Mayrhofen-Hippach Stories

Just for you!

It is high time for us to say THANK YOU! So, the holiday region of Mayrhofen-Hippach have decided to invite all of our regular visitors to a very...

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St. Nicholas procession

“Lasst uns froh und munter sein, und uns in dem Herrn erfreu’n, lustig, lustig, trallalalala, heut ist Nikolaus abend da,…”, so begins the most...

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Wurzeln schlagen!

Regina’s, Monika’s und Karin’s treasures have grown roots. Since the beginning of July 2017, their wholesome community project has been blooming and...

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Quality, not quantity!

In their farm shop in Hippach, Claudia Dengg and her husband magic up local delicacies, with a little extra: they sell quality, not quantity and have...

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A stress-free life, high up on the Schwendberg mountain in the Ziller Valley

Who doesn’t dream of living a life without stress, a life of pure enjoyment and comfort? For 30 cows living in paradise on the Schwendberg mountain,...

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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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The life of a cowherd in the Ziller Valley

For many years Martin Wurm has worked on the pastures of the Berghofalm.

And there is plenty to do up here. Does he still find time to enjoy the...

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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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Ein Besuch im Natur Eis Palast

Während Laien es unwissend „Gletscherspalte“ nennen, bezeichnen Forscher das außergewöhnliche Naturphänomen am Hintertuxer Gletscher als „ein System...

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A Ride on the Zillertal Railway

Chuff, chuff, chuff... the unmistakable sound of the old lady could be heard from miles away. A few minutes later the steam engine trundled into the...

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Incredible Dam at Schlegeis

Kathrin is used to going underground, it's in her job specification! Every day she ventures 20 metres below ground, into a narrow tunnel between huge...

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A Living Sculpture

This man lives his art! Anton Franz Mair is standing barefoot in his gallery in Zell am Ziller from where he distributes his unique work from the...

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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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The Holiday Region of Mayrhofen-Hippach Says “Thank You”

Every Thursday afternoon at 4.30pm at the Europahaus in Mayrhofen, we hold a ceremony to say a big “thank you” to our regular visitors. During the...

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Hey Man! The Schürzenjäger are back in town!!

On the first Saturday of every August, their battle cry can be heard above the forests deep in the Ziller Valley – Hey Man! And, on Saturday the 5th...

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By Nightjet in the mountains

Mit dem ÖBB Nightjet von der Metropole in Deutschland direkt ins Herz der Berge, nach Mayrhofen im Zillertal. Weil ich ausgeschlafen bin und das...

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Traditional fashion en vogue

Her fashion travels the world, but her roots are firmly fixed in the Ziller Valley. We interview the artist, fashion designer and irrepressible...

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Zillertal Krapfen Festival in Schwendau

Village festivals in the Zillertal Valley are famous for their gregariousness, their special ambience and, not least, their regional delicacies. The...

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Why are some church spires in the Ziller Valley red and some green?

I love the Ziller Valley’s many slender, pointed church spires, reaching into the sky. But, why are some of the spires red and some green?

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Cinema with a Twist – Silent Cinema on the Leisure Mount Ahorn

Cinema? I’m not really the cinema-going type. If I watch a film, I like to watch it from the comfort of my own sofa and not in the company of a crowd...

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The Legendary Wiener Schnitzel

It is a fundamental component of Austrian cuisine. The legendary Wiener Schnitzel. There is probably no restaurant or mountain hut in the Zillertal...

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Schmankerlfest in Hippach: ein lukullischer Höhepunkt

Zillertaler Krapfen, Kasspatzn und Melchermuas – jährlich wartet beim Schmankerlfest in Hippach sowie beim Krapfenfest in Schwendau ein kulinarischer...

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Floitenschlagstaude: Tirols berühmteste Wildschützin

Sie war eine Überlebenskünstlerin: Elisabeth Lackner, besser bekannt unter Floitenschlagstaude kämpfte um das Leben ihrer neun Kinder. So lange, bis...

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Der Zillertaler Dialekt – seine Hintergründe

Liebe Leser - neulich musste ich in einer bekannten österreichischen Tageszeitung lesen, dass ein Wandel in der tirolerischen Aussprache stattfindet -...

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Menschen im Portrait: Hilde Rahm aus dem Zillergrund

Sie ist vielen Gästen und Einheimischen gleichermaßen bekannt. Als langjährige Wirtin der Häusling Alm kann sie einiges erzählen – über gute und über...

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Snowbombing in Mayrhofen

Beim Snowbombing geht der Berg ab. Das Musikfestival der Superlative rockt in Mayrhofen und lockt Skifahrer...

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Everything your heart desires? The new Granatalm on the Action Mount Penken

Many people have fond memories of Vroni’s Skialm from several years ago. Still more remember visiting Christa’s Skialm in the last few years. But now...

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Where can you eat the best Kaiserschmarrn?

Kaiserschmarrn: a traditional Austrian delicacy and an essential part of any ski holiday! But where can you find the best Kaiserschmarrn in the...

