Take a look behind the scenes of the popular TV series "The Mountain Doctor" and visit the filming locations in Ellmau, Going, Scheffau and Söll. Follow in the tracks of the popular TV series "The Mountain Doctor" and visit the filming locations in Ellmau, Going, Scheffau and Söll.
The Wilder Kaiser is the setting for the well-known TV series "Der Bergdoktor". Every year, filming for the new season takes place in the area. The four Kaiser-towns Ellmau Going, Scheffau and Söll are known for many filming locations such as the Gruber family farm, the Bergdoktor's practice, the Wilder Kaiser Inn and the Hintersteinersee Lake. Take a look behind the scenes of the TV show Der Bergdoktor (The Mountain Doctor) during a visit to the filming locations and find out everything there is to know about the popular medical drama. On this page you will find all the information about the original locations including opening hours and important information for visitors.
Get moving with the Mountain Doctor
Explore the Bergdoktor filming locations during a leisurely hike or a bicycle tour. An overview of all Bergdoktor tours in the Wilder Kaiser region is available here.
The village square in Going at the Wilder Kaiser is the heart and soul of the town. It is also where the Gasthof Wilder Kaiser inn is located. Since the shooting of the show started, the picturesque former farmhouse – inhabited by its owner, Johann Gschwendtner – has been transformed into an on-screen inn.
“There is a lot of hustle and bustle during shooting periods”, the elderly landlord explained. “My own bedroom is the only place that stays peaceful!” When the film crew is not in town, the house is quiet – but it could doubtlessly tell you plenty of stories from its eventful life.
All those who would now like to book a table or even a room at the Wilder Kaiser Inn must unfortunately be disappointed at this point. The beautiful courtyard is in fact not an inn at all and is only used for outdoor shots in the series "The Mountain Doctor".
The village square is home to a beautiful stone fountain from the 1960s, adorned with a copper statue of Saint Florian, the patron saint of firefighters.
Please note: No coach access to the Going village square!
Coaches and cars may park at the car park of the Going Fire Station (10 minutes on foot to the village square).
Gasthof Wilder Kaiser, the inn from the show, is filmed in two locations. The exterior shots are of the historical merchant’s house on the village square of Going, while the interior shots are of the renowned Föhrenhof restaurant in Auwald, a district of Ellmau.
The Föhrenhof restaurant has been a fine-dining hot spot ever since Eduard and Annemarie Told built it in 1967. Today, their sons Robert and Ewald Told manage the establishment, which is the centrepiece of a family-run business that also includes a hotel with forty beds.
What makes the family-run Föhrenhof in Ellmau special is its cuisine, which has remained excellent for more than 40 years, and its lovely ambience. The Bergdoktor landlady Susanne Dreiseitl, played by von Natalie O’Hara, loves spending time at the Föhrenhof – we’re not surprised!
Litzlalm · Ludwig Gruber’s alpine farm
The Litzlalm is not located in the Wilden Kaiser region but in the Austrian Pinzgau region. The Litzlalm alpine farm and its surrounding pastures, the Litzlwiese, span an area of about 2 km² at an altitude of 1,300–1,500 metres. During the summer months, up to 90 cattle graze here. At its centre, visitors can find a ‘Jausenstation’ – the Austrian term for a mountain inn serving hearty snacks and light snacks (Austrian: ‘Jause’).
Its spectacular location and the beautiful views of the surrounding mountains – in particular, the Mühlsturzhörner summits of the Reiter Alm range – have made the Litlzalm a popular filming location for many Heimatfilme and TV shows. Some parts of Der Bergdoktor season 11 were filmed at the Litzlalm: one of its farmhouses stars as Uncle Ludwig’s cabin!
In winter, the Stanglleit is a ski slope leading directly into the town centre of Ellmau.
It has also starred as a competition slope in various winter specials of the popular show “Der Bergdoktor” (The Mountain Doctor). To shoot a single scene, 200 extras and the entire children’s ski club of Ellmau have to be on location.
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