Activities in Mayrhofen

The 50th Zillertal Steinbock March in Ginzling mountaineering village

A well-established institution in Ginzling; no summer is complete without the Zillertal Steinbock March! On Saturday, 18.08.2018, hikers, climbers and...

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Cultivated landscape and a sea of flowers

Magnificent flowers combined with an insight into regional life: the Bergmähderweg (meadows path) with its unique variety of plants isn’t just a...

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Sunrise Breakfast on the Leisure Mount Ahorn

The sunrise breakfast on the Leisure Mount Ahorn is an incredible experience for everyone.

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THE NEUMARKT CIRCUIT – A UNIQUE ONE DAY HIKE IN THE ZILLERTAL ALPS NATURE PARK

For several years now, I have been planning to do an overnight tour of the Berliner High Alpine Path. However, my free time is limited and, when I...

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What to pack for a mountain bike tour in the Ziller Valley

There’s so much stuff to pack, but your rucksack is just too small. Most keen mountain bikers will have experienced this dilemma.

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Huts with heart in the Ziller Valley

There are many huts in the holiday region of Mayrhofen-Hippach, but only twelf have been awarded the title of “Hütte mit Herz” (“hut with heart”)....

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Andreas Wierer: Proud and dedicated mountain guide

Andreas Wierer has turned his passion into a career. In this interview he describes his love of mountaineering, the unique features of the Ziller...

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First Time on a Glacier

As the winners of the 2nd Mayrhofen Friendship Trip, sisters Kathi and Luzia had the chance to go on an incredible adventure: a multi-stage hiking...

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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...

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5 Tips for Good Technique on a Via Ferrata

When it comes to climbing technique for via ferrata, opinions are divided. However, according to expert Alfons Hörhager, there’s not all that much to...

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Tips for running, tips for jogging

Running and jogging have been hugely popular sports for several decades, with millions of dedicated enthusiasts around the world.

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Snowbombing in Mayrhofen

The music festival to rival all music festivals will once again rock Mayrhofen from the 9th to the 14th April 2018.

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Enjoy the springtime on the sun terraces around Mayrhofen

Spring is finally here, and the temperatures are getting warmer. That’s good news for both our bodies and souls. This is because vitamin D from the...

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Be happy in springtime

The sight of crocuses pushing their heads through the blanket of snow and turning towards the sun is heart-warming.

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Indulgence with a view at Mayrhofen’s ski huts

Mayrhofen’s ski area has plenty of ski huts. Blending into the beautiful landscape and with amazing views, the quality of these huts is just getting...

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Sleigh Rides - Winter landscapes and nostalgia

A family sleigh ride is both a nostalgic and a modern way of relaxing away from the ski pistes. The contrast between the original function of the...

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Aprés-Ski with Kids: hot chocolate and cake with an extra portion of fun

Now be honest: who hasn’t rounded off their day on the mountain with a bit of après-ski before? Exactly! Then it’s no wonder that our children also...

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Harakiri Piste: A tall order in Mayrhofen

Grooming with the Piste Bashers

Every skier who has conquered the Harakiri is proud to call themselves “a survivor”. But what about those people...

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Winter walks in Mayrhofen: Be enchanted by the nature, peace and tranquillity around you

Are you suffering from aching muscles after skiing? Do you fancy enjoying a more relaxed day instead of racing around the pistes? Then a winter walk...

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What we love about Mayrhofen

Many of our visitors return to Mayrhofen year after year, but what is it that they like best about the resort? Do they have a favourite piste? How...

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The Ziller Valley’s First!

Manny Anker is a pioneer. Eight years ago, the passionate ski instructor and guide from Mayrhofen was the first in the Ziller Valley to launch a...

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To see and be seen

Skiing is fashionable. Stylish clothing is important but, in addition to colour and style, functionality and safety are also important considerations....

