Excursion destinations in the Zillertal: 8 highlights away from the pistes

05/06/2024 - SnowTrex

The Zillertal, known for its fantastic ski slopes, also harbours true treasures for adventure-seekers away from the pistes. SnowTrex knows some of the most exciting excursion destinations in this idyllic region, which can also be visited in winter. From breathtaking natural beauty to cultural sights.

The Zillertal in the snow offers many great ski slopes and alternative activities

1. Zillertal High Road

Why go there?

Breathtaking views, relaxation in nature

Experience what?

Panorama tour, photo spots

Address:

The southernmost ascent begins in Hippach (between Mayrhofen and Zell am Ziller) and the northernmost ascent in Ried (approx. ten kilometres after the start of the Zillertal)

Prices:

Car: 8 Euro, motorbike: 5 Euro stand, minibuses: 17 Euro, buses: 22 Euro

Practical information:

Toll road, weather dependent

The Zillertaler Höhenstraße is a real highlight for nature and photo lovers. On this picturesque route, you can experience the Zillertal from a completely new perspective. Whether by car or bike – the route offers unforgettable views of the Alps. Ideal for a relaxing day in the great outdoors.

2. ErlebnisSennerei Zillertal

Why go there?

Insight into local cheese production

Experience what?

Guided tours, cheese tasting

Address:

Hollenzen 116, 6290 Mayrhofen

Prices:

Guided tour: adults 14.50 euros, children (7-14 years) 7.30 euros, infants (up to 6 years) free

Practical information:

Open daily, family-friendly

The ErlebnisSennerei Zillertal offers an exciting insight into the tradition of cheese production. During a guided tour, you can look over the dairymen’s shoulders and taste the fresh cheese. A culinary experience that will delight young and old alike.

3. Mayrhofner Bergbahnen

Why go there?

Panoramic views, hiking paradise

What to experience?

Mountain tours, hiking trails

Address:

Ahornstraße 853, 6290 Mayrhofen

Prices:

Ascent and descent: adults 28 euros, children 14 euros

Practical information:

Open all year round, various ticket options

The Mayrhofner Bergbahnen cable cars take you to the most beautiful viewpoints in the Zillertal. Whether you want to explore the peaks on foot or simply enjoy the view, the cable cars offer the right experience for everyone. Hiking trails of various levels of difficulty await you.

4. Nature’s ice palace on the Hintertux Glacier

Why go there?

Unique nature experience

Experience what?

Glacier cave, ice art

Address:

Accessible via the Hintertuxer Gletscherbahn, turn left after the exit

Prices:

Basic tour: adults 29 euros, children (6-14 years) 15 euros

Extended basic tour: adults 39 euros, children (6-14 years) 15 euros

Practical information:

Open all year round, guided tour required

The Natural Ice Palace is a breathtaking natural wonder in the heart of the Hintertux Glacier. On a guided tour through the icy cave, you can experience the fascinating world of eternal ice up close. An unforgettable adventure that you shouldn’t miss.

5. Erlebnistherme Zillertal in Fügen

Why go there?

Relaxation and bathing fun

What to experience?

Thermal bath, sauna area

Address:

Badweg 1, 6263 Fügen

Prices:

Day ticket: adults 28.90 euros, young people 24.60 euros, children 20.40 euros

Practical information:

Open all year round, family-friendly

The Erlebnistherme Zillertal in Fügen is the ideal place to warm up after a cold day. With various swimming pools, slides and a spacious sauna area, it offers fun and relaxation for the whole family.


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6. Eagle stage Ahorn

Why go there?

Impressive bird of prey demonstrations

Experience what?

Air shows, nature experience

Address:

Filzenboden 922, 6290 Mayrhofen

Prices:

Birds of prey demonstration (incl. ascent and descent): Adults 34.50 euros, children 17.50 euros

Birds of prey demonstration only: adults 12.70 euros , children 6.50 euros

Practical information:

Note winter opening times, depending on the weather

The Ahorn Eagle Stage is a highlight for all nature lovers and animal enthusiasts. Here you can watch fascinating birds of prey at close range and experience exciting flight demonstrations. The impressive shows and the surrounding mountain landscape offer an unforgettable experience.

Adlerbühne Ahorn der Mayrhofner Bergbahnen

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7. Hike to the Berliner Hütte

Why go there?

Historic Alpine Club hut, natural beauty

What to experience?

Hike, mountain panorama

Address:

To be reached via access, public transport and car

Prices:

Free of charge (parking 6 Euro per day)

Practical information:

Weather dependent, equipment necessary

A hike to the Berliner Hütte is a must for every mountain lover. The historic hut, surrounded by breathtaking mountain panoramas, offers a unique backdrop for a break. The route is a real adventure, especially in winter, and offers unforgettable impressions.

A Kaiserschmarrn is traditional and part of a good hike

8. Spannagel cave on the Hintertux Glacier

Why go there?

Impressive cave world

Experience what?

Guided cave tours, natural wonders

Address:

6293 Tux, on the Hintertux Glacier just below Section II Tuxer Fernerhaus, directly at the Spannagelhaus

Prices:

Show cave tour: adults 20 euros, children (up to 14 years) 12 euros

Practical information:

Open all year round, tours bookable

The Spannagel Cave, located on the Hintertux Glacier, is one of the highest show caves in Europe. On a guided tour, you can explore the fascinating rock formations and the mysterious interior of the mountain. A mystical experience that is particularly appealing in winter.

(as at 30 November 2023)

FAQ about excursion destinations in the Zillertal

How can I find out about the current opening hours and conditions of the excursion destinations?

For up-to-date information, we recommend visiting the official websites of the respective excursion destinations or contacting the local tourist offices in the Zillertal.

What culinary experiences can you enjoy in the Zillertal?

Culinary highlights in the Zillertal include tasting local products at the Zillertal hay milk dairy and cosy refreshment stops at the numerous mountain inns and huts.

What bad weather alternatives are there in the Zillertal?

If the weather is bad, the Erlebnistherme Zillertal thermal spa in Fügen and the Zillertal hay milk dairy are great options. A visit to the Spannagel Cave on the Hintertux Glacier is also recommended.

Are the excursion destinations in the Zillertal also suitable for families with children?

Yes, most of the excursion destinations in the Zillertal are family-friendly. Places like the Erlebnistherme Zillertal, the Adlerbühne Ahorn and the Natur Eis Palast offer fun and learning for all ages.

Are there offers for active holidaymakers in the Zillertal?

Yes, the Zillertal offers numerous options for active holidaymakers, including winter hikes to the Berliner Hütte and ski tours. The Mayrhofner Bergbahnen also offer access to various hiking trails.

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