Ahorn & Penken Mountain Experiences

fun for the whole family

Children and parents, athletes and recreationalists, nature lovers and lifestylers – everyone who goes on vacation has their own tastes and interests. Everybody has their own preferences and no one wants to do without them, especially on vacation.

Is stress pre-programmed? Not in Mayrhofen. The popular holiday region in the Zillertal is the perfect place to spend your holidays with the entire family.

PENKENBAHN operating times:
25th May to 13th October 2019
from 09.00 to 17.00hrs (Kombibahn Penken from 09.00 to 16.30 hrs)

AHORNBAHN operating times:
8th June to 27th October 2019
from 08.30 to 17.00 hrs

Der Ahornsee am Genießerberg Ahorn ist der beste Platz um nach einer Wanderung in den Zillertaler Alpen oder dem Besuch der Adlerbühne zu entspannen.
© Florian Schüppel

Leisure Mountain Ahorn

Ahorn provides pleasure seekers countless ways to relax. Austria’s largest reversible ropeway takes you up Leisure Mountain Ahorn to 2,000 meters above sea level. The Ahorn plateau is a paradise for recreationalists and families. Take a walk on the Leisure Trail and enjoy its panorama platforms that provide fantastic views of Mayrhofen’s mountains. Attractive alternative include a stop at the Sinnespfad or at Ahorn Mountain Playground, featuring a climbing tower and swings. 
And don’t forget to stop by the Ahorn Eagle’s Stage, where eagles and buzzards show off their spectacular aerial acrobatics 2,000 meters above sea level.

Mit den Bergrollen den Actionberg Penken erkunden.
© Mayrhofner Bergbahnen

Action Mountain Penken

Penken Mountain, with its huge network of hiking trails and bike routes suitable for young and old, is the place to be for thrill seekers. If you’re up for some action, visit the Funsportstation at the Penken Reservoir. There, visitors can roll on water without getting wet inside our Funballz – huge, transparent, inflatable plastic balls – for loads of fun! The Funsportstation also has mountain scooters ready for guests to use in order to explore Action Mountain on three different routes.  

The Ahornbahn whisks you up to Leisure Mount Ahorn in Zillertal, Tyrol.
© Mayrhofner Bergbahnen

NEW in Summer 2018

Many new features await at Leisure Mount Ahorn and Action Mount Penken this summer:

Ahornsee & Ahornbachl in Mayrhofen im Zillertal, Tirol.
© Mayrhofner Bergbahnen

Ahornsee Lake & Ahornbachl Brook

Visitors of all ages will find numerous opportunities to rest, play or simply enjoy the moment along the Leisure Trail, which is suitable for pushchairs, and at Lake Ahornsee. Play zones and water oases along the Ahornbachl Brook also promise lots of fun and variety.
Tip: fun handcarts can be rented at the Ahornbahn Summit Station

Tip: Fun handcarts can be borrowed from the Ahornbahn Summit Station free of charge!

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Summer cable cars Zillertal, Tyrol - quality guarantee

Quality guarantee

Summit adventures for everyone – is what you could call it when people of all ages and sizes are whisked to the peaks by the Tyrolean summer cable cars. The quality-tested Tyrolean summer cable cars, to which the Mayrhofner Bergbahnen Cable Car Co. belong, transport you to the peaks of the Tyrolean mountains, offering everyone the chance to experience the wonderful panorama, fresh air and diverse natural landscapes.


Ahorn Eagle's

Eagl's Stage at 2,000 Meters Above Sea Level

When as many as 800 spectators hold their breath at the same time, you can really feel the excitement at the Ahorn Eagle’s Stage. That’s where the kings of the sky hover just inches above the heads of spectators, providing for some incredible moments at 2,000 meters above sea level. Didi Wechselberger, manager of the highest-altitude birds of prey center in Europe, lets you experience these impressive animals up close and in action.

During the one-hour Birds of Prey Show on Leisure Mountain Ahorn, you will be able to observe eagles, owls, buzzards, falcons, and other majestic birds and learn all about their habits and skills from Didi and Roy, our two falconers. The birds of prey, big and small, will fascinate you with their spectacular aerial acrobatics – a really unique highlight and must-see attraction of any visit to Mayrhofen in the summer!

