The Ziller Valley in Autumn

The Zillertal is one of Austria’s leading holiday destinations. The wide Tyrolean valley stretches over 47 km and is home to some of the Tyrol’s most popular ski resorts in the winter months.

The valley takes its name from the river Ziller, which flows out of the valley and into the Inn. The total area of the valley is 1,098 km², 40 % of which alone is taken up by the Zillertal High-Alpine Nature Park.

The floor of the valley is virtually flat, rising only slightly in altitude over its length, but is surrounded by a total of 72 three-thousand-metre peaks.

The high mountain Zillertaler Alpen Nature Park, with its 422 square kilometres (an area that covers more than 40% of the entire valley) is a Garden of Eden for rare animal and plant species. The panorama can be admired while enjoying regional delicacies in a mountain hut or hiking with one of the expert nature park guides.

The Ziller valley in the autumn
© Erste Ferienregion im ZILLERTAL | Andi Frank

Experienced nature and hiking guides accompany their guests through the autumnal landscape several times a week on organised hiking trips. The round tour through the Weiten valley, for example, is breathtaking, with the numerous marmots and the Schleier waterfall making unforgettable highlights.

The medium-difficulty culinary hike on the Ramsberg also provides memorable moments with alpine cheese and honey tastings. These hikes are both guided and self-guided.

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