View to the Schlegeis Reservoir in Zemmgrund Valley

Schlegeis - Zemmgrund Valley

From the mountaineering village of Ginzling to the Schlegeis Reservoir

The idyllic mountaineering village of Ginzling can be found in the Zemmgrund Valley. The village lies at an altitude of 1,000 metres above sea level, nestled amongst the majestic backdrop of numerous three thousand metre peaks. From here, a 16 km long winding road leads along the valley bed and the banks of the Zamser River, eventually ending at the  Schlegeis Reservoir. Once at the reservoir, the imposing construction work will simply take your breath away. With a "double curved" dam wall 725 m in length and 131 m high, the Schlegeis Reservoir is one of the largest reservoirs in Tirol and Austria and yet fits in harmoniously with the beautiful natural scenery of the Nature Park of the Zillertal Alps.

Schlegeis reservoir

Schlegeis Alpine Road

open from May 17th to October 27th, 2024 The drive up the 13.3 km long Schlegeis Alpine Road takes around 45 minutes. (Height restriction for coaches: 3.60 m)

Prices 2024

  • Motorbike: € 13,00

  • Car: € 17,00

  • Buses with min. 15 passengers € 5,00 per person

All coaches are subject to

  • a height limit of 3.60 metres and

  • a length of 13 metres from the Breitlahner toll station.

The company Christophorus Reisen can organise an ascent with permitted buses on request. Inquires by phone on T: +43 (0)5285 6060.

Mayrhofen public bus service - Timetable

Arrival by public transport

We recommend travelling by public transport between June and September. From Mayrhofen train station, line 4102 takes you comfortably, environmentally friendly and without changing to the Schlegeis reservoir and back.

MOUNTAINEERS'S BUS: The“Bergsteigerbus – Mountaineer’s Bus“ is in operation from 05.07. to 08.09.2024. The bus leaves Mayrhofen station at 05:30 hrs – and arrives at Schlegeis Reservoir at 06:20 hrs.

If you don't want to do without your car for the trip to Schlegeis reservoir, you can park it near the station in the Mayrhofen parking garage.

Online ticket Schlegeis
Book your toll ticket for the Schlegeis Alpine Road easily online!
All info about the online ticket
Guided nature park hike

Hiking & Biking

Zemmgrund is the ideal starting point for numerous hikes and bike tours into the impressive mountain world of the Upper Zillertal Valley.

Flying Fox at the Schlegeis Reservoir

Fun & Action

The Schlegeis dam wall is a unique experience in itself, but fun & action know "almost" no bounds at #Schlegeis 131.

These exciting attractions are waiting for you:

  • Giant Swing

  • Flying Fox

  • Via ferrata and much more.

Bike tour to the Schlegeis dam wall

Tour of the Dam Wall

Explore the inner workings of the Schlegeis Dam Wall. The one-hour guided tour of Schlegeis Dam takes place from June to October between 10.00 - 16.00 hrs every hour, on the hour.

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

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