Excursions in the immediate vicinity
Goldschaubergwerk in Zell am Ziller
Feel how the inside of the mountain lives and experience 350 years of culture of this almost forgotten branch of industry in an impressive multimedia presentation in the gallery. Get an impression of the working conditions underground, the miners' lifestyle and their social environment. The excursion starts at the show dairy next to the animal park at Hainzenberg. It lasts about two hours. Admission € 12.00 for adults, € 6.00 for children and includes the visit gold mining, return transport with the Zillertaler Goldexpress (slow train), guided tour of the cheese dairy with small tasting and the visit to the animal park. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
Erlebnis Sennerei Zillertal
Experience the world of milk processing and cheese production live, multimedia and up close on 6000 m² and 11 stations. Parents with children, individualists and groups are invited to experience the everyday work of an alpine dairy in a completely new and unprecedented way. You will look over the shoulders of the cheese master at his work and learn how milk fresh from the dairy is processed into quality products. The cheese vats are barely an arm's length away; only a pane of glass separates visitors from the cheese masters.
Visiting hours: daily from 10.00 to 15.00 (also on Sundays and public holidays)
Admission: for adults € 6,00 without tasting/€ 12,40 with tasting. Children up to 12 years free.
On the guided tour of Europe's most modern and economical BioMasseHeizKraftWerk, visitors not only have the opportunity to experience the fascinating technical facilities, they are also encouraged to refocus their senses on wood as an omnipresent natural product. Via the forecourt designed by Lois and Franziska Weinberger, one enters the reception room, receives a video guide and begins the guided tour. From the presentation of the film Holz Leben in the cinema, you enter a showroom that demonstrates the history of wood in an innovative and educational way. From here, the tour continues to the center of the technology: through the impressive generator and turbine room to the boiler house and the exhaust air purification system. On 16 screens, the visitor receives important information about Co2 emissions, climate change, etc. The tour continues to the pellet production area with belt dryer, pressing plant and silos. The fascinating roof garden, at a height of 16 meters, with an impressive 360° panoramic view, forms the end of the tour.
The unforgettable experience on vacation from 550 to 2,020m! The Zillertaler Höhenstraße (toll road) is one of the most beautiful alpine roads in Austria. It offers every visitor a fantastically beautiful panorama of the Zillertal Alps! The numerous snack stations and mountain inns along the road provide for your physical well-being!
Only a few kilometers after Mayrhofen - past the picturesque village of Ginzling - you will reach the Schlegeis Alpine road (toll road) to the reservoir. There you will be impressed by the 131 m high, double-curved and 725 m long Schlegeis dam, an imposing engineering structure. With 126.5 cubic meters of usable capacity, the Schlegeis Reservoir is the largest reservoir of the Tauernkraftwerke AG.
In summer you can take many walks, mountain hikes and alpine tours in the Zillertal Alps from here. The Pfitscher Joch, which is already on ital. National territory, and the Olperer hut are reachable for mountain hikers in 1 1/2 hours. Also a hike along the lake.
Imposing and incomparable is the panoramic view from the panorama terrace at 3,250m. The Großglockner, the Dolomites and the Zugspitze are within reach with just one turn. Without steps and therefore barrier-free, you can get from the underground car park in Hintertux up to 3,250m. For sunbathing, enjoying the view, hiking, boarding or skiing. The Hintertux Glacier is the only year-round skiing area in Austria. Here, no matter what time of year, you will always experience a fascinating natural spectacle! You can get an insight into the fascinating life below the glacier during a guided tour through the Spannagel Cave. Travel time from Zell am Ziller to Hintertux by car approx. 30 minutes.
With the invention of an automatic grinding machine, Daniel Swarovski opened the door to a fantastic world at the end of the 19th century. The magic word was crystal. A raw material to which the oldest cultures already attributed a magical, beneficent and beneficial effect. The fascinating material transformed the world of fashion and beauty into a seductively sparkling universe. It inspired people and enriched art and culture. Today, crystal has become a piece of connection between people. And a light of joy that you can admire in the Crystal Worlds in Wattens.
From Zell am Ziller to Wattens it is about 48 km. Travel time by car about 40 min.
The highest waterfalls in Europe, with a drop height of 380 m, are a symbol of all the natural beauty in the Hohe Tauern National Park. For over 100 years, the waterfall trail has led nature enthusiasts up close to the natural spectacle with numerous viewing points, bridges and pulpits. A breathtaking natural spectacle is offered by the upper fall with a drop height of 145 meters. At the lowest, two-stage waterfall, the masses of water fed by 17 glacial streams plunge over 2 stages into the valley basin of Krimml with a drop height of more than 140 m.
From Zell am Ziller to Krimml it is about 38 km. Travel time by car approx. 38min.
Culture has been alive in Innsbruck - since time immemorial: Already under Emperor Maximilian I, highly talented artists were brought to Innsbruck, revered and appreciated. Other historical key dates, such as the construction of the first theater and opera house under Duke Ferdinand in 1629/30 and the founding of Austria's second oldest provincial museum (1823), clearly show that cultural life has always been of great importance in the city on the Inn. Today Innsbruck is a beautiful destination for art lovers. Especially recommended are sights such as the Golden Roof in the old town, the Hofburg, the Hofkirche, the Anna Column in Maria-Theresien-Strasse, the Alpine Zoo, the Bergisel Arena or Ambras Castle. Shopping lovers will also find everything their heart desires in the provincial capital.
From Zell am Ziller to Innsbruck it is 60 km, travel time by car about 45 minutes.
Narrowly bordered by the Inn River, the medieval town of Rattenberg nestles against the Schlossberg hill. The nearly 600 inhabitants of Rattenberg live in the carefully restored town houses - making it the smallest town in Austria. Rattenberg also bears the name "glass town". There you can find everything that gives glass special beauty: glass engraved and painted, crystal glass, plates, cups, bowls, etc.. You can also watch glassblowers at work. From Zell am Ziller to Rattenberg is about 33 km. Travel time by car about 31 min.