The third largest municipality in the Austrian state of Tyrol
Telfs might not be the most popular destinations in Austria. You can enjoy many things in Telfs. The mountian view, the alps and the famous Möeserer lake. However, you will be surprised what this small village has in store for you. Where is Telfs? Telfs is the third-largest municipality in Tyrol. It is located at the foot of 2662m high Hohe Munde and 25 km away from Innsbruck. Telfs is popularly known for hiking through the fascinating Alpine region. Many cyclists mainly in summer bikes through the mountains of Tyrol. Telfs is home of the mountain. If you are someone who loves nature, hiking, rock climbing or even to relax in the admit of nature then this is the place for you.
This was my second trip to Telfs. After the lock-down, it was nice to be able to get away somewhere, where nature surrounds you. The fresh air, the scenic beauty of the alps and greens all around is so tranquillising. From Munich is ( 138.6 km ) a 2 h 10 mins drive. However you could travel either by bus or train as well.
From Munich Hbf and Telfs-Pfaffenhofen is 2 hours and 57 minutes. The train ticket approximately coat €12.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance.
Upon arriving at the Ropferhof we were directed to self-check-in. Our beautiful hut was a 7 minutes walk from the rest of the other apartments. It was an independent cottage amidst nature. Surrounded by lush green trees and a spectacular view of the Alps. I must say it adds a sense of calm and tranquillity to this place. If you want to get away somewhere with the serene beauty of nature this is where you should be.
Keep reading for a complete romantic weekend getaway with a panoramic view of the Alps amidst nature. The food was delightful, delicious that you’ll love it. Read further about this beautiful Airbnb giving you my honest review.
1. 20 Rooms
2: One Restaurant
3. Pet Friendly
6. Horse Riding Arena
7. Wellness Area
The Ropferhof is located between Telfs and Leutasch in This time we had an independent cottage that overlooks the vast beautiful meadows. The cottage is nestled in the mountains and blends in perfectly with the landscape. If you are looking for the luxuries of peace, quiet, pristine nature surrounding you, and homely food, this is where you should be.
The rooms are exquisitely decorated in wood and have a deliberate sense of asymmetry in their construction. This beautiful wooden cabin has spacious rooms and the decor was stunningly beautiful. The rooms are well equipped in a modern style. I couldn’t help but gasp in awe at it’s rustic wooden, yet charming structure. Surrounded by sunlight and endless sights of lush green trees are something I will always treasure in my heart. If being surrounded by nature is your thing, then you should not miss staying at the Ropferhof. You can check out their rooms availability and price on booking.com
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Since our little cottage independent away from the rest of the other rooms overlooking the mountains. The restaurant was an 8 minutes walk through the meadows. The food is delicious specialising in with authentic Tyrolean cuisine with a South Tyrolean and Italian influence. The Restaurant also has a terrace that offers an unbelievably gorgeous panorama over the Mieming Plateau and the Upper Inn Valley Destination.
Here are some of the food you should definitely try:
The Ropferhof has a wellness facility called Kneipp. It is an outdoor spa admits nature. Moreover surrounded by mountains and forest if you are someone who loves hiking there are plenty of options. Many hiking trails and huts are nearby. In winter you could also ski. The Möserer See is a 15-minute drive. The public Alpenbad in Leutasch is a 10-minute drive and Seefeld is 15 minutes away. Innsbruck is a 20 minutes drive.
The last trip we did a one day trip to Innsbruck. We visited the Swarovski Crystal World and the old town of Innsbruck.
This time we combined our trip with Neuschwanstein Castle. This was one in my bucket list from a very long time. On our way back to Munich from Telfs, we stopped at Neuschwanstein.
It is not possible to park your car at the castle. When you arrive there is a parking place and the parking ticket cost €8 for the whole day. You can get tickets for Neuschwanstein Castle at the Ticket Center in Hohenschwangau. To the castle from Hohenschwangau car park is approximately a 30 miniutes walk. If 30 to 40 minutes walk is not for you then you can take a horse-drawn carriage or by Bus.
Neuschwanstein is located near Schwangau, Bavaria Germany on a big hill above the village of Hohenschwangau and was built by king Ludwig II of Bavaria (Mad King Ludwig). He started construction in 1869 and it continued until he died in 1886. He died before completing. The world-famous castle and was used by Walt Disney when he designed the castle for Disneyland. But what you should know and not miss is the view of the castle is actually from the Marienbrücke bridge, which is BEHIND the castle. Cross the bridge walk up to the hill. Here you will find the magical picturesque view of the castle.
Hiking up the Pöllartschlucht is easy as you can follow a broad path. We just hiked up and after some time found a way up. We were glad we took the descent through the Pöllatschlucht. Enjoying the view from the Marienbrücke into the gorge and then the descent through the gorge. Many waterfalls can be seen along the hiking path through the Pöllat Gorge. Along the river and well-paved paths, the gorge leads up to the well-known Marienbrücke in Hohenschwangau.
The canyon is made up of a well-laid staircase. There are plenty of areas to rest and enjoy the stream and listening to the sound of gushing water flowing over rocks. Engraved by imposing rocks the Pöllat gorge waterfall is impressive and leads you directly to the world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle.
We finally arrived at the Castle. We did not go inside the Castle as we wanted to get get to Marienbrücke as quickly as we can. Though it was just after the borders were open since the pandemic, it was pretty much crowded. We waited approximately 30 minutes to reach the bridge. The bridge is about 15 minutes walk from the castle. The bridge was named after Queen Marie of Bavaria, the mother of King Ludwig II.
The Marienbrücke bridge over the gorge with the high waterfall is impressive. Queen Mary’s Bridge (Marienbrucke) passes 90 m (295 ft) over the Pöllat river and offers unparalleled views of Neuschwanstein Castle. It is the best place for a perfect photo of the fairytale castle and the surrounding area.
From the bridge, it offers a spectacular view of the castle on one side and the mountain on the other. The panoramic view is magical. But, if you want to have a much closer view of the Neuschwanstein Castle you must pass beyond the bridge.
Keep going and walk to the other side of the bridge. There is a path that leads to another viewpoint for the castle. The trail is fairly easy to follow and it wasn’t that far. From here it offers you simply a breathtaking view of the castle and Alpsee and the Bavarian Alps all in one shot.
Telfs itself also has plenty to offer. It is well known throughout Tirol for its Schleicherlaufen, a carnival parade held every five years as part of the carnival celebrations in February.
Mountains and hiking– Hike to the Pinnisalm mountain hut.
Starting point: Neder in the Stubaital valley (village centre)
Destination: Pinnisalm mountain hut
Gschwandtkopf Telfs Austria-Starting from the centre of Seefeld walks through the Kirchwald forest towards Mösern (trail no. 2). All details refer to the link: https://www.seefeld.com/en
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