Mayrhofen-Hippach Stories

People in Portrait: Hilde Rahm from the Zillergrund

She is well-known among both locals and visitors alike. She has been the landlady of the Häusling Alm for many years and has many stories to tell –...

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Ziller Valley Schlegeis ham

On my visit to the local butcher’s shop in Mayrhofen, “butcher Loisl” shares with me the secret of how he makes this glacier ham, as well as telling...

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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.

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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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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,...

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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...

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Tales from the Ziller Valley Kitchen – an Interview with Walter Stippler

Walter Stippler has been cooking typical Ziller Valley cuisine at the Hotel Edenlehen for some 14 years.

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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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"Mahlzeit!”

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

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Baking cookies – at the Christmas Bakery

Biscuits and their recipes: There are many tasty treats - at the Christmas Bakery …

Every year at the beginning of Advent, we all love listening to...

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Liquid Temptation

Helene Kreidl is one of just a few female schnapps distillers. In her in-house distillery in Ramsau near to Mayrhofen, she doesn’t only produce...

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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...

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From the best hay and finest herbs

Wagyu beef is considered the best, but also the most expensive, beef in the world. In the Ziller Valley, the Rohrmoser family from Schwendberg rear...

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On the trail of the Mayrhofner Advent Angel

The festive season is here! The scent of Christmas cookies and gingerbread is in the air at Café-Konditorei Kröll in the Mayrhofen-Hippach holiday...

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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 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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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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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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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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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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