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Ehrwald at 1225m is a small tyrolean village in the Wetterstein mountain chain of the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena, Austria. Originally a mining village, in 1926 the construction of the Tyrolean Aerial Tramway funicular (the ‘Zugerspitzebahn’) attracted the first tourists to the area. This wire ropeway was an engineering wonder of its day and for a long time held the world record for mechanically conveying people to the highest altitude. It runs a distance of 3,600m with an elevation of 1725m. It was overhauled in 1991 and remains a ‘must do’. The village of Ehrwald lies at the southern base of Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany - it is on the Austro-German border - and is a mecca for climbers and winter sports enthusiasts. Views towards the mountain are dramatic and the area is full of natural spectacles - lakes and waterfalls. In summer this is a wonderful place for walking and hiking. The best places to stay in Ehrwald are busy both during the winter and summer seasons, so if you want to be sure of a room, get organised and book early.
For Skiing to the door
- Hotel Speilmann is a traditional Austrian mountainside hotel, full of charm, and you can literally ski to the door! There is a relaxing spa and swimming pool for unwinding after the day's exertions, and a first class restaurant.
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Best Hotels in Ehrwald
Hotel Spielmann 43 rooms from $247Ehrwald
A quaint and attractive hotel that offers a distinctly Austrian experience. With excellent ski slopes on its door step, it's the perfect place for active guests. Relax after a long days skiing in the spa or sample some local Tyrolean wine in the restaurant. A majestic mountainside destination.Active Holiday - In Tyrolean mountains, ideal for skiing, trekking, or mountain climbing, depending on the season.Full of characterSpaSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor