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. 25 km and extends from the Austro-Italian border to Mayrhofen. The rear of the Zillergrund is called Zillergründl, which is also home to a reservoir that goes under the same name. The valley begins at Heiliggeistjöchl (Holy Ghost Peak) at 2,658 metres above sea level and ends in an easily accessible wooded ravine near Mayrhofen.

Toll Road

Car: € 8,00 Motorbike: € 4,00 Coach passengers per person: € 1,00 Public bus service without Z-Card: Mayrhofen - Staumauer incl. toll € 9,40 (one way) Mayrhofen - Bärenbad incl. toll € 6,90 (one way) Mayrhofen - Häusling incl. toll € 5,60 (one way) Visitors with a Z-Card only have to pay the toll fee:

  • € 0,50 (single)

  • € 1,00 (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. 

Mountaineer‘s Bus

The “Bergsteigerbus – Mountaineer’s Bus“ is in operation in Zillergrund from 11.07. to 05.09.2021. 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 2021. 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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