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Sightseeing in Zillertal

Ahornbahn Mayrhofen

The Ahornbahn in Mayrhofen is the largest gondel in Austria. In winter the entire Ahorn region is equipped with snowmaking facilities.

Cable car guided tours

For all those particularly interested in the engineering of the largest cable car in Austria there is a guided tour every Tuesday at 11.00 am. Meeting point is at the bottom station of the Ahornbahn. A ticket for a gondel trip is necessary.

Simply huge...
...are the cable cars of the Ahornbahn. 160 (!!) people fit in easily. The Ahornbahn in Mayrhofen is the largest in Austria. Additionally, the entire Ahorn region is fitted with snow making facilities in Winter.

Café Ahornbahn
In the case of bad weather the Ahornbahn transforms into a hovering café with drinks, cake and lounge music. A drink is included with a lift ticket.


Berliner high altitude trail

As in the second half of the 19th century interest in the scientific development of the alps grew, and the new predominantly academically influenced alpine associations began,...

As in the second half of the 19th century interest in the scientific development of the alps grew, and the new predominantly academically influenced alpine associations began to build mountain huts and trails, the idea to connect these partly high altitude huts arose. Often existing paths used by hunters and smugglers were reestablished. The "Ötzi" met his end on such a path.

In the Zillertaler Alps the Berlin section of the German and Austrian clubs (DOeAV) was particularly active and erected several huts including  the Berliner Hütte in 1879. In 1889 a high alpine trail passing the Schönbichler Horn (3.133 m) to the then new Furtschaglhaus was completed. Today, walking the same granite paved tracks, one can imagine the work and effort the locals must have undergone in those days.

Finkenberg (785 m) – Gamshütte (1916 m)

Via the Hermann-Hecht-Weg to the Gamshütte. 1000 m ascent, walking time approx. 3,5 hours Gamshütte – Friesenberghaus (2498 m)
This 14 km leg is the longest and most challenging. The south west facing trail, at a height of 2000 m, has maximum sunshine in high summer. One of the least frequented tours with 1130 m ascent, descent 561 m, walking time approx. 9 hours


Friesenberghaus – Olpererhütte (2389 m)
The shortest leg of the trail, 150 m ascent, descent 250 m, walking time approx. 1,5 hours Olpererhütte – Furtschaglhaus (2295 m)
The trail leads passed the Schlegeis reservoir on a road going south east towards Furtschaglboden. Descent 600 m, ascent 500 m, walking time approx. 4 hours


Furtschaglhaus – Berliner Hütte (2040 m)
At the Schönbichler Horn the highest point (3133 m) of the Berliner Höhenweges is reached. At the top steel cables aid the climb. This stage is exposed and challenging. Ascent 900 m, descent 1060 m, walking time approx. 7 hours


Berliner Hütte – Greizer Hütte (2226 m)
Via the Mörchenscharte (steel cables and ladder) down to Floitengrund, then up to the Greizer Hütte. Ascent 1200 m, descent 1050 m, walking time 7 hours


Greizer Hütte – Kasseler Hütte (2177 m)
Via the Lapenscharte, down to Lapenkar, to Elsenklamm (steel cables) then traversing across to the Kasseler Hütte (the trail via the Schuhscharte, still marked on some walking maps, is no longer passable (danger of falling). Ascent 500 m, descent 550 m, walking time 6 hours.


Kasseler Hütte – Edelhütte (2237 m)
Via the Siebenschneiden path (there are 7 ridges to cross), 14 km to the Edelhütte, occasionally equipped with steel cables and iron rods in exposed areas. Ascent 600 m, descent 550 m, walking time 9 hours. Down to Mayrhofen
either via the cable car (Ahornbahn), or via the Edelhütte 300 m, or by foot via the Föllenbergalpe and Alpenrose Guesthouse to Mayrhofen, descent 1600 m



Alpine dairy Zillertal

On 6000m² and with 11 stations, experience live Tirol's first multimedail viewing dairy - the world of milk processing and cheesemaking.

On 6000m² and 11 stations, experience live Tirol's first multimedia viewing dairy - the world of milk processing and cheese making. Parents with children, individuals and groups are welcome, experience the daily working life in a dairy in a totally new way. See, smell& taste!


Peer over the cheese maker's shoulder and enjoy the culinary pleasures on the diverse menu in the Zillertaler dairy kitchen. The milk and cheese products of the Zillertal dairy are available to purchase. Link:

Tauern power station

The main power station in Mayrhofen has been producing around  670 million kwh of electric energy since 1970. It includes the Stillupp reservoir, the water works conductor sytem and the Mayrhofen power station.

Hydro-electric power station in Zillertal

This power station group includes two upper stations, the Roßhag and Häusling pumped-storage plants with the Schlegeis and Zillergründl reservoirs, and the main station in Mayrhofen with the Stillup reservoir.

Together with the Gunggl, Bösdornau and Tuxbach power stations, the Zemm-Ziller group produces 965 MW and 600 MW from the Roßhag and Häusling pumps. That's a power range of more than 1.500 MW and is the highest capacity hydro-electric power station in Austria.

Ziller Valley Train

From Jenbach through the Ziller Valley to Mayrhofen. A private light railway with 760 mm gauge, servicing local traffic, tourists and wood transport.

The Ziller Valley train goes from Jenbach through the Ziller Valley to Mayrhofen. A private light railway with 760 mm gauge, servicing local traffic, tourists and wood transport.

As well as a fleet of modern diesel locomotives the Ziller Valley railway has command over several operating steam locomotives, serving as a tourist attraction.

