Ellmau is a small but attractive village placed in Austria. Though, there are so many options are available to spend your holidays but Ellmau has a lot of attractions in it. So let us see them one by one.
1. Ellmi’s Magic World
At Hartkaiser Mountain, in Ellmau, the Ellmi’s magic world is located. This place is full of mythical gods, magic, and reflection of the ancient culture of Ellmau. This place is both for family members and kids. The 10 seater cable cars are available there. It can take you to the magic world and gives you the perfect journey with a beautiful natural view. Here are the names which you must visit in Ellmau.
Wally the speaking Owl, A beautiful and arranged botanical garden with various types of trees and plants and stones, natural trails, game parks, bewitched rainforest and an eye-catching sight from Empirical Lodge. A lot of enjoinment can be done peacefully if we have a source of food.
There are so many stalls for foodstuffs and restaurants are available near Ellmi’s Magic world. The place is for all age people but mainly for kids. So in the hotels, you can have baby foods at the time. So let’s go there and enjoy the combination of flora and fauna. This place generally opens from May to November, from 9 am to 5 pm. The price for Ellmi’s Magic World is about 23 Euros.
2. Ellmau Kaiserbad
From the name, you can understand the impact of this place. Kaiserbad, this german word means the place where emperors bath. Ellmau Kaiserbad pool is situated beneath the Wilder Kaiser Mountain. This place is the perfect time to spend a place with kids and family members.
If you want to do fun with your friends and family members then these 4 underwater massage jets are made for you. 55 m long turbo tunnel, 91 m long Black Hole, 92 m complex slide and a broad slide. Not only for adults, there are some small water jets available for kids also.
They offer us the water-related enjoinment in all possible ways. 1 to 3 m long diving pond, bio pond, water current, waterfall, and swell shower are available here. You and your kids need some rest after putting a lot of energy into fun. So, resting place beside the pool is also obtainable. Ellmau Kaiserbad has renovated in recent years. A cafe area is there to freshen your mind. They follow a different schedule. This place is open for the whole year. It is generally opened from 9 am to 9 pm.
3. Ellmau Stone Circle and Gruttenhutte Hut
These places are for hiking purposes. This place is in some distance from Wochenbrunner hut. Generally, they start hiking at the time of autumn. After traveling some distance from the starting point you can find the Ellmau Stone Circle. It will take just 30 minutes to reach there. Once you have reached there, you can find your stone to do meditation.
Now if you move towards North 14 then you can find the place Gruttenhutte Hut. With continuing waking towards Gruttenhutte hut, you can find a way towards the Grumsbrunnl fountain along with a gravel path. This place is generally used for relaxation purposes. There is a long and beautiful way through woods which leads you to the peaks of the Kaiser Mountain.
The beauty of the Eagle trail is surely amazed by your attention. If you can succeed the addiction of beauty then it takes only two hours to reach Gruttenhutte hut. Gruttenhutte hut is almost 100 years old. There you have enough options to complete your lunch. The beauty of this area attracts film industries to take it as a background.
Generally, It is activated the whole year. Though it is already mentioned in the above paragraph, here I am clarifying the route once again. It is from Wochenbrunner Hut to Gruttenhutte Hut through the Ellmau stone circle and Gamsbrunnl Fountain.
4. Wilder Kaiser Cycle Route
This cycle route is started from Woergl and ends on St. Johann in Tyrol. The route is total 35 km long and it takes only 3 hours to reach through this upstream. After starting from Woergl, we have to pass through Brixental valley in the south-east portion. When you will reach to Bruckhaeusl village you will come across several numbers of branched of the route.
To reach St. Johann, we have to take the path through woods and meadows which is leading to the village Soell. There is the route for Scheffau to Ellmau. If you are an adventure addicted then you can turn the handle of your cycle to Leukental and Kalkstein cycle path. The gorgeous nature will amaze your eyes. You may come across with the culture of the local people also. Not only this but also there are several cycle routes which lead you to various nearby places.
