Information on the surroundings of Ellmau

At the foot of the famous Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser ski area, at an altitude of 820 meters, lies the village of Ellmau. Ellmau is an atmospheric winter sports location. On the map below you will find on number 69 (F8) the Berghof Building. The Citymap of Ellmau can be found here  or click on the map below. This page shows you a handful of the countless activities the surroundings of Ellmau have to offer. 

In the Tyrolean village of Ellmau there is always plenty to do, thanks to the extensive leisure and sports facilities.

There are also plenty of culinary options. In the picturesque centre of the village there are many great restaurants. A selection of these restaurants can be found here.



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Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental offers many opportunities for skiers, snowboarders and cross-country skiers. This popular area is the largest skiing area in Austria with no less than 284 kilometres of pistes in the villages of Ellmau, Going, Scheffau, Söll, Hopfgarten, Brixe im Thale and Westendorf. The large number of lifts in the area ensures that there are never any long waiting times. It is even possible to go from valley to valley through the seven villages when there is enough snow. Besides skiing, snowboarding or cross-country skiing, there are numerous other possibilities. For example, you can go night skiing, tobogganing or paragliding and a visit to the igloo village of Alpeniglu should not be missed either.


There are many skiing opportunities as well as cosy cafes and après-ski possibilities.  This ski area contains no less than 284 km of slopes, of which 229 km can be covered with artificial snow. Ellmau is part of the Austrian state of Tirol, where the surrounding villages are easy to reach, both via the slopes and by car. With your ski pass, you can ski in the whole Wilder Kaiser ski area. This ski pass is also valid in all other surrounding villages. So you can ski or snowboard to Söll, Going, Brixen im Tale, Westendorf, Hopfgarten, Kelchsau, Itter and Scheffau. 

More information about Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental can be read here.

More information about Skiwelt Ellmau can be read here.

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Fun Park

Ellmau also has a Funpark where you can practice various stunts!
Location: Tanzbodenbahn (99)

Kaiserpark Easy Line:
Down-Box Riffletire, Riffle-Tube, Rainbow-Butter-Box, Riffle-Canon-Tub

Kaiserpark Medium Line:
Kinked-Box, Riffle-Tube, Jibb-Tone, Curve-Box Right, Curve-Box Left, Up- & Down-Rail

Kaiserpark Pro Line:
Industry-Pipe Straight & Down, Industry-Pipe Canon Up, Jibb-Wall, 2 x Single-Rail, Up- & Down-Rail

5 m kicker, 8 m roller Chill-out area: deckchairs, fatboys & relaxed sound
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Winter childcare (2-6 years old)

"Snow fun for the whole family" - that is the winter motto of the Wilder Kaiser ski region. In addition to family-friendly accommodation and varied recreational and sports facilities, this holiday region offers childcare in age groups. Children can spend a whole day in mini-clubs, both in the mountains and in the valley. This way, parents can also explore the 284 kilometres of pistes just the two of them. In the meantime, the children will have the time of their lives in the kindergarten and maybe make their first snowman.

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Skiing at night

Did you know that Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser also offers the possibility to skiing at night?

With 10 kilometres of floodlit slopes, SkiWelt Söll has the largest night ski offer in Austria.

Please note that day and season tickets are not valid at night! Night skiing and tobogganing are not included in the SkiWelt and Kitzbüheler Alpen ski passes or in the Tiroler Snow Card. Separate rates apply! There are more night skiing opportunities in SkiWelt Brixen.


Accessible: Gondola Hexenwasser (40), Hexen6er(45), Hans im Glück(47)
Route: Hexenwasser cable car mountain station to valley station, Hans im Glück, Keat, Stöckl and Hexen6er pistes
Length: 10 km
Altitude difference: 1400 m
Difficulty rate: intermediate
Opening hours: Evening skiing: WO - SE from 18.30 - 21.30
Lighting of the ski slopes: Keat, Stöckl, Hans im Glück and Hexen6er from 18.30 - 21.45
Downhill runs from: 19.00 to 22.30

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Kaiserbad Ellmau

The KaiserBad Ellmau is located at the foot of the Kaiser mountains. You can enjoy the sauna, hot water bath and view of the peaks Tuxeck and Treffauer.

The swimming pool in Ellmau offers its guests an indoor pool, a play area for children, a white-water course to the outdoor pool and even its own ecological swimming pond. Outside, children have fun in the pool with water sprinklers and water mushrooms that provide non-stop swimming fun. Furthermore, the Kaiserbad in Ellmau also offers a summer and winter slide for year-round water fun.

If sitting still is not your thing, you can expend your energy in the tennis or climbing hall. Skip a day at SkiWelt and come and enjoy all that KaiserBad Ellmau has to offer.

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From May to November, the cable cars in the Wilder Kaiser-Brixental offer an incomparable mountain adventure: 15 lifts and cable cars take you to the heart of the mountain world in no time at all, where seven large mountain adventure worlds await young and old in addition to pure nature: Filzalmsee Brixen im Thale, Ellmi's ZauberWelt Ellmau, Hohe Salve Hopfgarten, KaiserWelt Scheffau, Hexenwasser Söll - Hohe Salve and Alpinolino Westendorf.

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The more than 700 km of marked hiking trails with impressive views, even on three-thousand meter peaks, offer an indescribably beautiful playing field. Particularly recommended are the circular and high-altitude hiking trails on the mountain, which can be easily reached from the respective mountain station.


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Summertime in Ellmau also brings the possibility to enjoy various watersport activities. One of our own favorites is to go stand-up-paddling on the Hintersteinersee.


This lake is an approximate 10 minute drive from the apartment and offers some breathtaking views. At the lake, there is a paid parking spot for five euro's a day. You can bring your own SUP, but you can hire one at the lake as well.

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Fun and action in Ellmi's Adventure park

This huge adventure park seems to have everything that makes a child's heart beat faster: swings, trampoline, merry-go-round, castle with spiral slide, whittling hut, huge basket swing, sandpit, climbing carousel, climbing castle, 50-metre flying fox rope, maze, playing field, 15-metre water spray, 2 ponds and much, much more. Just come and have a look around and discover all the activities that are on offer here.

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Golf courses

The optimally maintained 27-hole golf course Wilder Kaiser in Ellmau has become a showpiece of the Austrian golf landscape. From the very beginning, quality was the top priority here.

The course has been designed to fit perfectly into the landscape. Playing golf with a view of the impressive mountain massif Wilder Kaiser is an unforgettable experience. The 27-hole golf course is divided into three extraordinary 9-hole courses for all levels - the Wilder Kaiser course, the Ellmau course and the Tirol course.


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Mountain biking

In several places in the Wilder Kaiser area, it is possible to rent bicycles. But did you know that in many places it is also possible to take a mountain bike for free?


The Wilder Kaiser Tourist Board makes it possible to discover the Wilder Kaiser area on two wheels from various locations using free bicycle transport.

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The narrow gorge path follows the impressive course of the Brandenberg stream for approx. 1km upstream. Several tunnels and bridges make the path particularly attractive. Below the cliff hugging path the gushing Brandenberg stream makes its way down the valley. Towards the end of the gorge the landscape mellows and several beautiful spots lend themselves as ideal areas to spend some quality outdoor time in midst nature. Walking time: approx. 30 minutes. To get back take the same way or maybe you prefer a round trip tour back to the Kaiserhaus / parking.

Walking through the gorge is free of charge.

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