The impossibly idyllic backdrop of Ellmau makes it’s a firm favourite of film crews seeking a serene and stunning backdrop for cinematic art works. Rugged and rocky mountain are sprinkled with shimmering snow caps while verdant meadows and mysterious woodlands topple down from the slopes. In winter, the snow covered slopes of Ellmau prove a perfect place to ski, sled or snowboard, and the hiking trails burst with unique culture and staggering natural beauty. Those seeking revelry will not be disappointed by Ellmau’s fine selection après-ski bars, all of which offer a vibrant atmosphere and flowing beverages.
One of Ellmau’s star attractions is undoubtedly the Rubezahlalm Hiking Path; boasting breath-taking mountain vistas from a range of altitudes, this hike offers wanderers much more than a typical trail. Along the route, intricately carved wooden figures give a magical and mysterious air that is enhanced by the ethereal natural surroundings. Carved by a landlord of a nearby inn with a motor saw, the surreal figures feature grotesque faces making an array of facial expressions. The astounding artistic structures have to be seen to be believed and the hike is guaranteed to provide a unique and intriguing experience.
Hailed by locals as the town’s most idyllic spot to enjoy fine food and rich coffee, Memory Restaurant wows diners with its enticing array of authentic Italian fare. Sit upon the elegant terrace to watch the sun sink behind the snow-capped peak while sipping a richly roasted coffee or chilled glass of Italian wine. Wood fired pizzas pack a punch with fresh toppings and a perfectly crisp base and prove a wholesome and hearty treat after a hard day’s hike.(Dorf 39, Ellmau 6352)