Niederau is a real walker’s haven. The typically Tyrolean village is ideal for exploring on foot, so you can take you time admiring the beautiful buildings. Further out, there are plenty of trails through meadows and up mountains.
The nearest station is in Wörgl (25 minutes away by bus), where you can catch a train to Innsbruck (30 minutes) or Auffach (15 minutes). A unique feature in Niederau is the Bummelbahn leisure train, which runs regularly through the valley and is perfect for admiring the local scenery.
The bus to Wörgl takes around 25 minutes and costs approx. €5, whilst the buses to Oberau and Muhtal cost approx. €4. The main bus stop is at the Berglift, next to the Hotel Austria. Both daily and weekly tickets are available, so you can get the best value.
Use of the summer lifts in the area is free with your Wildschönau Card – there’s the Markbachjoch and Schatzberg cable cars as well as the Wiederbergerhorn and Reitherkogel cable cares in Alpbach Valley.
|Festival ||Month |
|Summer Opening Festival in Markbachjochalm ||Mid May |
|Sonnwendfeuer ||Mid June |
|Wildschönau Valley Festival ||Mid August |
|Tyrolean Folk Dance Festival ||Late August |
In Niederau, local specialities are a must-have. This is because all of the recipes – passed down through generations – use fresh and exciting ingredients and are made with passion. Even the liqueurs and brandies are distilled with high-quality berries from the local farms. You’ll be able to try traditional dishes at the small family-run restaurants that dominate the town, and inside the hotel restaurants.
Located in the Hotel Austria is the Austria Stuberl. On certain days of the week the restaurant specialises in different variations of a dish – Sundays and Mondays are Schnitzel and Thursdays is Knödeltag (dumplings).
At the bottom of the mountain is the simple and traditional Restaurant Tennladen. With outdoor seating, huge portions and reasonable prices, it’s a great place to pop into for a tasty and hearty lunch.
Just off the main road is the Witch Alm Bar & Grill, a modern bar and restaurant serving a combination of American and Austrian dishes. The service is prompt, the bill will be surprisingly small and on certain nights they hold live music events.
Niederau and the Wildschönau Valley are home to over 300km of marked walking trails – ranging from a nice, flat stroll along the valley to Oberau, to energetic hikes to the too if the Grosser Beil, the valley’s highest peak at 2,309m. The mountain gondolas, which are all free to use with your Wildschönau Card, give easy access to the higher trails. And the tourist office organises a weekly guided walking programme too. Remember to bring your camera to snap photos of your gorgeous surroundings, from flower-filled meadows to cute mountain cows.
A relatively gentle walk that takes you through some incredible scenery. Start in Oberau, which is easily reachable on foot, and follow route 27 to Aberg. Turn onto route 28, through beautiful woodland, then onto route 27 towards Muhtal. Signposts will lead you to the Kundler Klamm gorge. The walk is 2.5km to the gorge, though you can catch the Bummelzug leisure train instead.
Experience the pride of reaching the highest peak in Niederau. Catch the Markbachjoch gondola to the top and then follow the circular footpath to Rosskopt, marked with a yellow signpost. The ascent is roughly 6 miles long, so it’s not for the faint-hearted. At the top, take some time to enjoy the stunning views of the entire valley. On the way back, follow route 2 and stop at the Kase Alm for lunch – and a scrummy milkshake too. The gondola will bring you back down to Niederau.
To Moslalmkogel, Schrofen and back
Head north from Niederau to the Linter farm, then follow the road to Riedlhof and turn through the small side valley to Stockeben. A gentle forest path will bring you towards Moslalmkogel, where there are fantastic views – and you can stop at the Moslalm for lunch. Afterwards, carry on following the trail to Brach and then the Schrofen snack restaurant, which offers live music on Saturdays. Walk to the Schwaigerhof and then turn left to head back to Niederau.
Great savings on loads of activities, so you can plan out your holiday in as much or as little detail as you like.
· Use of the Markbachjoch and Schatzberg cable cars
· Use of the Wiederbergerhorn and Reitherkogel cable cars in the Alpbach Valley
· Entry to the Wildschönau heated outdoor swimming pool complex
· Entry to the Z'Bach Farming Museum
· Kids' 'Dragon Club' (Mon-Fri)
· Use of tennis courts
· Lots of discounts and savings in the area
Available free to all customers staying in Niederau.
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Your Holiday Advisor won’t be based in your resort, but will be close by. Before you travel, you'll receive their contact details via email. Then, if you need them during your holiday, you can reach them by phone, 24 hours a day. Alternatively, you can send them a text, email them or even tweet them – whatever works for you.
All our holidays include shared transfers to and from your hotel. Private transfers can be added when booking. These will be taken by car, 6-seater or minibus, depending on the number of people in your booking.
Why not try a Twin Centre combining 7 days at the Hotel Austria in Niederau with 7 days at the Hotel Post in beautiful lakeside village of St Gilgen. Or opt for a city add-on of 3 or 4 days in Salzburg.
Give us a call to plan your perfect trip or browse our pre-chosen combinations on our twin-centre holidays page.
Transfer to your second centre is usually by coach or minibus and may be via the airport.