Mannsbilder Tour Zillertal Arena
Mannsbilder Tour Zillertal Arena

Zillertal Alps

Several glaciers are located in the Zillertal Alps - among them there’s the Gefrorene-Wand-Kees, which is also known as Tuxer Ferner

The lion's share of the Zillertal Alps, called Zillertaler Alpen in German, belongs to the province of Tyrol and the neighbouring South Tyrol in Italy, only small parts of the Zillertal Alps belong to Salzburg. They are characterised by intense glaciation above 2,500 metres: Several glaciers are located in the Alpine devide, including the Stillup Glacier, known for the eponymous artificial lake.

The Brennero Pass represents the passage between the Zillertal Alps and the Stubai Alps, while on the Tuxer Joch pass the Zillertal Alps and the Tux Alps meet. Mt. Birnlücke (2,665 m a.s.l.) is the easternmost point of the mountain group. The Zillertal Alps are subdevided into several mountain groups: the Tux main ridge, the Zillertal main ridge, the Reichenspitze Group and the eastern mountain ridges. The Monti di Fundres in South Tyrol are the southern part of the Zillertal Alps.

Peaks: Some of the most important mountains are the Grosser Möseler (3,478 m a.s.l.), Olperer (3,476 m a.s.l.), Grosser Löffler (3,376 m a.s.l.) and Schwarzenstein (3,368 m a.s.l.). The highest peak is called Hochfeiler (3,509 m a.s.l.) and is located along the Italian-Austrian border. Popular refuges in this area are the Berliner Hütte, the Edelraut Mountain Hut and the Nevesjoch Mountain Hut.

Trails: The Zillertal Alps have been opened up in the second half of the 19th century - today, they are really popular with alpinists from near and afar. There are several famous long-distance paths snaking their way across the Zillertal Alps, such as the Via Alpina and the Dream Path Munich-Venice, as well as high routes, including the Fundres High Route and the Three-Country Trail.

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