Mayrhofen Travel Guide

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Mayrhofen Highlights

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     Fabulous scenery 

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     often too touristy - no wonder 

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     Great for non-experienced skiers/snowboarders 

Mayrhofen Things to Do

  • Zillercard

    If you are planning to use local busses/trains/gondolas to get to walking areas consider the Zillercard it gives you:free travel on all busses in the valley and its valleys off, except to the Zillergrundfree travel on all trains to Jenbach except the steam train1 trip up and 1 trip down on a gondola (doesn't have to be the same one, we often went...

  • Mayrhofen Church

    Unlike the other churches in the Zillertal Valley, Mayrhofen's parish church is very much a work of the 20th century. That's not to say is is unattractive, but it doesn't really compete with it's neighbouring churches in my opinion. That said it's still worth a few minutes of your time to take a peck inside. The church bells of Mayrhofen still...

  • Huge Cable Car

    The Ahornbahn is the newest cable car in Mayrhofen, which can transport 160 people at any one time. There are only 2 gondolas, one up one down, this is the largest cable car in Austria. It takes just over 6 minutes to transport its guests over 3km up to a plateau that offers spectacular views. Once up there you can walk/hike or just take in the...

  • Hintertuxer Glacier

    Whether it is the lure of breathtaking views or alpine activities of the first rate your notion of summer fun reaches new peaks once the gondola brings you to 3250m and lands you at the top of the glacier of Hintertux. It takes only 5 mins to get by the spectacular bicable continuous cable car from the Tuxer Fernerhaus to the Gefroene Wand. A view...

  • Alpbach

    This is one of the most beautiful farmer-villages in the Tyrol. In summer the delightful village shows itself in the midst of lots of flowers and is surrounded by an extensive mountain and hiking area. Relax with a stroll around this pretty village with decorated wooded houses and lovely fountains, well worth a visit.

  • The Tuxer Valley

    This is the largest of the side valleys and passes through the villages of Finkenberg and Lanersbacj, where there are plenty of great walks, ending at Hinterlux above which sits the glacier. Here skiing takes place 365 days a year. As a non-skier you can take the three lifts to a height of 3250m -10,666ft. There is a panorama platform built on top...


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Mayrhofen Restaurants

  • Half Board must

    On half boar from the Hotel Obermair you have a soup starter, help yourself salad (choice of about 8 items along with various flavoured oils/dressings) choice of 2 main courses and a desert. The staff were very accommodating if you had allergies, etc and worked around them offering other choices not on the menu. Quality of the food was excellent....

  • Internet cafe

    A three computer internet cafe, serving a delicious array of coffee and cakes, ice cream and snacks. Restaurant side serves freshley prepared local and international dishes, with Italian and Austrian wines. A place to be seen on the high street terrace or on the sun terrace at the rear of the cafe. Apple Strudle

  • Enjoy the sunny terrace

    The self service is very well organized (in and outdoor), the food excellent and the staff very friendly. Bratwurst with potato salad or just fresh bred, goulash soup and a very famous lentil dish.


Mayrhofen Nightlife

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    by bluedook Updated Apr 13, 2005

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    Great bar at the bottom of the ski lifts. Only open til but very lively great music and some singing and dancing.
    A perfect place to relax and have a few beers before dinner.

    Dress Code: Nil

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Mayrhofen Transportation

  • Zillertalbahn

    Mayrhofen is served by the Zillertalbahn. This is a private railway line which travels down the length of the Zillertal Valley from Jenbach to Mayrhofen, linking the key settlements in the valley. At Jenbach, the railway provides a link to Austria's main railway network (ÖBB) and through ticketing is available. Trains run on average every 30...

  • Innsbruck airport to Mayrhofen

    From Innsbruck airport there is a normal city bus going every 20 minutes directly to the central railway station ("Hauptbahnhof" in German). Tickets for this bus from the ticket machine in the airport or from the tobacco shop, if you are two persons it is practical to buy a ticket for four rides for which you stamp the ticket twice at a machine...

  • Christophorus

    Regular coach service. Schedules are available at the station Mayrhofen or in the tourist office.Examples of services:Mayrhofen - Finkenberg - Lanersbach - HinterluxMayrhofen - Ginzling - SchlegeisstausseMayrhofen - BrandbergMayrhofen - Zell am Ziller - Gerlos - Krimml


Mayrhofen Shopping

  • The Hauptstraße

    Mayrhofen has a busy highstreet which is crammed with sports shops. Any sort of sports clothing or equipment shouldn't be too hard to find here, although a number of the shops are clearly aimed at the ski season and so are closed throughout the summer. There are also a number of banks and 2 supermarkets on the Hauptstraße along with specialist...

