Trip destinations around your Hotel Alpenhof in the Zillertal
Trip tips for your holiday in Hintertux
Under the Spannagelhaus at the Hintertux Glacier, the underground adventure begins. The main ridge of the Alps consists mainly of primitive rock. However, as a geological peculiarity, a marble range (crystalline limestone) runs southward from Hintertux to the Spannagelhaus. The cave is the biggest natural cave in the entire Central Alps!
Nature Ice Palace at the Hintertux Glacier
The Nature Ice Palace at the Hintertux Glacier, at an altitude of 3,250 m, is a naturally developed crevasse that came into being without human influence. It is divided into the entrance hall, the "Firnkeglegalerie" with the crystal chamber, the blue chamber with the ice chapel and the actual ice palace with its flawless ice formations. Tours take place daily.
Churches and chapels
The Finkenberg Church, built in 1721, is dedicated to St. Leonhard and harbours early baroque stucco works. Finkenberg also has four more chapels: the Innerberg Chapel at the village exit, the Herz-Jesu Chapel at the village entrance, the Veterans Chapel in the Persal district and the Hochsteg Chapel in the Hochsteg district. Painter Wolfram Köberle from Innsbruck created the fresco medallions in 1965. Tux Parish Church in Tux-Lanersbach, Mariahilf Chapel in Tux-Vorderlanersbach (Tester chapel), Barbara Chapel with the fresco of renowned artist Max Weiler, Maria Himmelfahrt Church in Hintertux, chapel in Madseit.
At the valley head in Hintertux, underneath the Frozen Wall, the Tux waterfalls plunge into deep cirques. The Schraubenwasserfall waterfall and the cave at the Spannagelhaus were placed under nature protection in 1964. On the way towards Vallarga, you pass the Schleierwasserfall waterfall on your family holiday in the Zillertal. Impressive: the Tux water has drinking water quality – gain refreshment on your Zillertal holiday at one of the many outdoor springs or simply at any tap!
Mineral and crystal museum
The mineral and crystal museum in Finkenberg displays glistening precious stones from the Zillertal Alps. These precious treasures of the mountains, such as illuminating rutile grids and scepter quartzes, magnificent amethysts and picturesque adularias with calcite, grew a very long time ago, millions of years ago, during the formation of the Alps, in chasms. The high-quality collection is considered one of the best in the Zillertal.
Panoramic terrace at 3,250 m
The Frozen Wall mountain station at the Hintertux Glacier with the panoramic terrace is the peak of pleasure. Even the ascent with the Gletscherbus3 – probably the most spectacular cable car in the Alps – is a true experience on your holiday in Tux. The breathtaking panorama extends from the Großglockner to the Dolomites as far as the Zugspitze! The ascent to the panoramic terrace is "barrier-free" – Austria's highest passenger lift also brings families with buggies and wheelchair users onto the panoramic terrace without any problem.
Regular guests' summit cross
The summit cross on the Ramsjoch (2,600 m) was set up and dedicated during the "Stammgästewoche" (Regular Guests' Week) 2000 in honour of Tux's regular visitors. The summit cross can be reached from the Eggalm via the Grübelspitze in approximately 1½ hours' walking time.
Variety-packed summer holiday in the Zillertal
In addition to numerous sporting opportunities such as hiking, mountain biking, climbing and skiing, there are several other options on offer for you to enjoy a variety-packed summer holiday in the Zillertal. Trips in the region and the active programme at Alpenhof provide for entertaining days, while there is a lot to experience for families, too.