Zillertal Alps Nature Park
Walking & Mountain Climbing in the Nature Park
Spend your summer holiday at the foot of the Nature Park of the Zillertal Alps. Public roads, helicopter flights or cable cars for tourism purposes are strictly forbidden in the High Alpine Nature Park of the Zillertal Alps, Tirol, Austria. These high alpine landscapes, known as the Zillertal Main Ridge, have been under protection since 1991 and were awarded with the title, "Nature Park" in 2001 - an internationally recognized conservation category.
Steep rock faces, glaciers & peaks. The Nature Park covers an area of 422 km² and extends over altitudes ranging from ca. 1,000m to 3,510 metres above sea level. Those wanting to hike the entire region will need seven whole days to cover the distance. Eight mountain huts, numerous three thousand metre peaks with steep rocky faces and unique vegetation characterize these beautiful high alpine mountain landscapes. They are also home to rare animal species, which have lived in harmony with hikers, climbers and nature lovers for more than 150 years.
Extension of the Zillertal Alps Nature Park
The Zillertal Alps Nature Park announced a milestone in its development as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations: an expansion of the protected area along the Tux Main Ridge. After many years of intensive preparation work, the extension of the official conservation by ca. 43 km² area was sanctioned by the Tyrolean Government in early October. This is the largest area placed under a preservation order in Tyrol over the last 25 years and is a remarkable achievement for nature protection throughout Tyrol - even far beyond the provincial borders.
Nature Park House
The Nature Park and Ginzling Council administration departments are located at the Nature Park House as well as an Alpine and Regional library.
The focal point of this building, however, is a modern and family friendly exhibition.
Nature Park House...
Experience nature - on foot through the mountains of the region
Take advantage of the summer programme and join nature park guides on informative walks through the stunning natural and cultural landscapes of the Zillertal Valley!
Registration required - by latest 20.00 hrs on the eve of the respective walk online, with your accommodation provider or the Tourist Information Offices by no later than 17.00 hrs on the day before the respective walk, Tel.: +43 5285 6760
Holidays with a difference - interesting offers
There are many interesting package offers again from the "Zillertal Alps Nature Park" in summer.
Discover at first hand the characteristics of these cultural landscapes and whilst doing so, assist the Nature Park in their conservation work and help towards the preservation of this unique region.
Discover the tranquility and beauty of this region and nurture your inner peace.
Austria's Nature Park of the Year 2015
Zillertal Alps Nature Park was voted "Austria's Nature Park of the Year 2015" by an independent panel of experts from the Austrian Nature Park Association (VNÖ)!
Nature Park of the Year 2015...
Important area of rest and relaxation in Zillertal
Nature Park Partner Companies
in the Mayrhofen-Hippach Holiday Resort, Zillertal
You can book accommodation direct with one of our Nature Park Partner Companies in the High Alpine Nature Park of the Zillertal Alps region.
The reason for this co-operation is to reliably provide nature loving guests with qualitative and environmental standards in their accommodation and, at the same time, provide comprehensive information about the Nature Park and convey its philosophy on nature protection in the form of guided walks.
Participating companies are distinguished by the Nature Park partner company logo, which ensures that the company is competent in providing guests with informative material on the Nature Park, organising and communicating touristic offers in the Nature Park (like guided tours, events, etc) as well as alternative hiking opportunities in the region.
Basic hiking equipment (backpack, hiking poles, water bottles) are available for hire from the partner company. As guest of a Nature Park Partner Company, you are entitled to take part in all guided tours free of charge and attend other Nature Park events such as lectures and slide shows etc.
Zillertal Alps Nature Park partner companies