View of the Zillergrund Reservoir
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The Zillergrund

The Zillertal Valley originates in the Zillergrund, lying at the foot of the Zillertal Alps Nature Park.

The Zillergrund is the most easterly of the four "Inneren Gründe" with a length of approx. 20 km and extends from the Austro-Italian border to Mayrhofen. The rear part of the Zillergrund is called Zillergründl. The 3 km long reservoir of the same name is also located here.

The valley stretches from Mayrhofen in an easterly to south-easterly direction to the Reichenspitz group and the Zillertal Hauptkamm, where over the Heilig-Geist-Jöchl. Here there is a high alpine crossing into the Ahrntal valley. Three smaller side valleys branch off to the south with the Bodengrund, the Sundergrund and the Hundskehle. The Brandberger Kolm separates the Zillergrund from the Gerlostal in the north, the Ahornkamm with the Ahornspitze from the Stillupgrund.

Toll Road

Car: € 10,00 Motorbike: € 5,00 Coach passengers per person: € 1,50 Public bus service without Z-Card: Mayrhofen - Staumauer incl. toll € 9,00 (one way) Mayrhofen - Bärenbad incl. toll € 6,40 (one way) Mayrhofen - Häusling incl. toll € 5,00 (one way) Visitors with a Z-Card only have to pay the toll fee:

  • € 1,00 (single)

  • € 1,50 (return)

Bus from Bärenbadalm to the reservoir*: It is possible to take a bus from Bärenbadalm to the dam wall of the Zillergrund reservoir.  *This section of the bus journey is not covered by the Z-Card. 

TIMETABLE "Mayrhofen-Zillergrund"

Mountaineer‘s Bus

The “Bergsteigerbus – Mountaineer’s Bus“ is in operation in Zillergrund from 10.07. to 04.09.2022. The bus leaves Mayrhofen station at 07:50 hrs – and arrives at Zillergründl Reservoir at 08:47 hrs.

Zillergrund Environment Bonus

The Zillergrund Environment Bonus is being offered again in 2022. From a fare of € 2.00, passengers will receive a voucher for € 1.50 (children's bonus € 0.75). This bonus voucher can be redeemed in the following guest houses against bills amounting to no less than € 6.00/pers.

Hiking destinations in Zillergrund

Klaushof 1.040 m | Bärenbadalm 1.450 m | Einkehr zum Adlerblick 1.900 m | Häusling 1.050 m | In der Au 1.269 m | Hohenaualm 1.863 m | Plauenerhütte 2.363 m

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