Mayrhofen in summer
Whether you are up for hiking, cycling, sports or you just want to relax – Mayrhofen offers not only alpine landscapes and a unique flora and fauna of the Zillertal Alps, but also the right activity for an unforgettable holiday.
Over 200 km of hiking trails and 800 km of cycle paths are waiting to be explored with or without mountain railway support. During a stopover in the cozy huts you can enjoy the wonderful alpine panorama and relax from the challenging tours.
Organized by the High Alps Nature Park Zillertaler Alps, there are daily up to three guided hikes within the 379 km² protected landscape. From cozy trails to refuge huts around the numerous summits with 3000 meters, you will definitely find the right program.
Mayrhofen in Winter
The Harakiri, the steepest slope in Austria and the largest gondola in Austria – also in winter the holiday region Mayrhofen-Hippach has a lot to offer. On the 135 km of slopes, winter sports enthusiasts will find everything you need for a perfect winter holiday.
The two mountains Ahorn and Penken offer the ideal backdrop to relax as well as for action lovers to ski with pleasure or to prove their courage on the steepest slope of Austria.
The two mountain railways take you directly to the ski resorts from where you can also enjoy a magnificent view over the snow-capped Alps.
There is also plenty to discover in Mayrhofen off the slopes. From illuminated cross-country ski runs, cleared winter hiking trails to natural toboggan runs, the fascinating winter landscape of Mayrhofen offers everything you need for your Winter holiday.
The Erlebnisbad Mayrhofen offers water fun for the whole family: water funnels, underwater pool benches, massage jets, a 101 m long slide provide a real experience. Only 5 minutes from our house!
Zillertal cheese factory
At the Zillertal cheese factory you will learn everything about the cycle of high-quality food!
In the farm and in the production, you can get an overview of the processing of hay milk to cheese, butter, yoghurt and more. In the restaurant you can enjoy the delicacies of the region and discover the variety of food in the region in the farm sale. Open daily.
Artificial lake Schlegeis
Only a few kilometers south of Mayrhofen – at the picturesque village of Ginzling – you can get to the artificial lake via the alpine road “Schlegeis”. There you will be impressed by the 131 m high, double curved and 725 m long Schlegeis-Wall, an imposing structure of technology. The Schlegeis lake is the ideal starting point for walks, mountain hikes and alpine tours.
The Zillergrund is located at the foothills of the Zillertal Alps Nature Park, the water source of the Zillertal, and stretches from “Maurach” about 20 km to the “Zillergründl” reservoir. 2 minutes from our house the bus stops to Zillergrund.
The Hintertux Glacier is Austria’s only year-round ski resort and can be reached by car or bus about 30 minutes from Mayrhofen! Even in summer, the glacier scores with 20 km of perfectly groomed slopes. With the gondola it goes from Hintertux to 3.250m altitude to marvel at a magnificent panorama over the Alps. For adventurers, there is also the opportunity to make an expedition to the ice at the Nature Ice Palace or to go down a station at an altitude of 2.660m and discover the rock formations underneath the glacier in the Spannagelhöhle.
HERE you can find more excursion destinations.