blick auf hainzenberg
blick auf hainzenberg

Hainzenberg

Hainzenberg features the longest natural toboggan run of the Zillertal valley - the 7 km long and illuminated Gerlosstein run.

Altitude: 910 m a.s.l.

Hainzenberg is located on the slopes at the entrance of the Gerlos Valley. In "Haitzenperch", as it used to be called in former times, a gold mine was documented in the 16th century, which soon after was a subject of quarrels between Salzburg and Tyrol. In 1803, the mine as well as the entire Zillertal valley passed into the hands of the Counts of Tyrol. Today, Hainzenberg is a calm holiday village with several hamlets and the locality Dörfl as the centre of the municipality.

Some years ago, the ancient mine was transformed into the Zillertal Gold Show Mine. Figurines and multimedia presentations provide an insight into the life of mine workers. Part of this adventure are also a small wildlife park and the "Hochzeller Käsealm" dairy, where an adventure trail starts, providing interesting information on mining. Another popular destination in Hainzenberg is the Maria Rast Church, the most frequented pilgrimage site of the Zillertal valley.

The Gerlosstein Cable Car on the edge of the village, however, takes you directly on Mt. Gerlosstein. In summer, the Almflieger flying element awaits you with a very special experience, and in winter the mountain turns into one of the oldest skiing areas of the valley. Its ski slopes are part of the large Zillertal Arena Ski Region today. The longest toboggan run of the Zillertal valley and Snow Tubing are a welcome alternative to a day on the skis or the snowboard.

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