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Vacation in the Schwaz District

At Jenbach, about 40km east of Innsbruck, the Zillertal branches off from the Inntal. At the well-known holiday resort of Mayrhofen, the Zillertal divides into smaller source valleys, which are also called "Gründe". To the west of the Zillertal are the Tux Alps and to the east are the Kitzbühel Alps. In the south, at the high Zillertal main ridge on the border with South Tyrol (Italy), there are several well-known three-thousanders. From the valley entrance to Mayrhofen, only 100 meters in altitude need to be overcome in the widest side valley of the Inntal. More than 35% of the Zillertal region is protected as the Zillertal Alps High Mountain Nature Park.

Summer vacation in the Zillertal

One of the most diverse hiking areas in the Alps is the Zillertal. To explore the diverse landscape, a comfortable ride on a cable car is often organized at the beginning. After a short mountain ride, you can hike in healthy, high-altitude air in the allergy-free area and enjoy beautiful mountain panoramas. The Zillertal theme trails in particular draw attention to the beauty of the valley. On interesting and varied hikes, you can discover cultural sites, rural cultural landscapes, and unique natural landscapes. The more than 800km of well-maintained cycling routes in the Zillertal, in all levels of difficulty, from beginner routes to technically and physically demanding mountain bike trails, also make the area a paradise for cyclists and mountain bikers. Several pools, a thermal spa, natural alpine lakes, the Zillertal steam train, and numerous climbing areas round off the range of activities for active vacationers in the summer.

Panorama of Achensee
Panorama of Achensee - © Achensee Tourismus
Zinglhäusl in Fügen (Zillertal)
Zinglhäusl in Fügen (Zillertal) - Photo: Wikipedia-User: Funke - CC BY-SA 3.0
Mountain fun in Hintertux
Mountain fun in Hintertux - Photo: flickr-User: Leo-setä - CC BY 2.0
Town center of Zell am Ziller
Town center of Zell am Ziller - Holger Ellgaard - CC BY 3.0
Arzjoch lake above Fügen
Arzjoch lake above Fügen - Maciej Szczepaniak - CC BY 2.0
In the Achensee forest
In the Achensee forest - (c) Achensee Tourismus
Panorama of Achensee
Panorama of Achensee - (c) Achensee Tourismus
On the boat at Achensee
On the boat at Achensee - (c) Achensee Tourismus
Snowy cabin in the Achensee region
Snowy cabin in the Achensee region - (c) Achensee Tourismus
Skier
Skier - (c) Achensee Tourismus
Snow fun
Snow fun - (c) Achensee Tourismus
Mountain station ski resort Hochfügen
Mountain station ski resort Hochfügen - Photo: Wikipedia-User: Eiswind - CC BY-SA 3.0
In the Hintertux ski area
In the Hintertux ski area - Alexander Lindquist - CC BY 2.0
Ski area Tux Finkenberg
Ski area Tux Finkenberg

Skiing and snowboarding in the Zillertal

The Zillertal is a ski area of superlatives. With 430km of slopes, 150km of cross-country ski trails, numerous halfpipes, and state-of-the-art ski lifts, there is nothing standing in the way of a sporty ski vacation in the Zillertal. Zell am Ziller is the right address for family-friendly winter sports. If you are looking for fun and action, we recommend the well-known ski resort of Mayrhofen with the new ski area "Ski-Zillertal3000" and numerous trendy meeting places. Further up the valley, you will find the villages of Tux / Hintertux and the popular Hintertux Glacier ski area with breathtaking mountain panoramas.

Also recommended is a guided tour of the largest cave in Tyrol, the Spannagel Cave. Thrill-seekers will be in their element on a ski tour to the Hoher Riffler or a tandem paragliding flight. Several restaurants in the region offer excellent cuisine and great views of the impressive Zillertal glacier world.

Achensee

The Achensee, located in the Achental (north of Jenbach), forms the border between the Brandenberg Alps in the east and the Karwendel in the west. The Tyrolean Sea, as the locals call it, is the largest lake in Tyrol with a depth of 133m. The region around the clear mountain lake, with its excellent water quality and good underwater visibility, is a popular holiday region for hiking, biking, sailing, surfing, and diving in the summer.

Summer vacation at Lake Achensee

Lake Achensee is suitable for many water sports such as sailing, surfing, swimming, rowing, fishing, pedal boating, diving, canoeing, kayaking, etc. Hikers, cyclists, and mountain bikers will find extremely attractive routes and trails directly at Lake Achensee or in the Karwendel Nature Park. Did you know that there is a beautiful, newly built, gently sloping 18-hole course at the Golfclub Achensee between Lake Achensee and the Karwendel Mountains at an altitude of 950m? Golf enthusiasts will be thrilled.

Winter Vacation in the Achensee Region

Whether you travel to Maurach, Pertisau, or Achenkirch on the shores of Lake Achensee, the idyllically hidden Steinberg, or to Wiesing, the southern gateway to the Achensee region, the journey via the A12 is very uncomplicated. For unspoiled winter sports enjoyment, there are 200km of cross-country ski trails, over 30 ski lifts, and 150km of cleared hiking trails for winter hiking. The world-famous snowbike region successfully takes care of the contemporary successor& of the good old skibob. Ski tourers rave about the touring areas in the Rofan and Karwendel Mountains.

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Zillertal

Zillertal
Zillertal

Located about 40km east of the Tyrolean state capital Innsbruck, the idyllic Zillertal with its 25 different municipalities is surrounded by an impressive mountain landscape, including the Zillertal Alps, the Tux Main Ridge, and the Tux Prealps. In the 19th century, when tourism was still in its infancy, the valley was discovered for tourism. In the beginning, passionate and intrepid mountaineers ...

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Fügen

Located at the entrance of the valley, Fügen is part of the "First Holiday Region in the Zillertal", which is visited annually by thousands of guests from all over the world. Winter holiday In the cold season, the ski areas Spieljoch and Hochfügen-Hochzillertal invite you to winter sports. 195 kilometers of slopes await adventure-hungry people. Those who can't get ...

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The town is located in a valley in the rear Zillertal and can look back on a long tradition as a tourist destination. Together with the neighboring municipalities of Gerlosberg, Hainzenberg, Zellberg, and Rohrberg, Zell is one of the most popular tourism regions in Tyrol.

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Mayrhofen in the Zillertal is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Tyrol. The Zillertal Alps with their three-thousanders (Großer Löffler, Ochsner, Zigismondyspitze and many more) offer a holiday full of peace, relaxation and wellness, but also plenty of opportunities for active sports. Tourism in Mayrhofen dates back to the 19th century, when the first mountain huts were ...

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