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Schlegeis Alpine Road & Reservoir

in Zemmgrund

A walker´s paradise! South of Mayrhofen the journey begins on the Schlegeis Alpine Road, up into the midst of the Zillertal Alps and the 131 metre high, double curved, Schlegeis Dam Wall.

A masterpiece of technical engineering construction that can be inspected from the inside on regular tours of the dam wall. Not only that, the beautiful pine forests, sparkling waters of the Schlegeis Reservoir and eternal ice of the glacier will simply take your breath away. The many walking paths and hiking trails that start at the reservoir are particularly popular.


Opening Times 2013
Schlegeis Alpine Road 17th May - 27th October 2013

daily from 06:00 to 18:00 hrs


Prices 2013 
Car € 12,00 
Motor bike € 7,80 
Bus € 3,00 per person 
Tour of the dam wall € 5,50 for adultsfür Kinder (6-15 J.) € 3,00


The drive up the 13.3 km long Schlegeis Alpine Road takes around 45 minutes. (Height restriction for coaches: 3.60 m)


Schlegeis Reservoir:

  • Length: 4 km
  • Surface area: 2,1 km²
  • Water capacity: 126.5 million m³
  • Energy content: 330 million kWh


Dam wall tours:

  • daily from 10.00 to 16.00 hrs (hourly)
  • Meeting point: Bergrestaurant Schlegeis
  • Duration: ca. 60 minutes
  • Price for adults: € 5,50 and children (6-15 years): € 3,--
  • reservation required for groups, tel.: +43 (0)5 0313 25440

Visit the Information Centre at the Mayrhofen power station daily from 08.30 to 17.00 hrs. Free admission. Guided tours on request!


More information on group rates or the various plant tours (small, medium or large tour) is available from:

Tourismus GmbH
Tel.: +43 (0)5 0313 25440
Fax: +43 (0)5 0313 23209


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