Magic dwells in each beginning …
… and even the ride up on the Hartkaiserbahn lift is a magical experience. Enjoy a comfortable ride up the mountain, and the higher you get, the more gigantic and more impressive the view of the mountains from the gondola becomes. And of course, we can’t forget to mention the view of the extraordinary Wilder Kaiser.
Once you have arrived at the top, more than just the children’s eyes will be sparkling: while the little ones explore adventurous play stations in a world of magic, Mom and Dad can marvel at the Tyrolean mountain idyll that stretches out in all directions.
After arriving on the mountain, even the inviting sunny terraces of our restaurants receive longing looks from all visitors, who look forward to being pampered with culinary delicacies after their eventful day.
But first things first: head out into a magical adventure! Together with Ellmi, the magical frog, and all his friends, there are many puzzles to be solved along the trails, secrets to uncover, and interesting information about nature and the mountains to learn. You can read more about Ellmi’s story here.
In addition to the magical adventure world for families, there are many special features to discover on beautiful panoramic trails, and the Hartkaiser is also optimally suited as a starting point for many hiking tours. The flora and fauna on the mountain are an absolute highlight in itself, and our Alpine plant garden, which is lovingly planted and cared for by the Erlebnisgärtnerei Hödnerhof, also provides interesting information about the world of high altitude-loving plants. All nature lovers are guaranteed to blossom here!
From an irascible boy to a magical green frog.
"The story of me, Ellmi, goes back a few years, and actually, I haven’t always been a frog. At one time, I was just a little boy, who didn’t have many good qualities: I was impatient, hot-tempered, and thought about no one but myself. And with that, I, Ellmatio (as was my full name) broke the most important rule of the magic world. Tumaris, my teacher, then turned me into a frog as punishment.
Since then, I have wished for nothing more than to be a boy again, but to be able to finally fulfill my wish, I need your help!
Many stations along the adventure trail in the magic world await you with tricky tasks! There are puzzles that must be solved and secrets that must be uncovered – fun, action, and adventure are of course guaranteed.
My friends in the magic world and I look forward to experiencing many adventures with you!"
Every time he gets close to his goal, an obstacle appears in his path out of nowhere. This is what happened last time: Ellmi had already found the magic wand of light, and after goblin king Oslin opened his mysterious box with the moonstone at the big goblin festival, a strong thunderstorm suddenly erupted.
This thunderstorm was so strong that it hurled the iron kettle – which was actually intended for alpine rose tea – towards the goblin king like a sheet of paper. Ellmi bravely jumped in to save Oslin at the last second. He succeeded in saving him but suffered himself as a result.
Now with a broken leg, Ellmi really needs your help! And then there are Ibit and Nexa – these 2 goblins have found Ellmi’s behavior quite abnormal lately and have made his work even more difficult. But with a little luck and your help, these inhabitants of the magical world will discover a huge surprise at the end.
In addition, Ellmi is facing a difficult decision. This is where the new wishing tree in the magical meadow comes into play. You can also make a wish here, and maybe it will soon come true. Look forward to a new adventure in Ellmi‘s Magic World!
Despite being in a magical world, we unfortunately can't teleport you, but the way to Ellmau is easy to find - we promise!
You can reach the Hartkaiserbahn lift in Ellmau easily by car. At the valley station, you will find plenty of parking spaces that can be used for free. An underground garage is also available for free.
A parking spot in the underground garage is reserved for guests of the Tirol Lodge!
The nearest airports are located
- in Innsbruck – ca. 1 hr. drive
- in Salzburg – ca. 1 – 1.5 hr. drive
- in Munich – ca. 1.5 hr. drive
Shuttle services are available at the airports – it is best to book your airport transfer in advance! You can find more information about this on the website of the respective airport.
Upon arrival, you can reach us by train via the Wörgl, Kufstein, or St. Johann train station in Tyrol. You can find schedules and connections on the website of the ÖBB.