Activities & Stories

Here you find stories, adventure stories, customs information, news and much to know about the holiday region Mayrhofen-Hippach.

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The 12 latest Blogs

What is the Tradition behind the Decoration of Cows for the Almabtrieb (Cattle Drive)?

Every year in autumn, visitors and locals in Mayrhofen are treated to a spectacular and colourful display as the Ziller Valley farmers parade their…


The Ziller Valley Ranzen – Tyrolean Handicraft

The intricate, quill-embroidered leather Ranzen (cummerbund) is an important part of the traditional Ziller Valley costume. A Ranzen is constantly…


Recipe for Tyrolean Kaspressknödel

Tyrolean Kaspressknödel: a small, tasty and a century-old Tyrolean speciality.


A Bench with a View

For years my passion has been the mountains – in summer and in winter. The feeling of getting away from it all and the peace and tranquillity which…


Reach for the Alps! – Trekking the Berliner High Alpine Path

"Reach for the Alps!", encourages the Zillertal Alps High Alpine Nature Park in its summer brochure.


Summit Hike to the Ahornspitze

I have been waiting for this day for a long time. Today is the day that I tackle my first 3,000m peak!


The "Ewigen Jagdgründe" in Ginzling in the Ziller Valley

Climbing was and still is one of the most popular sports in the Ziller Valley. Climbers from far and wide come to Mayrhofen and Ginzling in pursuit of…


Matthias Schiestl: Mountain Guide in the Ziller Valley

A life without mountains would be simply unimaginable for Ziller Valley mountain guide, Matthias Schiestl. He turned his hobby into a career and has…


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…


On the Trail of Tyrolean Cuisine

Let us lead you on a culinary route through the Ziller Valley Alps to discover the tasty delicacies of Tyrolean cuisine.


In 100 Kilometres through the Ziller Valley – Amazing Road Biking Routes

I never ever thought this would be me. Why on earth would I want to get on a suspiciously wobbly-looking bike with a saddle that is the stuff of…


The Best Tips for Hiking in the Ziller Valley

The Ziller Valley is a paradise for hikers and mountaineers.