What to do and see in Ellmau, Austria: The Best Places and Tips

October 25, 2017 Jeremy Dunfee

Ever seen a movie or TV show that takes place in Austria? Then you’ve probably seen Ellmau. Charming villages, idyllic scenery and an 18th-century parish church make Ellmau a popular filming location for directors who want a setting that’s quintessentially Austrian. For regular folks, Ellmau’s draw is its proximity to the Wilder Kaiser mountains, where the hiking trails and ski slopes are equally spectacular.
Restaurants in Ellmau

1. Ellmau Ski Resort and Village

Tourismusverband Wilder Kaiser, Ellmau 6352, Austria
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 224 reviews

Ellmau Ski Resort and Village

Reviewed By florinsandu - Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The place itself is in a peacefull location, facing the Wilde Kaiser mountain. As a ski resort, i can say that it is ideal for those who want to place the kids into the school ski school to learn skiing fast. There are a lot of nice restaurants where to eat between the ski sessions. The view from the top is outstanding, due to the Wilder Kaiser solliness beauty. I will return to this area NexT year.

Hinterstein 28, Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser 6351, Austria
Excellent
58%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 105 reviews

Hintersteinersee

Reviewed By Fabbyholiday - Dunfermline, Scotland

We visited the Hintersteinersee on a warm sunny Sunday. We arrived by the free Seebus from Scheffau and stopped for a beer at the lido and just enjoyed the view. There were a number of people swimming, playing football and soaking up the sun. We continued on the open side of the lake and leisurely walked around the other side of the lake and again stopped for another drink and soaked up the view. The path is very easy to walk and was a little bit busy with traffic. The walk around the other side of the lake is through the trees and therefore no motor vehicles which was very pleasant and a little light relief from the heat of the sun. This walk can be enjoyed by everyone although there are a few steep parts through the trees. You will not be disappointed.

Stampfanger 21, Soll 6306, Austria +43 5333 5260
Excellent
77%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 266 reviews

Hexenwasser

MARVEL - CONTEMPLATE - COMPREHENDWith more than 60 wet and wonderful stations, the Hexenwasser theme park, meaning Witch Water, offers a natural experience and encourages the whole family to discover and explore - daily from 09.00 am to 5.30 pm.Humming stone, witch’s fireplace, singing water bowl, witch’s stone mill, home of the queen bee, witch’s ladder…these are the mysterious titles, as though in a picture book! Anyone aged 3 to 103 can read this book! The people in charge of each station make sure visitors get to see and experience the fascinating wonders of nature in a fun way. Walking barefoot over rocks and stones, through streams and meadows on the longest barefoot trail is reflexology for your feet and revives the entire body. Watch the bees coming and going in the Bee Theatre, copy the bees’ tail wagging dance or even go into the pitch-black beehive, and you’ll soon be walking on air too!

Reviewed By whippet71 - Glastonbury, United Kingdom

The Austrians really know how to keep kids entertained, we found loads of great attractions for children and this was the highlight. Situated in a beautiful spot halfway up a mountain it has loads of water-based features and attractions. Our son loved it and we probably walked a good couple of miles without noticing it. It took a couple of hours or so for us to get round and he could easily have stayed longer. Plenty of nice spots to stop for a picnic.

4. Element3 Ski School

Klostergasse 8, Kitzbuhel 6370, Austria +43 5356 72301
Excellent
84%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 204 reviews

Element3 Ski School

Reviewed By aspenfan - miami, florida

We rented our skis here after it was recommended by our hotel. And we can see why they did! Great selection of top notch equipment but the service is what really impressed us. Tom was professional and took care of us like VIP's. The location was also very convenient to the Gondola and they let us store our boots and skis in a heated shed. Highly recommend and would use their services again and again. Thanks for taking such good care of us Tom!