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RISE&FALL 2017 IN MAYRHOFEN: 2,000 SPECTATORS AND FANS REJOICED WITH THE WINNING TEAM, “MOUNTAINSHOP HÖRHAGER 1 POWERED BY TIROLA KOLA”

This year's RISE&FALL event was a merciless battle for top-class athletes all over again. The will to win, true to the event’s motto of, “Four...

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Modern incisions

Mayrhofen is home to a state-of-the-art sports clinic. Using the most modern operating procedures, the doctors can work medical wonders. So, what...

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

4x430 altitude metres of intense struggle and challenges lay before the athletes of the 80 teams competing in RISE&FALL. This awesome sporting event...

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What are you looking forward to?

Winter is coming. In fact, it has already begun in the holiday region of Mayrhofen-Hippach. Heavy snow has fallen on the last two weekends and, whilst...

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My Highlights of the Mayrhofen Ski Area

Skiers and snowboarders in the Ziller Valley are spoilt for choice with 508km of perfectly prepared pistes to choose from. So, I’d like to tell you...

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RISE&FALL, a race against the clock - Part 3

4x430 altitude metres of intense struggle and challenges lay before the athletes of the 80 teams competing in RISE&FALL. This awesome sporting event...

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From piste rockers to equipment extraordinaire

Markus Buchberger knows today what tomorrow’s trends will be. The passionate skier is in charge of selling the latest skis and trendy models at the...

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The perfect moment

Thomas Eberharter is always chasing the perfect moment. The Mayrhofen-based photographer is self-taught and lives off his exceptional talent.

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

4x430 altitude metres of intense struggle and challenges lay before the athletes of the 80 teams competing in RISE&FALL. This awesome sporting event...

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How to have a relaxing holiday

The “Stammgästewoche” (week for our loyal visitors) will take place in the holiday region of Mayrhofen-Hippach from 26th May to 2nd June 2018. A...

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My First Time: A Ski Holiday with Friends to Mayrhofen in the Ziller Valley

Getting up above the clouds, enjoying incredible views, and rediscovering friendships and good times. Mayrhofen in the Ziller Valley is the perfect...

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High-flier!

Philipp Aschenwald jumps from a height which others wouldn’t dare to look down from. He’s a true high-flier. But what is it that motivates the...

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Penken Park - Insider Tip for Non-Freeskiers?

The Penken Park in Mayrhofen is one of THE most popular parks for skiers and snowboarders in Europe. You’d be hard-pressed to find another park which...

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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...

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The heroes of the perfectly groomed pistes – the piste managers from the Mayrhofen cable car company

For the ski resort of Mayrhofen-Hippach, offering a 100% snow guarantee is the most natural thing in the world.

 

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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!

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

4x430 altitude metres of intense struggle and challenges lay before the athletes of the 80 teams competing in RISE&FALL. This awesome sporting event...

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Is E-biking the New Hiking?

E-biking instead of hiking, could this really be the new trend sport? Quite often, when I’m cycling through one of the valleys in our holiday region,...

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Competing and Winning

Markus Kröll runs where others don’t even dare to walk. The extreme alpine sportsman knows his stuff and has been a part of the running scene for over...

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The Forest Magician

Hans Rahm is a forest ranger.

“I have to say, it really is a dream job.” Hans tells us.

It’s his job to make sure that our spruce, fir and larch...

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After work in the mountains

Many people consider Ulrich Huber a hero. The mountain rescue volunteer from Ginzling puts himself in danger to save the lives of others –...

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Three of the most popular autumn hikes around Mayrhofen

As the idyllic summer in the Ziller Valley draws to an end, that’s when the best hiking season begins. Comfortable temperatures and the spectacular...

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Little Tibet in Zillergrund

One would assume that Austria's landscape is unique. But there is an area reminiscent of the highlands of Tibet in the Zillertal Valley: Klein-Tibet -...

