Zellberg

The municipality of Zellberg extends from 575 m to the highest located farm at 1,100 m asl.

Atitude: 575 m asl

The component localities of Zellberg and Zellbergeben make up the municipality of Zellberg in the rear Zillertal valley, extending up to the alpine pastures. Zellbergeben is located at the bottom of the valley and is the administrative seat of the municipality, while Zellberg comprises the farms at the slopes of the mountains. The emblem is split in two parts by a vertical wave, representing the hillside. In the right field there is a golden heart with a crown as symbol for the church of Zellberg, one of the few churches in Tyrol that are dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The cross above refers to the monk’s cell which was determinating for the names of the villages Zellberg and Zell am Ziller (”Zelle” in German means cell).

Impressive hiking trails and climbing routes of all levels of difficulty are available in the surroundings of Zellberg, thanks to the hiking area Zillertal Arena. Popular destinations in summer are the Sacred Heart chapel, the oldest chapel of Zellberg, as well as the St. Joseph’s chapel located at the end of the “Holzweg” path. This theme path takes you from Zellberg via the above mentioned chapel and further on the Eugene Promenade to the Schulthaus tavern. Along this path you can learn more about the forest and its functions, e.g. by means of a journal of a forester, as well as the animals and plants living in. Another popular destination is the Talbach waterfall between Laimach and Zellberg.

Mountain bikers are going to feel at ease, as there are 325 km of mountain bike routes snaking in the Zillertal Arena. Advantageous is also the “Bike Ticket Zell-Gerlos”, enabling you the uphill ride in Zell am Ziller and the downhill ride in Gerlos as well as the free transport of bikes in the funicular, taking you up to 1,800 m asl. It’s great to experience mountains on the bike! However, in winter the ski carousel Zillertal Arena determines leisure time offers and some figures regarding this ski resort are really worth mentioning: 143 km of ski slopes, 52 lift facilities and many après ski bars. The only thing that might be lacking in this case are enough days to enjoy that all to the full!

Our recommendation: there is also a famous folk music group coming from Zellberg, which are the “Zellberg Buam”. Visit the “Zellberg Stüberl” tavern at 1,840 m asl, the home of the three brothers Gerhard, Herbert and Werner. When the famous singers are at home, they often sing and play music together…

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