The alpinists’ village of Ginzling is split up on the municipalities of Finkenberg and Mayrhofen.
Altitude: 999 m asl
Ginzling is located in the Zemmgrund area and is a very special village: the part on the right Zemmbach river bank makes part of the municipality of Mayrhofen, while the part on the left, called Dornauberg, is part of the municipality of Finkenberg. However, the Zemmbach river does not only split up Ginzling, but also represents the border between the diocese of Innsbruck (west riverbank) and the archdiocese Salzburg (east riverbank). Ginzling has got its own village committee and administrator.
With good reason the calm village is referred to as “the alpinists’ village”: embedded into the Nature Park Zillertal Alps, the largest protected area of the Alps, Ginzling offers all hikers and climbers might wish for! Numerous trails, climbing routes and fixed rope routes snake in this part of the Alps and the views these trails offer are breathtaking. All hiking trails in the surroundings of Ginzling have been awarded with the Tyrolean hiking trail seal of quality “Bergwegegütesiegel”. Some of the most popular tours take you on the Schönbichlerhorn mountain (3,133 m asl), in five days from refuge to refuge on the Berlin high-altitude path (Berliner Höhenweg) or on the “Ginzlinger Hochalmweg” trail, which is a round trail of 5 to 6 hours, starting and ending in the village. Easy walks are the Ginzling round trail, offering a great view on the village, as well as the theme trail “Von Karlsteg to Breitlahner”.
The village is also the seat of the nature park visitors’ centre, offering an interesting adventure exhibition that provides information on the nature park. Interactive multimedia points make sure that also the little ones are constantly entertained. This facility also includes an alpine and regional library as well as the municipal administration of Ginzling. In winter, however, there is a free ski shuttle taking you into the nearby skiing area Mayrhofen, offering 136 km of ski slopes. However, those who are not yet skiing experts can try the first steps on the exercising slope “Floitenlift” in the village. By the way: the terrain surrounding Ginzling is also perfect for ski touring, and there is the Ginzling cross-country ski track as well as the toboggan run Tristenbachalm, completing the offer.
Our recommendation: particularly impressive is the return of the cattle in autumn, when the cows and sheep return from the alpine pastures. The so-called “Moarkuh” cow leads the parade, lushly decorated. Of course there is also music and entertainment with local treats for your palate…