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The Zillergrund carefree package

Finally, traveling again. Our carefree package
For bookings throughout the summer of 2020, we will reschedule your reserved room or suite free of charge up to 2 weeks before your arrival.
If the situation (Corona Pandemic) should worsen again, a free cancellation is possible up to 7 days before arrival.

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Huts

Hut directory, The Hotel Zillergrund is an ideal starting point for hikes to the alpine huts!

Alpenrose Fellberg | 1400m

Start: directly from the hotel
Straight along the Forstweg (signpost - hiking trail Zillergrund). Turn off, then straight ahead or right (signpost - Zillergrund). Then return to the paved Zillergrundstraße. Follow this road for 200 m
Turn right into the forest road (signpost - Alpenrose). At the turn or branch straight or right. (Signpost - 43 Alpenrose) destination, Wirtschaft Alpenrose - Fellenberg Walking time: approx. 2 hours at a comfortable walking pace.

Brandberger Kolmhaus | 1845m

Route: Directly from the hotel via the hiking trail to Gasthof Thannner. From Gasthof Thanner directly opposite on a narrow meadow path (sign: Kolmhaus 2 hours) uphill to the hamlet Ahornach and right on the road to the last Hof Frodls. From here on pretty steep Karenweg straight ahead to the east until you meet the new road that ends shortly thereafter. From here, walk on a trail for about 10 minutes to the Kolmhaus. 

Hohenaualm | The "Little Tibet of the Zillertal"

Begin: Directly from the hotel - 200 metres to the bus stop Im Zillergrund. With the car / bus to Bärenbad drive and then walk about 1 hour hike to the dam and then walk along the dam wall for about 1 hour - very comfortable walk. Especially suitable for families. 

Greizer hut | 2227m

Ascent: From Ginzling on the Teersträßchen into the Floitental to Tristenbachalm. On the path toward the valley to the cable car valley station (hiking taxi until here). Continue on AV-trail no. 521 to the bridge over the Floitenbach, then take trail no. 502 up to Greizer Hütte. Walking time: Ginzling (985 m) 4 hours; parking area Tristenbachal. 

Furtschaglhaus | 2295m DAV - Sektion Berlin e.V.

Approach (about 2.5 hours) From the Zamsgatterl car park along the reservoir road to Schlegeisgrund. Approximately 300m before the end of the gravel road (signpost) the trail branches off to the left. It goes up to the hut comfortably with many tight bends. Luggage transport with the material cable car is possible from Schlegeisgrund.

Another good tip for climbers, from the Furtschaglhaus: 

Schönbichler Horn | 3,133 m | about 2.5h

The most coveted 3000er in the Zillertal Alps. Walk on well-marked path to the grassy slope above the hut and evenly uphill towards the Schönbichler Horn. After crossing some streams, you reach a rocky outcrop at about 2700m. Walk from the south up this through several bends. Now walk through the Scholl flanks descending from the Schönbichler Horn steeper uphill to the summit. A path with a wire rope on the right leads to the south ridge. Pass over this up to the summit. Transition to Berliner Hütte: follow the signposts a few metres below the summit on the south ridge. 

Berliner Hütte | 2,044 m

The starting point is the mountaineering village Ginzling. In about 3 hours, the ascent leads to the hut through the upper Zemmgrund. Passing the Klausenalpe, the trail leads across the wide valley floor of the Schwemmalpe and then climbs steeply up to the Grawand hut, which will already be visible for a long time. Alternatively an old section of mule track leads past the Grawandhütte up to Grawandtrett, a valley area occupied with alpine huts. This is where the most exciting part of the hike starts: The path now leads through a gorge where you have to wrestle with rock slabs metre after metre. This is how you reach the spacious Waxeggalpe, at the end of which lies the Gasthof Alpenrose. Shortly after the Alpenrose, you climb left over the old mule track up to the hut past the Kriegerdenkmal. Difference in altitude: approx. 800 m, walking time approx. 3 hours.

