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Zugspitz Arena: summer holidays in Tyrol

Activities around your Hotel Sonnenspitze in Ehrwald

There are many alternatives to hiking and mountain biking in the Zugspitz Arena. Treat yourself to some refreshing cooling-down while swimming or fish fresh fish from the lakes and streams when on summer holidays in Tyrol. Your hosts have compiled the best tips for your summer in Ehrwald.

The variety of sporty and relaxing undertakings offered by the Tyrolean Zugspitz Arena is genuinely beyond compare. Lakes, forests, mountain pastures, and sports facilities lure you outside every morning – outside into the wonderfully multifaceted and scenically quaint surroundings of Ehrwald.

Water fun in the crystal-clear lakes in the Zugspitz Arena

Swimming, bathing, just lying down in the grass on the shores of the idyllic mountain lakes watching the clouds pass by – that’s something, isn’t it? The waters are filled with numerous fish, but also people: those wanting to dive with great view get their money’s worth in the Zugspitz Arena as do boaters, surfers, and air mattress kings.

Summer in Ehrwald: diving in Heiterwanger See and Plansee

The 3 diving spots at the lake are equally suited for both diving beginners and experienced underwater athletes. The diverse underwater world of the mountain lake fascinates just as much as the great view. Average diving depth is 20 m; it is possible, however, to dive down to 61 m in the middle of the lake.

  • Diving permit obtainable at Hotel Forelle, Am Plansee 9, 6600 Breitenwang, Phone: +43 5672 78113
  • Water temperature in summer 16-20 °C 
  • The best spot for diving beginners is the shallow bay at Hotel Forelle
  • Tip for experienced divers: the “Krebswand”

Fishing / angling at Heiterwanger See in the Zugspitz Arena

Fish trout, char and perch yourself from the lake. The only requirement is obtaining a fishing card: first pay the guest card fee to the Tyrolean Fishing Union, then get your fishing card, for instance from Hotel Fischer. Please always bring along your fishing card, the fishing license and the payment confirmation in case of inspection. The team at Hotel Sonnenspitze will gladly assist you in obtaining your fishing card.

Hotel Fischer - fishing cards and boat rental
Fischer am See 1, 6611 Heiterwang
Phone +43 5674 5116
Every day from 8.30 am to 9 pm

Exercise is ace: even more sports in the Zugspitz Arena

There are many opportunities to move about, to strengthen one’s muscles and have fun together – not just in the water, but also on land. What about a game of crazy golf or a brisk round of Nordic walking? Choose your favourite activities for a summer holiday in Tyrol in motion now!

Nordic walking: summer sport in the Zugspitz Arena for everyone

The trend sport Nordic walking is also very popular on the Zugspitze: 300 km of hiking trails at altitudes from 700-2,500 m offer the best preconditions for brief and extensive Nordic walking experiences. Tip: participate in guided Nordic walking tours at Hotel Sonnenspitze! Best use the digital tour map for some planning of your own.

Crazy golf in the Zugspitz Arena: 6 crazy golf courts for all ages

Try your luck on 6 crazy golf courses all over the Zugspitz Arena. The next crazy golf courses is only a caddy’s throw away from Hotel Sonnenspitze!

Excitement guaranteed: 3D archery course in summer in Ehrwald

Go hunting on the foot of the Wetterstein! Adults and children from the age of 10 go stalking with bow and arrow, and come across realistic, three-dimensional animal dummies. Rental equipment and day pass can be obtained at Gasthaus Panorma at the Wettersteinbahnen with a training ground for some trial shots before going out into the “wild”.

Now you’ve got a first impression of the many activities for a manifold summer holiday in the Zugspitz Arena. Believe us: there’s even more in store for you! Best send your non-binding holiday enquiry right now!Inquiry

Discover lakes and waterfalls: refreshing summer holidays in Tyrol

You have to plan one hike or the other to the countless mountain lakes and waterfalls around Ehrwald! Your hosts have selected two particularly attractive paths for you – a round trip and hike that can be partly done by mountain railway.

  • Waterfall round in Ehrwald
    3 km length, 1-hour walk, easy Start at the valley station of the Ehrwalder Almbahn and hike on a forest to path to the foot of the waterfall. The return path leads past gently sloping meadows back to the valley station. Alternative: start your hike directly in front of Hotel Sonnenspitze and reach the round path via the Altenmühlen-Steig.

  • Lake hike from Ehrwald to the Seebensee across the Ehrwalder Alm
    7,6 km in length, 2.25-hour walk (1.15 hours with cable car ascent); medium The path starts above the mountain station of the Ehrwalder Almbahn. Meadow and forest roads lead uphill to the Ehrwalder Alm. Start at the mountain station of the railway to the stream and then continue towards Seebensee. Reach the gorgeous mountain lake after a brief ascent. Return path same as initial path.