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Hiking in Tux-Finkenberg in Zillertal

Have you heard of the Olperer? It appears in the logos of many Tuxertal businesses and is the landmark mountain of Tux. As the region’s landmark, it certainly stands for the most beautiful summits and a unique hiking experience. Located higher than the rest of Zillertal, Tuxertal offers the perfect starting point for your gorgeous summer hike. After ascending from Tux-Finkenberg a breath-taking view over hundreds of summits and a neat rustic snack are waiting for you up high.

There are more than 350 km of hiking trails in imposing nature to hike on in Tux-Finkenberg – and each with its own character: comfortable hikes, TUX-Welten themed paths for families, altitude routes to romantic mountain pastures & huts and high-alpine steep tracks lead past crystal-clear mountain lakes, across fragrant flower meadows and through old mountain forests...
Tux-Finkenberg has everything a hiking and outdoor fanatic’s heart could desire!

hiking tips

Explore Tux alpine paths in Tux-Finkenberg

Alpine pioneers already explored the Zillertal mountains back in the 19th century. To this day, adventurous people find exactly the right mix of action-packed offers and relaxing options in Tux-Finkenberg. Follow the appeal of the mountains and discover the many options of a hiking holiday in summer and autumn yourself:

  • 350 km of marked hiking trails 
  • Zillertal Alps nature park, 422 km² of pure nature
  • Refuge and alpine huts at all altitudes
  • Glacier adventure on Hintertux Glacier
  • Guided hikes 
  • Free hiking bus between Mayrhofen and Hintertux
  • Hiking taxi to the most beautiful mountain pastures of Tuxertal
  • Assisted ascent through Eggalm Bahnen, Finkenberger Almbahnen and Hintertux Glacier

Tux-Finkenberg hiking pins

To give mountain hiking a special charm, we have placed stamps along the hiking routes. The stamp with destination and altitude information remains a memory of unforgettable tours. A certain number of stamps is required for each hiking pin. Have fun collecting them!

Stop for a bite to eat 

A real treat are the simple, regional delicacies such as Kaiserschmarren, Knödel and Topfenstrudel - made from local products. These taste especially good at the alpine pastures and mountain huts. For more information on the best hiking trails and places to stop for refreshments, ask at the Tux-Finkenberg Tourist Office in the Tux Center directly opposite the Eggalm lifts or use the interactive map of Tuxertal.

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Hiking from the mountain railway

Even mountain enthusiasts want to take a leisurely hike. Here in Tux-Finkenberg this is easily possible, because in addition to easier hikes in the valley, there are also summit trails that are accessible to all: with the summer mountain railroads everyone makes it up high! The summer cable cars in Tux-Finkenberg - 3 of 11 in the Zillertal - allow comfortable hiking for young and old, young and old. Info on prices and special offers can be found on the respective websites or at the Tux-Finkenberg tourist office!

The all-year skiing area Hintertux Glacier is open for skiers 365 days a year. In the entire area of the Hintertux Glacier, fantastic mountain and hiking tours open up. Whether from Hintertux, the Sommerbergalm or from the Tuxer Fernerhaus, every hiker and mountaineer will find their own individual challenge here.

Kids can let off steam with Luis Gletscherflohsafari  or Lui's ball safari on the hiking area of the Sommerbergalm. 

Eggalm hiking rally for kids: Pick up the rally card at the Eggalm cable car valley station, go exploring on the mountain and collect stamps. At the end, hand in the correctly completed card at the valley station and get a great gift! With the Eggalmbahn mountain station as the starting point, however, many more great hiking trails in various levels of difficulty await.

Our tip: Almspielerei Eggalm 

Your starting point for your hiking vacation: Here, from Finkenberg, great alpine trails can be hiked and without breaking a sweat. From the mountain station at Penkenjoch there are the most diverse routes for families, hiking enthusiasts and experienced hikers.

The Garnet Chapel - Capella Granata
A place of contemplation and silence. The chapel, built by star architect Mario Botta in the shape of a rhombic dodecahedron, reflects the shape of the garnet native to the Zillertal. The chapel is open throughout the summer and can be reached easily from the mountain station of the Finkenberger Almbahnen.

Highlights for kids: Pepis Kinderland with Pepis Klettergarten and Pepis Schaukelparadies at Penkenjoch 

Hiking taxi

From June to the end of September you can also get to selected alpine pastures and huts faster with the hiking cabs. The cab operators will take you to the Stoankasern snack station, to the Hobalm or Vallruckalm and to the Lämmerbichlalm. These are the ideal starting point for beautiful hikes!
Departure point: for guests from outside Tux at the Tux-Center in Tux-Lanersbach, guests from Tux will be picked up at the accommodation; Monday to Friday at 9.15 a.m.
Registration: one day before, until 21.00 o'clock under Tel. +43 664 426 0106
Top tip: Also use the free Tux-Finkenberg shuttle to get to the starting point of your hike in Tuxertal.

TUX-Welten for the entire family

Hiking for all ages never becomes boring on these themed trails. The TUX-Welten are completely new. Discover Tuxertal and its diversity with the entire family. Hike through Wasserwelt (Water World) and let water splash in your face on hot days at the Hintertux waterfall. You can also cool off in Tier-, Pflanzen-, and Naturwelt or one of the other worlds at Tuxbach. Informative display boards alternate with attractions such as the flea circus of the waterfall swing. All paths are easily accessible from Tux-Finkenberg!

Tip: the glacier world with the glacier bug safari on the Hintertux Glacier - an exciting adventure course with tricky puzzle questions awaits you around the Sommerberg hiking area.

Explore all themed paths

Guided glacier tour

From July to September, an experienced glacier guide takes you on an exciting and adventurous discovery tour on Hintertux Glacier. Did you know that the glacier ice you’re hiking on is several millennia old?

Highlight of the hike: the panoramic terrace on Hintertux Glacier. Learn more about the surrounding mountains and enjoy the breath-taking view at a spectacular altitude of 3,250 m.

Nature park rangers will also accompany you on your informative tour through Tuxertal. The Tux-Finkenberg tourist association and nature park Zillertal Alps will inform you about the guided hiking tours.

Guided hikes in the Zillertal Alps Nature Park

Nature Park Rangers will also accompany you on your educational tour through the Tux Valley. You can register for guided hikes at the Tux-Finkenberg Tourist Office as well as at the Zillertal Alps High Mountain Nature Park.

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.


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