Ortsansicht Sommer Schlitters
Ortsansicht Sommer Schlitters

Schlitters

At the head of the valley of the Öxlbach river, there is the Schlitters Waterfall, thundering down the rock faces.

Altitude: 548 m a.s.l.

Schlitters is a popular holiday resort in the anterior part of the Zillertal valley. It was established on the debris cone of the Öxlbach river and dates back to a pre-Roman settlement. Between the 15th and the 17th century, silver, copper and mineral colours of malachite and azurite were exploited.

Cycling and hiking are popular activities in the Zillertal valley. A pleasant tour follows the Zillertal Cycle Route and runs towards Mayrhofen, passing by Lake Schlitters. This fishing pond established in the 16th century has been transformed into a lake for bathing and a vast leisure time facility with a natural adventure playground for kids. Children can look forward to exceptional see-saws, huge wooden sculptures and oversized swings. A beautiful hike, however, takes you in 45 minutes to the Schlitters Waterfall, known as Schlitterer Wasserfall, at the head of the Öxlbach Valley.

However, those who love culture shouldn't miss the St. Martinus Parish Church. Constructed in 1740 AD in Baroque style, the interior primarily strikes due to wall and ceiling paintings by Josef Anton Mayr. In winter, the skiing areas of the surroundings are within easy reach: Spieljochbahn and Hochfügen. Beside skiing you can enjoy tobogganing, ice skating, curling and winter hiking.

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