Winter in Zillergrund

The Natural Gem in Zillertal

Winterzauber Zillergrund - Entschleunigen im Seitental Zillergrund bei Mayrhofen.
© Elisabeth Kröll


The Zillergrund tributary valley in the Mayrhofen-Hippach holiday region in Zillertal is a true natural gem.

Take a relaxing stroll through the snow-covered, pristine natural landscapes whilst admiring the ice chapel with ice queen, artful snow crystals as well as a super-size ice cube.

Kinderwelt (Children's World) in Zillergrund offers families with children loads of fun in the snow with a mini igloo, snow cave and snowy hills to slide and sled down.

Häusling und Klaushof guesthouses offer welcome and warming refreshments after your walk. 

Opening Times & Taxi Shuttle Service

Zillergrund Winter Magic is open daily during the day, as well as on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

From 21st December, a taxi shuttle service will be operating on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.The taxi departs from Europahaus Mayrhofen on both evenings at 17.30 hrs and takes visitors to Gasthof Klaushof and returns from Häusling Alm or Klaushof at either 20.00 hrs or 21.00 hrs. The return taxi trip COSTS € 12.00 - children under the age of 6 years go free. Registrations should be made on the day of the intended visit by no later than 12.00 noon at Mayrhofen-Hippach Tourist Board (+43 5285 6760).

How to get to Zillergrund

  • On foot from Mayrhofen, along the Oberkumbichl winter hiking trail to Gasthof Klaushof and on to Häusling Alm

  • By car through the Brandberg Tunnel. “Maurach” car park is on the right after the end of the tunnel, from where you can easily walk into Zillergrund.

  • By car through the Brandberg Tunnel, turn left into the Zillergrund Valley at the end of the tunnel, a car park can be found opposite the Klaushof. Walk along the road from there to Häusling Alm.

Truths

about "Maria Schnee - Our Lady of the Snows Chapel" in Häusling


The chapel was very much affected by a number of natural disasters. It was rebuilt in its existing form in 1909 together with a new junior school, before being restored by the builders of Häusling Power Station in 1986. The interior of this chapel surprises visitors with its beautiful and simple design. Natural light shines into the sanctuary from a side window, which bathes the altar in a special glow in which Our Blessed Lady with the Infant Jesus occupies a very central position. A picture of St. Francis with the Christ Child also has a place of honour at the chapel entrance.

Legend

of the Snow Wonder

The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Christ, is said to have appeared to the Roman merchant John and his wife during the night of August 5th, 358, and promised to fulfil their desire for a son if they built a chapel in the place where snow was lying the next morning. The couple then went to Pope Liberius, who had the same dream. On the morning of the 5th of August, the highest elevation of the Esquiline Hill in Rome was covered in a smattering of snow. Today it is home to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, one of Rome’s four Papal Basilicas. The patrocinium of the church is therefore on 5th August, St Mary of Nives (Maria Schnee- Our Lady of the Snows) - which takes us right back to Zillergrund, where the “Maria Schnee” Chapel was built in Häusling in 1848.

 

 

Making of Zillergrund Winter Magic