Ehrwald is a small Tyrolean village in the Wetterstein mountain chain in the area of the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena.
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Altitude: 1,000 m asl
In a wide and sunny basin, there is the holiday resort ot Ehrwald, surrounded by mountains with melodious names as for example Zugspitze and Wetterstein mountain chain. For a long time this village has been living on mining, up to the year 1926, when the Zugspitze funicular has been inaugurated. This lift facility, which has been renewed in 1991, attracted the first tourists to this area.
The surroundings represent a real natural spectacle, as only in the area of the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena there are eight lakes and waterfalls, as for example the Häselgähr waterfall and the Seeben waterfall. In the world of mountains you can explore a large number of hiking paths, and lift facilities like the Zugspitze funicular and the “Ehrwalder Almbahn” take you to the starting point for your hike. Some huts on alpine pastures also offer overnight stays! Before, however, you can tee off on the 9-hole golf course Zugspitze. By way of variety you can come and see the farm “Ziegenstall Peter”, where there is yard sale of milk, ice and cheese. Savouring of Tyrol!
Powder snow, sunshine and the Zugspitze mountain - three words that belong together. The Zugspitze funicular takes you on the peaks and this is where you can even reach the Zugspitzplatt Glacier. In case you like a larger area, also the “Happy-Ski-Card” is available, that enables you to explore the ski region Tiroler Zugspitz Arena, including the Zugspitze funicular and the regions Mittenwald, Seefeld and Garmisch-Partenkirchen/Germany. Cross-country skiers, however, can enjoy skiing along the high altitude cross-country ski track on the Ehrwalder alpine pasture across a fairytale-like landscape on 1,500 m asl.
Our recommendation: Ehrwald is also popular for the Midsummer Night Festival, taking place every year round June 21. Different elements are composed of incendary material and on numerous mountains there are fires. Fascinating and unique!