Pachmair, Uderns, Austria
Excellent
51%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Schleierwasserfall

Reviewed By APMuchTravelled - Virginia

We did a guided hike courtesy of Magdalena from Stanglwirt Resort. Wonderful hike in the high country, passing by these falls. The mid summer water flow was probably lower than normal. Despite being a Wednesday, there were many fit Austrian's on the trail.
I rated 3, probably should have rated less, as it is hard to get to if you don't know the area, and it was not as spectacular as some other falls we have visited.
Still, the scenery was wonderful along the way ... every colour of wildflower possible.
(I would rate the Stanglwirt hike a 5 with the cheese making demo thrown in)

6. Reith Ski School

Kirchweg 7, Reith bei Kitzbuehel 6370, Austria +43 5356 65496
Excellent
72%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
7%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

Reith Ski School

Reviewed By Varinia - London, United Kingdom

Took two 1-week private ski lessons and got each time an excellent instructor. Managers were very friendly and useful to find an instructor available at the last minute and willing to take us to all pistes possible in the area
The nursery slope is super friendly for beginners with an excellent restaurant right there for people to wait for the students
The whole area is good for beginners and intermediate skiers

7. Panorama Badewelt

Pass-Thurn-Strasse 3, St Johann in Tirol 6380, Austria +43 5352 6262511
Excellent
58%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 106 reviews

Panorama Badewelt

Reviewed By sc4222 - Milano

The pool is provided with a rooftop restaurant serving delicious meals, a bar which is quite expensive though, different pools with slides also, water and all the area around with grass is really clean and modern. I love this place to swim and relax Reading a book

Lendstrasse 16, Kirchberg 6365, Austria
Excellent
60%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

SportRudi

Willkommen bei SportRudi Skiverleih und E-Bikeverleih im Dorfzentrum von Kirchberg in Tirol. Unser Sportshop, Skiverleih und Fahrradverleih bieten Ihnen individuelle Beratung und eine große Auswahl an brandneuen Ski, E-Bikes, Snowboards und Outdoor Ausrüstung. In der Wintersaison haben wir täglich für Sie geöffnet. Wir bieten -20% Rabatt für Online Buchungen auf SportRudi.com

Reviewed By robert f - London, United Kingdom

This ski and boot hire is very close to the Willms ( a 5 minute stroll ) ; the staff are the same as last year ; the staff are always cheerful , jolly and very welcoming ; they are extremely knowledgeable and will advise...MoreThank you for your visit at SportRudi ski & bike hire. Hope to see you back again soon. all the best, Team SportRudi

Bichling 33, Westendorf 6363, Austria +43 664 73905115
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
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0%
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0%
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5 based on 43 reviews

Pro-Skischule

Private ski school in Westendorf Tirol. As your personal trainer (guide) I'll take you on the best runs in the Kitzbüheler Alpen suitable to your skiing abilities. Plus make your day interesting and fun. There are many adavntages of having your own private trainer / guide - here are just a few:FlexibilityTailor made programmeVisiting different areasPersonal serviceWhether you are a beginner, intermediate or experienced skier (Child or Adult) I will do my best to teach you the correct skiing technique.Come with me and experience the best runs in the Kitzubüheler Alpen !!!

Reviewed By Foxy456 - Johannesburg, South Africa

We have been skiing for 5 years now in Westendorf. This was the first time we have had a private lesson and it definitely wont be the last. His professionalism, relaxed manner and easy to follow advise made a massive difference to our ski experience. The tips he gave to help us made such a difference to our technique. For any ski trips in the future we will definitely be making a booking with him to brush up on any flaws. Best book early though as he is very good and will fill up quickly in season. His English was also fantastic which made the whole experience enjoyable. Highly recommended no matter how advanced you are.

10. Ellmis Zauberwelt

Weissachgraben 5, Ellmau 6352, Austria +43 5358 23200
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 89 reviews

Ellmis Zauberwelt

Reviewed By Trampus01 - Preston, United Kingdom

....take my advice and walk down if the weather is good. It's a fairly quick ride to the top with a reasonably priced restaurant/bar and plenty for children to do in both summer and winter. There is a play area and a lot of activities on offer and the views are spectacular.
We walked down in the August Sunshine and it took us around 2 hours or so. A lovely walk through cool glades with a fantastic restaurant half way down.

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