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Summer time: inns 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 inns in the tux valley mountains? A tasty Tyrolean snack 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 summits of the region.

Alp hiking in the Tuxertal valley

Experience pristine mountains and nature on your summer holiday at high-altitude Tux-Finkenberg in the Zillertal valley. Hike from alp to alp across herb meadows and forest paths, spend the night in one of the Alpine Association’s huts or enjoy the comfort of a mountain inn. There are 150 huts, Alp guesthouses and mountain inns in the Zillertal valley – 30 of them are located in the beautiful Tuxertal valley.

Your maps for alpine hikes

Find extensive information material about hiking and climbing in the Tuxertal valley at the  tourist office Tux-Finkenberg in Lanersbach or Finkenberg – hiking maps, climbing brochures and information on mountain biking, events and sights in the beautiful high valley. You can also obtain information about the region at Nature Park House Ginzling’s nature park and alpine library with a wide selection of maps. Please enquire about maps or insiders’ tips with your hosts. They know the newest huts and mountain pastures! You can also find some maps for your hike in the Zillertal valley here on the website www.tux.at – from alp to alp, up to summits or simply in the valley.

Huts and alps – The accommodation

Summer holiday on the alp – the smell of hay, fresh milk and buzzing crickets on a mountain pasture. Find a small but exclusive selection of huts and holiday homes to stay at in order to be closer to nature’s glory here in the Tuxertal valley.

Book summer alp here

Hinking in ZillertalCustoms in Tux-FinkenbergEnjoy in the mountainsHiking break 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

 

Alps in Tux-Finkenberg

The alp areas account almost the half (47%) of the total Tyrolean area.
2,200 alps – 32 million litres of milk are produced here. If you want to experience how milk is turned into cheese, visit ErlebnisSennerei Zillertal. Enjoy discounted admission with the Zillertal Activcard!

Mountain railway hikes

Hiking from the mountain railway is particularly useful for families. Three of eleven summer mountain railways offer great connections to up high from Tux-Finkenberg. Enjoy direct access to the mountains with the Hintertuxer Gletscherbahn, Eggalmbahnen and Finkenberger Almbahnen. This way you can also hike through the region with prams or toddlers. The Zillertal Activcard comes in particularly handy: float into hiking altitudes every day with one of the summer mountain railways.
Tip:Naturwelt: Take the Penkenwanderweg from the mid-station of Finkenberger Almbahnen at 1,800 m. Here you will find bogs embedded into the mountain pastures and an educational trail recounting unknown facts about bog. The bog soil experiment is a special adventure. Then you can descend with glorious mountain panoramas that even the youngest hikers will enjoy!

Endless hiking trails

What an experience! Long-distance hikes offer lots of time to consciously experience nature, to take a break, build a dam with the children or enjoy the mountain panorama. Hike through parts of The Zillertal valley retracing the steps of legends or on a stage of Via Alpina leading from Trieste to Monaco.
The hut innkeepers in Tux-Finkenberg would be delighted if you stop by when hiking along one of the following paths

  • Peter Habeler Runde or the
  • Berliner Höhenweg

and spend some time in the beautiful high valley. Find all accommodations for a stopover here.

Landkarte Tux
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Destination address for your navigation:
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