Sights in Mayrhofen

Ahornbahn Mayrhofen

Cableway Tour 

For those especially interested in the art of the largest cable car in Austria, there is a cable car tour every Tuesday at 11 o'clock. Meeting point is at the valley station. Since the full driver of the Ahornbahn is situated in the mountaintop station, a gondola ticket is required.

Just huge ... are the big gondolas of the Ahornbahn. 160 (!!) people fit in there, making it the largest cable car in Austria. Moreover, the entire Ahorn area can be covered with snow in the winter, offering beautiful views.

Café Ahornbahn ... in bad weather conditions, the Ahornbahn goes around this floating cafe with drinks, cakes and lounge music. A drink is included in the fee at these conditions.

Quelle: mayrhofen.at

Berliner Höhenweg

When in the second half of the 19th century, interest in the scientific development increased in the Alps, and newly formed, predominantly academic dominated alpine clubs, began building shelters with the necessary paths, the desire to make these very elevated cabins interconnect came up. Often paths were previously used once used by smugglers and hunters. The famous "Ötzi" came to an end in such an old path.

In the Zillertal Alps, particularly the section Berlin and Austrian Alpine Association (DÖAV) was active, and founded (among others) in 1879 the Berliner Hut. In 1889 a high-alpine climbing was completed over the Schönbichler Horn (3133m above sea level) to the then new Furtschaglhaus. Whoever strolls today on the countless carved granite slabs of the trails, cannot imagine what a build it was for the native workers there. This section with a height of 1060 meters was the core of the later Berliner Höhenweg

Etappes

Finkenberg (785 m) - Gamshutte (1916 m)

via the Hermann-Hecht-way you can reach the Gamshutte. Climb 1000 m, walking time about 3.5 hours

Gamshutte - Friesenberghaus (2498 m)

This stage is 14 km, the longest and most demanding. The road, which runs at 2000 m altitude is exposed southwestern, meaning maximum sunlight in the summer. Climb 1130 m, descent 561 m, walking time about 9 hours

Friesenberghaus - Olpererhütte (2389 m)

Shortest stage, ascent 150 m, descent 250 m, walking time about 1.5 hours

Olpererhütte - Furtschaglhaus (2295 m)

This phase of the trail runs along the Schlegeis on a ramp toward southeast Furtschaglboden. Descent 600 m, 500 m rise, walking time about 4 hours

Furtschaglhaus - Berliner Hütte (2040 m)

Schönbichler Horn at the highest point of the Berlin High Trail is 3133 m high. In the top, ropes are available as climbing aids. This phase is exposed and challenging. Ascent 900 m, descent 1060 m, walking time about 7 hours

Berliner Hütte - Greizer hut (2226 m)

Over the Mörchenscharte (safety ropes, short ladder) to Floitengrund then to Greizer hut. Climbing 1200m, 1050m descent, walking time 7 hours

Greizer Hütte - Kasseler Hütte (2177 m)

Over the Lapenscharte, down Lapenkar, Klamm to Else (rope insurance) reasonably level for the Kasseler Hütte (the way of the Schuhscharte, still marked on some maps, is not accessible because of a landslide, risk of landslides). Ascent 500 m, descent 550 m, walking time 6 hours.

Kassel Hut - Edelhütte (2237 m)

On the Siebenschneidenweg, because of the 7 ridges to be crossed, 14km until the Edelhütte, between a short cable, and iron insurance an exposed locationis revealed. Ascent 600 m, 550 m descent, walking nine hours

Descent to Mayrhofen

Either take the funicular (Ahornbahn), a descent to Edelhütte 300 meters, or walk across the Föllenbergalpe and Gasthaus Alpenrose Mayrhofen, descent 1600 m

Source: Wikipedia

Experience Zillertal

On 6000m2 and 11 stations you can experience the Tyrol milk processing and cheese production experience live and with multimedia.

Parents with children, individuals and groups are invited to experience the daily work of a dairy processing building in a completely new and unprecedented way.

See, smell and taste!

Look over the shoulder of the cheese master and enjoy culinary delights from a varied menu of the Zillertal dairy kitchen. The dairy and cheese products of the Zillertal dairy kitchen can be purchased at the farm.

Link: www.sennerei-zillertal.at

Hydroelectric im Zillertal

The hydroelectric centre group consists of two upper stages, the pumped storage power plants and Rosshag Häusling with the reservoirs and Schlegeisspeicher Zillergründl and the main stage Mayrhofen with reserve Stillup. The reserve Stillup is the reserve of the central Mayrhofen, at the same time operates the pump stations Rosshag & Häusling with emptying the reservoir.

Along with the plants Gunggl, Bösdornau and Tuxbach, Kraftwerk Gruppe Zemm-Ziller has a capacity of 965 MW plus 600 MW of pumps in the power and Rosshag Häusling. A combined capacity of over 1,500 MW, making it the most powerful storage power station group in Austria.

Hintertux Glacier

The Hintertux glacier is at the end of the Tux Valley, a side valley of the Zillertal in Tyrol in the Zillertal Alps, Austria. At its highest point it is 3250 meters high between the Gefrorene-Wand peaks. The glacier can be used throughout the year as a glacier skiing area, the Tuxer Ferner glacier and Riepenkees is also used.

The Hintertux Glacier offers year-round opportunity to ski. Because of the altitude there are good snow conditions so that almost all slopes and lifts can be operated.

The glacier ski resort offers a ski school for beginners and advanced.

