Zemmgrund Valley & Schlegeis Reservoir
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 Alpine Road
open from 18th of May 2023 The drive up the 13.3 km long Schlegeis Alpine Road takes around 45 minutes. (Height restriction for coaches: 3.60 m)
Motorbike: € 11,50
Car: € 15,50
Buses with min. 15 passengers € 4,50 per person
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.
If you don't want to do without your car for the trip to Mayrhofen, you can park it near the station in the Mayrhofen parking garage.
Hiking & Biking
Zemmgrund is the ideal starting point for numerous hikes and bike tours into the impressive mountain world of the Upper Zillertal Valley.
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:
Via ferrata and much more.
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 08.00 to 17.00 hrs. Free admission. Guided tours on request!