The village Tux represents the head of the Zillertal valley.
Altitude: 1,500 m asl
Located at the end of the Tuxertal valley, a tributary valley of the Zillertal valley, Tux is surrounded by high mountains like the Olperer Glacier (3,476 m asl), the Tuxer Joch (2,388 m asl), the Gefrorene Wand (3,288 m asl) and the Hoher Riffler (3,321 m asl). The panoramic view is magnificient! The farms are scattered on the hills, and on the rural settlement Gemais, located on 1,450 m asl, there has been put a preservation order. The history of the farms dates back to the 17th century. The silver head of the ram that is illustrated on the emblem of the village, however, refers to Tux as home of the Tyrolean stone sheep!
The municipality that includes a total of 100 sqkm offers 350 km of hiking paths and nordic-walking trails. Furthermore a 800 km long network of cycling paths and MTB trails invite you to experience the Zillertal valley. Popular excursion destinations in summer months are the Schleier waterfall, the Tux waterfall and the Spannagel cave, a 10 km long show cave. This is where everyone becomes a discoverer! Moreover in the cheese dairy and snack-bar “Stoankasern” you can watch how milk is manufactured into butter and cheese and also taste the products. Another highlight you don’t have to miss is the highest located thermal bath throughout Europe on 1,500 m asl in Hintertux. The thermal spring was first mentioned in written documents already around 1600 AD as “Wildbad in Wildentux” (wild bath in the wild Tux).
In winter on the Hintertux Glacier, the only all-year-round skiing area of Austria, you can enjoy skiing on 60 km of ski slopes, in summer anyhow on 22 km of slopes. 8 lift facilities take you into the skiing area, reaching from 1,500 m asl to the 3,250 m high peak. When you reach the summit, you first have to admire the great panoramic view, then you can go skiing! Also numerous national ski teams practice on this glacier, and in case you would like to participate, there are professional ski camps for adults and children, participants and almost professionals.
Our recommendation: this time we have a special family tip! On 3,250 m asl there is the “Gletscherflohpark”, the highest located children’s playground throughout Europe. There are not only parties for children, but also taster courses, and in the “Kraxel-Maxel-Camp” children learn correct behaviour in the mountains.