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Das Zillertal in Österreich, Bild: anitasstudio / shutterstock

The Austrian Zillertal – Time out in the natural idyll

Fresh mountain air, boundless freedom, pure natural idyll – welcome to the Zillertal. The beautiful town is located in the Alps of Tyrol, one of the nine provinces in the west of Austria. The valley stretches over 47 kilometers and has more than 35,500 inhabitants. The name of the valley comes from the 56-kilometre-long river called “Ziller”. At an altitude of 3,510 metres, the Hochfeiler is the highest mountain in the Zillertal. This is one of the most popular destinations for holidaymakers who want to spend their holidays in the Alps and beautiful apartments in the Zillertal . Everything is on offer there, from action and adventure to relaxation and recreation.

The Zillertal in summer

Whether you want to spend a summer or winter holiday in the Zillertal – there are a wide range of leisure activities available to you at any time of the year. Numerous hiking trails invite you to go hiking in the mountains to discover the beauty of nature in all its diversity. For a relaxed sunrise hike, for example, the panoramic mountain “Gedrechter” is ideal. If you prefer a more difficult, challenging climb, you can take a hike to the high mountain chapel in Zillergrund, for example. Bike lovers also get their money’s worth in the Zillertal and can find 1,300 kilometres of bike routes for their mountain or e-bikes. For all golfers, or those who would like to become one, there is a golf course in the valley in the face of an alpine panorama. This is located in Uderns in the Zillertal and is one of the so-called “Leading Golf Courses of Austria”. Another breathtaking leisure activity is the glacier experience in Hintertux between 1,500 and 3,250 metres above sea level, which can be booked 365 days a year. This activity offers a magnificent panorama over the Tux and the mountains in the Zillertal.

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The Zillertal in winter

Mayrhofen in the Zillertal, Image: Roman Babakin / shutterstock

But even in the cold winter time, there are numerous and varied leisure activities that make a holiday in the Austrian Zillertal unforgettable. For example, mountain hikes are also possible in winter. Winter hiking trails are prepared for this purpose and offer you the opportunity to discover the glittering snowy landscapes of the Zillertal. Or you can book guided snowshoe hikes, which are offered in different levels of difficulty. If you feel like tobogganing, there are 48 kilometres of groomed toboggan runs in the valley. Some of these are also illuminated at night, so you have the opportunity to toboggan in the Zillertal in bright sunshine or under the starry sky. For all skiers and snowboarders, there is a large ski area with countless lifts, which can be reached nationwide by bus and train connections.