The Bergdoktor practice in Ellmau

Filming location of the popular TV show “Der Bergdoktor” (The Mountain Doctor)


The Bergdoktor’s practice in Ellmau

Filming location of the popular TV show “Der Bergdoktor” (The Mountain Doctor)

The Hinterschnabel farm is first documented around 1694. In 1985, Ellmau’s former mayor Johann Leitner took over his mother’s farm in the Faistenbichl district and has been managing it ever since.

Until the film crew of The Bergdoktor took an interest in the farm in 2007, the property had no electricity and its residential flats were unused. To create the Mountain Doctor’s practice, the former living rooms of the farmhouse were lovingly modified and renovated. Hans Leitner continues to cultivate the pastures and fields surrounding the Hinterschnabel farm.

The people of Ellmau are proud of their new landmark. Admired by around 8 million viewers on television for several weeks every year, it attracts many tourists to the Tirolean mountains.

Opening hours

In summer, the original film set can be visited every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 09:30 to 12:00. Please note that there may be changes due to filming. The current opening status and opening hours can be found in the entry.

Directions and Parking

For a visit to the Bergdoktor practice in Ellmau, you can use the free parking spaces at the Kirchbichl chairlift (on the right-hand side on the way to the Hartkaiserbahn) or in the village (approx. 20min walk). There are no parking facilities directly at the practice.

Tip: Use the KaiserJet for a comfortable and environmentally friendly journey to the stop Ellmau Bergdoktorpraxis. You can find the timetable here.

Admission prices to the Bergdoktor's practice

Entrance fee (single – with/without GuestCard) € 4.00
Children up to 6 years of age free of charge

Information for coach tour guests

If you would like to visit the Bergdoktor practice as a bus group, please register your visit with Top Kaiserguides. They will gladly take care of your request by phone at +43 664 204 89 63 or by mail to

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