The Hintertux Glacier in Zillertal enchants with a view from the panoramic terrace at 3,250 m on the surrounding three thousand meter peaks. Powder snow and natural snow guarantee from October to May as well as the 100% snow guarantee can be given here with a clear conscience.
However the Hintertux Glacier is not only a winter sport Eldorado for skiers and snowboarders, but also offers interesting treasures as a popular excursion destination in Tyrol:
The Nature's Ice Palace on the Hintertux Glacier is a unique natural gem in the world and an ideal year-round destination for the whole family. The entrance to the ice cave is only a 3 to 4 minute walk from the mountain station of Glacier Bus 3. Guided tours say “Please enter!” Into the wonderful world deep under the ski slope. Visitors explore a walkable crevasse with magical ice stalactites, huge sparkling ice crystals, frozen waterfalls and even a glacial lake.
The cave at the Spannagelhaus (Spannagelhöhle for short) is the largest marble (rock) cave in the Central Alps, is open all year round and can be explored on a guided tour. Learn from the cave guides everything there is to know about the history, the age, the hydrological watercourses, the cave climate and the animal life of this special cave and marvel at the marble layers, dripstones, crystals, erosion kettles and bone finds.
The panorama terrace on the Hintertux Glacier is located at an impressive 3,250 meters and is easily accessible for everyone. From the valley station in Hintertux, visitors can take the gondola lifts comfortably and barrier-free up to the fascinating Zillertal mountains. A trip to the glacier is therefore also possible with a stroller and wheelchair and is an unforgettable experience, especially for those visitors who rarely come to such great heights. Even the ascent with the glacier bus 3, the highest two-cable gondola in the world, will make your eyes big!
In the panorama format, a breathtaking view opens up from the Zugspitze over the Dolomites to the Großglockner. From this point you can also enjoy the best view of the Zillertal Alps nature reserve. Thanks to the provided Viscope telescopes with displayed information, you are always in the picture which peak or mountain range is being focused.
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Experience the snow and ice in summer, hike on it and discover many interesting facts about the eternal ice at the same time on this guided tour! You will be introduced to the diverse facets of Hintertux Glacier in entertaining style, as 600 hp snowcats wait for you at the base of mighty Mount Olperer for a tour on the glacier - a stop or two are including to take the perfect souvenir photo!
- Tours: presumably from July 3rd to September 16th - every Tuesday and Saturday, 11.00 am & 01.00 pm (in good weather)
- Duration: approx. 90 minutes
- Character: easy, guided walk (minimum age: 6 years)
- Meeting point: Panorama terrace 3,250m, top station Gletscherbus 3
- Prices: Adults € 37,- | Children (6-14 years) € 16,- (exclusive "Facination Ice" panorama ticket for the ascent)
- Booking: until 04.30 pm the day before in the shop, afterwards on request (limited number of participants: max. 8 persons)
- Out tip: After the tour, everyone can enjoy the novel opportunity of try out the tubing run or explore Nature's Ice Palace.
Glacier hike "Fascination Snow & Ice"
Glaciers are and will remain a very special kind of natural attraction. No matter what time of year you see, visit or commit a glacier, you will be impressed again and again. Its tremendously powerful appearance between bizarre ice fields, crevasses, rock masses and snow peaks creates a great respect for the wonder of nature every time anew. On the way with an experienced nature park guide, you get special insights into the fascination of the “Hintertux Glacier” as part of the tour over snow and ice. You will learn a lot of interesting facts about glaciology, the formation, structure, effect and distribution of ice on earth. This wonder of nature delights the whole family. Make sure you have mountain boots, sun protection, jacket and hat for this tour!
The glacier hike is offered and carried out by the Zillertal Alps High Mountain Nature Park.
- Character: easy hike, 250 m difference in altitude on the descent
- Duration: approx. 1.5 hours; of which 1 hour walking time
- Dates: every Thursday - from June 24th to September 23rd, 2021
- Meeting point: 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. | Panorama terrace at 3,250 m, mountain station Gletscherbus 3
- Number of participants: Maximum 9 | Registration is essential at: www.myzillertal.app/naturpark
- Costs: Adults: € 10.00, children (6-14 years): € 5.00; Free of charge for guests of the nature park partner companies!
- Further information: Zillertal Alps High Mountain Nature Park: +43/5286/52181; [email protected]
The glacier bug park on the Hintertux Glacier at 3,250 m makes the hearts of the smallest glacier visitors beat faster. Have a snowball fight in the middle of summer or whiz down the slope with the bobsleigh - where can you get something like that?
The glacier bug park at 3,250 m in the snow is open from July to September!
- Snow tire carousel
- Giant gondola
- Bobsleigh track
- Snow bug photo station
- Mini lift
The glacier bug park got its name from "Luis" the glacier bug, who lives up there in the eternal ice on the Hintertux glacier and is now hoping to find some new playmates.
On safari, get set, go! Attention glacier heroes! An exciting adventure course with tricky puzzles awaits you around the Sommerberg hiking area. Together with the glacier bug Luis, sniffers experience an exciting hike with a treasure trove of riddles! Little glacier detectives explore interactive stations and playfully learn more about the mystery of the glacier.
In Luis ‘Ball Safari there are two exciting ball tracks and a huge ball track tower to discover. In addition to the two marble runs in the area, the glacier bug Luis is waiting for the little explorers right at the entrance of Luis ‘Kugelsafari in a large marble run tower with loops, a ball crane, a climbing wall and much more.
Destination address for the tourist information:
A-6293 Tux, Lanersbach 401
Plan your route online:
The airports at Innsbruck, Salzburg and Munich are between 90 and 230 km from Tux-Finkenberg.