Spare time activities & adventures
Part traditional Tyrolian village & part modern world town – that’s Mayrhofen in a nutshell.
The tradition of a small village, the wooden houses full of flowers, but still offering modern comfort with an international touch. Old school restaurants, modern bars, stylish fashion, sweet harp sounds and hidden underground discos. At first glance a lot of opposites, that balance each other in harmony in Mayrhofen.
Here, relaxation and fun go hand in hand. The immense offer of different sports and adventures, all the family activities, the big variety of events and mostly the well known hospitality of the locals will make you want to stay in the valley forever.
We are a partner of the Nature Reserve
We also love to hike ourselves, and invite you on hikes to our farm or hunting huts as often as we can. Our guests can discover the most beautiful spots of the region for free and in best company! Since we are partners of the nature reserve “Naturpark Zillertaler Alpen”, you can go on the guided trips and hikes without any extra charge. We know all their guides and can only recommend checking out their schedule for the whole family and for every level!
You can check out these links to help you plan your hikes:
Tradition & Culture
In the valley we still value and most importantly still live the traditions of the Tyrolian culture. So don’t be surprised to find marching bands, church choirs, or other processions going through town. Especially since we are right next to the church you can often find the locals in their traditional outfits and dresses having a sunday meal at Kramerwirt. Sometimes there is even special church masses on mountains & summits, events where you can find plenty of locals and guests enjoying the scenery all together.
No doubt that some traditions got changed over the years – as with the yearly return of the cows from the mountains (“Almabtrieb”) is now a big colourful spectacle attracting thousands of visitors for just one day. Even in these cases we retain the original meaning behind the tradition: celebrating the safe return of the cows after a long summer (and drinking a few beers to celebrate) .
The valley is also known for its musical culture ( did you know the most known song of the world, Silent night, holy night, has its roots in Zillertal?) and especially in summer there is no week without a music festival, a cultural event or theatre spectacle to discover. They say in Zillertal a funeral is more fun then weddings elsewhere!
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