Zillertal Nature Park
Summer programme for the Zillertal Nature Park
We are an approved PARNTER ORGANISATION of the Zillertal High-Mountain Nature Park. This offers our guests many benefits: Geological tours, Alpine hikes or mountain tours with Peter Habeler - get to know the local area and its people! Special attractions for families, such as lama trekking or the children's expedition to the "Glöcke" conservation area are a special experience for kids. 80 glaciers, unforgettable crystal deposits and unspoilt nature covering an area of 422km² make the Zillertal Nature Park unique. The highest peak is Hochfeiler at 3,509m, from where there are breathtaking views of the Tyrolean Alps.
Places of Interest
The hikes to the refuge huts are well recommended. The 'Berliner Höheweg' route is particularly well known. This circular trek has various stages with differing levels of difficulty, but is nevertheless suitable for everyone - subject to having the right gear and equipment. Three permanent exhibitions are particularly recommended and always well worth a visit:
- GLACIER.WORLDS at the Nature Park Centre in Ginzling: no ordinary exhibition. The interactive multimedia displays make this exhibition first class.
- CULTURE.LAND(scapes).WORLDS in Brandberg: in a former livestock barn, the exhibition explains the difficult conditions involved in Alpine farming.
- IBEX.WORLDS in Zillergrund: interesting facts about wild mountain goats. You can even observe real wild mountain goats.
Conservation and the Cultural Landscape
The Zillertal High-Mountain Nature Park is a conservation area and protected cultural landscape. The focus is on sustainable development and long-term conservation. Visitors to the park are encouraged to become more environmentally aware.
In addition to the Zillertal High-Mountain Nature Park, there are 4 other particularly notable nature parks in Tyrol: in Lech, Kaunergrat, Ötztal and Karwendel.
Hiking in the Zillertal Alps Nature Park
Some facts about the Zillertal Alps Nature Park:
- Free participation in up to 200 walks (daily MON-FRI)
- including 40 themed walks,
- herbal walks, sunrise walks,
- children's expeditions, lama trekking and wildlife watching.
- Free entrance to the Nature Park Exhibition in Ginzling
- Free entrance to exhibitions, such as CULTURE.LAND(scapes).WORLDS