Austria , Telfs

The third largest municipality in the Austrian state of Tyrol 

Combine Your Trip with Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschweinstein Castle

Travel Guide to Telfs, Austria

Telfs might not be the most popular destinations in Austria. You can enjoy many things in Telfs. The mountain 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 are 2 hours and 57 minutes. The train ticket approximately cost €12.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance. 

Where to stay in Austria, Telfs

Our Stay At the Ropferhof Telfs, Buchen Austria

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.

Airbnb – Ropferhof

Quick  Overview:

1. 20 Rooms

2: One Restaurant

3. Pet Friendly

4. Sauna

5. Playground

6. Horse Riding Arena

7. Wellness Area

Our Cottage at Ropferhof

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

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The Restaurant

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:


Tiroler Blaubeerschmarrn

More Activities around Ropferhof and Telfs

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.

Ropferhof Kneipp wellness with nature

Combine Your Trip with Neuschwanstein Castle

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. 

Info visit 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, the car park is approximately a 30 minutes walk. If 30 to 40 minutes walk is not for you then you can take a  horse-drawn carriage or by Bus.

Here you can book your tickets and excursion with a guided full-day tour from Munich.


A Trip to visit Neuschwanstein Castle

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.

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Marienbrücke Trail Description 

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.

More Pictures From Our Trip

Copyright© All photo Matthias Rosin

More Things To See And Do in Austria, Telfs

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:

Popular places to visit in Telfs: Moeserer Lake , Zugspitze,  Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort)

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August 16, 2020 5:11 am

This is so beautiful! I visited Neuschwanstein Castle when I was in Munich and it was like a fairytale! I would love to go back one day. 🙂

August 16, 2020 11:08 pm

What an amazing trip! Your photos are stunning too. I’m definitely saving this for my bucket list!

August 17, 2020 2:27 am

I am in love with this place! We were supposed to go to Austria in May, but that trip is on hold until we can roam freely again. I’m a huge fan of hidden gems like this so definitely pinning and adding to our itinerary for when we can visit Austria!

August 17, 2020 6:24 am

Austria is one of my favorite places in Europe! Can’t believe I haven’t seen these castles (now I’ll have to come again). Thank you so much for sharing!

The Hollapinos
August 17, 2020 12:24 pm

I love your stay at the Ropferhof! And the castle tour is so amazing!

August 17, 2020 5:12 pm

Wow, those views are incredible! Love the sound of the Marienbrücke trail, and it seems like the walk is worth it. Those castles look like something straight out of a fairytale!

August 17, 2020 10:53 pm

Your photos are absolutely beautiful!!!! And I love where you stayed! I must check that place out!! What a great post!! 🙂

August 19, 2020 8:18 am

Demi your photos are absolutely stunning! Each time I visit your blog I find myself dreaming of Germany and Austria and wishing I could have visited this year as planned. Thanks for sharing these wonderful posts.

August 19, 2020 12:35 pm

This is amazing, thank you so much for sharing! We passed through Austria last year on the way to Italy. WE were thinking that we should go back and spend more time, the mountains were breathtakingly beautiful! And Neuschwanstein Castle has long been on our bucket list. One day…

August 19, 2020 4:00 pm

Beautiful! Would love to visit!

August 23, 2020 8:01 am

Amazing photos! Would love to go there!

August 29, 2020 6:38 pm

The bridge at Marienbrucke looks like so much fun to cross! I’ve been to the castle but ran out of time for this bridge. I hope to return!

August 29, 2020 10:25 pm

Ropferhof looks like an amazing place to stay in! and those food pics!! I’ll definitely keep your recommendations for a future trip. Thanks for sharing!

August 29, 2020 11:02 pm

I visited this region and climbed those Neuschwanstein steps so long ago. This brought back so many memories.

August 29, 2020 11:56 pm

Neuschwanstein Castle looks like a real-life fairytale! Also, the cottage you stayed at looks gorgeous – I’m currently in Europe and would love to plan a trip there soon if the borders allow it 🙂

August 30, 2020 10:49 pm

I’ve always wanted to visit Neuschwanstein Castle and Telfs looks like a beautiful, remote escape to tie in with a visit! It looks absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the brilliant guide!

August 31, 2020 3:39 pm

I was just in Austria- if I had read this first I totally would have checked this area out! And the cottage… sooooo dreamy!

September 1, 2020 2:09 am

I would so, so love to go here someday! Your photos are absolutely beautiful! <3

September 1, 2020 12:27 pm

Wow, this looks awesome. Your exploration made me wanna visit Austria myself. This castle will definitely be on my bucket list. Thank you for sharing.
Darina from daramiblog

September 15, 2020 7:44 pm

What a lovely post. The pictures are awesome! I have been to Neuschwanstein. But so long ago.Thank you for sharing!!

Nicola | See Nic Wander
October 28, 2020 9:38 pm

What a nice town! I’ve never heard of this spot but now I’d love to go! 🙂

October 29, 2020 7:32 pm

Your photos sure tell the story of this trip–I almost didn’t need the words. But I’m glad the words were there so I could discover that this was the inspiration for the Disney castle that I’ve seen many times.

Ronja | Ronja Goes Abroad
October 29, 2020 9:00 pm

This looks like a dream! I would die to visit this place right this second!!!

November 24, 2020 9:56 pm

Loved the pictures! Thanks for sharing your experiences!


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