Recently the ladies from Mamirocks were invited to stay at Hotel MyTirol in Tiroler Zugspitz Arena. MyTirol is in Austrian province of Tyrol, on the south side of Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitzhe (2,962 m). Located in town of Biberwier, hotel MyTirol is an urban design hotel in a shape of a cube with glass facade elements ideally located for family explorations under the shade of the Zugspitze.
The area also known as the “Tyroler Zugspitz Arena” offers a fantastic mountain world, countless lakes, and typical Tyrolean hospitality. Surrounded by four majestic mountain chains, the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena is the ideal holiday region for hikers, mountaineers, and all those who simply love spending 3 perfect days in nature. The region is crowned by the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain and the highest point in the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena.
The Arena boasts seven charming villages dotted along the valley floor, the largest of which is Ehrwald. Our acquaintance with the region started in Biberwier, where the ladies from Mamirocks spent 3 perfect days in Tiroler Zugspitz Arena thanks to the invitation from Hotel MyTirol.
The small village of Biberwier has only 600 residents and lies on a steep mountain slope near the Wetterstein Mountains making it popular with the outdoor enthusiasts. The town’s namesake animal, the beaver (in German “Biber”), and its history as a miner’s town as well as sparkling mountain and bathing lakes make the little village a popular holiday destination within the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena. The proximity to Germany is also ideal for a family vacation to spend 3 perfect days in nature. The German border is just 14 kilometers away, and it’s only 115 kilometers from Munich. Whatever the season, the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena offers plenty of attractions and activities.
Mountain Lakes near Hotel MyTirol in Tiroler Zugspitz Arena
Among the main attractions during the summer months are variety of deep blue mountain lakes that can be reached by a net of hiking paths. Although the water might be refreshingly cold, a short dip in the water after a long hike could be very rewarding. Even if you are not swimming, a reflection of the mountain peaks in the clear blue waters ensures picture-perfect scenery.
On hot summer days, families can hop in the water of the three crystal-clear lakes: the Weißensee, the Mittersee and the Blindsee, all located within a radius of just five kilometers from the hotel. When the temperatures cool, a hike to the lakes offers breathtaking reflection of the mountains in the water.
In the land of lakes, one popular hike leads to the Coburger Hütte (mountain hut) with stops along the way at the fantastically beautiful Lakes Seebensee and Drachensee. Thanks to the Ehrwalder Alm Cable Car, this mountain tour is even feasible for families with children (approximately 7km one-way with 490-meter altitude gain all the way to the hut, easier hike just to Seebensee). With its bright turquoise water and fantastic backdrop these lakes are considered one of the most beautiful lakes in Tyrol and are the perfect place for a refreshing dip on a hot summer’s day, although they stay very cold in the summer.
Hiking in Tiroler Zugspitz Arena from the front door of HotelMyTirol
Hikes in the area are not limited to the lakes. MyTirol’s friendly manager Oliver is always happy to inform his guest on “MyNature”- endless possibilities for outdoor enthusiasts to connect with nature as 150 hiking trails and 100 mountain bike routes that span the surrounding valleys and mountains. Autumn hikes are especially picturesque with breathtaking views of leaves turning colors.
But you don’t have to go far. Families will especially appreciate that family-friendly hikes start at the doorstep of the Hotel MyTirol. Just steps away, the Marienbergbahn chairlift brings hikers and bikers up Biberwier’s nearly 1,800-meter-high local mountain. From there, a variety of hiking options is on your plate – reach a summit of the 2,400-meter Sonnenspitze or take a leisurely walk.
A ride on the Tyrolean Zugspitzbahn to Germany’s highest mountain (2,962 m) is an absolute must for families. On a clear day, there is the panoramic view all the way to Munich and across the Alps. A so-called Z-ticket includes rides on all six mountain chairlifts and cable cars in the area for free in the summer, including the Tyrolean Zugspitzbahn. The Z-ticket also covers other attractions in the area can be purchased for three to 13 consecutive days. In addition, to mountain cable cars it includes access to swimming pools, indoor climbing gym, one hour of tennis court rental a day, and rides on mountain carts, scooters, summer toboggan and many other things.
