Zillertal Alps Nature Park
Hiking in Austria's Nature Park of the Year 2015

Relax in harmony with nature...

Spend your summer holiday at the foot of the Nature Park of the Zillertal Alps.

Public roads, helicopter flights or cable cars for tourism purposes are strictly forbidden in the High Alpine Nature Park of the Zillertal Alps, Tirol, Austria.


These high alpine landscapes, known as the Zillertal Main Ridge, have been under protection since 1991 and were awarded with the title, "Nature Park" in 2001 - an internationally recognized conservation category.


The Nature Park covers an area of 379 km² and extends over altitudes ranging from ca. 1,000m to 3,510 metres above sea level. Those wanting to hike the entire region will need seven whole days. 


Steep rock faces, glaciers and peaks

Eight mountain huts, numerous three thousand metre peaks with steep rocky faces and unique vegetation characterize these beautiful high alpine mountain landscapes.

They are also home to rare animal species, which have lived in harmony with hikers, climbers and nature lovers for more than 150 years. 


Nature Park Holiday Week 2015

information from the Zilletal Alps Nature Park:

Fun, games and lots of adventures in the midst of nature can be enjoyed by children visiting the Nature Park villages


The Nature Park member villages of Mayrhofen, Tux, Finkenberg, Brandberg and the administrating district of Ginzling are organising Nature Park holiday weeks again this year for children aged 7 to 12 years. Due to the positive response form children and parents in recent years, three Nature Park holiday weeks are now planned for 2015:

  • Week 1: 13. -17. Juli
  • Week 2: 27. – 31. Juli
  • Week 3: 10. – 14. August

Detailed infomation

Guided Walks

Zillertaler Alps Nature Park

Experience nature - on foot through the mountains of the region

Take advantage of the summer programme and join nature park guides on informative walks  through the stunning natural and cultural landscapes of the Zillertal Valley! 

Registration required - by latest 17.00 hrs on the day before the respective walks at the

Tourist Board Mayrhofen-Hippach, Tel.: +43 (0)5285/6760


Nature Park Partner Businesses
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Nature Park Partner Companies

in the Mayrhofen-Hippach Holiday Resort, Zillertal

It is possible to book accommodation at one of our Nature Park Partner Companies in the High Alpine Nature Park of the Zillertal Alps region.
The reason for this co-operation is to reliably provide nature loving guests with qualitative and environmental standards in their accommodation and, at the same time, provide comprehensive information about the Nature Park and convey its philosophy on nature protection in the form of guided walks.


You can book the Nature Park programme direct with the partner company of your choice as a package deal including accommodation.

Participating companies are distinguished by the Nature Park Partner Company logo, which ensures that the company is competent in providing guests with informative material on the Nature Park, organising and communicating touristic offers in the Nature Park (like guided tours, events, etc) as well as alternative hiking opportunities in the region.


Basic hiking equipment (backpack, hiking poles, water bottles) are available for hire from the partner company. As guest of a Nature Park Partner Company, you are entitled to take part in all guided tours free of charge and attend other Nature Park events such as lectures and slide shows etc. 


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  • Online by latest 20.00 hrs on the eve of your intended tour or
  • at the Tourist Board Mayhofen-Hippach offices by 17.00 hrs on the day before
    your intended hike, tel.: +43.5285.6760

Mountain Huts

opening times

Check out which huts are open and when.

Car Parks

Are you planning a hut to hut tour and are driving to the starting point of your tour? Where to park? Information can be found here.

National Recognition

Austria's Nature Park of the Year 2015

Zillertal Alps Nature Park was voted "Austria's Nature Park of the Year 2015" by an independent panel of experts from the Austrian Nature Park Association (VNÖ).