Dorf im Pinzgau
A pretty village dating back to the Bronze Age and surrounded by breathtaking scenery Dorf has many traditional Austrian houses, a guest house, and two working farms. Dorf and Haus Kammern are ideally placed to explore the valley on either side either by foot, bike, car or the local train. The Dorf area is known for its fabulous food and regional products including prize-winning Pinzgauer beef, cheese, honey, and apples. Dorf is just 5 minutes away from two gondola stations giving you the option to ski either in the Kitzbühel or Wildkogel areas.
Travelling West along the valley from Dorf you will find:
A peaceful village just a few minutes walk from Haus Kammern with a fabulous outdoor swimming pool and adjacent bar/café. Mühlbach has a local bank, guesthouse, small grocery store, and also boasts the 4-star Hotel Kirchner down by the river with pretty gardens — a good place for a meal or a drink.
Bramberg am Wildkogel
A bustling village and the local centre with shops, cafes, restaurants, hotels, a sports centre, the Emerald Museum, and a weekly market. Visit the Tourist Office to find out what's going on during your stay and to get details of the local paths and trails. Bramberg is justly proud of its brand new gondola (the Smaragdbahn) that takes you quickly up the mountain and into the Wildkogel ski area. You can buy lift passes and arrange lessons at the lift station. Note that the free ski bus stops in Dorf square just 70 metres from Haus Kammern. Try the Fliegerbichl at the foot of the slopes for a good-value hearty meal and good company — open all year and thrill-seekers can arrange paragliding here!
Neukirchen am Grossvenediger
About 10 minutes drive up the valley or a 30 minutes bike ride alongside the river — a pretty village on a hill with several hotels, restaurants, cafes and shops. Neukirchen shares the Wildkogel ski area with Bramberg and has its own gondola. We recommend the Hotel Steiger for a tasty meal and great service.
Wald im Pinzgau
A small village higher up the valley with the Kristallbad Wellness/Spa/Swimming pool centre. Pick up a leaflet in Haus Kammern for details.
At the head of the valley Krimml is famous for its spectacular waterfalls — the fifth highest in the world! A hiking trail lets you get close enough to appreciate the impressive power of the 380 metre waterfall drop. Drive there in 20 minutes or take the Pinzgauer Bahn (local train) through spectacular scenery. Krimml is at the foot of the Gerlos Pass which takes you over into the Tyrol to places like Mayrhofen and Zell am Ziller.
Travelling East along the valley from Dorf you will find:
A beautiful village with an eco garden and outdoor swimming lake. The Hotel Kaltenhauser has good food and a beer garden; the café next door to the Bank serves good coffee and pastries. Cycle here in 10 minutes on the Tauern Radweg which runs alongside the river.
A bustling town with a traditional ‘onion-top’ Church about 10 minutes drive from Haus Kammern with a good range of shops, restaurants and bars. The largest supermarket in the area is here (the Merkur) and can be found just over the bridge. Right in the centre of town is the Meilinger Tavern which is an excellent restaurant serving fresh local produce. If you're feeling active or in need of a massage consider a trip to The Sporthotel Kogler which has an indoor pool, squash courts, mini golf, and spa therapies etc. Don't miss a visit to the Hohe Tauern National Park Centre housed in an impressive building as you enter town — great for rainy days. The fairytale Schloss Mittersill (just outside town on the Pass Thurn road towards Kitzbühel) is also worth a visit.
Zell am See
An historic town on the shores of Lake Zell with a large pedestrianized area - great for window shopping or for watching the world go by from a street cafe. It is possible to walk around the entire lake in about two hours and on the way why not make a short detour to the Schloss near Maishofen for apfel strudel or a beer. In Zell itself the very traditional Hotel Steinerwirt is a great place for lunch and a taste of old Austria in the magnificent dining room or head for the Grand Hotel on the shores of the Lake for afternoon tea. You can drive to Zell am See from Haus Kammern in about 30 minutes or better still take the local Pinzgauerbahn train from Dorf station, lean back and enjoy the trip through the Upper-Pinzgauer region.
A famous medieval town with beautiful architecture and multi-coloured facades Kitzbühel exudes charm and quality from every quarter. You must make a visit whilst you are at Haus Kammern and you can drive there in 30 minutes over the Pass Thurn. In winter you can ski to Kitzbühel from the top of the Panoramabahn (5 minutes from the Haus) in just over 2 hours and be there well in time for lunch. If you get the opportunity head for the world-famous Londoner Bar around 4pm for an amazing après-ski experience.
A beautiful city on the banks of the Salzach and dominated by an awe-inspiring castle Salzburg does not disappoint. The city overflows with culture from Mozart to the Sound of Music, and from the Cathedral to the beautiful Mirabell Palace Gardens. You can reach Salzburg in 1hr 30mins from Haus Kammern.