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About Scheffau

The small village is located in the holiday area of Wilder Kaiser near Kufstein at a height of 752 meters. Yes it is small, but it's a village with huge possibilities. Scheffau is located at the foot of the impressive mountain range of Wilder Kaiser. In summer you can spend your holiday at the natural Lake Hintersteiner where you can find a public lido. Moreover the beautiful Scheffau is a “Kneipp für mich” adventure village. Also mountainbike tours, 110 km of marked footpaths and tennis courts are offered. In winter the SkiWorld Wilder Kaiser-Brixental valley offers more ski slopes than your heart can desire. Your children instead will enjoy playing in the BoboMiniClub at the mountain station or the Kinderkaiserland. Whether you want to stay in a 4 star hotel or on a form or camp site you will definitely enjoy your holiday in the small village with the large tradition.


Places to visit in Scheffau



The village of Kitzbühel is amongst the most popular holiday destinations in Austria. Strictly speaking it is ranked as a number one holiday resort in Austria. The village situated in the Kitzbüheler Alpen offers the perfect conditions for sports and leisure. Apart from cycling, tennis, golf and skiing, Kitzbühel is always ready for new developments. Especially winter in Kitzbühel is a great experience. The exclusive village is a major destination for important, international events and a hotspot for VIP's. Especially sporting events in winter reach tens of thousands of fans and are extremely famous. Also the hotels are up to international standards particularly the spa facilities and beauty treatments are unique. Of course the restaurants in this village are exquisite too. Kitzbühel has the largest amount of award-winning chefs and gourmet restaurants in Tyrol, serving international cuisine as well as traditional Tyrolean food. Once you’ve arrived you will never want to go back home. Ready to discover the “best of the Alps” village?


St. Johann

This is one of the most important tourist paradises in Tirol. It offers restaurants, hotels, camp sites and discoteques. In the recent decades St. Johann has become an important shopping centre too. Furthermore the town is well served by cable car services and ski lifts as well as impressive ski-slopes.

But the beautiful St. Johann has more to offer. For example the exciting Treetops Hornpark which is located around a lake directly in St Johann in Tirol. You can easily access to it by Foot or by Gondola. The adventure park is suitable for children from 3 years but of course parents are allowed to explore the park too. The Treetops Hornpark is definitely an unforgettable experience and provides a great day of laughter and thrills. Are you an adrenaline junkie? If yes, a great day is guaranteed! Altogether visiting St. Johann is an exciting way to explore and enjoy the unique Tirol.



The beautiful, traditional village can be found about 10 km west of St Johann in Tirol. Ellmau was mentioned for the first time in 1155 and has a population of 2,660. Nowadays the quiet municipality is part of the famous Ski Welt skiing area. As well as Scheffau, the picturesque village is famous because of its proximity to the Wilder Kaiser mountain. In winter and in summer a lot of sports opportunities are offered including climbing, mountain biking, walking and of course skiing. Furthermore the village is a perfect starting point for eventful hiking tours. The main lifts are open in winter as well as in summer and guarantee a fairly traditional ski experience. The ski-runs lead directly to the village centre where you can spend your time enjoying delicious, traditional food. Overall Ellmau is a quiet village full of ambience that fulfils all expectations you will have regarding a perfect vacation. If you pay attention you might spot celebrities as Ellmaus is considered as a hotspot for VIP's. But if you are a party animal and want to dance the whole night it is probably better to go to Kitzbühel.

Find your ideal Hotel in Scheffau and enjoy your stay in the beautiful Tyrol!


5 top attractions of Scheffau


KaiserWorld Scheffau: The famous KaiserWorld Scheffau is definitely a paradise for children. You can take a cable car to the mountain station Brandstadl where children and even parents can have a lot of adventures. You will find everything a child's heart could desire including fairytale wood obstacle courses or tree houses.

Bärnstatt chapel: The baroque chapel was built in 1693 and consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Furthermore the "Bärnstattkirchlein" was consecrated to the patron saint of pets and prisoners - St. Leonard. Many pilgrims come to visit the Bärnstatt chapel on the 6th of November.

Kneipp für mich adventure village: In the Kneipp-Experience village you can do a lot for the good of your health. The village offers a variety of offers, based on the pillars of the Kneipp philosophy including healing process regarding body and mind. Not convinced yet? Just try it and you will probably rediscover yourself!


SkiWorld Wilder Kaiser-Brixental: Welcome to the world's third largest skying area. To enter the SkiWelt, Scheffau is definitely the best place. You will find 250km of ski slopes, modern cable lifts, cosy huts and of course Tirolean hospitality. Spending time here means never-ending holiday fun. Don't you agree?


Hintersteinersee: The Hintersteinersee is considered as one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in Austria. Situated directly in the Wilder Kaiser nature reserve the lake is a perfect starting point for mountain climbs or walks. After an exhausting day, revitalise your body and soul and experience the crystal clear water. Ready to jump?


10 travel tips for Scheffau

If you are an alpine skier you will definitely enjoy the area. But why not try cross-country skiing on the beautiful 10 km track. Neighbouring areas offer incredible skiing pleasure too.

Once upon a time... If you are a non-skier, live your own fairytale on a winter walk through the untouched, magical winter scenery.

If you are looking for an unforgettable experience be part of a guided snow shoe walk!

You don't love snow? Try the beautiful 27 golf hole course. With the majestic mountain Wilder Kaiser in the background you will never forget it.

If you are looking for a sporting challenge Scheffau has more to offer than golf. Explore the ice stick shooting rink or a natural toboggan run. But please don't forget your gloves!

If you define yourself as a couch potato take a sleigh ride and let the horses do the sports. Meanwhile you can settle back amidst impressive scenery.

In summer there is the “Scheffauer Dorfabend” a cultural event for those who want to experience Tyrolean culture and tradition. Join the locals and enjoy local specialities and entertainment in a pleasant atmosphere.

Are you looking for a breathtaking experience? Contact the Flycentre King of the Air and experience a tandem flight amidst beautiful mountains. Ready to feel the thrill?

You want a gentle body training? Try Mountain biking or Nordic walking with a spectacular scenery as a backdrop.

After you have experienced all this give yourself a break and ensure yourself that you have a pleasant time in the beautiful village of Scheffau.


Fun facts and tips for Scheffau

Toboggan runs at Ellmau, Going and Söll provide fun of a different kind. Experience an amazing toboggan run at night!

To get to the unspoiled mountain countryside it's the most comfortable and quickest if you use the lifts.

You can also find six mountain theme parks. The admission is included in the lift ticket.

A lot of accommodation packages are offered for example hiking or summer packages. Find the perfect one for you and your family and save money!

Join the locals in a cosy hut and enjoy handmade and fresh Tyrolean dishes – delicious!


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