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Frequently Asked Questions

Any interesting facts about Serfaus?

Serfaus is a town in the Oberes Gericht and is situated on a south-facing terrace, 500 metres above the Inntal. Together with both its neighbouring districts, it creates the tourist destination of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis - one of the most significant tourist regions in Tyrol. The town is located at 1429 metres above the sea and has 1127 inhabitants, most of whom make their living from tourism. Today Serfaus ranks fifth in the districts in Tyrol in terms of overnight stays – with around 900,000 each year.

Where is Serfaus?

The town is located to the west of Tyrol on a high plateau above the Inntal, some 25 kilometres to the south of Landeck.

How do you get to Serfaus?

The easiest way to get to your holiday destination is by car. If you are coming from Germany then take the A95 motorway from Munich. From the end of the motorway then head to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and continue to the Fernpass. Follow the road to Imst and continue via the A 12 (vignette required) to Landeck. Just before Landeck the road branches off to the Reschenpass. At Ried, leave the road again and follow the Serfaus Landesstrasse to Serfaus. Coming by the A7, from the end of the motorway just follow the signs for Fernpass and continue as described above.

To get here without having to purchase a vignette, from Imst follow the B 171 to Landeck, cross the town and then follow Reschenstrasse B 180 to Ried. You can take the train to Landeck, where all the express train services stop. From there, take the bus to get to Serfaus in around an hour, or take a taxi to get there in half an hour. Should you want to get here by plane, Innsbruck Kranebitten is the closest airport and is about 92 kilometres away. A taxi will get you there in about an hour and 15 minutes.

Are winter tyres or snow chains required to get there?

Winter tyres are a legal requirement in Austria. The law states that between 1st November and 15th April winter tyres should be used when winter conditions prevail. For this reason winter tyres are definitely recommended for your journey to Serfaus. A couple of snow chains won’t take up much space in your boot and will ensure that you feel prepared for any conditions.

Where can I park my car when I am on holiday?

Plenty of car parking spaces are available for your vehicle at the Hotel Barbara in Serfaus. Please be aware that during your holiday your car cannot be used for journeys within Serfaus.

How far am I from the Hotel Barbara?

If you are coming from Munich it is around 185 kilometres to get to us, from Stuttgart it is 314 kilometres. Frankfurt is around 510 kilometres away and Düsseldorf is 710 kilometres away. Coming from Berlin it is a journey of 770 kilometres to get to us, while from Vienna it is 570 and from Zurich 240 kilometres.

Is there a ski area in Serfaus?

There is indeed a ski area here. The ski area of Serfaus was amalgamated a few years ago with the ski areas of Fiss and to create one of the biggest ski areas in Tyrol. The area spans an altitude from 1200 up to 2800 metres.

How many ski lifts and pistes are there in the ski area?

The ski area of Serfaus Fiss Ladis has a total of 68 lift facilities, which can carry a maximum of 90,000 people each hour. There are 214 kilometres of pistes spanning all difficulty levels here. There are also 3 gondolas which take you right from the centre of town up to the dizzy heights.

Is the ski area snow-assured?

Thanks to its altitude location, there is usually plenty of snow in Serfaus. To be on the safe side, the cable cars have however invested a great deal in making sure snow is assured. 80% of the pistes in the ski area can be provided with artificial snow, which means that skiing fun is always guaranteed.

Do the ski lifts run in the summer too?

9 cable cars in total operate in the summer and take you, together with your pram or MTB, up to the top. In Serfaus the Komperdellbahn, the Sunliner and the Lazidbahn run.

What is the weather like?

Compared to other regions in Tyrol, the high plateau in Serfaus is somewhat low in precipitation, and provides plenty of sunshine. There is almost 2000 hours of sunshine each year here, wholly justifying its name as ‘sunny terrace’. The inner alpine climate means that temperatures can increase considerably during the course of the day and can cool down a great deal overnight. If you want to take a look at the latest weather in Serfaus, just take a look at our webcam.

What is there to do here in the summer?

There are many more options available here in the summer than in the winter. The variety-packed programme of weekly events also ensures that when the weather isn’t so great that there is always an alternative available. The cable cars take you quickly and comfortably up into the mountains, where numerous signposted hiking trails and alpine inns await. There are lots of established tours for mountain bikers and a Bike Park. There is a fantastic range of activities for a family holiday here in particular, ensuring that no-one will get bored. There is plenty of entertainment, starting with the Serfauser Sauser, a Flying Fox, to the Schneisenfeger summer toboggan run and the children’s play paradise ‘Murmilwasser’, to the Fisser Flieger, a type of hang-glider for 4 people.

What is there to do in the evening?

There are of course a wide selection of restaurants and bars in Serfaus, where you get to sample local meals and which also provide the requisite evening entertainment, should you want. In winter there is a lively après-ski scene, which guarantees a great ambience and fantastic times.

Is there anywhere nearby that I can go shopping?

There is a supermarket here where you can purchase everything to cover your day-to-day needs. There are also bakeries and lots of little speciality shops in Serfaus where you can purchase lots of local produce.

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