  • High quality shopping

    You will be suprised to see the latest fashion trends on sale high up in the mountains. A wide variety of retail outlets line Mayrhofens traffic-calmed main street and the numerous other side streets. Sportswear, footwear,fashion, jewellery, perfume

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Mayrhofen Local Customs

  • Cow bells

    I was pleasently suprised by the cows all wearing the cow bells, they sounded so peaceful as they grazed the day away. Each one had a different size I should imagine it would have to do with their age.

  • Music

    Even though many of the restuarants have live music in the evenings, this stops at 10.30pm so even if you are staying the the centre of town there should be no problem with load music keeping you awake!

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Mayrhofen Warnings and Dangers

  • River Warning

    I noticed when walking beside the river that there are warning signs about rapid flooding, aparently some gates are opened somewhere further up stream to release the volume of water thus causing the river to surge, be aware of this at all times.

  • Watch out for the cattle

    This is a danger warning to the cows really, as once above a certain height the cattle have the right of way, so if they are sat in the road you just have to wait until they want to move! Please drive carefully as you never know what is around the next bend.

  • Don't endanger yourself or others

    As in any ski-area, it's important - no, actually it's vital - that you stay within the marked slopes. The risk of avalanches is always high, and are nearly impossible to predict.There is a useful website about all ski areas in Austria and their current avalanche risks:


Mayrhofen What to Pack

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    by ettenaj Written Aug 12, 2007

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: An unberella and water proof coat is a must, the morning can start out clear blue skies but suddenly change by the afternoon, be prepared.

    Miscellaneous: plug converter

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Mayrhofen Off The Beaten Path

  • Gasthof Waterfall

    Take the local mini bus from the Post Office in the centre of the town, Stillup Bus Service.Times 8.30,9.30, 10.30 11.30 and 2.30 outwardTimes 2.00, 3.00, 4.00 and 5.00 returnFares Return 5.50 single 3.50 euroTravel up to the Gasthof Watefalls and pass under the Ahorn cable car as you climb up the mountain side. It is possible to continue from The...

  • Speicher (storage) Durlassboden

    A wider open landscape with softer forms is found around the Gerlos pass which is at the border between Tirol and Salzburg, reached from Mayrhofen via Zell am Ziller . Here is also one of the artificial lakes of the system, the Speicher Durlassboden. The area around the Gerlos pass is an excllent skiing area.

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Mayrhofen Sports & Outdoors

  • Walking the Zillerpromenade

    The Zillerpromenade is a well maintained pathway that follows the Ziller river through the valley between Mayrhofen and Zell am Ziller. The promenade makes a gentle walk or is also a popular running or cycling route. It is pretty much flat and so suitable for those who don't want a lot of up or downhill on their route. The promenade also has...

  • Walks in the Forest

    There are some great opportunities for walking amongst the forests around Mayrhofen. These range from short gentle walks around the Eastern edge of the village amongst the trees to longer gentle walks to the neighbouring villages of Hollenzen and Eckartau or a much more challenging walk up the mountainside to Brandberg. Watch out for birds and red...

  • Courage

    In the Ziller valley, real adventure means flying freely over mountain tops like an eagle with only the sun and a paragliding canopy above, beneath, pine trees as small as matches. The initial anxiety is quickly transformed into an unbelievable feeling of freedom.You can be in a raft conquering the foaming Ziller river, together with the boat pilot...


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  • General Info about Mayrhofen

    Mayrhofen is located at 630m in the upper Ziller valley (Zillertal), a scenic valley in the heart of Tirol & Austria. 190 km from Munich, 170 km from Salzburg and 65km from Innsbruck Airport.BY TRAIN:Direct rail service is not available from either airport, so passengers must switch to a train at Jenbach (OBB) station to the Ziller Valley line or...

  • Meeting place

    The Church Square in the centre of town is an ideal meeting place, many of the day tripping coaches pick up from here just outside of the Winwin Casino. Also a nice place to sit and people watch.

  • Penken Cable Car

    Unfortunatley this cable cable car was not in use as there had been a fatality on the opening day, one of the workmen had been killed so there fore there is an inquest being held at the moment, unsure of its reopening date.


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