Ellmau at the Wilder Kaiser...
Ellmau at the Wilder Kaiser is famous for its perfect winter sports location - but Tyrol is also celebrated as an attractive summer holiday destination: crystal-clear lakes, natural mountain trails for hiking trips and mountainbike tours, various cultural offers as well as many family excursion goals - all of these aspects make a visit to Ellmau worthwhile!
Video & History of the Wilder Kaiser
The first dated discoveries of human colonization within the Kaiser mountain range date up to 5000 years back. Here, remains of stone-age hunters were found at the Tischofer cave (close to Kufstein). Further discoveries prove the presence of bronze-age settlers at the cave.
With emperor Friedrich\lquote s acquisition of Ebbs castle and all its appropriate goods in the year 1174, it is historically proved that this action built the basis for the naming of the mountain range. Back then, the term "wilder" was used for unproductive and not cultivatable regions. The areas at the South side of the mountain adopted the Wilder Kaiser, as the mountain range was separated in 3 parts. The highest peaks are the Ellmauer Halt (2.344 m, Ellmauer Kaiser), the Ackerlspitze (2.331 m, Goinger Kaiser) and the Treffauer (2.305 m, Scheffauer Kaiser).
Because of the bizarre rock forms and the " wild" character of the Kaiser, nowhere else exist as many myths and fairy tales as here within our region. Thus, names such as " Fleischbank" , " Totenkirchl" or " Teufelskanzel" came into being.