Beautiful throughout the year, Zillertal is one of the top family-friendly destinations in the Austrian Alps. Whether you visit in the peak of summer or the midst of winter, the sunny climate and fresh alpine air will leave you feeling invigorated.
In the warmer months, you can work up a sweat on scenic hiking trails and adrenaline-fuelled mountain biking routes. Take to the skies on a tandem paragliding flight and get your pulse racing with rafting adventures on the Ziller River.
Reliable snowfall makes Zillertal one of the top ski destinations in Austria. Hit up more than 500 kilometres of groomed slopes serviced by almost 200 lifts. Dozens of alpine huts dot the Zillertal ski areas. Warm up with hot chocolate, fresh-baked pretzels and mulled wine. Slow down the pace with cross-country ski and toboggan trails.
The Zillertal Valley is peppered with atmospheric towns and villages framed by emerald-green meadows and snow-capped peaks. Riverside Zell am Ziller will charm you with its alpine architecture and cosy cafes, taverns and hotels. Other options include storybook mountain villages like Gerlos, Konigsleiten and Krimml.
Zillertal is a one-hour drive from Innsbruck and two hours from Munich. Local buses connect Jenbach Train Station with towns and villages across the Zillertal Valley. Many visitors choose to rent a car.