Along the Zillertal Panorama Road, there’s the Schönblick Deer Park with a playground, situated at 850 m a.s.l
Image gallery: Ried im Zillertal
Altitude: 573 m a.s.l.
Kleinried, Grossried, Taxach and Riedberg are part of the municipality of Ried im Zillertal. The name probably derives from the Bavarian word for "clearing" - today the village is also the home-town of the famous Austrian singer and presenter Marc Pircher. Besides tours on the Zillertal Cycle Route, swimming and inline skating, you can of course enjoy hiking and climbing.
The Zillertal Alps include the eponymous nature park, extending on a surface of 2,500 sqkm. It is the largest nature reserve of the Alps and the habitat for animals such as grass snake and crossed viper, golden eagle and lammergeier, marmot and ibex. Down in the valley, the pleasant hike on the Via Crucis of Ried shows you the surroundings: Starting at the bridge in Riedbach, it takes you past bronze statues to the next sight, which is the Riedberg Chapel surrounded by the forests.
From the neighbouring village of Kaltenbach, you can reach directly the Hochfügen Ski Region in winter, offering 91 km of perfectly-groomed ski slopes. Of particular interest is also the Hintertux Glacier, which is a whole-year round skiing area at the head of the valley. The funiculars taking you up to an altitude of 3,000 m a.s.l. are called "Gletscherbusse" - Glacier Busses - and are considered to be one of the most impressive lift facilities of the Alps.