Ellmau-Dorf 33, Ellmau, Tirol, 6352, Austria
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Erzengel Michael Pfarrkirche in Ellmau
The last day dawns
everybody was hiding for the rain
Getting Nearer Our Destination
Getting to Ellmau
We are flying in to Salzburg but have to rely on public transport to get us to Ellmau. Is it best to get a train to Kufstein/Worgl and then a bus? Can I get a bus timetable on the Internet?
Re: Getting to Ellmau
this site may be of some aid to you (www.idos.cz ) for the page in english/british click on the uk/british flag.
some member has concluded after looking at the english page that this site only has information on non local forms of public transport in czech.
this is not correct. the site has information on non local forms of public transport for most of europe and some of the middle east.
Travel Tips for Ellmau
Ellmau the little village where I felt at home
It was easy for me to feel completely at home in the little village of Ellmau its population numbers only 2,600 but has nearly 5,000 guest beds. Despite the number of guests (I like the use of this word rather than tourist ha ha) it never appeared busy but quiet and laid back. The locals always recognised us and greeted us in the streets with Guten tag or more usually grub gott. Even the cars moved slowly here no one was every in a hurry and everyone was pleased to help if you needed any. Ellmau is a very pretty village situated in a stunning location in the Going Valley 820 meters above sea level nestled between the Wilderkaiser and Hartkaiser the foothills of the Kitzbheler. In the village I liked best of all sitting by the water fountain in the little square - here there was always someone to chat too. Mornings were especially memorable - it was here we met many locals returning from some morning shopping, taking a break in the shade and passing the time of day - it reminded me a lot of home even though I live at sea level I could get used to the mountains. Ellmau I already miss you.
Many huts are helpful with people collecting the stamps from the huts and will have one of these "Stempl" boxes with the ink pad and stamper inside. Some were empty and the hut was closed in early season :-( and some were closed and had no stempel box :-(( - especially frustating was the Grutten hutte - a hard climb for me and no stamp at the end of it :-(((
So my advice if you are really keen to collect these stamps is to go later in the season when all the huts are open. Watch out for trick ones too that squirt water at you when the box is opened!!
Head for the Heights
The Wochenbrunn Alm is a busy place as its the trailhead for a tour of Ellmauer Halt (highest peak) Its accessible by car for which there is a toll fee of 3 euros. Its for experienced hikers only as the terrain is steep and proper climbing equipment is advisable so you can hook up to the klettersteig (iron ladders) which assist the climbiing of the rock face.
The Gasthof here is a popular eaterie to stock up on those energy levels required for the climbing!
This pretty pilgrimage chapel is opposite the Gasthof Barnstatt near lake Hintersteiner in Scheffau, the neighbouring village to Ellmau. This quaint baroque chapel, dating from 1693, can be reached within an hours walk from the town centre. The chapel is consecrated to the "Sacred Heart", and Saint Leonhard, patron saint of pets and prisoners.
Mariä-Heimsuchungs Kapelle is the name of the small chapel that you will see slightly uphill from the village of Ellmau. This lovely chapel dates back to the year 1719 and unfortunately it is locked most of the time, so I had no chance to get in. It will take about 15 minutes to walk there from the village and you will get to a place with a good view towards the scenic mountains.
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We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Hochfilzer Hotel Ellmau
Address: Ellmau-Dorf 33, Ellmau, Tirol, 6352, Austria