Vitalhotel Schermer

  • Austrian Tyrol, Austria, Westendorf

  • 4.5

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Vitalhotel Schermer is one of Westendorf’s leading hotels and guests return year after year for the warm welcome and excellent facilities. It’s in a peaceful spot with lovely landscaped gardens, but close to the centre and only 200 metres to the lift - perfect if you're planning to head up and explore the mountain trails.

Relax in the large spa and gardens

The gardens at the Hotel Schermer deserve a special mention, enjoy sunny days by dipping your feet in the pond, lazing on a sun lounger, and cooling off in the outdoor pool. Head inside to the decadent spa where relaxation comes easily - you’ll find an indoor pool, saunas, and a steam room - plus a vitality bar with a selection of teas and fruits. There's also a well-equipped gym with strength and cardio equipment.

Farm-to-table produce

You’ll be well catered for throughout the day, starting with the large breakfast buffet. In the evenings you'll enjoy homegrown produce from the family farm and local wines to accompany your meal and there's a free daily packed lunch, and daily lunchtime snacks and salad bar from 1-5pm.

Family-friendly hotel

With fantastic children’s facilities, too, this is a hotel everyone will love - there's a children's play room, and in July and August, child supervision so you can enjoy a nice, long walk or some evening me-time in the spa. Or, take your children in the spa with you - there's family spa area and children's wellness treatments, too.

Added value

Early booking offer available (book by 31 Mar)

Lunchtime snacks & salad bar (1pm-5pm)

Free daily packed lunch

Free guided walks 3 times a week with the hotel guide

Free child supervision (Jul/Aug, Sun-Fri 10am-8pm)

Welcome cocktail

Rucksack and umbrella to borrow during your stay


On a sunny plateau in the Brixen Valley, Westendorf is surrounded by patchwork fields, forests, rolling hills and mountain peaks - it's the ideal spot for a summer holiday. Buses, trains, gondolas and a network of walking and cycling paths link it to popular villages such as Söll, Ellmau and Kitzbühel. The Austrian Hiking Seal of Quality glimmers on many a trail too, so expect superbly signposted and maintained routes. On bright days, the village basks in full sunshine – ideal for kicking back with a schnapps on a mountain-view terrace.

Pull on your hiking boots in the beautiful Brixen Valley

This patch of the Alps offers every flavour of footpath. The Westendorf Wellbeing Trail ambles by dappled forest glades and rivers. For a longer stroll, walk over wooden bridges and past waterfalls to neighbouring Hopfgarten – a market town and gateway to Hohe Salve’s mountain trails. The Windau Valley carves its way south from Westendorf, steering cyclists and hikers to green riverside paths, while more challenging routes scale the local mountain of Nachtsöllberg via pretty alpine mountain huts. Fancy saving your energy? The Alpenrosen cable car takes out much of the leg work in reaching the Nachtsöllberg summit, and the Brixen lift rises from Brixen village into the Bergwelt, where trails lead in all directions.

Summer holidays in Westendorf

Both villagers and visitors wholeheartedly embrace summer in Westendorf, taking to the café terraces with plates of schnitzel, alpine ales and herby lemonades. In fact, the whole town seems to burst into flower, with streets that once won gold as Europe’s most beautiful village in bloom. Even the St. Nicholas church is painted a cheery buttercup-yellow; the dome has watched over the village for centuries. Don’t miss the weekly market, where local craftspeople set out stalls piled high with hand-knitted gloves, truffle cheeses, wooden bird houses and bottles of berry schnapps.

Alpine adventures for families

Family activities in Westendorf come with a side of mountain views. The swimming pool is open-air, enclosed in gardens and views of the Kitzbühel Alps. Meanwhile, the Alpenrosen cable car takes families to the Alpinolino playground, where kids can put on their detective hats while learning about the animals and wildflowers of the Alps. Catch the gondola from neighbouring Brixen for the Filzalm Lake – a sky-high picnic spot with play areas and wildlife hides.

From the mountains to Munich

Trains depart like clockwork from Westendorf station, about a 10-minute walk away from the village centre. The swish summer resort of Kitzbühel is only a 15-minute trundle along the valley and you can also swap the mountains for Munich in just one hour. This Bavarian city might be best known for Oktoberfest, but there’s also an old town with a turreted city hall straight out of a Brothers Grimm tale.

Why book a summer holiday in Westendorf 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 the Brixental's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Westendorf 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: 67
  • Official rating: 4.5


Westendorf Austrian Twin Rooms are around 18m² and sleep two. They have an ensuite with shower

Brixental Austrian Twin Rooms are around 28m² and sleep two to four people (extra bed is a double sofa bed). They have a lounge area and an ensuite with bath or shower

Tirol Junior Suites are around 37m² and sleep two to four people (extra bed is a double sofa bed). They have a separate lounge area and an ensuite with bath (with showerhead)

Relax Suites are around 35-46m² and are on the fourth floor of the hotel. These rooms sleep two to three people. They are air-conditioned, and have a lounge area and an ensuite with shower and a separate WC.

All rooms have:

  • Balcony
  • TV
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer

General information

  • Check-in: 3pm
  • Check-out: 11am

Local fees and taxes

A resort tourist tax of approx. €2.00 per person per night is payable locally. Children aged 15 and under are exempt.


  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

Longitude: 12.213562
Latitude: 47.431148

  • Transfer time approx. 1 hour 30 mins from Innsbruck or Salzburg airport
  • Located in the village centre
  • 550 metres to the nearest lift
  • 270 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • 260 metres to the nearest supermarket

Spa & wellness facilities

  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Finnish sauna
  • Crystal steam room
  • Tirolean steam room
  • Aroma steam room
  • Family sauna & steam room
  • Relaxation area
  • Experience shower
  • Infrared cabin
  • Fitness room
  • Spa and massage treatments (payable locally)

Additional facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Parking

Family facilities

  • Cots & linen available
  • Highchairs
  • Early meals available on request
  • Daily child supervision on request (Jul/Aug)
  • Children's spa area
  • Children's playroom

Enjoy a hot and cold buffet breakfast with regional food and freshly-cooked eggs.

There's a complimentary snack and salad bar every day from 1-5pm or you can take advantage of the free daily packed lunch.

Dinner is four courses with a choice of main and includes a salad buffet. The hotel prides itself on the use of local produce and has been AMA-certified since 2016. Dishes use produce from the family farm in Brixen-im-Thale, the neighbouring village. A weekly farmer's, Italian, or BBQ buffet during the week adds a bit of variety to your evening meal.

After dinner, head to the bar or wine cellar. We recommend the Sauvignon Blanc from the family vineyard in South Tyrol.

  • 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

  • Vegetarians

The hotel may be able to cater for additional dietary requirements on request.

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

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per person from £849
Includes £400pp discount
15/06/2024 - 7 nights
2 adults
From Edinburgh
Half Board
Vitalhotel Schermer
Austrian Tyrol, Westendorf
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