5. Golf Clubs
Tyrol is a city of golf. The popularity of this sport is very common here. And this is why Ellmau allows you to taste the gameplay here. A huge number of golf clubs have been made here in recent days. What we need for perfect gameplay, are present here. The huge green lawn, mountains, fresh air and a lot of enthusiasm provided by nature.
You can make your choice about choosing the golf court on your own due to the availability of your desire. You can choose 6 holes or 18 holes and so many. The famous golf courts are Golf and Landclub Achensee, Golf Club Kitzbuehel Schwarzsee Reith, Kaiserwinkl Golf Koessen, Golf club Eichenheim Kitzbühel- Aurach, Golfclub Innsbruck-Igls (Rinn) and so many to mention.
In most of the golf courses, you can find special events or challenges against exciting prizes. You may find a worthy competitor also because a lot of visitors come here to play due to the perfect geographical region.
Cafe area, restaurants, and food stalls are available here if you feel tired after playing hard. So make sure you can have the height of the enjoinment with your friends here.
You have probably seen it before in “The Mountain Doctor”, a famous German TV serial. This piece of beauty is in some distance from Ellmau village. To reach there, we need to start our tour of the center of Ellmau. Due to its high location, we can see this place from the village. It may seem a little far but that is not. It is approximately 50m from the village and it takes just 30 minutes to reach there.
To reach that top, you can use a cable car instead of walking. This area is bound by fences. Because this place is very close to the heart of the German people. So you can feel the beauty of Mother Nature by sitting on the benches below the farm. There is a well-decorated picnic spot.
This place is not 1% less amazing than the visiting place. You can find a hiking place also in the way of St. James. This place is opened for the whole year. So go there with your family members, friends, spend a wonderful time with them by walking on the way of Bergdoktor Haus and feel the prettiness of Kaiser Mountains.
7. SkiWorld Wilder Kaiser-Brixental
This 284 km long slope area is one of the highest skiing areas in Austria. The most attractive part of this skiing area is you can have at night time also. Kelchsau, Itter, Kofpgarten, Soell, and so many other villages are in the way of this ski area.
So in the holidays, make sure you choose the villages near the ski area if you want to feel this thrill. There are four parks are situated in the way of this ski area where the snowboarders can have the fun. Boarders playground Westendorf, Intersport Kaiser Park Ellmau, the Funny Bird Slope, Skiparcours Hans im Glück & Crazy Kangaroo Park Söll are those four parks.
Again this way is however connected to Kaiser Mountain. Apart from ski riding, there are other attractions too. Electric cable cars, Eibergtreff Scheffau are here to amaze you. If you are feeling bore then free Wi-Fi is also available there. 8 seated chairlifts, Fleidingbahn are also here for you.
Generally, they start their run their program from December to April. 284 km of the ski area is divided into some easy, medium and hard levels due to choice verification of customers. Due to variety and lift facilities and others, this ski area is considered one of the highest traffic ski area.
8. Tobogganing in Kitzbühel & the Atmosphere
Tobogganing is a place where you can spend the time walking with your friends, family members, life partner just by doing some little talks with seeing the beauty of nature. There are so many places are available in the region for this purpose and those are Kitzbuhel Region, Brixental Valley, St, Johann in Tyrol, Wilder Kaiser Region, Pillersee valley.
Toboggan run Kelchalm, Toboggan run Trattenbachalm, Toboggan run Brixenbachalm, Toboggan run Gaisberg, Toboggan run Talkaser-Schrandlhof, Toboggan run Erpfendorf, are some of the places where you can enjoy your ride.
The Wilder Kaiser mountain region in Ellmau is most famous among all due to well-groomed arrangements including the beautiful landscapes. This particular toboggan region has spread almost 12 km long route. The main 4 of the tracks are used for a toboggan run. Astberg Toboggan is famous for sports and events, Hexenritt track has so many surprises with it along the 4 km long way.
Graspoint Niederalm is crossing through a forest that is suitable for romantic adventure and Moonlight Toboggan track is particularly for the family members and children.
The fresh air with the gorgeous reality of nature will surely blow your mind. These routes have different rules and various routes in length. So, make sure you have chosen the correct one.
