Sunrise from a New Perspective
Getting out of bed may be a little difficult, as your gondola will be waiting for you in the wee hours of the morning (sometime between 5am and 7am, depending on the time of the sunrise). However, your efforts will soon be richly rewarded. Austria's largest gondola, the Ahornbahn, will transport you quickly and comfortably to an altitude of 2,000m. On the Ziller Valley viewing platform you will be greeted with a warm mug of tea as you wait for the sun to rise above the mountain peaks. As dawn breaks, a kaleidoscope of colours will light up the sky above the mountains and take your breath away. During this fantastic spectacle of nature the mountains will glow in colours from blue-violet to light pink and gold. After enjoying the sunrise in all its glory, you are sure to be ready for a hearty breakfast. In the Café-Bistro Kunstraum, directly at the top station of the Ahorn gondola, everything is laid out waiting for you and you can enjoy a delicious breakfast accompanied by amazing views. After your breakfast, it's time to explore the mountain. Perhaps you'd like to hike to the Edelhütte or the traditional Filzenalm. Before you take the gondola back down to the valley, refresh yourself and relax with a dip (or a paddle) in the Ahorn stream or lake. Make sure to take a warm jumper, the mountain can be cool in the morning.