Destination guide

Take in the majestic beauty of Scharnitz

The mountains and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Scharnitz. This scenic and welcoming city is well known for its skiing, hiking and restaurants. Cathedral of St. James and Imperial Palace are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Scharnitz

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Scharnitz a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Resort (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
  • Karwendel Cable Car (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Nordkette Mountains (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Kranzberg Cable Car (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Nordkette Cable Car (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Alpenzoo (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Scharnitz

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Scharnitz is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Nordkette Mountains (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Hafelekar (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Leutaschklamm Gorge (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Seefelder Spitze (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Reither Spitze (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Hofgarten Park (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Scharnitz

Fly into Innsbruck (INN-Kranebitten), the closest airport, located 9.2 mi (14.8 km) from the city centre.

If you'd rather travel by train, you can make your way to Scharnitz Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Scharnitz?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 887 holiday lettings around Scharnitz. From 640 flats & apartments to 48 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a mountainside property in Scharnitz?

Nestle yourself and your pals in a lofty mountain home and be ready for enthralling sunrises, unsurpassable stargazing and loads of fresh air. HomeAway has no less than 112 alpine rentals available. Of course, that might not suit everyone. Luckily, HomeAway has tons more options, including:

  • 76 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 64 ski-in holiday accommodation options.
  • 63 ski-out holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Scharnitz?

Explore this destination like a local from the comfort of a cosy apartment. You'll feel like you're a part of the neighbourhood in no time at all! You'll be able to choose from 632 different options on HomeAway. How does £30 per night sound? That's what you're looking at paying if you don't leave it too long! Or perhaps you'd rather pick one of the area's other self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Hotel: 228 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £32 per night.
  • House: 44 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £55 per night.
  • Cottage: 17 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £36 per night.

Can I stay in Scharnitz in a large group?

Whether you're setting off on a getaway with the extended fam or spending a week away with your old school friends, it's always loads of fun hanging out in a new place together! The good news is that HomeAway has places to suit you. Apartment holiday rentals are the most popular option for large groups of visitors, with 109 listed here. The rental options that are on offer for large groups in the area include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we offer 135 rental properties appropriate for that size. Spend a night for as little as £43.
  • Need a place for 5 guests? We have 98 that will be ideal. You can get one for as little as £36 per night.
  • Planning a trip away with 8 guests? We've got 29 accommodation for rent that will be ideal. Prices begin at just £110 a night.

So don't fear! When you book with us you can bring along your uncle, your grandpa and all your mates to Scharnitz.

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