• Hiking in Zillertal, Tirol

    Hiking in the Zillertal Alps in Tirol

    The Zillertal Alps offer grand views and unforgettable mountaineering adventures.

    hiking in the Zillertal valley / Zillertal Tourismus GmbH

    The Zillertal Alps in Numbers

    • Hiking trails
      1,400 km (870 mi)
    • Highest peak – Hochfeiler
      3,509 m (11,512 ft)
    • Mountaintops
    • Summer cable cars

    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?

    •                     Krimml Waterfalls / Krimml Waterfalls
    •                     Steam train Zillertal
    • 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.

    • 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.
    mountain lake Eiskarsee, hiking in the Zillertal valley / Zillertal Tourismus GmbH

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    Did You Know?

    Zillertal valley played a crucial part in making the Austrian carol “Silent Night” world-famous. In 1819, an organ maker from the Zillertal valley was brought to Oberndorf to repair a broken organ. There, he heard the new carol and took it back to his home, where he passed it on to the Rainer family singers. The group proceeded to sing it at Christmas mass that same year as well as at concerts in the entire German-speaking world. 
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    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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