• Hiking at Penkenjoch - near Zillertal Valley

    Hiking at Penkenjoch - near Zillertal Valley

    Zillertal Tourismus GmbH / Andre Schönherr

Hiking in the Zillertal Alps in Tirol

The Zillertal Alps offer grand views and unforgettable mountaineering adventures.


Hiking in Zillertal, Tirol

The Zillertal Alps in Numbers

Hiking in Zillertal, Tirol

Austrian National Tourist Office / Peter Burgstaller
  • Hiking trails
    1,400 km (870 mi)
  • Highest peak – Hochfeiler
    3,509 m (11,512 ft)
  • Mountaintops
    111
  • Summer cable cars
    10

The Zillertal Alps extend from the Austrian provinces of SalzburgerLand and Tirol (where the lion’s share of the mountain range is located) to South Tyrol in Italy. Spread over such a large area, the Zillertal Alps have everything on offer you might expect from the Alps: From grazing cows on soft meadows to icy glaciers that allow for skiing all year round.

Why Visit the Zillertal Alps in Tirol?

Hiking in Zillertal, Tirol

Hiking in Zillertal, Tirol

Austrian National Tourist Office / Peter Burgstaller

Must-See:

Krimmler Waterfalls: Crashing down over 385 metres (1,263 ft) in cascades, these are Europe’s highest waterfalls – a sight to behold. When visiting the waterfalls, be sure to stop into the WasserWelten (“Worlds of Water”) Krimml as well: An interactive exhibition about water in all its forms, it’s the perfect place for children to play and learn at the same time.

National Park Hohe Tauern - Krimmler Cascades

National Park Hohe Tauern - Krimmler Cascades

Austrian National Tourist Office / Reinhold Leitner
National Park Hohe Tauern

Must-Dos:

  • Take a trip to the past on a nostalgic steam train: enjoy Zillertal valley’s fascinating landscape on a laid-back journey between the towns of Mayrhofen and Kaltenbach. 
  • Take a guided walk with a park ranger to get to know the local wildlife and plants.
Steam train Zillertal

Steam train Zillertal

Zillertal Tourismus GmbH / Bernhard Huber
Hiking in Zillertal, Tirol

Useful Links

Hiking in Zillertal, Tirol

Austrian National Tourist Office / Peter Burgstaller

How to Get There

The closest airports are Innsbruck (70 km or 43 mi / 1 h to Mayrhofen), Salzburg (180 km or 112 mi / 2 h to Mayrhofen), and Munich, Germany (150 km or 93 mi / 2 h).

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