Ortsansicht Strass im Zillertal Sommer
Ortsansicht Strass im Zillertal Sommer

Strass im Zillertal

Particularly popular are motorbike tours along the Zillertal High Road, taking you to 2,020 m a.s.l. on the 48 km long panorama road.

Altitude: 522 m a.s.l.

At the entrance of the Zillertal valley, where the Ziller river joins the Inn river, there is the small village of Strass. Great parts of the municipal area extend to the Inn Valley, the other parts in the Zillertal valley at the foot of the 628 m high Brettfall, a pinnacle of Mt. Larchkopf. "Stranze" was first mentioned in 1112 AD, and later on it became famous as border town and custom facilities, when the Zillertal used to be part of Salzburg and from 1504 of the Bavarian Unterinntal valley.

Strass and Rotholz are two stations of the nostalgic Zillertal Railway, a narrow-gauge railway in the valley, running from Jenbach to Mayrhofen. One of the most striking buildings of Strass im Zillertal is Thurneck Castle, which was constructed in 1576 by Archduke Ferdinand II as hunting castle and maison de plaisance. Today it hosts the Rotholz Agricultural School. In addition to this remarkable building, there are three sacred buildings: the Raffl Chapel, the pilgrimage church Maria Brettfall - offering a great view on the Zillertal valley - and the St. James Parish Church.

Due to its central location between the Innsbruck, Kufstein, Lake Achensee and Zillertal holiday areas, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to leisure time offers, cultural sights and outdoor activities: The Zillertal Alps with the eponymous nature park are perfect terrain for cycling and hiking as well as climbing tours, offering great panoramic views. In winter, Strass is surrounded by skiing areas - one of them is the Spieljochbahn Skiing Area, 9 km away from the village centre.

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