The absolute summit for summer holiday makers - Tyrol’s Zugspitz Arena
Summer in Tyrol’s Zugspitz Arena. Blossoming upland meadows, luscious green on the valley floor, glittering mountain lakes which reflect the rock faces of mountains rising to nearly three thousand metres. And the sun shining on the Tyrolean people and their guests.
In what is held to be the most beautiful corner of Tyrol, you can fulfil all of your summer holiday wishes. Surrounded by mighty mountain ranges, Ehrwald, Lermoos, Berwang, Bichlbach, Biberwier, Heiterwang am See, Lähn-Wengle and Namlos all seem to cuddle up to the mountain backdrop like picture book villages. Only the healthy mountain air prevents hikers, mountain bikers and nature lovers from having their breath taken by such beauty.
The range of outdoor activities is virtually unlimited in the fresh air of the Zugspitz Arena – hiking, climbing, mountain biking, golfing and extreme sports – and even coach potatoes will be moved into action. When the mountains beckon, don’t wait to be called twice.
More than 90 hiking trails climbing routes to the tops of the Wetterstein and Ammer range, the Lechtal Alps, the Meiminger chain or to the queen of the hills – the Zugspitze – all bring young and old to their feet. With or without a mountain guide, on shank’s pony, mountain bike or on a blonde Haflinger, good moods rise with every metre you climb. Of course, the mountain lifts offer the quickest shortcut to altitude ecstacy.
Refreshing relief for wary legs is provided by the eight crystal-clear mountain and bathing lakes in the Zugspitz Arena, in and on which anglers, divers, windsurfers and bathing beauties are literally drawn to the plentiful resources. It’s not unusual for marsh walkers and bikers to take to the water, too.
After a long day bathing or hiking, may be parents would like to plan a child-fee day. They know that the toddlers are in good hands in the kids’ clubs. Kids’ climbing, petting zoos, water slides and buried treasure hunts – now that’s fun, especially when mum and dad are not there.
Although the days are the longest, they are still too short to fit in the full programme: playing golf on the new 9-hole course, playing tennis, paragliding, taking in the summer bob run, Nordic walking, excursions, lazing around, using the spa facilities or trying out culinary adventures. There’s only one thing to do – come back next summer!
Skiing, cross-country and other ways to enjoy the world of winter
Skiers as well as boarders, cross-country skiers as well as winter hikers all enjoy the best views in the Zugspitz Arena. On the one hand of the prominent Zugspitze, the Wetterstein massif and the Meiminger chain; on the other, of sporting and romantic winter days in the snow.
Seven ski areas on one stretch.
Nearly all of the seven towns has its own mountain lift. In total, there is a single massive ski region: 52 lift systems – the most modern cable cars, chair and tow lifts – join the wonderful heights. Combined, the region can boast 152 highly varied kilometers of slopes. Whether you’re a racing carver or a leisurely skier, a tot on the slopes or a (new) beginner – everyone will find the terrain that best suits their style, their speed and their level of fitness. For boarders, the Zugspitz Arena has a particular thrill to offer – fun parks and half-pipes add to the joys of the snow.
For cross-country skiers, Tyrol’s Zugspitz Arena is a real insider tip. More than 100 km of track through a magical landscape provide novices and profis with enough challenges. Wherever you join the network of trails, there are plenty of options to extend or shorten your day out.
Guarantees of snow up to spring
On the Zugspitz glacier, the so-called ‘Zugspitzplatt’, there is many snow – longer than the ski season itself. In Tyrol’s ski areas around the Zugspitze it’s possible to ski through to spring. Artificial snow systems help out should it become ‘snowless’. Even ski areas such as Ehrwald Alm or Wetterstein are not susceptible to the vagaries of nature. Artificial snow systems guarantee for snow. Perfectly prepared slope mean that you are always on your feet and can improve on form and speed from day to day. Only the pleasures of the homely huts are likely to dampen your progress.
Wherever you want
With the ‘Happy Ski Card’, carvers and boarders cannot only use all the lifts in the Zugspitz Arena, they can also take advantage of those in Seefeld and Garmisch. If you are not in top shape to cover all the slopes, try one of the six Alpine ski schools. In just a few days children, adult beginners or re-starters are lively on their skis on blue, red and black slopes. Parents know that their children are in the best hands with our qualified ski instructors not only from a sporting perspective, but also from an educational one too. This is ideal to gain a little bit of time for yourself.
A myriad of ways to enjoy the snow
A winter holiday in the Zugspitz Arena does not exclusively a skiing holiday. Enjoy snow in all its varieties. On foot on 60 kilometres of cleared hiking trails, for instance, on a romantic ride in a horse-drawn carriage or on ice. Skate your laps on idyllic natural ice rinks and show what you’ve got in your biceps with curling. On snow shoes you can get ahead of touring skiers on the deep-snow cliffs. A long climb through the woods is followed by a breakneck ride downhill – namely on a bob. At best, in a clear night during full moon, where you are closer to the stars.
Tirol ist eine Region in Mitteleuropa, die sich vom Westen Österreichs bis in den Norden Italiens erstreckt. Ursprünglich unter einer Herrschaft, wurde Tirol nach dem Untergang des Habsburger Vielvölkerstaates Österreich-Ungarn nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg durch den Vertrag von St. Germain auf zwei Staaten aufgeteilt:
1. Nordtirol und Osttirol (das heutige Bundesland Tirol) zur neuen Republik Österreich
2. Südtirol und Welschtirol, die heutige Autonome Region Trentino-Südtirol, zu Italien
Benannt ist die Region nach der alten Residenz ihrer Landesfürsten, Schloss Tirol bei Meran im Burggrafenamt.
Landschaftlich ist Tirol durch die Alpen geprägt. Tirols höchste Berge sind der Ortler (3905 m ü. A) und die über 3859 Meter hohe Königspitze in Südtirol, der Großglockner (3798 m ü. A) in Osttirol, der Monte Cevedale (3769 m s.l.m.) in Welschtirol (Trentino) und die Wildspitze (3768 m ü. A) in den Ötztaler Alpen in Nordtirol.