Oberau Holidays

The Wildschönau Valley - a haven of peace and tranquility

Fairytale Oberau in the delightful Wildschönau Valley is home to a magnificent chapel, a handful of shops and some fine old buildings. Wildschönau means 'wild and beautiful' and this is certainly one of the most glorious valleys in the Tyrol, with a special rural character and many rustic mountain alms.

Added value

Free use of lifts in the Wildschönau Valley - with resort card

Free Guided Walks with resort card

  • from£539pp
  • 59 rooms
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Centrally located in Oberau and enjoying lovely meadow and hillside views, the traditional Tirolerhof is a homely and informal hotel, run by the welcoming Martin Erharter and his family.

Useful Information
Information about Oberau
Resort Code ATOB
Languages spoken German/English
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 47.448811
Longitude 12.088520
Travel and Transportation

Summer 2022

Flying from/to: Innsbruck
Birmingham Saturday
Gatwick Saturday/Wednesday

Innsbruck transfer approx. 1hr 15min by coach.

Flying from/to: Salzburg
Birmingham Saturday
Gatwick Saturday/Wednesday

Salzburg transfer approx. 2hr 30min by coach.

Self drive is available.

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No



Salzburg from £28 per person (full day)

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.

Herrenchiemsee from £40 per person (full day)

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.


We act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please see our terms & conditions.

Things To Do

Oberau has its own outdoor swimming pool, and there are some super walks here. North of Oberau there are some moderate walks down to Wörgl and Kundl, while the other side of the valley has some harder walks up to the Marchbachjoch with a gondola down to Niederau. Along the valley there are some good walks to Niederau, Auffach and the other villages. The tourist office runs a super programme of five free guided walks a week including a four-and-a-half hour “moderate” walk from Oberau via the Minz path and the Egghöffe farms to the Boardstadt hut and beyond to the Krangejoch cross (1,387 metres). In addition, a bus service operates up and down the whole valley, enabling you to make the most of this scenic region.

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

From mid - June there are weekly band concerts in Oberau that are free to attend

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 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.

Car hire is available 


A wonderful area for walkers with over 300km of marked hiking paths, from rambles through meadows and hillsides up to higher peaks and trails accessed by gondola. Popular walks include the ‘Path of Contemplation’ (1 hour) between Niederau and Oberau, and the stunning Kundl Gorge at the end of the valley, a lovely 3 hour return walk or take the Bummelzug one way. There are many mountain alms dotted around the walks including the ‘Käsealm’ above Niederau for fresh milk and cheese. For more adventurous walkers there are plenty of longer trails and peaks to climb and the tourist office operates a hiking badge system for those that complete various ‘bronze’, ‘silver’ and ‘gold’ levels walks.

GETTING AROUND | Villages are easily connected by an efficient bus service which transports walkers to all points around the valley. There are 2 free gondolas (the Markbachjoch in Niederau, and the Schatzberg in Auffach) and the ‘Bummelzug’ mountain railway. 

Please note lift opening times are for guidance and can vary.

Schatzbergbahn open from approx 11 June to 04 October.

Markbachjochbahn open from approx 09 May to 11 Oct.

The Tourist Office runs a fantastic programme of five FREE guided walks each week, which are very popular with Inghams guests. Example itinerary:

Markbachjoch to Norderberg Alm | 4 hrs | Moderate
Take the gondola to the top of the Markbachjoch and via Halsgatterl to the Rosskopf Peak. Purple and white crocuses cover the meadows and beautiful yellow globeflowers grow beside the mountain streams. A peek into the tiny Horler Stiege Chapel and the Käse Alm and a rest stop at the Norderberg Alm Hut, then it’s back to the gondola for the return trip.

Sonnberger Joch and Eisstein | 3 hrs | Easy
A gentle walk to Zauberwinkel in Oberau and then along the forest path to the demanding Eisstein ascent to enjoy the marvelous view into the Inn Valley. After a short break continue on towards the lovely farms of Leitschwend and Adelsberg and inspect the alpine flora along the way. (Option 2: 5 hrs challenging hike to Feldalphorn).

Schatzberg and Joel Spitze | 4 hrs | Moderate
Take the cable car to the top (accessible by car or foot) of the Schatzberg Mountain and start the walk at 1.903m to the Joel Spitze. Enjoy fantastic views on the way into the Alpbach and Inn Valleys. Make a stop on the Joel peak at 1964m to enjoy the peace and take. Return to the Schatzberg via the Gern Alm and take a refreshment break at the end of the walk in the Schatzberg Alm.
(Option 2: 3 hrs easy Family walk around the Thierbach Kogl).

Kragenjoch Mountain | 4 hrs | Moderate
Start at an altitude of 938m, highest point 1356m, continuous climb, partially steep. Take the Minz path from Oberau up to one of the loveliest viewpoints in the valley, the Boarstadl hut. A further 20 minutes uphill and you arrive at the Achental hut. From here it’s just a short ascent to the wonderful Kragenjoch peak. Stop at the hut on the way back for a well-earned rest. The return journey takes you through blueberry fields and mountain moors back to Oberau. (Option 2: 6 hrs challenging hike to the Gradlspitz Mountain).

Filzmoos Moor in Niederau | 3 hrs | Easy
The Filzmoos Moor on the Niederau Bruggberg is a wide plateau which offers a fascinating insight into the alpine plant and animal life. Frogs, dragonflies, butterflies and song birds can be observed in this untouched biotope. Afterwards, watch the deer in a nearby deer park. The gentle walk takes you north to Stockeben through the fragrant pine forests full of bilberries. After about an hour and a half, you reach the moor at 1,000m altitude. Return via Klausen and back to Niederau.

NB. No mountaineering experience is required but participants should have good physical fitness and suitable footwear with ankle support and programme is subject to change at short notice.

Good to know

  • Free "Wildschonau" Resort card entitles you to free use of operating cable-cars, outdoor pool, tennis courts, museums, guided walks, children's activity programme and more 
  • The farming museum tells the tale of mountain farmers from years gone past
  • Kundl Gorge is one of the most beautiful natural gorges in Austria 
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