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Ellmau is a town in the Austrian state of Tyrol, belonging to the district of Kufstein. A large part of the village borders to the district of Kitzbühel. Two mountain ranges intersect the municipality: the Kitzbühel Alps to the south and the Kaisergebirge mountains to the north. The latter ones are known by the imposing rock face of the Wilder Kaiser ridge. Since the early 20th century the village's development has been strongly influenced by tourism. Today Ellmau is one of the top tourist resorts in Tyrol and Austria and has nearly 5,000 guest beds.

View over Ellmau towards north
The mountains of the Wilder Kaiser range shape Ellmau's landscape and contributed as a well known sight to the touristic development of the town.



Country: Austria
State: Tirol
District: Kufstein
Area: 36.4 square kilometres
Elevation: 820 m above sea level
Highest point: Ellmauer Halt (2344 m)
Neighboring municipalities: Brixen im Thale, Going, Kirchberg in Tirol, Kirchdorf in Tirol, Kufstein, Reith bei Kitzbühel, Scheffau, Söll


Population: 2.799 (2017)