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Mittersil - Hintersee

Mittersil - Hintersee

© Herr Bert

Mittersill is a town in the province of Salzburg, in the region called Pinzgau. It is at the crossroad of one of the main routes to the south (or north, depending on where you are going.) In the north the Pass Thurn leads to Kitzbühel, and the Felbertauerntunnel in the south, takes you to Lienz. The town lies on the wild part of the river Salzach, which originates near Krimml. It's a small but nice little town, which is also the headquarter of ski producer Blizzard, which has a big economic function in this town.



Sights and Activities


The Heimatmuseum is a small museum about the history and culture of Mittersill and the region. It also hold a collection of gemstones found in the mountains surrounding the town.

Castle Mittersill

Castle Mittersill is a small castle on the Pass Thurn road, overlooking the town. It can be visited.


The Hintersee is a lake in the mountains, about 5 km south of Mittersill, which acts as a good starting point for hikes. It can be found on the right side of the road, that leads up to the Feldertauerntunnel.

Other sights

Krimmler Waterfall

Krimmler Waterfall

© S_Deisler

The Tauernkraftwerke in Kaprun, and the bigger town of Zell am See are not far away, neither is the cable car to the Meddelzkopf, south of Uttendorf (just to the east.) To the west you find the hikingparadises of the Hollersbachtal and Habachtal, both in the National Park Hohe Tauern. A little bit further to the west are the famous waterfalls of Krimml.



Getting There

By Train

Mittersill can be reached by train. It is one of the bigger stops of the train that runs from Zell am See to Krimml.

By Car

When you come from the north the easiest route is to get to Kitzbuhel, and drive south on the bundesstrasse 161. It will take you over the Pass Thurn, which is not a difficult pass to cross by car. An alternative (and more scenic route), when you come from the direction of Innsbruck is to drive into the Zillertall, and from there cross the Gerlospass. Bundesstrasse 165 ends up in Mittersill. If you are coming from the direction of Zell am See you can reach Mittersill over the 168. To the south you can connect to Lienz by using the Felbertauerntunnel.

By Bus

Busses connect the several towns and villages in Pinzgau, but also from further away.

By Boat

Although the river Salzach runs through Mittersill it is still a violent stream of water, on which only rafts can survive. So getting to Mittersill by boat, is not an option.



Getting Around

By Car

A car is not necessary when you want to stay in the town itself, but if you want to enjoy some of the sights away from the town it is nice to have a car at your disposal. A lot of the hiking routes have a car park in the valley where you can park and start your hike.

By Foot

Mittersill is not a big town, and getting around by foot is easily.




Keep Connected


Internet cafes are common in bigger cities. Hotels in cities do normally have internet terminals, more expensive hotels provide internet access directly in the rooms. There are many free WiFi Hotspots and quite a few restaurants, cafes and other places offers free wifie. McDonald's has free Wifi, as does Starbucks. Note that some places might charge a fee or includes just limited amounts of time. Be sure that your smartphone is not roaming data, as this will mean a huge bill, especially if you are from outside the EU.


See also International Telephone Calls

The general emergency number is 112.The country calling code to Austria is: 43. To make an international call from Austria, the code is: 00.

Austria has a perfect GSM and 3G (UMTS) network coverage of nearly 100%. If you bring your own cell phone with you assure yourself that it operates on 900 MHz / 1800 MHz (GSM) or 2100Mhz (3G WCDMA). There are cell phones that operate at 1900 MHz (e.g. networks in the United States) which are not supported in Austria. If you plan a longer visit in Austria it might be useful to buy a new mobile with a prepaid card from a local cell phone network provider. Be aware that some remote areas (especially mountainous areas) do not have network coverage yet, though this rather the exception than the rule.Austria has a large number of cell network providers including A1, T-Mobile, Drei, Telering, Bob, Hot and Yesss. Bob, and Yesss have the lowest prices. Prepaid card costs €15 including 100 minutes talking time.


For more information, it is best to check the Austrian Postal Service. They have more information about posting letters, postcards and packages to places both in Austria and to other countries in Europe and intercontinental destinations. The standard price for sending domestic letters/postcards is €0.55. Within Europe the price is €0.65, other places in the world are €0.90 to €1.40 for standard letters and postcards. Post offices typically are open between 8:00am and 6:00pm Monday to Friday, though the main ones are sometimes open a few hours longer and on Saturdays (sometimes only mornings) as well. If you want to send parcels internationally, you might consider using an international company like DHL, TNT, UPS or FedEx, as they offer fast and reliable services at relatively affordable rates.

Accommodation in Mittersill

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Mittersill Travel Helpers

  • Jojes

    We’ve been to Salzburgerland 20+ times, always staying in Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer. But since we have ventured out over the entire Salzburgerland, I might be able to also assist in this destination.

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