Bruck, a family-friendly holiday resort at the entrance to the Zillertal, is known as “Merano of the Zillertal valley” due to its sunny location.
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Altitude: 579 m a.s.l.
Bruck am Ziller is located at a low terrace on the sunny side of the Zillertal. The steep mountain slopes behind the village frame this holiday resort. Part of the village are also the hamlet Imming and the farms of the neighbouring Bruckerberg mountain, and via the Kerschbaumer Saddle (1,111 m a.s.l.) you reach the neighbouring Alpbachtal valley. In 1187 AD, Bruck was mentioned for the first time as "villa Prukke", referring to the construction of bridges over the Ziller river.
The neighbouring village of Strass represents the starting point of the Zillertal Cycle Route. This popular cycle path takes you to Mayrhofen, 30 km away, where you can stop at the Adventure Pool Mayrhofen or the Funsport Station on the Penken before heading back. The surrounding world of the Zillertal Alps can best be explored e.g. during a tour on the Hoher Weisszint, a 3,371 m high mountain between North Tyrol and South Tyrol in Italy, or a pleasant hike on the Bruckerberg.
In winter, Bruck is located only a stone's throw from the skiing areas of the Zillertal valley, such as Spieljochbahn, Hochfügen and Zillertal Arena. The valley offers also a whole lot of variety for outdoor fans with its cross-country ski trails, reaching up to 1,900 m a.s.l., and the toboggan runs. They include the Rastkogel toboggan run on 2,214 m a.s.l., the highest located one of the valley.