Families with smaller children, who are not ready for long hikes yet, will especially appreciate hotel’s own SunnAlm. Just a few steps from the chairlift, SunnAlm is a perfect place for lunch. SunnAlm offers not only hearty Tyrolean cuisine but also a few excellent creative choices for vegans and vegetarians. SunnAlm also has a huge playground that kids of all ages are sure to appreciate so parents can relax and enjoy their food on the restaurant’s sun terrace. When it’s time to head down to the hotel, more than a few options are available. In addition to simply walking of taking a chairlift down to the valley, there is also an option to reach the valley with monster scooters and mountain carts or try the longest summer toboggan run in Tyrol.
Mountain Biking around Tiroler Zugspitz Arena from Hotel MyTirol
More than 100 routes and trails let you enjoy diverse bike experiences in the Tirolean Zugspitz Arena. From routes for leisurely cycling tours to challenging MTB trails, there’s something for every type of bike enthusiast. The Tyrolean side of the Zugspitze is an “Approved Bike Area” in the category of “Tour & Trail” of the Mountain Bike Holidays. The “approved” designation ensures: a minimum of 20 mapped-out tours in various levels of difficulty, bike transport on public transportation or by cable car, and exceptional advisory expertise and customer support.
Hotel MyTirol is a perfect stop for an active bike vacation during your 3 perfect days in Tiroler Zugspitz Arena. Even though it offers a lockable bike garage, all those who do not want to part with their bike are welcome to take the bike with them to the room. Every room is equipped with the Sport space, an expansive space at the rooms entrance area for all of your sport equipment needs. If desired, the complete MTB equipment can also be rented at the hotel.
Marienbergbahn at hotel’s doorstep can help to bring distant destinations just below the three-thousand-meter mark in the Wetterstein Mountains a bit closer. The nearby single trail “Blindsee Trail” in Biberwier is an absolute MTB highlight for advanced riders. In Lermoos there is a one-of-a-kind “skill area”- a training area where the different levels of biking difficulty can be tested. Different elements such as bridges, narrow footbridges, wall rides and much more can be ridden and trained.
Canyoning at Tiroler Zugspitz Arena
The Tyrolean Zugspitz Arena also offers fun and action sports enthusiasts a full program for their vacation day: climbing, rafting, canyoning and paragliding are all very popular.
Alpine School Lermoos took us for a round of canyoning and it was an unforgettable experience. Canyoning is a very special and action-packed way to experience and get to know Tyrol. Our tour was called “Jump’n Fun” where we jumped in the water many times and descended two Waterfalls hanging on the rope. Pictures below talk for themselves.
Skiing at Tiroler Zugspitz Arena: ski in & out from Hotel MyTirol
We stayed at MyTirol in summer. But the location has a lot to offer even in winter: around 140 kilometers of ski pistes and 110 kilometers of cross-country ski trails, five toboggan runs, 60 kilometers of hiking trails and regular guided ski and snowshoe tours. Family skiing fun starts right at the hotel door. That means after breakfast strap on your skis, grab your ski pass at the reception, and ski out right to the chairlift from the hotel’s front door to enjoy the fun on the slopes of the family ski area Marienberg.
Dogs are Welcome at MyTirol
In MyTirol Dogs are welcome to spend the night for 15 euros per day. Dog blanket and bowl are provided by the hotel, but the guests should bring their favorite dog food themselves. And your dog doesn’t have to spend any time alone in the room. Four-legged friends are welcome at dinner because MyTirol’s restaurant set up a special extra area for the whole family.
Dining and Wellness at MyTirol
Back at MyTirol after so many outdoor experiences, the chef is waiting with one of his delicious buffets. From breakfast to lunch to the international theme buffet in the evening, the day is full of culinary refinements. But before that a quick drink at the hotel’s bar “My-Platzl” is a must. The bar is a cozy place where guests like to meet for a chat and drink after hiking or skiing and enjoy the chilled atmosphere.
Between dinner and drink, there is still time to squeeze in some relax-time. Right next to the bar, entire family can enjoy a few laps in the ground-level, glass-roofed indoor pool. In the basement, there is a movie theater with daily program for young and old. There is also a gaming zone with some arcade and console games. Not to forget is a 10-meter-high indoor climbing wall for those who are not tired yet and are looking to practice their climbing skills.
While kids are busy climbing or watching movies, parents can spend some time in MyTirol’s wellness area with majestic views of the Zugspitze on the hotel’s top floor. What could be better than gazing at the Zugspitze from their sauna bed and discussing plans for the next vacation day! A massage or a portion of well-dosed heat from the Finnish, soft or infrared sauna leave no chance for aching muscles.
Verdict: Hotel MyTirol is ideal to spend 3 perfect days in Tiroler Zugspitz Arena for families and outdoor enthusiasts!
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