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Mayrhofen im Zillertal ist ein beliebtes Reiseziel im Sommer & Winter, Bild: by Paul / shutterstock

Wonderful mountains in Mayrhofen

Mayrhofen is located in the upper Zillertal. The lively town attracts many visitors and holidaymakers again and again with a wonderful mountain world, wonderful hiking trails and interesting sights. In winter, the countless downhill runs make the hearts of winter sports enthusiasts beat faster. Nature lovers prefer to enjoy the summer in the mountains, with their countless hiking trails and the Zillertal mountain railways. Mayrhofen is the perfect holiday destination – because action, relaxation and fun are guaranteed here!

Above the clouds

Excitement is in the air when the majestic birds fly over the heads of the spectators at the Ahorn Eagle Stage in Mayrhofen and demonstrate their spectacular flight manoeuvres. The one-hour bird of prey demonstration is a real highlight and takes place almost daily from mid-June to mid-October. From the mountain station of the Ahornbahn, the Adlerbühne can be reached in about 10 minutes.

Good prospects

To experience Mayrhofen yourself from a bird’s eye view and enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama – that is not so difficult. A paragliding flight from Action Mountain Penken to Mayrhofen offers this unique experience, because Mayrhofen is known for its special thermals and therefore offers wonderful high-altitude flights.

The view of the mountains

Mayrhofen in winter
Mayrhofen scores with a great ski area, Image: Roman Babakin / shutterstock

If you want it a little more down-to-earth, you can take the Ahornbahn cable car to the leisure mountain Ahorn in a good 7 minutes. The Ahornbahn is the largest aerial tramway in Austria. The view through the huge panoramic glass fronts of the mountains is really impressive.

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Fun and action

The action mountain Penken is the ideal destination for adventurers. Whether in summer or winter – there is always something going on here. The fun station is located directly at the reservoir of the Action Mountain. Who dares to roll over the reservoir with the large and air-filled Funballz? Or should it be a little more leisurely? With a mountain scooter, the mountain world can be explored comfortably on two different routes.

Pure Harakiri

In winter, brave winter sports enthusiasts can expect the steepest piste experience on the Penken. With a gradient of 78 percent, the “Harakiri” is the blackest slope in the entire Zillertal. It should therefore really only be skied by real experts. Exciting, but less dangerous, is the snowpark. The park, which makes every snowboarder’s heart beat faster, is located in the Horberg Valley on Action Mountain Penken. On the other hand, the Pistenbock on the Ahorn leisure mountain in Mayrhofen takes you downhill, a real tobogganing fun for young and old. The Pistenböcke can be rented at the bar of the White Lounge igloo village.

All cheese?

How does fresh milk from happy cows actually become cheese? If you want to learn more about this, you should visit the Zillertal Adventure Dairy. Through glass panes, the path from hay milk to cheese, butter or yoghurt can be precisely observed. If you get hungry for the delicacies afterwards, you can of course also taste them on the terrace, in the milk bar or in the restaurant. Of course, you can also take your favorite cheese home with you.

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Amazement at the dam wall

Via the Schlegeis Alpine Road, you can reach the idyllic Schlegeis reservoir at 1,800 metres above sea level. Here you can take a hike around the lake or take an interesting tour of the Schlegeis dam. Inside the dam wall, the numerous measuring and control equipment, as well as the history of the 725-metre-long wall, are explained very well by expert staff.

The bells of Mayrhofen

Ziller, Mayrhofen
The Ziller flows through Mayrhofen, Image: Roman Babakin / shutterstock

In the centre of Mayrhofen is the white octagonal building with a Gothic choir and a church tower with a pointed spire. The 4 bells (twelve-bell bell, festive bell, prayer and work bell, soul bell) of the parish church weigh a total of 3,800 kilos. The church was built at the end of the 16th century. Also worth seeing is the impressive ceiling painting “Rose of Jericho” by Max Weiler.

Puffing through the Zillertal

Tourists and friends of historic steam locomotives can explore the beautiful Zillertal wonderfully and without stress with the steam train of the Zillertalbahn. With a maximum speed of 35 km/h, the nostalgic train covers a distance of 32 kilometres between Jenbach and Mayrhofen.