continental buffet breakfast in the hotel.

In the evenings head straight from the hotel onto Mayrhofen's high street to explore the great selection of nearby restaurants and bars. For snacks and picnic lunches, there's a Spar supermarket 50 metres away.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians

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

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per person from £669
Includes £190pp discount
14/09/2024 - 7 nights
2 adults
From Birmingham Int.
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Pension Nordstern
Austrian Tyrol, Mayrhofen
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