There is a plethora of destinations to discover in the Zillertal
There is a plethora of destinations to discover in the Zillertal: wonderfully beautiful churches, fascinating
history museums, a broad range of indoor and outdoor attractions to provide hours upon hours of edifying
entertainment. For those who love sacred architecture, scenic ceiling frescos, and imposing altars, the Zillertal
has got plenty to offer. Marvel at the magnificent church buildings of the region, displaying the various
architectural styles throughout history. Discover hidden treasures amidst the more prominent sites! You can
learn all about the history of the Zillertal at the local history museums. You‘ll learn how the farmers of long
ago used to deal with their daily hardships. Museum mines, old cheese dairies, restored grain mills, and other
such museum sites will take you on a journey through time. For instance, you‘ll learn how people used to dig
for gold, how they used to grind the wheat to get the flour for their daily bread, and how they accomplished
advancements in cheese production through tireless efforts.
Am Eingang des Zillertales liegt das Urlaubsparadies „Erste Ferienregion im Zillertal“ mit seinen 12 Orten. Dort, wo das Tal am breitesten ist und die Orte mit den meisten Sonnenstunden liegen, findet der Gast unzählige
Möglichkeiten, seinen Urlaub in den Bergen genussvoll zu gestalten.
Summer Resorts and Alpine Sports
Almost 200 kilometers of designated forest and mountain trails are waiting for you to explore them. Ranging from casual sight-seeing walks through organized family hiking tours to challenging alpine ventures, there‘s something for every type of vacationer. Certified mountain guides are available, too, if desired. They know the region insideout and will tailor individual hiking tours to your personal needs, interests, and experience level. After a few hours of outdoor adventure, enjoying the fresh air, you‘re sure to crave a nice, hearty meal: there are plenty of small inns and raditional snack shops lining the trails. Aside from a plethora of hiking opportunities, the 12 towns and cities forming the “First Holiday Region” offer numerous outdoor baths, bathing lakes, thermal spas such as the Erlebnistherme Zillertal in Fügen, adventure parks, hotel spas, tennis & beach volleyball courts, gyms, and miniature golf courses. The Golfplatz Uderns Zillertal on the other hand, is a full-scale 18 hole championship golf course including a big training center, roofed drives, quick match areas, a PGA golf academy, and a stately club house to match. It‘s a true showpiece of the region‘s flourishing leisure and tourism sectors. Add to that classic mountaineering, paragliding, fishing and rafting opportunities! Take the comfortable cableway to the marvellous hiking paradise around Spieljoch Mountain – up there, the view is simply breathtaking! Living Traditions & New Events Kids get sparkling eyes when they see the many new playing facilities available at the Spieljoch upper station. They‘ll easily spend the whole day with fun activities such as the bare-foot trail, the climbing ground, and the water fun park. In contrast, you can get tons of folklore vibes from the vibrantly colorful traditional cattle drive into the valley. If that strikes a chord with you, then you‘ll certainly also enjoy the celebration gigs of the Bundesmusikkapellen (the “Federal Marching/Polka Bands”)! Aside from these traditional customs and celebrations that, for centuries, have been an integral part of the annual calendar, the Zillertal also strives to be the venue for more contemporary, international events. This includes the Zellberg Buam Alpenparty, the JUZIopenair festival by the Jungen Zillertaler (the “Zillertal Youth”), the Ursprung Buam Fest, and also the Herbstfest (the “Autumn Fest”) by the Original Zillertaler – events that attract many music lovers from all of Europe every year. Then, of course, there‘s also the countless sight-seeing destinations of the region, such as the Heimat- und Bergbaumuseum (the “Regional History and Mining Museum”), the Zillertaler Heumilch Sennerei (the famous cheese dairy), the Speckstube (“Bacon Parlor”), the Feuer-Werk HolzErlebnisWelt (a cultural center around the modern lumber industry), the museum mine, and the Zillertaler H.henstraße (“Mountain Road”).