Enjoy Tirolean charm, relaxed days on the snow and outdoor sports in view of the Wilder Kaiser.
Gaze at the stunning backdrop of the Wilder Kaiser behind the village of Ellmau, perched at an elevation of about 2,800 feet (850 meters). Ellmau is one of the more serene skiing locations in the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental area and is great for family vacations.
Use the Hartkaiser gondola connection to reach challenging runs. Ski trails and toboggan runs around Ellmau end in the village center. On winter Mondays the slopes light up for the “Ski Nightshow” which includes shows from master skiers and an entertaining snowcat parade. Ellmau’s "SkiSchules" offer instruction to anyone who wants to tackle the slopes for the first time.
Ellmau is equally alive in the warm summer months, with a wealth of activities for every visitor. Ellmau is the starting point of the Rübezahl hiking trail, named after a local mountain spirit. Along the hike, come face-to-face with mysterious carved figures and finish at a popular mountain inn. On the Hartkaiser mountain, have a delightful time at Ellmi’s Zauberwelt, a theme park with the allure of magic and information about the natural environment and traditions of the Wilder Kaiser.
Find KaiserBad Ellmau at the base of the mountains, with numerous indoor and outdoor pools, a sauna, a climbing wall and a tennis hall. Sit back in the therapeutic waters, rest your body and look up at the glorious view. Play golf at the Wilder Kaiser 27-hole course with a backdrop of snowcapped mountains and sunflower-lined greens.
See chalets dotting the hills around Ellmau. At the mountain’s peak are dramatic rock massifs. An Austrian TV series, Bergdoktor, is set in the Wilder Kaiser and the leading man lives in Ellmau, giving this village and its landscape a celebrity sparkle. Ellmau has one of the region’s only 5-star hotels, testament to its popularity with vacationers.