Holiday in the Zillertal Alps

The Zillertal Valley

Holiday in the Zillertal Alps

The Ziller Valley, heading 30km into the south, is one of the most beautiful valleys in the whole alpine area. Well known for its relaxing and strength regaining holidays in the mountains, traditional music and more.

Rewarded and modern skiing areas in winter, cultural events and traditional music all through the year. Hundrets of hiking kilometers, bike trails,...

6.5 million overnight stays during a year shows the region's competence and quality. Everything relaxed and in tune with the astoning nature.

The award-winning ski areas of the valley are internationally known. Mayrhofen Bergbahnen lifts with the action mountain Penken and the leisure mountain Ahorn, the ski areas Hochzillertal or the Zillertal Arena, the Hintertux Glacier and more are easily reachable within a short time by car.

Almabtrieb (cattle drive)

For the people of Zillertal it is a time honoured tradition - for visitors to the region, an amazingly colourful spectacle whilst on holiday: When cattle that have been grazing all summer on the high alpine pastures of Zillertal are adorned with flowers, ribbons, intricately embroidered head-dresses with holy figures and bells to be herded down to lower lying farms before the winter snow arrives.

The Almabtrieb is a very colourful event: The animals are herded on foot from the outerlying valleys such as Zillergrund, Stilluptal, Ginzling and Tuxertal back "home" to Mayrhofen (06.10.). The leading cow, or "Moarkuh", leads each decorated herd, followed by heifers, bulls, young oxen and small livestock, such as sheep and goats.

Thousands of people from home and abroad come to take part in this incredible festival - not only because of the traditional delicacies that are served:

A farmer"s market, show-distillery and countless market stalls are laden with Zillertal specialities such as "Krapfen", "Melchermuas"," Zerggl", farmhouse bread, bacon, grilled meats, pine schnapps and sweet treats. Traditional "Schuhplattler" - shoe tapping, thigh slapping dancers, whip crackers and folk bands welcome the "Returnees" all along the main street.

Music, culture and culinary delights

Music & More means festivals, concerts and parties for guests of all ages. The Mayrhofen-Hippach holiday resort in Zillertal offers music to suit all tastes including folk, rock and house.

The warmth and hospitality of Zillertal is celebrated with fantastic cuisine in unparalleled ambience at the Mayrhofen holiday resort.

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