Treasure Hunts in Austria
Geocaching is a modern version of the universally known treasure hunt, loved by people of all ages. The treasure hunt is undertaken with the help of an electronic GPS device (which may also be a smartphone equipped with GPS) that gives directions.
The hidden treasure is searched for, and hopefully found, on the basis of geographic coordinates . The various treasures being sought are known as geocaches, which are classified according to how difficult they are to find.
Geocaching can be tailored to meet the requirements of the individual treasure hunter and individual family members.
A holiday at our 4-star Hotel "Neue Post" in Mayrhofen, in the wonderful Ziller Valley in Tyrol, can be even more exciting and varied with an electronic treasure hunt for geocaches. The fantastic mountain scenery in Austria is the ideal backdrop for an exciting search operation that the whole family can take part in.
A family holiday with geocaching in Zillertal
When the whole family goes on holiday together, the youngest members need a motley programme of entertainment each day with a high fun factor. Our hotel in Mayrhofen offers guests ideal facilities for an interesting and varied stay. Parents as well as children will get their full money's worth at our family-friendly hotel.
Zillertal is a real paradise for all kinds of sports - the region always has its finger on the pulse, offering all the latest activities such as geocaching, mountain biking, hiking and lots more. Thanks to the varying levels of difficulty, all members of the family will be able to take part in this modern treasure hunt.
After an exciting day outdoors in the mountains and valleys around Mayrhofen, kids are guaranteed to fall into bed exhausted. Which is then time for parents to relax - in the spa & wellness area and indoor pool if they wish.
Searching for geocaches in and around Mayrhofen
Geocaching is an updated form of the traditional treasure hunt. Instead of searching in the ground or on trees with paper trails, modern GPS devices provide the necessary coordinates for the search.
Geocaching in Zillertal: Tyrol - a holiday paradise
Because of its breathtaking landscape of mountains and valleys, Tyrol is an ideal holiday region for an unforgettable stay. Guests can enjoy exciting and relaxing moments at our Hotel "Neue Post" in Mayrhofen in both summer and winter.
The aim of the treasure hunt
Once all the various riddles have been solved, the treasure finally comes into view at the end of the adventure. It is stored in a container such as a film canister or kinder surprise. When the geocache has been found, completion of the treasure hunt can be entered in the logbook.
Geocaches in Mayrhofen
Detailed explainations of geocaching can be found on various geocaching websites. You will also find details of current levels of difficulty, pictures and the various challenges to be solved:
3 Steige nach Zimmereben
The "3 Steige nach Zimmereben" - 3 steep tracks to Zimmereben - geocache is family-friendly. The cache is located next to the via ferrata on a hillside: after the successful find, climbers with appropriate equipment can take time to explore the rocks more thoroughly.
Starting point: N 47° 10.501 E 011° 51.749
Another highlight nearby is "Toms Felsen" or Tom's Rock. Here the cache is hidden next to a playground and is easy to find. A very child-friendly hiding place - kids can romp in the playground for a while afterwards.
Starting point: N 47° 09.882 E 011° 52.206