In addition to the winter sports facilities, the Hintertux glacier ensures a panoramic view of the Alps from almost 3250 m high. The area is also suitable for walking, there are plenty of cabins available, some with catering throughout the year. One of the cottages is the Spannagelhaus with the natural monument Spannagelhöhle, the largest, with more than 10 km long cave system in the entire Central Alps. The cave is located next to Spannagelhaus.

Zillertal Höhenstrasse

Die Zillertaler Höhenstrasse is one of the most beautiful Alpine Road in Austria and

  • offers all visitors a magnificent drive up to an altitude of 2020 m with their own car, by bus or by bike.
  • gives a fantastically beautiful panorama of the Zillertal Alps and is the end of many mountain trails.
  • takes visitors to the only alpine garden in the Zillertal
  • opens a beautiful natural landscape and also leads to a number of refuges.
  • invites you for a nice holiday in one of the cosy mountain huts or shelters.

Krimmler Wasserfälle

The waterfalls of Krimml with a total height of 380 meters are the highest waterfalls in Austria. They are on the outskirts of the village of Krimml (Salzburg), in the Hohe Tauern National Park near the border with Italy. They are formed by the Krimmler Ache, which falls down into three major phases in the end, from a high altitude in the Krimmler Achental. The river then flows into the Salzach river, which flows along the Pinzgau to Salzburg Inn.

In the 18th century especially the British began - often because of scientific interest –to travel voluntarily. So that travelers could see the Krimmler waterfalls without much trouble, the caretaker of Mittersill, Ignaz von Kürsinger in 1935 ordered to build a road to the top of the falls "and even a tourist- and painterscottage" (photo cameras were not invented yet). In 1879 the Pinzgau section and the German and Austrian Alpine Association, built the Krimmler Tauernweg out to a path with magnificent views.

The path now

The still existing path was built by the Warnsdorf department in 1901. The construction was necessary because in 1897, after the construction of the railway Pinzgauer, the number of visitors had increased significantly (1905: 8600 visitors). In 1904 the section at the Krimmler began asking for tolls for the maintenance of the road (1904: 36 Heller, 2004: € 1.50, 2006: € 1.80). The road runs close to the waterfall and through narrow and steep hairpins curves. Therefore visitors should bring a stamina with them, if they want to fully climb the waterfall. From multiple platforms, there is a spectacular view over the waterfall. The path now belongs to the Warnsdorf / Krimml section of the Austrian Alpine Club.

Hiking trails

After climbing to the summit of the waterfall (about an hour), there are several possibilities along the Krimmler Achental: after two hours you arrive at the the Krimmler Taurenhaus (1631m). From there you can either go to Achental Warnsdorfer hut (2336m, 3 hours, section Warnsdorf / Krimml)  or take a turn to the Rainbachtal and after three hours reach Richterhütte (2374m Section Berfreunde / Rheydt).

Binder Feuerwerk

Seminar facilities, art and culture, galas and events, as well as tours of the most modern and efficient biomass-CHP in connection with the SichtBAR- gastronomy in FEUERWERK. Through his exemplary efficiency, it is primarily an architectural masterpiece with this technical equipment, which produces products in the form of heat, power, pellets and briquettes, and as a model for renewable energy in a region, where there is an excess to wood has at his disposal.

And secondly, a cultural area with a continuous cultural programme in the form of exhibitions, concerts, theatre performances, lectures, seminars and much more. Come and experience the fascination of wood – we are looking forward to see you!

Link: www.binder-feuerwerk.com

Swarovsiki Crystal Worlds, Wattens

The water-spouting giant that magically lures visitors into its interior in which the chambers of marvels ignite beacons of imagination, has ensured that within 12 years it has become a globally recognized work of art with more than seven million visitors.

Link: http://kristallwelten.swarovski.com

Province Capital City Innsbruck

Discover our capital Innsbruck for a day with his great theaters (the Landestheater, Stadt Theater, Innsbruck Kaller theater, Jousting, ...) and museums (Cyclorama, Schloss Ambras, Tyrolean Provincial Museum, Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, City Museum, Railways, Tiroler Kaiserjägermuseum, Alpine Association Museum, ...)

Bergisel Ski Jump

The in 2001 newly built Olympic ski jump, and the Bergisel Ski Jumping in the context of the international Four Hills Tournament have made the Bergisel a sporting and tourist attraction. With the new funicular and visitor lift in the tower, you can easily get to the pub and restaurant in the tower, with its panoramic viewing platform.

THE OUTLOOK

At 50 meters altitude is the terrace. With a 360° panoramic view, you will marvel at the Tyrolean mountains above Innsbruck and the surrounding area.

Link: www.bergisel.info

Golden Roof

In Maximilianeum was between 1420 and around 1460 the residence of the Tyrolean princes Friedrich IV and Sigmund the Rich. The 2657 fire-gilded copper tiles covered Prunkerker, the symbol of the city, was built by order of Emperor Maximilian I by Niclas Turing Elder and completed according to the inscription in the year 1500.

Link: www.goldenes-dachl.at

Goldmine cells in Zillertal

Take part in one of the greatest adventures of the past centuries!

Feel how alive the interior of the mountain is, and experience an impressive multimedia presentation in the mine about 350 years of this nearly forgotten trade. Get an impression of the working conditions underground, the  not really conservative lifestyle of the miners and their social environment. You will learn about the political conflicts between Salzburg and Tyrol, the economic background, and the strong influence of the church.

Link: www.goldschaubergwerk.com