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Ellmau im Winter, Bild: Elleke Wijma / shutterstock

Ellmau – Pure winter idyll at the foot of the Wilder Kaiser

Located at the foot of the Wilder Kaiser, Ellmau is an attraction all year round. Among other things, the town in South Tyrol is also known as the filming location of the well-known TV series “Der Bergdoktor”, but also film productions such as “Ruf der Berge”, “Wilder Kaiser” and “Die Hüttenwirtin” were filmed in and around the idyllically situated mountain village. The fantastic natural scenery and the impressive panoramic view with which the village is blessed inspire visitors from all over the world.

Ellmau has long since blossomed into an attractive tourist resort with a wide range of leisure activities. Accordingly, the village is now one of the places in the Tyrolean lowlands with the most overnight guests. Guests of Ellmau particularly appreciate the wide range of sports opportunities that surround the mountains, but also the cultural offerings of the village. In addition, the traditional holiday resort is also quite suitable for all wellness fans and nature lovers who want to spend a quiet and tranquil holiday at the Wilder Kaiser.

Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental

Ski area Wilder Kaiser / Brixental
Ski area Wilder Kaiser / Brixental, Image: PHG Pictures / shutterstock

The Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental ski area is not only one of the largest, but also one of the most modern ski resorts in the world. With over 284 kilometres of groomed slopes and 21 valley runs, the ski area has a lot to offer. Ellmau is one of the 9 direct entry points of the ski area, so the place is the ideal starting point to indulge in winter sports. 90 lifts and cable cars are available, so that the peaks of the ski area can be easily reached.

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But not only the slopes and valley runs of the ski area are attractive, but the ski area also offers 3 illuminated toboggan runs, so that nothing stands in the way of tobogganing pleasure. In addition, there are 81 family-run huts in the ski area, so that the next refreshment is never far away and winter sports enthusiasts can easily treat themselves to a short break. In addition, there are also 3 fun parks and several adventure slopes. In total, the slopes are spread over over 70 mountains.

Après-Ski in Ellmau

Ellmau not only convinces as a direct entry point to the ski area, but also with the corresponding supporting programme and a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. Especially when it comes to the entertainment programme, the ski huts around Ellmau attract visitors with après-ski parties. But also in the valley there are numerous pubs, bars and discos where you can party exuberantly in the evening. The Stanglleit ́n après-ski mile in Ellmau attracts locals and guests who are in a party mood every evening. Another après-ski highlight is the Ellmau Ski Night, which takes place during the ski season. This takes place every Monday below the Marienkapelle on the Stanglleit. Visitors can expect a great atmosphere and music as well as a show worth seeing.

Relax in the winter sports paradise

Ellmau in summer
Ellmau in summer, Image: travelpeter / shutterstock

But even those who like it a little more leisurely will be thrilled by Ellmau. In addition to the wellness offers of the local hotel industry, the Kaiser Bad also attracts visitors. Visitors can relax here in the pine panorama sauna as well as in a brine or herbal steam bath. Highlights such as a hay barn, a contemplation room with waterbeds or a sauna bar ensure a particularly pleasant wellness experience.

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A wonderful way to enjoy the dreamlike winter landscape of the Wilder Kaiser is a contemplative horse-drawn carriage ride. Whether it’s a romantic carriage ride at dusk or a family outing in a carriage to explore the beautiful old farms and village scenes, there is no better way to move through the wintry landscape.

Of course, the snow-covered landscape also invites you to go on extended winter hikes. If you set off on foot, you can explore the region at your own pace and visit the magnificent Tyrolean churches, historic farms and museums, among other things. If you would like to explore nature off the typical tourist paths, you can also go on tour with a certified mountain guide and we will be amazed at the beautiful places to be found off the slopes.

There are also wonderful rustic huts whose beautiful sun terraces invite you to linger. Basically, there are also wonderful restaurants and rustic inns in Ellmau, so that nothing stands in the way of both a cozy family dinner and a candlelight dinner.

Ellmau for film fans

For film fans, Ellmau in Tyrol has been an attraction since the 90s at the latest. At that time, the beautiful region served as a filming location for the series “Der Bergdoktor”. Since the new edition of the series in 2008, the real place and field names have also been used, so that Ellmau became known to a wide audience along with Going, Scheffau and Söll. Many of the filming locations, such as the “Gruberhof” with its beautiful panoramic view or the “practice” of the Bergdoktor in Ellmau, can be visited without any problems. Real film and series fans will be familiar with numerous houses and squares in the region, because not only the Bergdoktor was filmed around Ellmau.