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Overnight to the Very Top

I’m taking the plunge! Escaping the hectic urban jungle of the German big city, and into another world: Tyrol! With the ÖBB Nightjet, I sleep soundly...

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On a Mountain Adventure with the ÖBB Nightliner

I am fast asleep as I speed towards the Ziller Valley at 160 km/h: from Cologne to Mayrhofen, overnight. As a German city-girl, at home in the flat...

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Climbers with Mental Agility

I look up. My heart is racing. I’ve got butterflies in my stomach just from watching. Above me, several adrenaline junkies are hanging on harnesses...

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It’s a ‘run’derful life on the “Easy Trail”

The "Easy Trail" through Mayrhofen and Hippach offers a varied and enjoyable route: The 24 kilometres are a tough challenge, but also achievable for...

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Falling into Freedom

Are you a true high-flier? The Ziller Valley offers paragliding for everyone. It’s allure is freedom and a little adrenaline…

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Dogs, cows and the alms… is a peaceful coexistence possible?

Time and again stories of aggressive cows attacking and injuring hikers and their dogs are reported in the news. There were even articles written...

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Schönbichlerhorn, the mystical mountain on the Berlin High Trail

We, we being my sister and I, set our sights on climbing a three thousand metre high peak every year. Last August we scaled the Schönbichlerhorn,...

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The Berliner Höhenweg: An overview of the huts

Since August 2012, when Markus Kröll set a spectacular record by running the entire Berliner Höhenweg in less than 24 hours, this high alpine hiking...

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150 Years of the Olperer

It is the king of the rocky giants: with its majestic height of almost 3,500m, the Olperer towers above the other mountains of the Tuxer range.

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Sunrise Hikes

Until around a year ago, getting up at 3.00 hrs or even as early as 2.00 a.m. and then climbing a mountain to see the sunrise was not exactly my idea...

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Explore (your) nature in Mayrhofen, Zillertal

globeseekers founders Denise Dieling & Christian Mitterer travelled the world for years, completed several trainings in Asia, Central- and South...

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Berliner Hut - the birthplace of alpine sport

The Berliner Hut is not only the oldest of the eight huts along the Berliner Höhenweg (high alpine hiking trail), it is also the most historically...

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Hiking holiday day 2: Hiking for beginners in the Ziller valley

From the many hiking trails in the area, I chose a hike of moderate difficulty to the Steinerkogel for my first hike in the Ziller Valley. The...

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Enjoying the Action Mount Penken – a report

Action can be found on the Action Mount Penken – that much is clear. But is it also possible to spend an enjoyable day on the Penken? Absolutely!

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Skiing is fun! Children’s ski school in Mayrhofen – a video clip

Sun, snow and skiing. Children love snow and can learn to ski from a very early age...

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Après-ski in Mayrhofen: it doesn’t get more cosmopolitan than this!

Après-ski has a similar reputation as the Oktoberfest. For those looking in from the outside: unfathomable behaviour based on the consumption of...

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A birthday present with a difference - a day skiing together on the Ahorn

The name “Leisure Mount Ahorn” inevitably conjures up an image of a ski area for families, slower skiers and generally laid-back people. And that’s...

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Hiking and Discovering Nature: The most picturesque mountain lakes

You don’t always have to travel far to enjoy a relaxing holiday in the great outdoors. Sometimes the perfect spot is closer than you think. An amazing...

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Presenting the Zillertal Valley: The Stillup Valley

Often described as “wildly romantic” or “the valley of waterfalls”, the Stillup valley is a subsidiary valley of the Ziller Valley. Personally, I...

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Family cycle paths in the Zillertal Valley: A great day out

It sometimes isn’t easy to find sport activities which are suitable for the whole family. Cycling is the perfect solution: it’s a sport which can be...

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Our first ski day on the Ahorn in Mayrhofen

Winter has finally arrived, and we’re heading up the mountain for our first ski day of the season. We got all of our ski gear ready yesterday, so that...

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