The municipality of Mayrhofen is surrounded by the majestic mountains of the Zillertal Alps.
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Altitude: 630 m asl
At the end of the Zillertal valley, there is the third largest municipality of Tyrol, which is Mayrhofen, including an area of about 178.8 sqkm. The holiday village is surrounded by mountain massifs including the Grosser Löffler (3,379 m asl), which represents the border to the Valle Aurina valley in South Tyrol/Italy. The name Mayrhofen derives from “Meierhof”, an episcopal farmyard dating back to 1200 AD.
Lush meadows and green valleys alternate with craggy rock faces and the glaciers of the Zillertal and Tux Alps. Walk along one of the numerous hiking paths, which are perfect to explore this great scenery. Otherwise make a ride with the Zillertal funicular or enjoy the “Run & Walk Park”, that has recently been established. Jogging and nordic-walking fans will be enthusiastic about eight trails, one of which is the “Harakiri Hill”. Featuring a gradient of 78% it is one of the most challenging cross-country run areas throughout Tyrol. Tired muscles can, however, recover in the adventure pool Mayrhofen or in the sports and leisure time facility “Sommerwelt Hippach”…
In winter the valley is covered by snow and thus perfectly suitable for those who love winter sports. Out of the pool of skiing areas of the lift services Mayrhofen, Finkenberg, Lanersbach and Vorderlanersbach, the resort “Zillertal 3000″ emerged, which today is the one of the largest skiing regions in this area, boasting 227 km of ski slopes. You need a rush of adrenaline? So you will love the „Harakiri“ ski slope, the steepest slope throughout Austria, featuring a drop of 78%. If you made it to ski down this track, you can reward your courage with a memorabilia!
Our recommendation: make a ride with the nostalgic so-called “Dampfbummelzug” of the Zillertal funicular, without rush and very comfortably! From Jenbach you are connected to the normal rail network to Innsbruck, Bregenz, Vienna and Salzburg.