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Zillertal

I've decided that it will be worth having a look at Zillertal, maybe this summer.

I've never seen it mentioned here, looks yummy.

Anybody with input?

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768 posts

I like the area. It feels good to me and I will go back. The Achensee at the north end is one of my favorites. I've been to Gerlos to the east and want to get to Hintertux and the Schlegeisspeicher to the southwest in a future visit. I did a day trip to Mayrhofen from Pertisau on the Achensee and will probably base out of Mayrhofen next time.

Posted by
389 posts

Went back a 2nd time last year because enjoyed 1st year so much. Stayed just outside Gerlos but that's mainly because it was a Kinder hotel. Our activities were mainly based around our children so not sure if it would be of interest but the reservoir just up from Gerlos is lovely to hire a pedalo on. Krimml Falls are heading the way of Bicester Village. Achensee is stunning. Great fun white water rafting in Mayerhofen and alpine coaster (busy) in Z am Z. Gerlos pass is lovely to drive although the old road is also attractive but terrifying! My heart still belongs in Rauris though!

Posted by
1147 posts

I think the Zillertal area is beautiful and certainly is a great destination for hiking and enjoying the outdoors. I don't know if you hike, but I can highly recommend this hike as we did it last September. I first saw it in the Lonely Planet book, but had trouble finding the exact route on any other websites. I did find this one report that was very helpful:

https://gohikealps.com/2016/04/schlegeisspeicher-zillertal-gem/

Once we were there, the hike was quite easy to follow with lots of sign posts. We also enjoyed the area just over the Gerloss Pass in the Northern part of the Hohe Tauern National Park. We stayed in the town of Newkirchen am Grossvenediger. It was very peaceful and beautiful with lots to do in the area.

We are headed to England March 27th. Spending time in London. The Cotswolds, and Cornwall. May get to witness the "Brexit meltdown" (whatever that is) first hand. (smile)

Posted by
26090 posts

That looks great. I'd love to see those views but I think that's a bit much for our legs and my wife's poor vision. Wish we could...

Posted by
2703 posts

Nigel,

Try driving this road! It’s beautiful!

http://www.zillertaler-hoehenstrasse.com/cms/index.php?lang=en

Take a few cable car trips to soak in the spectacular scenery!

https://www.zillertalarena.com/en/arena/sommer/seilbahnen_sommer_seilbahnen.html

The Arean Coaster is a lot of fun!

We stayed in Finkenberg at:
http://gaestehaus-bergland.at

This is practically next door, just down the small, quiet road:
http://www.gletscherblick.com/index_EN.php

The views from this area are spectacular! Right from our balcony we felt on top of the world. For alpine scenery I think it rivaled, but not equaled, The Berner Oberland in Switzerland.

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26090 posts

better and better. That Nature Park card looks good too.