Get to know the region better...

Stories about activities, people, events and much more.

Stories and experiences told by people, for the benefit and interest of others, because who knows the region better than those who are actually there?

We hope you enjoy reading the blogs from Mayrhofen-Hippach.

Every week, Mayrhofen marches to the sound of its brass band

The Ziller Valley is known as "the valley of music", and for good reason. If you take a summer holiday to the villages of Brandberg, Ginzling,…

>

The Zillertal Steinbock March in Ginzling mountaineering village

A well-established institution in Ginzling; no summer is complete without the Zillertal Steinbock March! On Saturday, 17.08.2019, hikers, climbers and…

>

Big fun for little skiers at the 50th Tyrolean Children’s Ski Day on the Action Mount Penken

Already in its fiftieth year, the Tyrolean Children’s Ski Day will take place on the Action Mount Penken from 10am on the 9th February 2019. Whilst…

>

Advent at the Forest Festival Area

The holiday resort of Mayrhofen-Hippach is delighted to invite both our visitors and residents to enjoy the romantic atmosphere of the 9th Mayrhofen…

>

My first time - RISE&FALL

No, I certainly won’t be part of the starting field – anyone who knows me will be laughing hard at the mere suggestion of this! However, some friends…

>

Rita & Andreas, the two voices from the Ziller Valley

The two passionate musicians tour throughout the country – 365 days a year. The successful duo from the Ziller Valley are popular with music fans,…

>

A Celebration of tradition: Hollenzen Village Festival

Every year on the 2nd Sunday in September, Hollenzen, a usually quiet village on the outskirts of Mayrhofen, host their annual village festival.

>

A Festival for Foodies – the Schmankerlfest in Hippach

The Ziller Valley is renowned for its music, its friendly locals and its tasty culinary specialities: in fact, all of the good things in life! And,…

>

Mayrhofen Street Festival

The Mayrhofen Street Festival is a summer highlight! It takes place every year on the last Friday in July, in the heart of the Ziller Valley. On some…

>

The Austria Climbing Festival in Ginzling

Originally launched in 2015 by the “Stonemonkeys Chillertal”, a local group of passionate climbers and boulderers, the Austria CLIMBING Festival will…

>

The History of the Mayrhofen Rifle Brigade

The Schützenkompanie in Mayrhofen is one of 15 rifle brigades in the Ziller Valley and belongs to the battalion of the Upper Ziller Valley.

>

Snowbombing in Mayrhofen

The music festival to rival all music festivals will once again rock Mayrhofen from the 8th to the 13th April 2019.

>

"Mahlzeit!”

In the heart of Mayrhofen lies the Wirtshaus zum Griena, a traditional restaurant serving hearty local dishes. This is where gourmet trends meet…

>

RISE&FALL, a race against the clock - Part 4

4x430 altitude metres of intense struggle and challenges lay before the athletes of the 85 teams competing in RISE&FALL. This awesome sporting event…

>

RISE&FALL, a race against the clock – Part 2

4x430 altitude metres of intense struggle and challenges lay before the athletes of the 85 teams competing in RISE&FALL. This awesome sporting event…

>

Cool and easy in the Penken Park

Are words like kicker, obstacles, double cork, x-grab, etc. all just jargon to you? Then get yourself down to the Penken Park and be inspired by the…

>

Pre-Christmas Family Holidays in Mayrhofen: Rediscover Peace and Quiet at the Advent Festival in the Forest

We purposefully travelled ahead of the crowds, avoiding the Christmas rush of holidaymakers to the Alps. Instead, we took our holiday to Mayrhofen in…

>

This is how mountains should be!

Action, enjoyment and family fun on the Penken and Ahorn in Winter season 2017/18 - this is how mountains should be!

>

RISE&FALL, a race against the clock - part 1

4x430 altitude metres of intense struggle and challenges lay before the athletes of the 85 teams competing in RISE&FALL. This awesome sporting event…

>

Cattle drive in the Zillertal: The cows are back in town!

On the first Saturday in October, an age old tradition takes place in Mayrhofen: The ‘Almabtrieb’ (cattle drive). After their summer holidays grazing…

>