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Summer time: alpine lodges and huts in Tux-Finkenberg

What would a hiking holiday in the holiday region Tux-Finkenberg be without a well-deserved rest stop in one of the many huts or Alpine lodges in the Zillertal valley mountains? Atasty Tyrolean cold platter with amazing views of Tyrol’s mountains is an unforgettable experience and highlight of every hike. Enjoy the mountain air with spectacular views of the majestic 3,000 m high summits of our region.

Alpine hiking in the Tuxertal valley

Experience pristine mountains andpure nature during your summer holiday at high-altitude Tux-Finkenberg in the Zillertal valley. Hike from alpine lodge to alpine lodge acrossherbmeadows and forest paths, spend the night in one of the Alpine Association’s huts or enjoy the comfort of a mountain lodge or hut. There are 150 huts, Alpine lodgesand mountain guesthouses in the Zillertal valley – 30 of them are located in the beautiful Tuxertal valley alone.

Alist of huts with all information on current opening times can be found here.

Huts in Tux-Finkenberg

  • Geislerhof 1.600m:
    Harry and Heidi Paregger, Tel: +43 5287 87657
    Hiking proposal
  • Berggasthaus Eggalm 2.000m:
    Hans-Peter Kirchler, Tel: +43 5287 87428
    Hiking proposal
  • Brandalm 1.680m: 
    Johanna Wechselberger, Tel: +43 664 4046199
    Hiking proposal
  • Granatalm 2.095m:
    Fam. Kröll Brindlinger, Tel: +43 5285 63033
  • Penkentenne 2.095m:
    Hermann Huber, Tel: +43 5285 62115
  • Penkenjochhaus 2.095m:
    Fam. Wechselberger, Tel: +43 5285 63345
  • Almstüberl Penken 1.760m:
    Hubert Schneeberger, Telefon: +43 5285 63495
  • Kasermandl Alm am Penkenjoch 1.800m:
    Fam. Steindl, Tel: +43 676 3036438
  • Restaurant Pilzbar 1.800m:
    Fam. Geisler, Tel: +43 5285 63467
  • Gschösswandhaus 1.784m:
    Gerhard Mitterer, Tel: +43 5285 62880
  • Sommerbergalm 2.100m:
    Zillertaler Gletscherbahn, Tel: +43 5287 8510
    Hiking proposal
  • Tuxer Fernerhaus 2.660m:
    Zillertaler Gletscherbahn, Tel: +43 5287 8510
    Hiking proposal
Wanderwelt ZillertalGenuss auf den Tiroler AlmenWanderungen in Tux-FinkenbergEinkehr in Tux-Finkenberg


World of enjoyment on the alp

The alp doesn’t just satisfy your hunger: traditional Tyrolean delicacies turn hiking into a special experience. Enjoy handmade culinary delights from mountain farmers presenting their best specialties of the Zillertal valley. The Tyrolean cuisine is equally beloved in Austria and of/by international guests. Homemade treats by the alp innkeepers made from regional products are a particularly delight. Once you have refreshed yourself with a rustic snack and Kaiserschmarrn, the mountain panorama becomes even more beautiful and the ascents are child’s play.
All farmed huts

Wildlife on the alp

There’s always something happening on the alp. The mountains are much more lively than you might initially think. The Zillertal valley is the realm of grazing and wild animals.

  • Grazing livestock:

Animals are driven onto the alp in the early summer: cows, horses, goats and sheep graze in the beautiful Tuxertal valley, the Zillertal valley’s highest-altitude region. The cows graze on the Hochalm around Tux-Finkenberg on over 1,700 m in summer. Mountain farmers produce tasty cheese for the traditional snack using the milk or “Kaspressknödel”.

  • Wild animals:

The wildlife population is even more diverse: mountain creatures live below the earth, between summits and high up in the air. At times they come very close to the alp – maybe you can discover a marmot during the hike.
Chamois and ibexes, marmots and, in winter, one mountain hare or the other live up high. The Zillertal valley’s king of the air is the golden eagle. He glides through the air with his plumaged conspecifics bearded vulture and alpine chough looking for paragliders.
Tip: Many hut keepers have binoculars at hand and know the exact rock faces that harbour chamois. Just ask!

An alp is no petting zoo


Caution is adviced to hikers coming across alp animals. Here you find a guide for the night conduct when coming up grazing cattle:

  • Don’t get too close to grazing cattle.
  • Do not pet or feed calves.
  • Keep your dog close and on the leash. If cattle happen to attack, please unleash your dog!
  • Keep calm and don’t run away. Slowly and steadily walk away from the danger zone.
  • In the event of a genuine emergency, you can hit the cattle purposefully on the nose.

    Therefore: Salute the mountains and safe hiking!
Hiking in the alpsRomantic hike in Tux-Finkenberg
Arrive by

Destination address for the tourist information:
A-6293 Tux, Lanersbach 401

Plan your route online:

Detailed information on how to get to Tux-Finkenberg by bus is available here.

The airports at Innsbruck, Salzburg and Munich are between 90 and 230 km from Tux-Finkenberg.


Here you can find the flight shedules of Innsbruck


Here you can find the flight shedules of Salzburg


Here you can find the flight shedules Munich