Attractions and activities in the area Wilder Kaiser

A holiday in the Wilder Kaiser means of course primarily a lot of movement, towards and on the mountain, or simply enjoying the mountain views. In between, you may feel like you want to leave the valley to discover something new, or simply to explore the special places around Ellmau, Going, Scheffau and Söll.

Badesee Going

Tyrol’s most beautiful natural bathing lake

Going’s bathing lake is directly located at the edge of the forest with a panoramic view of the Kaiser mountains which look so close you could touch them. An international jury named it Tyrol’s most beautiful natural bathing lake – and not only because it is constantly fed by the springs of Wilder Kaiser.

At the shallow, white beach with a separate bay for children and non-swimmers, the water heats up to pleasant 24°C. A 100 m long outdoor slide and an extra-wide water slide ensure a fun holiday at Tyrol’s most beautiful natural swimming lake. You will definitely want to return!

Located only 5 walking minutes from Hotel Seiwald!

Hintersteinersee in Scheffau

Surrounded by the Wilder Kaiser natural reserve and 4 km above the town of Scheffau at 883 m above sea level, you will find Tyrol’s clearest and most beautiful mountain lake: Lake Hinterstein. This lake has a continuous quiet appeal with its turquoise-blue water, mirroring the summits of the Kaiser Mountains.

The lake has drinking water quality and provides a little bathhouse with a café on the southern shore. This natural gem is an ideal starting point for hikes into the south-western spurs of Wilder Kaiser. After the descent, Lake Hinterstein also invites you to cool down in its crystal clear waters.

Ahornsee Söll

“Söll is refreshing” in various ways – when it comes to food, conditions and the body. Part of the refreshment is provided by a bath in the town centre’s new lake.

Since summer of 2012, the up to 11 m deep Ahornsee (maple lake) has been providing cool water and fun, e.g. at the diving platform with “Blob”.
With a water surface of over 10,000 m2, the new bathing lake can also be used for artificial snowmaking at Hochsöll.

Ahornsee has 4 jetties, a diving platform incl. “Blob”, showers, a newly built kiosk as well as sun beds and sunshades.

Royal Bath-Ellmau

The “Kaiserbad” (which means Emperor’s bath) has truly earned its name: it lies on the foot of the majestic mountain range and while you can enjoy the jacuzzi bubbles in the sauna-warm water pool, you will have a sublime view of the Tuxeck and Treffauer summits.

Furthermore, Kaiserbad in Ellmau offers its guests an imperial water landscape with an adventure indoor pool and current into the outdoor pool as well as its own organic pond. Especially children will look forward to a great choice of outdoor areas such as the water playground with water guns and a water mushroom, or a summer and winter slide.

If you prefer tranquillity and relaxation, the thermal area will be your go-to-place. It offers a herbal sauna and camomile steam bath at Ellmauer KaiserBad, or you can take deep breaths in the eucalyptus grotto, go to the Finnish sauna in the Tiroler Blockhaus with a nudist outdoor area, relax on water beds, or in infrared cabins and a solarium.

If you would like to return to some action at Kaiserbad in Ellmau after all this pampering, play tennis on the indoor pitch, play squash or try the climbing wall.

The “Berdoktor” practice-Ellmau

The Bergdoktor’s house in Ellmau: The Hinterschnabel farm was first mentioned in the village history books in 1694. In 1985, the former mayor of Ellmau, Johann Leitner, takes over the farm from his mother.

Until the film team of the Austrian TV show “Bergdoktor” (mountain doctor) became aware of the farm in 2007, the living quarters stayed empty because there was no electricity. Since the Bergdoktor is running his film practice there, the former farmhouse parlours were carefully converted and renovated.

Hans Leitner still manages the pastures and fields of the Hinterschnabel farm.

The inhabitants of Ellmau are proud of their new landmark in the district of Faistenbichl, which is admired by approx. 9 million TV watchers for multiple weeks every year and whets their appetite for holidays in the Tyrolean mountains. The inside of the Bergdoktor’s practice can be visited during guided film hikes of the Tourism Association Wilder Kaiser, and in the summer every Tuesday and Friday from 10am to noon on days where no shootings take place.

Hohe Salve – 1.829

At an altitude of 1,829 m, Hohe Salve offers spectacular views of Wilder Kaiser if you look towards Söll. The location with one of Tyrol’s most beautiful panoramic views is already an experience in itself. But with Hexenwasser below you, why not explore the mountaintop, where visitors are welcomed by Salvenriese, the talking giant.

The name “Salve” means “greetings” in Latin. Around the summit, the exciting and entertaining circuit points visitors of the sundial path following 15 stops to the history of time-taking and sun positions on different times of day and seasons. Because the wind plays an important role on the mountains, take a break to listen to the wind harp on the Hohe Salve.

On the mountain top, you will find a little chapel, the Salvenkirchlein. It was first mentioned in in 1589 and is the pilgrimage church at the highest altitude in Austria. Its visit can be perfectly combined with a hike in the Wilder Kaiser region.

Swarovski crystal World-Wattens

Swarovski Kristallwelten are located in Wattens, right on Innsbruck’s doorstep. Since 1995, this magical place, which was created b Viennese allround artist André Heller, has fascinated millions of visitors from all over the world. Step inside the spouting giant to be enchanted by sparking crystals in the 14 cabinets of wonder. Each room is decorated with multi-coloured crystals to create an atmosphere of marvel and relaxation, and to touch the glittering stones or virtually journey into phantastic worlds.

Silberbergwerk Schwaz

The “mother of mines” promises a thrilling journey into the history of what was the largest silver mine in the Middle Ages. After the descent with the mine train you can expect an unusual experience underground.

Candle World-Brixlegg

Explore the world of handmade candle art!
Wax museum with precious real size wax figures, live production and factory outlet.

Museum Tiroler Bauernhöfe

The Tyrolean farmhouses museum in Kramsach lets you take a look into the working and living conditions of our ancestors. A touch of nostalgia can be felt around the farmhouses and very good information explains what life was like back then.

Riedlglas Kufstein

See for yourself how our glassmakers produce something for the senses from this versatile material. There is also a shop and an outlet.

Burg Kufstein

Once built as a strong fortress, today it is a popular attraction for guests from all over the world and also an impressive landmark and important cultural highlight.

Wildlife park Aurach

Hike and relax in the untouched nature amongst approx. 200 endemic and exotic animals within an area of 40 ha. Highlight is the wildlife feeding at 2.30pm, a spectacle of nature.


Innsbruck, the state capital, has developed historically. Explore sights such as the Golden roof, the Olympic museum, the Triumphal Arch and the Alpine zoo.


Mozart’s hometown by the Salzach river is always worth a visit. But please remember that the culture and sights require more than one day: see the birth house of the famous composer in Getreidegasse, go up to Hohensalzburg castle or down to Mirabell castle and its garden, walk through all the museums, squares or Haus der Natur. The traditional coffee houses and trendy shops of the city invite you to stroll, shop and relax. And close-by, there is more than just Hellbrunn Palace with its trick fountains and its zoo waiting for you.


This city’s heart beats loud and strong. Kitzbühel, sports city number one in the centre of the Alps, combines tradition and lifestyle as charmingly as no other city. But Kitzbühel’s myth is not only due to its unique charm, but also its sports vibe as well as top of the art hotels and restaurants, making Kitzbühel the prominent hot spot in the area.