Austria, Austrian Tyrol
This lively, bustling village is one of the most popular summer resorts in the Tyrol, offering an unrivalled range of activities, excursions and events throughout the summer. Situated at the end of the Ziller Valley, there is extensive walking for all levels in 4 local valleys, and the ‘Zillertal Natur’ runs an excellent programme of FREE guided walks. An old-fashioned steam locomotive is a popular way to explore the valley, and in the evenings it is wonderful to sit outside whilst Mayrhofen comes alive with regular live music and traditional festivals. The name Mayrhofen derives from “Meierhof”, an episcopal farmyard dating back to 1200 AD.
The state-of-the-art 3S Gondola Penken lift is open from approx 14 May to 09 October. The construction of the Penkenbahn marked the beginning of a new era in Mayrhofen with a sleek climb up the near-sheer rock face to the top of the mountain, where numerous hiking trails begin. Transporting 32 people per gondola, it has halved the old journey time to a speedy eight minutes and has the convenience of Wi-Fi access.
Two Centres | Combine your stay in Mayrhofen with 3, 4 or 7 nights in another resort in Austria.
Resort Code: ATMA
Languages spoken: Austrian
Time difference: GMT+1
This friendly, homely hotel is owned by the very hospitable and welcoming Gertraud Hauser and her family. Set in a peaceful location in the small hamlet of Schwendau, Hotel Alpina is only 4km from Mayrhofen, and a regular bus service runs between the villages during the day.
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Transfer Approx. 1hr 30mins by coach.
Supplements may apply on some flights
Self drive is available
Car hire available: Yes
Evening resort bus service: No
Local bus services:
Parking available: No
Resort Ski bus available: No
Free Innsbruck excursion for all Inghams guests staying in Mayrhofen.
The excursion can be booked in resort only.
Marvel at the natural wonder of Europe’s highest waterfall set amidst the stunning Hohe Tauern National Park. Follow the path right next to the falls for fantastic photo opportunities. Small National Park fee may be payable locally.
Half day, £25
Lake Achensee & Rattenberg
Travel along the Inn Valley to Tyrol’s largest lake. Perhaps take a trip on the popular steam train or enjoy a scenic boat trip (optional). Also visiting Rattenberg, famous for its Crystal glass production.
Full day, £25
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.Full day, approx €38 (optional city walking tour)
Zillertal Natur Park runs an extensive programme of daily guided walks to different areas all over the Ziller Valley. The programme is from approx €6 per walk (registration required) or free at selected hotels: Hotel Strass, Sporthotel Strass, Hotel Berghof, Alpenhotel Kramerwirt, Hotel Neuhaus .
Mayrhofen is surrounded by four valleys and an incredible 1700km of walking paths across the Zillertall, ranging from gentle trails through meadows to Schwendau and along the river to Zell am Ziller, to high altitude treks into different valleys. At the end of the valley is Hintertux Glacier with various trails heading up to the top and all year round skiing available.
Inghams Walk With Us
Join your Rep and other Inghams guests for a hike up to the Zimmereben hut where you can take in spectacular views of Mayrhofen and enjoy coffee, cake, and local schnapps.
A selection of excursions are available to book locally
Please note we act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.
Situated at the end of the Ziller valley, Mayrhofen boasts a wide variety of walks from gentle valley strolls along the Ziller River to steep woodland hikes and beautiful panoramas from the top of the Penken or Ahorn cablecars. Many mountain restaurants offer typical Austrian specialities for a lunchtime treat. The village is lively and bustling, and with tennis, swimming, adventure sports and even summer skiing on the Hintertux Glacier, Mayrhofen is a wonderful base for an active summer holiday. The local steam train is a popular way to get up and down the valley and in the evenings there is a variety of live entertainment in the hotels, bars and cafés. Our resident representatives are available to arrange excursions and special events for people on holidays in Mayrhofen.
In & Around Mayrhofen
Zillertal Activcard /Resort Card (Book Locally)
Deposit per chip card: Euro 2,-
The great value ‘Mayrhofen - Zillertal Active Card (Z Card)’ is available locally and provides:
Prices for guidance only. Available 26 May 2018 onwards. Lifts usually start the summer season as from approx 19 May onwards (weather permitting).
Penkenbahn: 19 May to 07 October 2018 from 09:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. (non-stop operation)
Single ascent and descent ticket for adult is €20.90 (€18.70 with guest card)
Ahornbahn: 09 June to 14 October 2018 from 08:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every full and half hour
Children born in 2003 -2011 pay child rate, children born 2012 or later travel free.
Festivals & Events
Mayrhofen is a lively village with a full programme of events each week, including
Family and Kids
Summer should be filled with fun for kids of all ages, and Mayrhofen is packed with new adventures. Natural water playground "Brindlang", nestled in the midst of Scheuling Forest is the perfect place for the whole family. Mayrhofen Leisure park has new and large children's playground with slides, swings and climbing. Further afield there's no shortage of thrills either, whether you want to try mountain biking, rafting, tackling a via Ferrata or even skiing – on a glacier. Children's/family via Ferrate complements the three already existing via Ferrate in Mayrhofen. This family and child friendly route incorporates classic Ferrate terrain (rock faces and walking sections) with interesting high rope course elements. Especially designed for children aged 6 to 14 years.
Mayrhofen is surrounded by 4 valleys and an incredible 1,700km of walking paths across the Zillertal, ranging from gentle paths through meadows to Schwendau and along the river to Zell am Ziller, to high altitude treks into different valleys.
Popular walking areas
Penken & Ahorn | Both cable-cars open up extensive trails above the village. The Ahorn mountain has a lovely loop walk, daily birds of prey show and barbeque area, as well as some tougher hikes up to the Ahornspitze.
Stillup Valley | A stunningly pretty valley, visitors are rewarded with three waterfalls falling into a turquoise reservoir and a backdrop of snow capped Italian mountains. Access by bus with 2-3 hour walks to huts in the valley basin.
Eagles Valley | So called because of the number of these birds of prey spotted here, fantastic walking via the beautiful hamlet of Brandberg.
Zemmgrund | The ‘gateway to Italy’ with the spectacular ‘Schlegeis’ reservoir at the end and a lovely 2 hour walk into Italy past war time border posts.
Tuxertal | The Hintertux Glacier, with panoramic views, ice palace, 5km of underground ice caves and plenty of marmots and waterfalls!
INGHAMS WALK WITH US
Inghams guided walks are organised by your Inghams Rep and payable locally. The following programme is shown as a guide only and is subject to change.
Join your Inghams Rep and other guests for a hike up to the Zimmereben hut where you can take in spectacular views of Mayrhofen and enjoy coffee, cake and local schnapps.
One of the most stunning valleys in the area. Take in the whole valley whilst walking from the Grune Wand Hut to the Stillup reservoir where you will have time to admire the stunning scenery before journey back to Mayrhofen.
The Berliner Hutte at 2042m is an imposing, cultural icon. Discover this historic setting and experience the rich natural beauty of the Zemmgrund Valley. This magnificent all day event is perfect for keen walkers and sight seers.