Beneath the Spannagelhaus on the Hintertux Glacier is where you gain access to a subterranean adventure. The main Alpine ridge is mainly made from prehistoric rocks. A distinctive geological feature is the marble section (crystalline chalk) which runs from Hintertux in a southerly direction to the Spannagelhaus. The cave is the largest natural cave in the entire Central Alps! Open year-round, daily guided tours from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.
Natural ice palace on the Hintertux Glacier
The natural ice palace on the Hintertux Glacier at 3250 m is a naturally accumulated glacier crevasse which has arisen without human influence. It is divided into an entrance hall, ‘Firnkeglegalerie’ with crystal chamber, a blue chamber with an ice chapel and the ice palace itself with its crystal clear ice formations. Guided tours take place on the hour from 10.30 a.m.through to 2.30 p.m. More information available at Natursport Tirol Tel. +43 / 676/ 307 0000 and at Hintertuxer Gletscherbahn, Tel. +43/ 5287 /8510 or email@example.com
Churches and Chapels
Finkenberg church, built in 1721, is dedicated to the St. Leonhard and houses early baroque stucco paintings. There are four other chapels which characterise the Finkenberg - Innerbergkapelle at the end of the town, Herz-Jesukapelle at the entrance to the town, Heimkehrer-Kapelle in Persal and Hochsteg-Kapelle in Hochsteg. The painter Wolfram Köberle from Innsbruck created the frescos in 1965. Tuxer Pfarrkirche in Tux-Lanersbach, Mariahilfkapelle in Tux-Vorderlanersbach (Testerkapelle), Barbarakapelle with the frescoe by the renowned artist Max Weiler, Kirche Maria Himmelfahrt in Hintertux, and the chapel in Madseit.
At the end of the valley in Hintertux beneath the Gefrorene Wand the Tuxer Waterfalls drop into the deep rock basin. The Schrauben waterfall and the cave at the Spannagelhaus were placed under conservation order in 1964. On the road heading to Weitental you pass Schleier waterfall. Impressive fact - Tux water is of drinking water quality – refresh yourself at one of the many springs in the natural surroundings or just at a tap!
Minerals and mountain crystal museum
Sparkling precious stones from the Zillertal Alps are exhibited in the Minerals and Crystal museum in Finkenberg. These fine treasures from the mountains, for instance the luminous Rutilgitter and Scepter Quartz, splendid amethysts and picturesque Rutilgitter and Adulare with calcite are from unimaginable times millions of years ago when the Alps in Klüften came into existence. The high quality collection is one of the best in Zillertal.
Panorama terrace at 3250 m
The mountain station for the Gefrorene Wand at Hintertux Glacier with the panorama terrace is the peak of pleasure. Even the ascent on Gletscherbus3 – probably the most spectacular cable car in the Alps – is a real adventure. The breathtaking panorama stretches from the Großglockner across the Dolomites all the way to the Zugspitze! Ascent to the Panoramaterrasse is ‘barrier-free’ – Austria’s highest lift also brings families with prams and wheelchair users up to the panorama terrace without any trouble. On the panorama terrace there is an exhibition of sculptures by the artist Leonhard Tipotsch.
Regular visitors’ summit cross
The summit cross on Ramsjoch (2600 m) was set up for the regular visitors' week in 2000 and is dedicated to regular visitors to Tux. The summit cross can be reached from Eggalm via the Grüblspitze and takes around 1 ½ hours to walk.