das Alois 4*S in Tux
Familie beim Wandern an einem Bergsee im Zillertal

Hiking in the Zillertal

Paradise for hikers and nature lovers

The Zillertal, nestled in the majestic Tyrolean Alps, is not only known for its breath-taking scenery, but also for the diverse hiking opportunities it offers. The region not only attracts experienced hikers, but is also a paradise for nature lovers and those seeking relaxation. From idyllic valleys to rugged peaks, the Zillertal offers the right terrain for every hiking enthusiast.

Varied hiking opportunities
in Zillertal

On the 1400 kilometres of hiking trails in the Zillertal, everyone will undoubtedly find the perfect route to suite their taste. The magical nature of the Zillertal reveals itself especially when hiking. Well-marked hiking trails are waiting to be explored everywhere.


A few hand-picked hiking areas:


  • The side valleys of the Zillertal
  • Tuxer Alps – high alpine hiking
  • Berliner Höhenweg (Zillertaler Höhenweg)
  • High alpine-Nature Park of the Zillertaler Alps
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Ein Paar beim Wandern im wunderschönen Tuxer Tal

Side valleys of the Zillertal

A world of unspoilt beauty

The side valleys of the Zillertal include the Zillergrund, the Stillupptal, the Zemmgrund and the Tuxertal in particular offer fascinating insights into alpine diversity. The Zillergrund impresses with a picturesque backdrop of gentle meadows and rugged peaks, while the Tuxertal attracts visitors with its high alpine elegance. Both side valleys are characterised by well-marked hiking trails that take nature lovers into a world of untouched beauty.

Tuxer Alps

High alpine adventure

The Tuxer Alps, located in the south of the Zillertal, offer a fascinating backdrop for challenging hikes. High alpine trails lead through unspoilt nature and offer breath-taking views of the surrounding mountain peaks. Popular routes include the ascent to the Olperer, a striking mountain peak that rewards you with impressive views.

Pärchen blickt bei ihrer Pause während des Wanderns auf das herrliche Tuxer Tal

Ein Wanderer am Berliner Höhenweg im Zillertal über den Wolken

Berliner Höhenweg

Experience alpine elegance

For hikers who want to experience the diversity of the Zillertal in a single tour, the Berliner Höhenweg, is the ideal choice. This multi-day route leads through various vegetation zones, from lush meadows to rugged rocky landscapes. Along the way, numerous mountain huts offer the opportunity to rest and enjoy regional specialities.

High alpine- nature park Zillertaler Alps

Discover biodiversity

The high alpine-nature park Zillertaler Alps is a treasure for nature lovers. Hikers can not only experience the imposing mountain world, but also discover the diverse flora and fauna. The nature park is renowned for its well-marked paths suitable for both beginners and experienced mountaineers.

Frau beim Wandern mit den Zillertaler Alpen im Hintergrund

Hiking holiday in “das Alois”

Enjoy your hiking holiday in our hotel and benefit from its central location and our hiking service for mountaineers and hikers.

Hiking-highlights in the Zillertal
For nature lovers and adventurers

The Zillertal delights with a variety of highlights that fascinate nature lovers and adventurers alike. From majestic peaks to idyllic valleys and picturesque lakes, the region offers an impressive range of experiences. Enjoy breath-taking views, explore lively mountain villages and experience the alpine beauty in all its splendour.


A few regional highlights:

  • Mountaineering village of Ginzling at the end of the Zillertal
  • Schlegeis reservoir in Zemmgrund
  • Krimml waterfalls at the end of the Zillertal
  • Hintertux glacier at the end of the Tuxertal
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Kühe auf einer Alm im Zillertal

Mountaineering village of Ginzling

At the end of the Zillertal

The mountaineering village of Ginzling is in an idyllic location at the end of the valley, a real treasure for alpine adventure lovers. Surrounded by majestic peaks and lush green meadows, Ginzling exudes an unmatchable charm. The village has earned its status of a mountaineering village, not only due to its picturesque location, but also the exceptional hiking possibilities. Many of the numerous paths to the surrounding summits of the Zillertaler Alps begin in Ginzling.

Schlegeis Stausee

In Zemmgrund

The Schlegeis reservoir is not only an impressive construction, but also a popular destination for hikers. The circuit around the reservoir offers a picturesque backdrop and the possibility of experiencing the impressive dam close-up. The surrounding mountains are mirrored in the clear water providing a fascinating atmosphere.

Blick auf den Schleigeis Stausee im Zillertal

Atemberaubend schöner Anblick der Krimmler Wasserfälle

Krimml Waterfalls

At the end of the Zillertal

Despite being located at the westerly end of the Zillertal, the Krimml Waterfalls are a popular highlight for hikers. With a total height of 380 metres they provide spectacular views as well as being an impressive spectacle of nature.

Hintertux glacier

At the end of the Tuxertal

The Hintertux glacier is an outstanding highlight for hikers in the Zillertal. As the only year-round skiing glacier in the Alps, it is just as impressive in the summer with its majestic glacier landscape. Hikers can explore the high alpine surroundings on well-marked trails and enjoy breath-taking views of the region on well-marked trails and enjoy breath-taking views of the surrounding mountain peaks. The glacier offers a unique combination of alpine charm and the fascination of eternal ice, making the Zilltertal an unforgettable hiking experience.

Blick von der Panoramaterrasse des Hintertuxer Gletscher

The Zillertal

A hiker's paradise

The Zillertal impresses not only with its imposing mountains but also with its well developed network of hiking paths. Ranging from challenging mountain tours to leisurely walks, the region offers something for everyone


The diversity of the landscape, along with the numerous highlights, turn the Zillertal into an unforgettable experience for nature lovers and mountain enthusiasts. Discover the beauty of this alpine oasis and allow the fascination of hiking in the Zillertal enchant you.


To turn your hikes into unforgettable advenutres, here are 7 important tips for hikers.

Inform yourself in advance about your chosen route, weather conditions, and difficulty. Good planning minimises risks and enables a safe hiking experience.

Wear appropriate hiking boots, weather-proof clothing and pack a water bottle and a walking map. The correct equipment will increase safety and comfort.

Choose a hiking route suitable to your fitness level. Inclines and lengths should correspond to your own ability in order to avoid excessive demands.

Leave no traces and follow the marked paths. Respect the flora and fauna and help to preserve nature.

Be friendly and respectful to other hikers. Walk one behind the other on narrow paths, keep the tracks free and treat nature with respect.

Take plenty of water and snacks with you. A selection of well-balanced provisions is important to keep energy levels up throughout your hike.

Inform someone about your planned route and your estimated return time. Carry emergency equipment and observe the local safety rules. Your safety should always be the top priority.

Further summer activities

Discover the diversity of the Zillertal in summer
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Adventure in the breath-taking mountains

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