Excursion destinations

The unique natural surroundings of the Zillertal Alps

Worth seeing in the Zillertal. Simply with the nostalgic steam train of the Zillertal cable car along the bottom of the Zillertal valley, or the wonders of the alpine wildlife at the bird of prey show on the Ahornbühne, or simply barrier-free at 3,250 meters on the Hintertux Glacier - a diverse range of recommended sights and excursion destinations is offered in the Zillertal, especially for rainy days!


  • You get to experience unforgettably beautiful views and moments during a journey on one of the loveliest Alpine roads in Austria up to an altitude of 2.000 m and 35 km
  • Gives you an impression of the marvellously beautiful panorma of the Zillertal Alps
  • Murmelland at Kaltenbacher Skihütte, where you get to see marmots up close
  • leads to still serviced mountain pasture huts

The starting point of the Zillertal mountain road is in Kaltenbach, 500 metres from the Hotel Kaltenbach

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Enthusiasm becomes noticeable. Animal fans should not miss the highest bird of prey station in Europe at 2,000 meters altitude. The kings of the skies (eagle, eagle owl and co.) with spectacular aerial acrobatics in front of the fantastic backdrop of the Zillertal Alps hover over the visitors, while the falconers tell interesting facts about the life habits of the animals. The Eagel's Stage is is a 10-minute walk from the Ahornbahn summit station and takes place from mid-June to October, daily afternoons (except Friday). The village of Mayrhofen with the Ahornbahn is about 17 km from Kaltenbach.

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The high mountain nature park Zillertal Alps extends with an extent of 422 km ² of 1.000 m in the mountaineering village Ginzling to 3.509 m at the Hochfeiler. In 2015, the Zillertal Nature Park was voted the most beautiful natural park in Austria. Highlights in the Zillertal Alps Nature Park include the Zillergrund Reservoir and the Schlegeiss Reservoir south of  Mayrhofen.

  • On the Schlegeis Alpine Road with 13.3 km long route, waterfalls, natural stone tunnels and many a glacier lookout
  • Dam wall guidance - explore the inner workings of the 725 m long and 131 m high Schlegeis dam wall
  • Permanent exhibitions Gletscher.Welten in the nature park house in Ginzling

The center of the Zillertal Alps Nature Park is the mountaineering village of Ginzling, which is about 38 km from Kaltenbach.

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Completely barrier-free and effortless, visitors from the valley station Hintertux float up to incredible 3,250m. Whether with a stroller, wheelchair & Co. - an incredible sense of freedom above the clouds with fantastic views! The Hintertux Glacier, a natural jewel of Tyrol, is about 30 km away from "Das Kaltenbach". Further highlights in the only year-round ski area in Tyrol are:

  • Spannagelhöhle as the highest show cave in Europe with a cave museum
  • Glacier safari with glacier flea Luis as an adventure course with tricky puzzles
  • The nature ice palace is a worldwide unique natural jewel
  • Culinary diversity with the Tuxer Fernerhaus and the Spannagelhaus


  • Cuisine has always been culturally important in the Zillertal valley.
  • Pay a visit to the cheese making museum and sample the various speciality cheeses from the Zillertal valley. 
  • Pasture milk from our farm, the „Kornerhof“, is used here!
  • From hearty and zesty, to traditional and ribald, to fine and mild – every cheese lover's heart will race here, where there is something to suit every palate.
  • The show cheese-making dairy is in Fügen, around 6 km from the hotel.

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The Schaubrennerei Stiegenhaushof offers you the opportunity to experience the myth of burning up close. After the successful conversion of a former cow barn into a show distillery, both the distillery itself and the resulting noble drops have found a new home. With more than 100 award-winning spirits and liqueurs, the Stiegenhaushof was awarded the prestigious World Class Destillery Award.


The new BrauKunstHaus by Zillertal Bier - on an exhibition area of ​​more than 5,000 m², visitors can look forward to an exciting multimedia tour and an insight into the oldest private brewery in Tyrol. From the right selection of ingredients to the brewing process and bottling, the BrauKunstHaus offers experiences for the senses on three floors. Of course, the tasting of the beer specialties is the crowning conclusion.

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The Capella Granata in Mayrhofen - Penken, surrounded by the majestic Zillertal mountain landscape, is regarded by some as an architectural masterpiece, while others value it as a place of peace and contemplation. The chapel is a popular destination for excursions and is connected with a scenic circular walk along the reservoir, which offers a unique mountain backdrop.

The Capella Granata was designed by the renowned Swiss architect Mario Botta and completed in autumn 2013. Its shape reflects the characteristic shape of the garnet, a rock often found in the Zillertal and which gives the chapel its name.


The museum in the Widumspfiste Fügen in the Ziller Valley houses a fascinating collection of past times on four floors. Numerous exhibits provide insights into the life of our local ancestors and give visitors a multifaceted picture of the Zillertal traditions. Particular emphasis is placed on the importance of the song "Silent Night", which is part of Austria's intangible cultural heritage.

A varied holiday program is guaranteed in the Zillertal. In addition to numerous excursion destinations for rainy days, there are plenty of attractions for families and culture enthusiasts throughout Tyrol.

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Healthy breakfast

Enjoying a leisurely breakfast together is one of the loveliest things while you are on holiday. The regional breakfast buffet in the hotel 'Das Kaltenbach' provides a really delicious start to your day.

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Sports and relaxation during your holidays in the alps

In Kaltenbach, Zillertal, there are many highlights throughout the year: the unique mountain scenery turns into a hiking paradise in summer. In winter you can choose one of the numerous pistes. Nature offers countless opportunities for active holidays in Tyrol!