Ellmau, Tirol, Austria

Ellmau, Austria

Ellmau village with the Hartkaiser-Strandseilbahn cog railway curving up the mountain to Hartkaiser at 1555m


Click here for a Region Map and details of walking / hiking maps.

Ellmau is in the Tirol (Tyrol) region of Austria and lies in a West - East valley near the Wilder Kaiser and the Hohe Salve mountains. It is part of the “BergWelt Wilder Kaiser” region together with Söll, Scheffau, Going, Hopfgarten im Brixental, Itter, Kelchsau, Brixen im Thale, Westendorf, Angerberg, Mariastein, Angath, Kirchbichl and Wörgl.   The town of Wörgl and the villages of Söll and Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser are to the West, and Going am Wilden Kaiser is to the East of Ellmau with St. Johann, north of Kitzbühel, at the Eastern end. The main road (312) passes to the north of the village.

Walking / Hiking in the Ellmau Area

North of Ellmau there are some moderate walks around the Hintersteiner See area near Söll. Harder walks are a bit further north in the Wilderkaiser mountain range. To the south the Kitzbüheleralpen range offers some good walks to Hohe Salve (1827m) and down to Brixen and Hopfgarden. There are also good walks both in the valley and up higher between Söll and Scheffau, Ellmau and Going.

The Tourist Office may offer free led walks. A good map to use is Mayr 451.

Skiing in the Ellmau Area

Ellmau is part of the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental and the Kitzbüheler Alpen Ski Region so the skiing area covers a large area.

Kitzbüheler Alpen Ski Region comprises of:

Ellmau Walking / Hiking Maps

There are several maps that cover the area at different scales suitable for walking, hiking and exploring the area.

Click here for Ellmau Map Information. A good map to use is Mayr 451.

Tourist Information

Airports (Flughafen)

The nearest airport to Ellmau is Innsbruck.

Rail Stations (Bahnhof)

The nearest main train stations are Wörgl 15 km to the West, and St. Johann 20 km to the East. Buses run to both. South from Ellmau (over the Hohe Salve, 1827m) there are smaller train stations at Westendorf and Brixen.


Buses run along the valley from Wörgl and Kufstein to St. Johann calling at Ellmau and the villages of Söll, Scheffau, and Going.

Cable Cars - Chair Lifts

The main lift in Ellmau is the Hartkaiser-Strandseilbahn cog railway to Hartkaiser, 1555m.  There are also lifts in Söll (Hohe Salve, 1827m), Scheffau (Brandstadl, 1650m) and Westendorf.


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