Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser Travel Guide

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Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser Things to Do

  • Gasthof Weberbauer

    This is a small family hotel towards the back of the village in a really quiet place. We didn't stay here but it looked lovely and I spent several minutes admiring the various pictures painted on its façade.

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  • Take a long walk by the Lake Shore

    The Hintersteinersee covers an area of 56 hectacers and is 36 meters deep it is situated 900 meters above sea level. The lake is owned by the Tirolean Water Authority and is fed by underground springs creating crystal clear pure water. Walking around the lake takes around one hour but we stayed beside this natural wonder for considerably longer. We...

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  • A Place for Sun Worship

    If you like to be with other people or have children with you this part of the lake would appeal. The sign outside said the water temperature was 22 the land temperature was around 34 so we were tempted, but no we wanted to see the lake in a more natural setting so we went for a lake side walk instead. Admission prices for a day ticket is 3.50...

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  • The Tourist Office & The Taxi

    We went into the tourist office to get tickets for the Hintersteinersee bus only to be told we were too late. We were a bit disappointed but the young lad was very helpful telling us he could get us a taxi for 15 euros. The bus price is 3.90 euros per person for a return journey so we thought this was not a bad deal. He then asked if we had a Guest...

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  • Sunbathing

    Lie down in the sunlight, but be sure to use Sun Protection!Alternatively, if your skin is really pale (like mine) just reflect the rays straight back up.

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  • Look gorgeous by a lake

    The Hintersteiner See was THE place to see and be seen. All of Scheffau society was out there most afternoons sporting the latest swim wear... not!Actually a beautiful green coloured lake, surprisingly quiet, despite being next to a small road. The water was cool, deep, and green, and almost warm. On cool days it was warmer in than out!A lovely...

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  • Rafting them white waters

    White water rafting! There's plenty of fast moving mountain rivers in the Tirol area. And many rafting companies!I was lucky to have a free day out with the company I worked for. Secretly I think they were trying to drown us ;)

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  • Rock climbing on all that rock

    Loads of rock climbing round here!It's limestone galore.Get a local guidebook and head out there.I forget the name of the colossal waterfall climbing area in the pic. unfortunately. That was crazy - I didn't do that!

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  • Mountain Biking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Get a bike, ride up and up and up. Have a funny sign language conversation with a guy carrying a big gun and wearing traditional hunting dress.Ride down again as fast as you like.Shout 'Weeeeeeeeeeee' as you come down..Optional extra: Go up, watch sunset, come down in the dark (use lights though).

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  • Facade Paintings

    This is just one of the many facade paintings seen on the Gasthof Weberbauer - one othe little chapels near to the Hintersteinersee - the lake which is a some 3km up the road from the village. Check out its own VT page for more views of the lake and the 10 hour hike we did in that area.

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  • Village View

    You can't help but be bowled over by the view of the Wilder Kaiser range from Scheffau. A fresh sprinkling of snow from the night before made it even more lovelier. Scheffau literally means "leaning meadows" and walking up to them is a popular sport in this typical tyrolean town.

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  • Village centre

    The village centre has a most scenic bus stop where the local service comes up the hill from the main road and can turn around to go back down and on to Soell or Ellmau.Its under shelter too and we had a quick picnic here enjoying the view. The fountain in front of here was a decorative wrought iron work too.

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Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser Hotels

  • Waldrand

    Scheffau 114, Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser, 6351, Austria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Kaiser

    Scheffau nr 145, Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser, Tirol,

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Alpin

    Dorf 31, Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser, 6351, Austria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser Restaurants

  • Pick your own trout

    We stopped here twice once when we arrived and again on our return to the bus stop. The restaurant has extensive terraces with wonderful views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Inside it is cool and spacious with ample seating. We chose to sit outside where ample shade from the sun is provided by the many umbrellas. Staff here are friendly and...

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  • Beer and Cake, the man will make!

    Massive slabs of cake and puddings! Also beer on tap. Very warm and friendly place, especially if you go in there every day.Typical scenario: walk 3-4 hours in the hills. Burn off 900 calories. Restaurant: cake + beer replace 900 calories plus 900 calories...Wouldn't be fun if it wasn't bad though eh? Tiramisu followed by tarte lemon, and 1.5...

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Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser Nightlife

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    Well with only one bar in Scheffau, you have to make your own fun..

    Dress Code: Dinner jacket, white shirt, Walther PPK. The multicoloured bow tie wasn't my idea - company work wear!

    Have you seen Blofeld around here?
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Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser Transportation

  • Take the free bus

    The Kaiser Jet Bus is a free bus service which visits all the four villages in the Going Valley, if you are staying in any of the villages you will be given a guest card or you can get one from the tourist office - the card entitles you to unlimited travel between the villages. Buses run from 26th. May through to 21st. October and the journey time...

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  • Riding the Scheffau lift

    On the ride up the Brandstl lift the fir trees were really laden with fir cones - I'd never seen so many, they must literally have been ready to drop. Don't forget to look at the scenery too as you glide effortlessly up.

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  • Brandstadlbahn Lift

    Just set back from main road between Ellmau and Scheffau is the Brandstadlbahn Lift which takes you up the effortless way to a height of 1650m. At the top there are hiking options galore and mountain bikes can also be taken up if you want a more bumpier ride down!The other lifts just nearby are the winter ski-lifts - this is a huge and popular...

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Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser Local Customs

  • The Legend of the Lake

    This is a magical location and what's a bit of magic without a bit of mythical folklore. Many years ago where the lake now stands two cocky, wealthy but arrogant farmers once lived they wanted for nothing and even made their bowling balls out of butter to show off to each other. When an underground stream was discovered a furious argument developed...

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  • Always say 'Gross Gott' to the cows

    It's always pleasant to say hi to the cows. In Austria the polite form is 'Gross Gott' (Austrians please correct me on my spelling).The cows appreciate it and once you get to know them, they sometimes will play you 'jingle bells' using their own neck bells.Moo!

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Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser Warnings and Dangers

  • This road may seem a quiet track

    The road (realy just a track) which winds its way along the lake shore would be the perfect place to walk. The downside is you have to share it with cars travelling in both directions. Although it was never busy a lot of cars did pass us only to turn and come back, maybe they saw the signs saying it was private land. The grass verge is very narrow...

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  • Killer Haystacks

    Watch out for those haystacks on poles. They look innocent enough, but get too close, and whamm!! In 4 months time you're cow food..

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Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser What to Pack

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Although I always applied sun screen before going out for a day trip in the morning. I also took along some sunscreen wipes. These are lighter to carry than a bottle of sunscreen and leave you feeling refreshed on a hot day. I also always have some baby wipes too - handy for cleaning up your hands and face and they too have a cooling effect.

    Photo Equipment: Make sure your camera is fully charged or carry spare batteries and an extra memory chip. There are no shops here in the great outdoors.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: As you pass so many beautiful spots along the lake shore you will be tempted to have a quick dip so bring a small towel and your swim suit.

    Miscellaneous: Walking in hot weather is hard work so make sure you have some bottled water with you.

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