Explore the region

What to do and where to go

The Zillertal offers its guests a wide range of activities, whether they are sports and activity-oriented, interested in culture or just want to enjoy nature. You will find a lot to see and explore, so the young an the old will have a good time.

  • Heumilch Sennerei Fügen: Try the local dairy products from "Heumilch Sennerei Fügen" and watch how they are made.
  • Museum "Widumspfiste": Head out on a journey into the past of the Zillertal and discover old customs and traditions.
  • Feuerwerk - 'Experience wood with all your senses':
  • Zillertaler Höhenstrasse: A 20 km long wonderful panoramic toll road in the Tuxer Voralpen, with the highest point being the Arbisjochkopf at 2,133m
  • Durlaßboden reservoir: This water reservoir heats up to a pleasant 21 degrees Celsius in the summer months, making it a summer highlight. You can swim, do pedalo rides, stand-up paddling or surfing on the lake. There is also a playground and a barbecue area.
  • Alpine roller-coaster: The Arena Coaster in Zell am Ziller doesn't just inspire kids. Fun, action and speed are guaranteed on it. The 1,450 metre rollercoaster is a year-round attraction for all ages, with its waves, banked turns and jumps as well as a 360° loop and a 540° loop.
  • Adlerbühne Ahorn: From mid-June to October eagles, buzzards and eagle owls show off their majestic elegance to those visiting the highest bird of prey station in Europe, with the breath-taking Zillertal Alps in the background.
  • The 'Steinbock Welten' behind Bärenbadalm in Zillergrund: You not only get to discover these fascinating animals, you even get to see real ibex. Afterwards you can go on a hike to Little Tibet - a mysterious place in the middle of the Zillertal mountains.
  • Therme Fügen: A spa for anyone who wants to relax and unwind. From the 'Blubbergrotte', to the waterfall and the salt water pool, sauna and steam bath, you will find everything here. Of course activities are available too. The 133 metre water slide is the longest in the west of Austria.
  • Lake Schlitterer: Right at the entrance to the Zillertal is the Schlitterer swimming lake. This superb facility, with its large, well-tended lounging area, jetties, park-like vegetation and small lake, which has a lovely water temperature, makes you want to just dive right into swimming fun.
  • Natur Eis Palace 35 metres beneath the ski pistes the Natur Eis Palace on the Hintertux Glacier is a unique natural gem and an excursion destination for the whole family. During a guided tour visitors get to explore the walk-in glacier crevasse, which has sparkling ice crystals and frozen waterfalls. There is also the possibility to make a boat tour, do stand-up paddling and kayaking.
  • Gletscherfloh Park: It's probably the highest playground in Europe on the Hintertux Glacier at 3,250 metres altitude. Organise a snowball fight in the middle of summer, or speed down the piste on snow tyres.

Inspiration for families and children

  • Almspielerei: The Eggalm cableway goes directly to the Almspielerei, where there is a big pond area to discover by tug boat and play raft. Particularly dare-devil adventurers can venture to the other bank via the slackline, about nine metres in length. There are lots of other attractions featuring water, and many Alpine animals made from wood, which means there is a huge amount of fun in store. Parents get to enjoy the fantastic mountain panorama on the sun loungers or on the sun terrace.
  • Pepis Kinderland: It's a highlight on the Penkenjoch, with air cushions, sand pit play area and much more. The eight metre high bear made from wood - Penkenpepi - has a superb play area inside, spanning three levels. Two big towers, mesh suspension bridges and two pipe slides promise pure thrills. On the low ropes course, children and adults alike can demonstrate their climbing skills.
  • Spruce Castle: In this castle on the Rosenalm in Zell am Ziller little ones get to let off steam while climbing on the tower or pottering about in the crane tower. Along with the extensive water play area and adventure playground, little builders will find plenty of opportunities to continue the work of the forest imps in the 'Fichtenwichtelbauhütte'.
  • Wooden ball runs: At the top station of the Isskogelbahn in Gerlos, two wooden ball runs, some 150 metres in length, have been constructed. Little ones are fascinated following the wooden balls, as they make their way to the end via funnels, spirals, wavy sections and a labyrinth.
  • Ahorn lake and stream: Visitors of all ages will find so many opportunities to play, rest and pause there. The play zones also provide fun and entertainment.
  • Zillertalbahn: Discover the picturesque surroundings with the Zillertalbahn.
  • Fun Zone: Everything children love is within walking distance in Mayrhofen. From the water-nature playground 'Brindlang' to the Scheulingwald children's play area, MTown Bowl Skatepark and the mini-golf course.

Our front desk team is happy to help you planing your adventures.

Attractions outside the Zillertal

  • Swarovski Crystal Worlds Wattens: Be inspired by the Crystal Worlds.
  • Museum Jenabach: Awarded with the Austrian and Tyrolean museum's prize, this museum has an exhibition area spanning 700 m² and is definitely worth a visit.
  • Tratzberg Castle: With an adventure-packed guided tour, children's guided tour, knights' shop and much more, this 500 year old castle is an adventure for all ages.
  • Schwaz Silver Mines: Find out how silver and copper were mined 500 years ago.
  • Achensee: A gem of nature, with a rack and pinion railway, boat trip, museum realm, cable cars, ...
  • Kufstein Fortress: This impressive fortress, which hosts exhibitions and concerts, is a town landmark.
  • Innsbruck: It's worth a journey with its lovely Old Town area and the Golden Roof, Riesenrundgemälde, Bergisel ski jump, Alpine zoo, city guided tours, ...
  • Krimml Water Worlds: Watch breath-taking waterfalls and get to know a lot about weather and water.
  • Museum of Old Tyrolean Farms in Kramsach: Open-air museum providing information about agricultural life and history.
  • Rattenberg: The smallest town in Austria, with glass cutters and a medieval pedestrianised zone.
  • Großglockner High Alpine Road: Famous Alpine road in the Hohe Tauern to the highest mountain in Austria, the Großglockner at 3,798 m.
  • Tiefenbach Gorge, Kundler Gorge, Kaiser Gorge: Impressive natural spectacles that can be explored as part of an easy 1-2 hour hike.
  • Happyhopp in Vomp: An indoor play area for when the weather isn't good.

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