Birds of Prey Show Facts

  • The Birds of Prey Show takes place from mid-June to mid-October at 2:00 p.m. daily (except Tuesdays)
  • Length: approximately 1 hour. Admission from 1:45 p.m.
  • The Ahorn Eagle’s Stage is a 10-minute walk from the Ahornbahn Summit Station
  • More prices and ticket types
  • The Ahorn Eagle’s Stage is open to the public daily from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (except Wednesdays). Admission is free
  • Barrier-free access
  • No open toe shoes

Falconry Backstage Program

Have you always wanted to know what’s going on behind the scenes at the highest-altitude birds of prey center in Europe? Every Wednesday, children and adults have the unique opportunity to get fascinating insight into the profession of falconers.

You will enjoy a very special day with our majestic birds of prey. Didi and Roy will explain everything you ever wanted to know about the Ahorn Eagle’s Stage, the profession of falconer, and the special features of the animals, and then you will get to experience the birds being cared for and fed. You will also be given plenty of useful information regarding the protection of animals and nature in the Alps. Armed with all of that background knowledge, you will enjoy the Birds of Prey Show from the best seats in the house.

Falconry Backstage Program Facts

  • Every Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. from mid-June to mid-October, with advance registration
  • Meeting time and place: 9:30 a.m. at the entrance to the Ahorn Eagle’s Stage, a 10-minute walk from the Summit Station
  • Information about the special features of the Ahorn Eagle’s Stage
  • Information about the career path and requirements for the profession of falconer
  • General information about ornithology and animal protection
  • Insights into the daily routine of a falconer
  • Sufficient time for a lunch break
  • Includes Birds of Prey Show at 2:00 p.m.
  • Booking possible at all Mayrhofner Bergbahnen ticket counters or by calling 0043 (0) 5285 62277. Please register by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday
  • More prices and ticket types
  • Barrier-free access
  • Clothing: closed shoes

    Birds of Prey Show at the Ahorn Eagle's Stage

    Ahorn Sinnespfad

    Ahorn Sinnespfad – The Adventure for Nature Lovers

    The Ahorn Sinnespfad is the perfect adventure for nature-loving explorers of all ages. Put your skills and coordination to the test by balancing on logs and finding your way past various natural obstacles. Hidden wild animals of the Ahorn Plateau are waiting for you after every challenge. Using your alert eyes and sharpened senses you will surely be able to find them. Once you get past all of the obstacles and find all of the wild animals, Foxelio, Leisure Mountain Ahorn’s sly fox, will invite you to take a look inside his den.

    Abenteuer für die ganze Familie - Sinnespfad am Genießerberg Ahorn
    © Mayrhofner Bergbahnen

    Ahorn Sinnespfad Facts:

    • The Ahorn Sinnespfad is located on the lower part of the Ahorn Leisure Trail
    • Admission is free


    Die Funsportstation am Actionberg Penken bietet Abwechslung für die ganze Familie - mit den FUNBALLZ übers Wasser laufen.
    © Mayrhofner Bergbahnen

    Fun & Action for the Entire Family

    Are you up for a very special experience? Surrounded by majestic mountain scenery, the Funsportstation offers thrill seekers big and small sporty activities that you don’t get to participate in any old day. Thanks to the mountain scooters, Funballz, and Knorren Rock Climbing Area, you have the truly unique opportunity to enjoy a variety of exciting adventures on Action Mountain Penken. What’s more, you can use the free Wi-Fi hotspot at the Funsportstation to immediately share your amazing experiences with all of your friends.

    Funsportstation Facts:

    • The Funsportstation is open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • You can reach the Funsportstation by taking the Penkenbahn in Mayrhofen, continuing on the Kombibahn Penken, and then walking a short distance from the summit station
    • All activities are suitable for children, parents, and grandparents
    • Members of our staff will be present whenever the Funsportstation is open
    • More prices and ticket types

    Funballz & Mountain Scooter

    Walking on Water

    Have you ever wanted to walk on water? Well, now you can make your dreams come true at the Penken Reservoir – in huge, transparent, inflatable plastic balls.

    With Funballz, the whole family can run and roll on water without getting wet. The balls are full of fresh air, have plenty of room for you to move around in, and can be used without any prior training.

    Great fun for the entire family!