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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...

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Mayrhofen Advent Angel - in production

Specially created for the Mayrhofen Advent at the Waldfestplatz, the Mayrhofen Advent Angel is a delicious gingerbread biscuit with marzipan and sugar...

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Christmas Biscuits: A Festive Ziller Valley Tradition

With the first advent weekend upon us and the first snow on the ground, the countdown to Christmas has truly begun. Christmas is a magical time of...

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Auf der Suche nach dem Heiligen Nikolaus

Unser Alfred war wieder mal unterwegs. Diesmal suchte er keinen Geringeren als den Heiligen Nikolaus, der sich im November schon im Zillertal aufhält...

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Winter is here!

It started on Sunday evening: the heavy autumn rain which had kept us inside all day gradually turned white. At a friend’s house in Ramsberg, we...

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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 8th Mayrhofen...

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Ziller Valley Schlegeis Ham – A real slice of the Ziller Valley

“Ziller Valley Schlegeis ham”– A real slice of the Ziller Valley. On my visit to the local butcher’s shop in Mayrhofen, “butcher Loisl” shares with me...

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Perfect Picnic Spots for Families arround Mayrhofen

As far as I am concerned, a picnic is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Whether it’s a romantic picnic for two with a bottle of bubbly; a hard-earned...

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Hard work rewarded: Zillertal Beer on the alm

Spring has arrived, the flowers are starting to bloom, the temperature is getting warmer and it’s time to dig out your summer wardrobe. Most of us...

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„TIROLER TRIS“ – ALL GOOD THINGS COME IN THREES!

My family and I make sure to eat at the Gasthaus Karlsteg in Ginzling at least twice a year. And it was there, last Sunday, that we enjoyed one of the...

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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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One click to happiness in Mayrhofen

Want to win something? Are you ready for a holiday? Do you fancy spending a few days in the mountains? If you have answered yes to all three...

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Nature park school in Brandberg: The little school with a twist

4 different school years, 14 pupils – and all in one class! The Nature Park School in Brandberg is remarkable, environmentally aware and has strong...

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Winter Wonderland: Mayrhofen’s Advent Market in the Forest Festival Area

Tall green pine trees sparkling with fresh snow, a thick carpet of crunchy snow beneath your feet, warm lights shining from inviting wooden huts,...

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The Autumnal Delights of Mayrhofen- Hippach

In the autumn months Mayrhofen really proves itself as a true year-round holiday destination. The spectacular scenery that draws visitors to the...

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ZILLERTALER GRANAT – PRALINE A LA MOZARTKUGEL

Creamy, melt-in-the-mouth almond nougat combined with redcurrant marzipan: Zillertaler Granat – also known as Zillertaler Mozartkugel – is one...

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ZILLERTALER KRAPFEN

Some of you may have enjoyed this culinary speciality at one of the many festivals in the Mayrhofen Hippach region. I, myself, am a big fan of...

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ERLEBNISBAD MAYRHOFEN – REGENERATION AFTER SPORT

On holiday in Mayrhofen I’m looking forward to some relaxation and regeneration. The Erlebnisbad in Mayrhofen is the perfect place. Whether in the...

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Child´s Play: Ella´s top 5 playgrounds in and around Mayrhofen

If there are 2 things that my daughter loves, they are swimming pools and trampolines – combine the two and she is in heaven! That is why this summer...

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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. It is...

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A cloudy day on the Ahorn in Mayrhofen

In winter we wish for snow, in summer we wish for sun! Thankfully, 2015 has been kind and provided plenty of both. However, the weather can’t always...

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Zimmereben: Mayrhofen´s local mountain hut

No other mountain hut can be accessed on foot from Mayrhofen as quickly as Gasthof Zimmereben. From the centre of Mayrhofen, a quick walker can reach...

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Pfitscher Joch: From Austria to Italy on foot!

When hiking I really enjoy a route with a purpose, and what better purpose than to visit another country for the day?! As soon as I heard of the...

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Trekking with Llamas in Zillertal

With the summer holidays in full swing, we wanted to make the most of some of the great family activities on offer in and around Mayrhofen. The first...

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Challenge “Via Ferrata” in Mayrhofen / Zillertal

I don’t know what it is about heights, but there is something that doesn’t sit right with me, or at least didn’t for a long time. I learnt to ski from...

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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...

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Großer Almabtrieb in Mayrhofen

Tradition & Brauchtum des Almabtriebes wird in der Ferienregion Mayrhofen-Hippach groß geschrieben. Am 1. Samstag im Oktober werden sich um und in...

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Zillertaler Steinbockmarsch im Bergsteigerdorf Ginzling

Durch die Organisation der Freiwilligen Feuerwehr Ginzling – Dornauberg findet am Samstag, den 20. August 2016 bereits zum 48. Mal der beliebte und...

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The Top 5 Visitor Attractions in the Ziller Valley

In addition to skiing and hiking, visitors to Mayrhofen can enjoy many other experiences and attractions. At the ErlebnisSennerei dairy you can learn...

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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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