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Mountain experience in a class of its own

Highlights from Region Zell - Gerlos Zillertal Arena

Farmers markets, old folk festivals and the largest ski resort in the region: Surrounded by the mountains of the Zillertal and Tux Alps, the holiday region of Zell-Gerlos is located in the rear Zillertal.

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Arena Coaster - Zillertal Arena
the first Alpine roller coaster

The unique Arena Coaster in Zell im Zillertal offers year-round toboggan fun on the first Alpine roller coaster. The fast track is 1,450 meters long and overcomes a height difference of 140 meters.


On the exciting route it goes - partly 9 meters above the ground - over built-in waves and spinning top into the valley. The toboggan run is located directly at the valley station of the Zillertal Arena.

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Arena Skyliner - Zillertal Arena
a zip line that takes your Zillertal vacation to new heights.

For the daring: Come and ride the exhilarating Arena Skyliner at Gerlosstein Ski Resort, a zip line that takes your Zillertal vacation to new heights. Fly through the air and over the runs at speeds of up to 50 KPH soaring high up in the air!


The Skyliner has four zip line canopy tours, up to 738 meters long - an extreme experience you will never forget. Enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery of Zillertal Arena as the Gerlossteinbahn Gondola whisks you to the top.

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Rosenalmbahn I+II
fantastic views of the surrounding Zillertal Alps

The Rosenalmbahn cable car leads from Zell am Ziller up onto the Kreuzjoch mountain, a haven for hikers and mountainbikers. At the top of the cable car there are fantastic views of the surrounding Zillertal Alps.


Both the mid-way station (section I) and the top station (section II) are good starting points for both easy walks and challenging hikes. Mountainbikers should head for the Wiesenalm singletrack winding its way down from the mid-way station to the valley floor.

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Aerial Forest Park in Gerlos
one of the newest forest climbing parks in Tyrol

The Aerial Forest Park in Gerlos is one of the newest forest climbing parks in Tirol. It is an excellent choice for a family adventure with 70 challenge course elements that range from 15 to 15 meters off the ground. The Aerial Forest is for those looking to challenge themselves with balance and daring.


It features zip lines, rope bridges, log bridges, and many other elements to satisfy adventure seekers. The highly trained staff will assist you on your adventure in the trees. If you’re looking for the next challenge, this is it!

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Durlassboden dam
swimming & plenty of other activitie

This also means that the lake is relatively cold, though during periods of hot weather in summer it can reach up to 21°C.


As well as swimming there are plenty of other activities, such as windsurfing lessons with Surfschule Gerlos, the highest surfing school anywhere in Austria, or pedalo excursions out onto the reservoir.

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Isskogel (2.264 m) – Kreuzjoch (2.558 m)
close-ups of the Ötztal Alps

Two peaks in a day! It’s doable thanks to this demanding six-hour loop that takes you on a tour of Isskogel and Kreuzjoch Mountains. Departing from the top of Isskogel Gondola, it’s a long journey at about 17.6 kilometers, and steep in places, but it rewards the intrepid with stunning views of the Zillertal Alps.


wo of the finest viewing outposts in the Zell-Gerlos Region, Isskogel and Kreuzjoch will leave your head spinning as you try to identify a seemingly infinite array of peaks spread out before you: From close-ups of the Ötztal Alps and mighty Hohe Tauern Range all the way to the sprawling sparkling glaciers of Zillertal Valley.

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Krimmler Watherfalls
highest waterfalls in Austria

The Krimmler waterfalls are the highest waterfalls in Austria with a total drop height of 385 m. They are located on the edge of the village Krimml (Salzburg) in the national park Hohe Tauern. They are formed by the Krimmler Ache, which falls down into three falls at the end of the high Krimmler Achental. The river then flows into the Salzach, which continues along the Pinzgau towards Salzburg and the mouth of the Inn.


The exceptional fall height (the upper, middle and lower reaches of a height of 145 m, 100 m and 140 m) is due to the geological origin of this mountainous region. During the bulging of the central Alpine parts some 30 million years ago, African with the Eurasian plate, the upper Salzachtal remained. This difference in altitude was further strengthened during the ice age by a powerful ice stream, which cut the main valleys deeply.

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Dorfbahn Königsleiten
majestic views of the surrounding landscape

Königsleiten lies on the Salzburg side of the Zillertal Arena. From there the Dorfbahn Königsleiten transports visitors straight up to 2,200 metres above sea level, where majestic views of the surrounding landscape await.


Attractions in the area around the top station of the cable car include a large network of hiking trails connecting idyllic mountain huts.

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Gerlosssteinbahn
starting point for many walks and hikes

The bottom station of the Gerlosssteinbahn cable car lies at the foot of the Gerlosssteinwand in Hainzenberg im Zillertal. From there it takes visitors up to 1,650 metres above sea level, where adrenaline junkies will find the Arena Skyliner zipwire.


The top station of the cable car is also the starting point for many walks and hikes. One of the main highlights is the 380m via ferrata climbing route scaling the Gerlossteinwand.

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Summit hike Karspitze (2,257 m) - Rosenalmbahn
beautiful landscapes

An accessible hike for seasoned veterans and neophytes alike, this route provides visitors with breathtaking views of the Zillertal Alps on a relatively moderate difficulty, scenic 11.8 kilometer round-trip. Departing from the top of Rosenalm Gondola, the trail takes some five hours to complete and stands as a true showcase of the diversity and majestic beauty that the Rosenalm area can offer to hikers who journey into the heart of these sublime meadows and Alpine pastures.


Gaze out at beautiful landscapes near and far, from verdant meadows and Alpine pastures to quiet wooded areas with several miles of trails woven into the forest. A babbling creek provides gentle background to a wonderful day of wandering, or you can sit quietly by a lake. Spectacular views and a dizzying array of wildflowers -- this hike is simply gorgeous.