Hotel Harfenwirt

  • The Wildschonau Valley, Austria, Niederau

Just a short stroll from the centre, this traditional hotel enjoys superb views of the valley and the Markbachjoch mountain. Owned by Herbert Thaler, many regulars enjoy his weekly harp playing in the nearby Gasthof Bichlwirt. A large indoor pool opens out onto a lovely sun terrace at the rear of the hotel with uninterrupted mountain views.

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 88
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:

    200m from main building, access by road

  • Official rating: 3
  • Original wing Austrian twins have balcony and bath
  • Singles have balcony and shower
  • New wing Austrian twins are larger with bath and balcony
  • All rooms have telephone, hairdryer, radio and cable TV.

*In certain locations, a twin is commonly accepted as referring to two separate mattresses and duvets contained in one large frame. Most hotels have rooms that will take an extra bed if required. These extra beds may be bunk beds, fold-away beds or sofa beds, but the suitability of these beds may depend on each individual. Where an extra bed is added this may limit the space available. Rooms with extra beds are still bookable for two person occupancy although, in this case, the hotelier may allocate a standard-sized twin bedded room without extra beds. Single rooms do not always match up either in size or facilities to twin bedded rooms, even when a supplement is paid.

Bedroom facilities

  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Radio
  • Telephone

Accessibility

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

Hotel located on a flat road next to bus stop

Meals

  • Buffet breakfast
  • 3-course evening meal with main dish choice and daily salad buffet.
  • No of restaurants: 2
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Informal

  • Breakfast service:

    Buffet

  • Dinner service:

    Waiter

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Vegetarians

Niederau

A quiet resort in the unspoilt Wildschönau Valley, picturesque Niederau houses a pretty church and friendly cafés and is a superb base for a walking holiday. All our guests receive a free Wildschönau Resort Card (from 13 May 2017) giving you loads of freebies, including free use of all lifts in the Wildshonau & Alpbach valley. The Markbachjoch gondola in the centre of Niederau gives you access to miles of marked trails through lovely rolling hills.

Things to do in resort

  • Cycling
  • Horse-riding
  • Museum
  • Tennis
  • Walking

Once you have taken the gondola up to the top of Markbachjoch (1,496 metres) there are many routes down with clearly marked paths, including the “Path of Contemplation” to Oberau, a one-hour walk which passes the Farmers’ Museum at Bach. There are many mountain alms dotted around including the “Kasealm” above Niedrau, and the more adventurous amongst you might want to try a spot of hand-gliding! If you prefer more traditional transport, a bus service operates along the whole valley, enabling you to make the most of this scenic region. For a bit of retail therapy, try the nearby town of Wörgl.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 12.100197
  • Latitude: 47.448167

For more information on travel and transport visit our Niederau page

Excursions

PRE-BOOKABLE

Grossglockner Mountain

A magnificent drive along a famous Alpine road leading right into the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park up to the highest mountain in Austria at 3,073m, for breathtaking glacier views and a chance to see wild marmots at close range. One of our most popular excursions for nature lovers, we enjoy lunch on top of the mountain.

Full day, £37 Summer 2018 / £38 Summer 2019

Berchtesgaden, Germany

Cross the border into Germany and visit this beautiful Bavarian town with optional excursions to salt-mines and the spectacular Eagles Nest, Hitler’s famous hilltop retreat, where you can enjoy lunch with incredible panoramic views. Pay locally for Eagle's Nest option.

Full day, £31 Summer 2018 / £32 Summer 2019

Salzburg

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, pay locally for walking city tour option.

Full day, £27 Summer 2018 / £28 Summer 2019 


Herrenchiemsee

Journey via the romantic village of Reit im Winkl to the Chiemsee, known as the “Bavarian Sea”. The Chiemsee is the largest lake in Bavaria. The biggest of several islands on the lake and accessible only by boat is Herrenchiemsee. The name derives from a sumptuous and wildly extravagant palace built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Marvel at the richly decorated interior and the stunning grounds all modeled on the Palace of Versailles. A fascinating insight into the world of a truly eccentric King.

Full day, £39 Summer 2018 / £40 Summer 2019

 

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

Facilities

  • Large terrace
  • Large residents' restaurant, à la carte stube
  • Lounge
  • Indoor pool, sauna and steam room (free once a week)
  • Lift
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge area
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Family Facilities

  • Cots & Linen
  • Highchairs in restaurant
  • Hotel family friendly

Inghams Plus

  • Free room upgrade from original to new wing when booking a twin room during May and June departure (subject to availability)
  • No single supplement

Special Offers

Your holiday

Accommodation
Hotel Harfenwirt, Niederau, The Wildschonau Valley
Half Board

Holiday details
04/09/2019,
3 nights,
from Gatwick,
2 adults, 0 children
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Total party from:
£1018

Per person from:
£509