Mayrhofen: Summer alpine in the heart of the Zillertal Valley .
Eagle at the maple
The eagle stage on the Ahorn high above Mayrhofen is Europe's highest bird of prey station. At an altitude of over 2,000 metres you can experience aerial acrobatics from real natural talents. Get up close and personal with eagles, eagle owls, buzzards and falcons and let Didi Wechselberger take your breath away. The eagle tamer of the Ahorn performs magnificent works of art with his protégés. Better not stick your head up too high: The birds of prey not infrequently zoom away just a few centimetres above the heads of the spectators. Falconer Didi Wechselberger knows eagles and prey birds like no other and lets you participate in the fascinating world of these graceful birds of prey. The eagle stage is one of the activities that you should not miss on your holiday in Mayrhofen in summer.
Extraordinary Dairy in Mayrhofen
Dare to take a look behind the scenes and find out how the precious milk and cheese specialities of the Zillertal are made. The SchauSennerei is part of the ErlebnisSennerei, where hay milk from 400 alpine pastures and mountain farms in the region are processed daily into cheese, yoghurt, butter and many other specialities. On an area of more than 6,000 m2, the cheese is stirred, mixed and refined for all it's worth. Around the clock and by experienced specialists who know exactly what needs to be done. Afterwards, you have the opportunity to sample fresh milk, seven creamy yoghurt varieties and much more at the eight tasting stations – for as long and as much as you like. A visit to the show dairy in Mayrhofen is guaranteed to be one of the most enjoyable activities during your summer holiday in the Zillertal.
Even more bathing fun
To cool down after an eventful hike or bike tour you don't have to go far with the Resort Hotel Neuhaus: In our garden a refreshing natural swimming lake with sunbathing areas and loungers is waiting to refresh you. Even more bathing fun, especially for younger guests, is available directly in Mayrhofen. The Mayrhofen adventure pool is the summer hit for kids and teens and thrills with outdoor pools and two giant slides. Right next to it is a tennis court and a tricky mini-golf course. Also part of the Mayrhofen adventure pool is a playground with climbing equipment, trampoline and much more. Should the weather be not so cooperative, simply go to the indoor pool.
With the steam locomotive through the Zillertal
The Zillertalbahn in itself, connecting Jenbach with Mayrhofen and the many adventure destinations along the way, is a real sight in itself. Many decades ago, part of the railway was built on the property of great-grandfather Moigg the visionary ancestor of your hosts. He contributed significantly to the development of the region. You can learn even more about the history of Mayrhofen and the Zillertal on one of the round trips with the bright red panorama train, which strolls slowly through the valley. The departure point for this informative round trip is the Mayrhofen market square. A real highlight in Mayrhofen for your summer in the mountains of Tyrol is a ride on the ancient steam locomotive of the Zillertal Railway. Let the steam train take you on a journey through time – if you wish also in the open freight car, the so-called "Cabrio".
Even more alpine with
the Zillertal Aktivcard
Many hiking trails around Mayrhofen and throughout the Zillertal start at the mountain stations of the ten summer mountain railways in the most active valley in the world. All of them are now available at an unbeatable price with the Zillertal Aktivcard. This is available at the valley cable car stations of all open mountain cable car routes, at selected railway stations and at the tourist offices in the Zillertal. In addition to the included daily ascent and descent with one of the ten mountain cable cars, you enjoy free use of most public transport in the Zillertal as well as free admission to all six outdoor swimming pools in the region. In addition, exclusively for you, there are 10% reductions with numerous advantage partners in and around the Zillertal.