Paula Hofherr, 09.02.2022

Valentine’s Day in the Tyrolean mountains

Insider tips from the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena

A snowy winter hike, a carriage ride, or an exciting evening of tobogganing: you’re all set for a Valentine’s Day full of romance in the Tyrolean mountains.

Snow-capped peaks, frozen lakes, and ice crystals wherever you look. If the sun’s also out, the landscape begins to shimmer in all its natural beauty.

The Tiroler Zugspitz Arena offers its guests the best winter break imaginable. And it also has a number of insider tips for a lovers’ romantic trip. How about spending Valentine’s Day in the Tyrolean mountains – for a real change?

Up on a plateau in Ehrwald, between the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn and the Eibsee lake, is the Hochthörle Hütte. The way up is usually a beautiful snowscape and not too crowded. It’s ideal, then, for any hiker who values some peace and quiet. When you reach the hut, a hot mulled wine to warm the soul awaits.

The perfect Valentine’s Day with a night-time hike or carriage ride through the Tyrolean mountains

Warm orange-red light illuminates the dark night, the snow crackles under heavy footsteps, and warmth radiates from your partner. What could be more romantic than walking through the dusky winter landscape with a torch and your loved one? The unforgettable winter torchlit hike takes place once a week. The starting point for the 45-minute experience is the Hotel Kaiserhof in Berwang, where participants are given a lighted stick, allowing them to explore the romantic atmosphere as couples.

Ever wanted to feel like a snow princess or prince? Well, now you can fulfil this childhood dream. On a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the magical landscapes of the Tiroler Zugspitz, even adults will think they’ve entered a wintery fairy tale. Trotting along at a leisurely pace, the horses lead their guests through the snow-covered valleys. Snuggled up in thick blankets, the passengers feel only warmth, especially in their hearts. In short, it’s the perfect experience for a romantic Valentine’s Day in the Tyrolean mountains.

Toboggan evening at the Tirolerhaus

After all the romance, how about an action-packed Valentine’s Day in the Tyrolean mountains? Lovers who also love adventure can have their fun trying out night-time tobogganing on the Ehrwalder Almbahn. And the best thing about it: on these set dates, the illuminated downhill run is reserved exclusively for tobogganing. Starting at the Ehrwalder Alm upper terminal, you begin your ride down the slopes under the stars – at full speed or with a little more caution. No matter what style, equipment, or speed, all night-time tobogganers have one thing in common: they love the thrill of the descent. Toboggans can also be hired at the lower terminal in Ehrwald. Sparks literally fly during such an action-packed experience.  

On reaching the bottom, tobogganers can use their lift ticket to return to the upper terminal, where they’ll be greeted by a gourmet evening in the Tirolerhaus, located directly next to the Ehrwalder Almbahn terminal. The highlight: the ‘hot hat’. This special fondue pot is modelled on the traditional hat of the Tatars, the legendary equestrian people of the Mongols – and your host may be able to explain how it came to Tyrol. If you like it a bit more traditional, you can also have the classic fondue bourguignonne, where pieces of sirloin

A romantic hike, an exciting toboggan run, or a carriage ride through the winter snow: Valentine’s Day in the Tyrolean mountains is perfect for lovers young and old.

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