Joining the Westbahn in Jenbach, connecting trains to Vienna via Linz, Salzburg and Innsbruck to Bregenz. Also connecting in Jenbach to the Achenseebahn, a cog railway. Jenbach is the only place in Austria where three different gauges meet.

Hintertuxer Glacier

The ice world up on the Hintertuxer Glacier is one of nature's wonders, enchanting every visitor with its majestic setting.   Even in summer you can ski and snowboard on the Hintertuxer Glacier!

The Hintertuxer Glacier lies at the end of the Tuxer valley, a side valley off the Ziller Vallex in Tirol in the Zillertaler Alps, Austria. The highest point is 3250 m. The glacier has round the year skiing.

Due to its height, there are usually good snow conditions, so that nearly all pistes and lifts are working. There is also a ski school for beginners and advanced skiers.

As well as winter sport activities the glacier boasts a panorama view of the alps from its 3.250 m peak. The area is also suitable for mountain hiking, and there are plenty of mountain huts and restaurants, some open for service all year round. One of the huts is the Spannagelhaus with the natural monument 'Spannagelhöhle', a 10 km long system of caves; the entrance lies directly next to the Spannagelhaus.

Zillertaler high road

An unforgettable experience on your holiday, from 550 to 2.020 m in height. The Zillertaler high road is one of the most beautiful alpine roads in Austria.

The Zillertaler high road is one of the most beautiful alpine roads in Austria and

  • offers visitors and magnificent drive up to 2020 m by car, coach, local bus, or even by bike.
  • gives an impression of the amazing panorama of the Zillertaler Alps and is the starting point for many mountain tours.
  • takes visitors to the only alpine garden in Zillertal
  • provides access to a wonderful landscape and several alpine restaurants.
  • invites you to an enjoyable rest in one of the relaxing mountain guesthouses or huts.

Krimmler Waterfalls

Impressive waterfall walking track with several posibilities for further hiking tours along the Krimmler Achentale... whatever you feel like!

The Krimmler Waterfalls, cascading down 380 m are the highest waterfalls in Austria.

They lie at the edge of the Krimml village (Salzburg), in the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern near the border to Italy. Fed by the Krimmler Ache, water falls in three sections ending in the Salzach river.

In the 18th century english travellers interested in natural science began visit these falls. To make access easier the caretaker of Mittersill, Ignaz von Kürsinger, had a track built up to the top of the lowest section in 1835. In 1879 the track was extended and viewing points added.

The track as it is today was built in 1901, to cater for the then drastically rising number of visitors (1905: 8.600 visitors). The track runs close to the waterfall winding up with steep serpentine corners. A minimum level of fitness is required to complete the climb. Several viewing platforms offer spectacular views.

Walking tracks
After the climb to the upper ridge of the falls (approx. 1 hour) there are several possibilites for further hikes: after a further 2 hours you reach the Krimmler Tauernhaus (1.631 m). From there either follow the Achental to the Warnsdorfer Hut (2.336 m, 3 hours, section Warnsdorf/Krimml) or turn into Rainbachtal and after 3 hours come to the Richterhut (2.374 m, section Bergfreunde/Rheydt).

Binder FeuerWerk, Fügen in Zilllertal

The most modern and economic combined biomass heat and power plant in Europe with fascinating technical equipment... a video-guide in six languages takes you through the FeuerWerk.

Seminars& conferences, art& culture, galas & events, as well as tours through the most modern and economic biomass heat and power plant to date, in combination with the SichtBAR - the gastronomy at the FeuerWerk. With its exemplary efficiency, it is an architechtural feature with technical facilities to produce heat, electricity, pellets and briquetts; in a region with an excess of wood. In addition, a cultural area offering programs in the form of exhibitions, concerts, theatre performances, readings, seminars, and much more. Come visit and experience the fascination of wood - we look forward to seeing you!


Swarovski Crystal World, Wattens

The water spouting giant, magically luring its beholders inside, where the cabinet of wonder ignites the fantasy - who would have thought that within 12 years more that 7 million visitors would pass this world wide recognised icon...

Swarovski Crystal World is the name of the recreation park, erected in 1995 by the Austrian artist André Heller to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the crystal manufacturers: Swarovski KG. André Heller, together with artists Brian Eno, Susanne Schmögner, Paul Seide and others, created an „illusionary glitter world in nine cabinets of wonder“.


Bergisel ski jump and the Golden Roof, Innsbruck

Take a day to discover our state capital city Innsbruck - worth seeing are the olympic ski jump Bergisel and the golden roof in the beautiful old part of the city.

State capital city Innsbruck
Discover our state capital city Innsbruck on a day trip... with its wonderful theatres and museums...

Bergisel Ski Jump
The olympic ski jump Bergisel was renewed in 2001 for the international Four Hills Tournament making it an excellent tourist attraction. The café, restaurant and panorama viewing platform are easily reached with the new inclined elevator and the tower lift. The 360°view of the tirolean mountain ranges, Innsbruck and surroundings is well worth it!

Golden Roof
The Maximilianeum house was residence to the tirolean sovereigns Friedrich IV. and Sigmund des Münzreichen from 1420 til approx.1460. The splendid bay with 2657 fire guilded copper shindles is the town's landmark; and was the commissioned work, under the reign of Kaiser Maximilian I., of Niclas Türing d.Ä. and was completed in the year 1500.

Visit the goldmine in Zell im Zillertal

Take part in one of the greatest adventures of the past century! Experience the mountain from the inside, accompanied by an impressive multimedia presentation.

Experience the mountain from the inside, accompanied by an impressive multimedia presentation. Get an idea of the work conditions of those days, the not entirely respectable lifestyle of the miners and their social environment. Learn of the political conflicts between Salzburg and Tirol, the economic background and the strong influence of the church.