    Die Funsportstation am Actionberg Penken bietet Abwechslung für die ganze Familie - mit den FUNBALLZ übers Wasser laufen.
    © Mayrhofner Bergbahnen

    Funballz Facts:

    • Funballz can be used without any prior training
    • Suitable for children, parents, and grandparents
    • Members of our staff will be present whenever the Funballz are being used
    • Maximum duration: 10 minutes
    • 3 Funballz are available at the Funsportstation
    • More prices and ticket types

    Mountain Scooter Experience

    If you are looking for an alternative to hiking and mountain biking, be sure to check out the Funsportstation at the Penken Reservoir. That’s where action lovers big and small can rent mountain scooters for an entirely new mountain experience. Whether you want to fly down Penken Mountain or explore the sights at a leisurely pace, you will find the right scooter for your needs. Choose the model that’s best for you and then head out on the Mountain Scooter Route, the Penken Panorama Tour, or the Penken Leisure Tour.

    Because you ride the scooter with your feet directly below your body's center of gravity, the riding experience is a lot more like skiing than mountain biking.
    Mountain Scooters guarantee fun and action for the entire family. Not only children and parents but also grandparents will have a blast. Give it a try – we are sure you will love it!

    Mountain Scooter Facts:

    • Suitable for children, parents, and grandparents, as long as they can ride a bicycle
    • You need to leave your ID as a deposit in order to rent a scooter
    • 3 different routes for you to descend on
    • You must wear a helmet! Protective gear (helmets and protectors) can be rented for free at the Funsportstation
    • More prices and ticket types

    Ahornbahn Hiker's Gondola

    Mountaineering - Conquer the mountains!

    Mayrhofen is a beautiful area that is full of trails. Whether you’re a beginner looking for a leisurely hike or a more experienced hiker looking for a challenging multi-day hut-to-hut-tour, there’s something for everyone. Over 532 km of hiking trails and the 422 km2 of the Zillertal Alps High Mountain Nature Park await you!

    In July and August, early birds and anyone planning to spend a long day in the mountains can ride the Ahornbahn, Austria's largest gondola, up to the Ahorn Plateau as early as 7.30 am, weather permitting. Be sure to take advantage of this unique opportunity to enjoy the early morning calm on Leisure Mountain Ahorn.

    Ticket types and prices, click here.

    Fun & so much more

    Kunstraum on Mount Ahorn

    Zillertal artists exhibit their works in the Kunstraum on Leisure Mount Ahorn.
    © Mayrhofner Bergbahnen

    Paintings and works of art by local artists are on display at the newly designed Kunstraum on Leisure Mount Ahorn (mountain terminal). Several works by Franz "Kaiser" Eberharter from Mayrhofen, as well as Alfred Eberharter from Wiesing are currently being exhibited.

    Moreover, Café-Bistro Kunstraum serves homemade cakes and regional delicacies (closed on Fridays).

    Tip: Great breakfasts are served daily from 8.30 a.m. Please note: registration required. Please call +43 664 5687209.

    Ahorn Mountain Playground

    © Zillertal Tourismus GmbH - Marco Rossi

    Ahorn Mountain Playground

    Located between the Ahorn Hut, Panorama Mountain Restaurant and Freiraum. The central location means that parents and grandparents can enjoy coffee and cake on one of the sun terraces while their young ones let off steam on the climbing tower, Skidoo and swing.

    Sunrise Breakfast

    © Florian Schüppel

    Sunrise Breakfast on Leisure Mountain Ahorn

    Watch the breathtaking sunrise at 2,000 meters above sea level and enjoy a hearty breakfast afterwards. There is no better way to start the day! The Sunrise Breakfast takes place every Thursday in July and August.

    More information on sunrise breakfast on Ahorn...

    Pepis Playground

    Pepis Playground with many attractions - Penken - Zillertal
    © Granatalm

    NEW from AUGUST 2017: 
    Pepis Playground right outside the Granatalm, with a giant slide, trampoline, labyrinth, balancing bars and many other attractions.


    a look behind the scenes

    Every Friday at 11.00 hrs at the top station of the Penkenbahn cable car and on Sunday at 11.00 hrs at the top station of Ahornbahn cable car.

    Prices: Adults € 31.50 / Children € 16.00
    The price includes your mountain ascent and descent with the respective cable car and a guided tour, followed by coffee and cake in a mountain restaurant.