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High Alps Nature Park Zillertal Alps

The Zillertal Alps High Mountain Nature Park is located in the rear Zillertal and protects an impressive natural and cultural landscape north of the main Alpine ridge over an area of 422 km².
Like the fingers of a hand, the rear Zillertal is divided from Mayrhofen into the various side valleys. Thereby the nature park extends from 1.000 m in Ginzling, up to 3.509 m at the Hochfeiler, over all altitudes of the central Alps. There is a lot to experience at these heights.

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Nature park with character

The beautiful nature park region is located directly by the municipalities Finkenberg, Tux and Hintertux. The nature-shaped mountain scenery with extreme conditions is closely bound up with human use. People already crossed the region’s mountain passes and overcame the borders between today’s North and South Tyrol millennia ago. Experience the region and the special mountain atmosphere of Tuxertal yourself.

Experience the region’s diversity at Nature Park Zillertal Alps

  • in exhibitions,
  • at the Nature Park House,
  • on themed trails,
  • at information points or
  • during a guided hike with rangers.

Partner businesses of the nature park

Many businesses in Zillertal cooperate closely with the nature park – many of which are located in beautiful Tux-Finkenberg. What can you expect from a nature park partner business? These quality-monitored accommodation businesses need to meet various quality criteria, identify themselves with the nature park’s philosophy and bring the nature park idea directly to their guests. Regional products or exciting hikes are offered frequently. Enquire at the Tux-Finkenberg tourism office or with your nature park hosts.

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Long distance hiking trails in the nature park

The Alps are THE area for long-distance hiking trails. Across Austria or from Italy to Germany there are the most different ways. It is good that the Tuxertal is located in the heart of the Tyrolean mountains and is therefore a stopover on many hiking trails. Take a break in Tux-Finkenberg, enjoy Tyrolean specialties and take a panoramic look at the Hintertux Glacier before continuing your hike south, north, east or west.Berlin 

Berliner Höhenweg

For six days you can hike this trail, the Zillertaler Runde. Not enough? Then extend your long-distance hiking vacation via the Aschaffenburg High Trail! The Zillertaler Runde can be hiked from Mayrhofen to Finkenberg or vice versa, in both directions it is a fascinating experience: passing two beautiful lakes as well as the Tux landmark - the Olperer. The daily stages of various lengths lead along good hiking trails through alpine as well as high alpine terrain - good mountain equipment and stamina are required here. At the end of each stage there is a refuge where mountain hikers can fortify themselves and also spend the night.

At the end of each stage there is a refuge where mountain hikers can fortify themselves and also spend the night. The high trail connects the alpine club huts in the Zillertal with each other.

Peter Habeler Runde

Follow in the footsteps of the mountain legend and hike 56 km to the western peaks of the Zillertal Alps. 6 huts lie along the trail, which was named after the famous Zillertal mountaineer.

The round in numbers:

  • 56.5 km round hike
  • Daily distances from 3,5 to 13 km
  • daily walking time from 2,5 to 8 hours
  • as many summits as you want
  • 6 huts
  • all huts and summits above 2.000 m above sea level

Who is Peter Habeler?
The Austrian extreme mountaineer was born in the Zillertal. He is known for the first ascent of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen in 1978 and many other first ascents with Reinhold Messner, among others. Prepare yourself for new records while hiking in the Zillertal!

Landkarte Tux
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.