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Hotel Harfenwirt

  • The Wildschonau Valley, Austria, Niederau

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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.

Added value

Free room upgrade from original to new wing when booking a twin room during May and June departure (subject to availability)

No single supplement

Rooms

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

  • Bathrobes
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea or coffee making facilities
  • Wireless internet

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes
  • Hotel located on a flat road next to bus stop
  • All facilities accessible, including access to garden and pool area 

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
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • 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 18 May 2019) giving you loads of freebies, including free use of all lifts in the Wildschonau & 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

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.

In & Around The Wildschönau Valley

  • Over 300km marked walking trails
  • Popular area for cycling and E-Bike hire
  • Outdoor pool in Oberau
  • Nordic walking
  • ‘Bummelzug’ tourist train
  • Tree-top rope walk
  • Horse riding
  • Horse-drawn buggy rides
  • Tennis
  • Silver mine
  • Sculpture park
  • Kundl gorge
  • Cheesemaking farm
  • Herb and spice garden
  • Various museums

Resort Card

Free to all guests

Free ‘Wildschönau Card’ is provided by your hotel upon arrival and gives you:

  • Free use of all lifts in the Wildschönau Valley
  • Free entrance to the outdoor swimming pool
  • Free use of tennis courts in Oberau
  • Free entrance to silver mine and museums
  • Free guided walks (Mon-Fri)
  • Free children’s activity programme (Mon-Fri)
  • Discounted rates on many other attractions.

 

Lift and cable-car approx. opening times 2019

The opening dates of summer lifts vary in resort. Please find the latest update for the summer:

Markbachjochbahn – open from approx 05 May 2019 - 14 October 2019

Car hire is available 

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 12.100197
  • Latitude: 47.448167
  • Nearest Bus Stop: 1
  • Distance to Lift: 350
  • Nearest Station:

    10000m away 

  • Distance to Station: 10000
  • Distance to City Centre: 400

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, from £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, from £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, from £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, from £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)
  • Whirlpool
  • Lift
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge area
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Family Facilities

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

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Hotel Harfenwirt
Niederau, The Wildschonau Valley,Half Board
11/09/2019 - 3 nights
2 adults
From Manchester Int.
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