9. Cross-country Skiing in Kitzbühel:
This cross country ski area is almost 600 km long. And this is the famous place where Koasalauf cross country skiing event had been organized. The beauty of this place has been awarded the Tyrolean Quality Award due to the beauty of the Kitzbuhel Alps. As Tobagging, this region also divided into some parts. Those are Kitzbuhel Region, Brixental Valley, St. Johann in Tyrol, Wilder Kaiser Region, Pillersee valley. Due to subdivision in skiing as easy, medium and hard, those areas have separated in various ski areas.
The Wilder Kaiser region in Ellmau village has a special part for beginners as well as for the competition lovers also. A total 70 km long cross country skiing area in Ellmau will give you the proper fun of skiing with an outstanding natural view. One of these parts is running through side by side with picturesque winter walking path.
Sonnenloipe trail, City trail Kitzbühel Aurach Jochberg, Bichlach-Oberndorf trail, Bichlach trail, Markus Gandler trail, Sportloipe Kitzbühel / Kirchberg trail, Brixental valley trail, etc. are some of the most popular cross-country skiing areas.
10. Gourmet Restaurants
Every tour is not complete until you haven’t tasted the dishes of that particular area. There is a total of 106 numbers of restaurants that are eager to serve their best foods to you. The best thing is you can choose the restaurants according to their toques and points. But in this article, I’ll not differentiate any of them.
International foods with local traditional foods like German dished, pizza, Italian European, Austrian and varieties of energetic foods are here. Apart from these, cafe areas are spread all over Ellmau.
The restaurants have special characteristics in foodstuffs. Here I am giving some of the great hotels you must try are, Simon Taxacher, Restaurant Alexander, Paznaunerstube, Schlossherrnstube, Restaurant Star, Restaurant Stüva. There are so many other hotels are available where you can find food of your own choice.
Ellmau is a place where good natural views, tasty foods, adventurous rides, night-time skiing, cross country skiing, film shooting all are available. So, choosing this place for this vacation will be the best choice.
Featured Hotels Ellmau, Austria
Der BärHotel der Bär
Rooms and apartments from: €68.00
Hotel der Bär offers comfortable accommodation in spacious and elegant guestrooms and holiday apartments. It boasts a fantastic panoramic location on a sunny slope, on the southern outskirts of Ellmau, Tyrol, Austria, commanding breathtaking views to the rocky Wilder Kaiser Mountains and being directly at the foot of the ski slopes, just steps from the lifts. The central shopping area of the village is within short walking distance. The establishment has an excellent spa and wellness centre with indoor swimming pool, a lovely garden with a large outdoor swimming pool, accommodations with balconies overlooking the magnificent alpine scenery around, restaurant, ski storage, free public parking space and Wi-Fi Internet access point in the lounge area.
Rooms from: €87.00
Housed in a historic Tyrolean farmhouse, renovated and modernized with the utmost care for its original features and well-preserved old-world charm, the luxury 4 star AktivHotel Hochfilzer offers top quality accommodation in the centre of Ellmau, overlooking the breathtaking rocky massive of the Wilder Kaiser Mountains, near the ski lifts and the professional golf course. The establishment has a large wellness and leisure area with an indoor swimming pool, indoor Jacuzzi, another Jacuzzi on a sunbathing terrace with breathtaking mountain views, sauna, steam bath, fitness, massages, restaurant, private parking, Wi-Fi Internet. Accommodations are decorated and furnished in an inviting Tyrolean style, all with private bathrooms and balconies boasting wonderful mountain panoramas.
Rooms from: €35.00
Landhaus Kaiserblick is a little charming alpine hotel with 18 en-suite guestrooms, featuring all standard modern-day comforts and private balconies with splendid mountain views. Perched on a scenic sunny slope at the foot of the impressive Wilder Kaiser Mountain, it is close to the centre of Ellmau and the main shopping area of the village, within short walking from the ski lifts, the hiking trails and the local golf course. Guests of this welcoming family-run establishment can enjoy a small spa and wellness area with sauna and steam bath, restaurant, breakfast room, garden with BBQ facilities, Wi-Fi Internet broadband in all private and public areas, free public car parking, ski school, ski hire and storage service.