Nature Park Zillertal Alps


The High Alps Nature Park Zillertal Alps is located in the rear Zillertal protecting an impressive natural and cultural environment north of the main chain of the Alps on a total area of 422 km².
Starting at Mayrhofen, the rear Zillertal is divided into various tributary valleys like the fingers on a hand. The nature park stretches across all altitude levels of the Central Alps from 1,000 m in Ginzing to 3,509 m on Hochfeiler.

Nature parks are protected natural and cultural landscapes shaped by the interaction of man and nature. The designation nature park does not classify a category of protective area (as e.g. a national park does), but is the title given to existing protective areas by Tyrol’s state government. As opposed to other protective areas, the focus at Nature Park Zillertal is on relaxation, nature tourism, environmental education, research and regional development.

Nature park with character

The beautiful nature park region is located directly by the municipalities Finkenberg, Tux and Hintertux. The nature-shaped mountain scenery with extreme conditions is closely bound up with human use. People already crossed the region’s mountain passes and overcame the borders between today’s North and South Tyrol millennia ago. Experience the region and the special mountain atmosphere of Tuxertal yourself.

Experience the region’s diversity at Nature Park Zillertal Alps

  • in exhibitions,
  • at the Nature Park House,
  • on themed trails,
  • at information points or
  • during a guided hike with rangers.

Partner businesses of the nature park

63 businesses in Tuxertal cooperate closely with the nature park – many of which are located in beautiful Tux-Finkenberg. What can you expect from a nature park partner business? These quality-monitored accommodation businesses need to meet various quality criteria, identify themselves with the nature park’s philosophy and bring the nature park idea directly to their guests.
Regional products or exciting hikes are offered frequently. Enquire at the Tux-Finkenberg tourism office or with your nature park hosts.

Nature Park of the Year 2015

What a year! The independent expert jury of the Association of Austrian Nature Parks (VNÖ) elected the High Alps Nature Park Zillertal Alps “Austria’s Nature Park of the Year 2015”. This award goes to a nature park that realises innovative projects, excels in the fields of environmental protection, tourism, education and communication, and constantly strives to further develop the area. This high quality of life and the spirit of innovation is particularly reflected in surrounding municipalities such as Tux or Finkenberg that welcome you to your summer holiday.

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