Kasseler hut | 2,177 m

Up toll road to Gasthaus Wasserfall, change to minibus to Green Wall Hut (1438m, taxi bus). Then climb to Kasseler hut, route no.: 515, altitude difference: 742 length: approx. 5 km, walking time: 2h
 

Olperer hut | 2,389 m | in the Zillertal Nature Park

From the last stop of the bus, take the road along the lake in a southwesterly direction over the Riepenbach. Shortly thereafter go to the right (northwest), the trail leads through forest and serpentines through pines along the course of the stream. Cross the Riepenbach stream in open terrain. Continue up the grassy slopes northwards; then turn to the hut which will have been visible for a long time. Ascent: 600m; Walking time: 1 1/2 hours

  • Collect and compare information

    Before you can start, you first need to choose the right path. You can find inspirations and tips on the Mayrhofen website under the heading Hiking in the Nature Park,
    We especially recommend the interactive map, it offers the best overview of the mountaineering tours in the Zillertal. In addition, it facilitates preselection with the filter option, according to level of difficulty, hiking theme or distance.

    Once you have found an interesting route, it's all about the detailed informationwhich the following questions should answer:

    • Does the tour suit my technical ability and conditioning as well as the abilities of my companions?
    • How long do I need for the tour, considering the length and altitude?
    • How do you get to the starting point and how can I get back? (Car, cable car, bus, ...)


    Wonderful panorama in the Zillertal Alps

    For example, I chose the tour “Au Sundergrund” (Mitterjoch). It takes a total walking time of five hours, in which 1,390 vertical metres and 12.1 kilometres are covered. This is exactly the right fit for me in terms of conditioning.
    The starting point is located 15.3 kilometres from Mayrhofen. By car, I can be at the Alpengasthof In der Au in about 23 minutes: I can park there.
    TIP: The routes for mountaineering in the Zillertal are marked with colours: blue is easy, red is medium and black is difficult. These colours can also be found on the yellow signposts along the routes.

  • Study key points

    Once you have chosen the desired route for hiking in the Zillertal, you can go into detail. So as not to be surprised by unexpected surprises that could spoil the fun of hiking, it is important that you locate and study the key points of the tour. You should answer the following questions to do this:

    • What does the terrain look like along the tour?
    • How steep is it?
    • What conditions await me along the tour? (Especially important if you choose an alpine tour)
    • Where are the difficult passages and how can I tackle them?
    • What must the weather conditions be like to do the tour? Snow in spring is not uncommon.


    With my chosen route the rise in altitude is even until about half way up the slope and then becomes steeper before arriving on a flat plateau. I can see that in the height profile of the interactive map.

    So the difficult passages will only happen after a long walk. The description indicates steep grades and a block signal, which I have to pay attention to. In terms of weather conditions, I would not take any risks when hiking or climbing in the Zillertal, because the conditions must definitely be right to do a five-hour tour.

     

  • Refreshments and meals

    You have to ensure you have sufficient food and drink in your backpack during hikes. On a longer tour, of course, it is also important to take care of yourself. You should plan stops in the pastures along the route or you take yourown snacks while hiking.

    The ideal hiking food includes:

    • High-quality carbohydrates such as wholemeal bread with cheese or lean meat, salads made from wholemeal pasta combined with meat or fish, boiled eggs, raw food or homemade cake.
    • Small snacks such as nuts, chopped fruit and vegetables or granola bars, dried fruit
    • Sufficient liquid such as water or carbonated apple juice.


    Leave greasy or very sugary foods behind - they make your body feel sluggish.
    The planned tour passes by numerous alpine pastures such as the Rachhüttenalm and the Kainzenhüttenalm. It is definitely worth planning a stop on the way back.

    TIP: You should always keep emergency rations such as cereal bars and water in your backpack.

  • Weather check

    Just a few days before the planned hike, you should check the weather. For the weather in Mayrhofen you will find current information on the website as well as on the mobile app. The Website of ZAMG is especially recommended. You will find special information about the mountain weather there.

    Be sure to pack climbing gear for alpine tours.

  • Equipment and checklist

    In the mountains, you will encounter gravel and gravel roads, alpine and forest paths as well walkways. In addition, the weather can change very quickly. Having the right equipment is really important for hiking the Zillertal. Walking shoes should be ankle-high and sturdy. To avoid blisters, the shoes should be broken in before a longer tour. The choice of the right socks is also important.
    I recommend layering clothing. Bring several layers that you can wear and remove depending on the weather or your body temperature.

    Storm the summit with the right equipment

    • Digicam or camera
    • Lighter or match
    • Fleece jacket or pullover
    • Money
    • Cellphone or radio
    • Snack and drinks
    • Hiking map
    • Trash bag
    • Rain protection
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Handkerchiefs
    • Bandage (plaster)
    • Walking stick

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