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Excursion destinations for your vacation in Gerlos

Sights & Interesting Excursions

If the weather in Gerlos ever happens not be as perfect as it might be, or if you simply have no desire to go skiing or hiking, you will find numerous exciting excursion opportunities in Gerlos, the Zillertal, and across Tyrol.

Exciting outings close by


Krimml Waterfalls

Krimml Waterfalls are located only about 20 minutes from Gerlos. They drop a total height of 385 m, making them the highest waterfalls in Austria. This imposing natural spectacle is located inside Hohe Tauern National Park.
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Gold Mine in Zillertal

It has now been 350 years since people mined for gold here on the Hainzenberg. In a guided tour lasting the better part of 2 hours, you will learn more about how gold used to be mined in this part of the world.


Hermann Rieser
Hainzenberg 73
A-6280 Zell am Ziller - Zillertal - Tyrol
Tel: +43 5282 4820
Fax: +43 5282 3272

Königsleiten Observatory

Located just a few minutes from Gerlos is the observatory in Königsleiten, the highest in Europe. During a tour lasting about 60 minutes, you will learn more about the creation of our solar system, constellations, asteroids and so much more.


Königsleiten Observatory & Planetarium
Königsleiten 29
A-5742 Wald im Pinzgau, Austria
Tel.: +43 6564 20014
Fax: +43 6564 20015

Day Trips throughout Zillertal


Zillertalbahn Steam Train

One special highlight for railway fans, big and small, is a ride on the Zillertal steam train. During this leisurely journey across Zillertal, you will learn more about the development of railways, not just in Tyrol.
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Fügen - FeuerWerk

Guided tour of one of Europe's most modern and economic biomass heating plants.


Binderholz GmbH FeuerWerk
Zillertalstraße 39
A-6263 Fügen - Zillertal - Tyrol
Tel. +43 5288 601550
Fax +43 5288 601559

Zillertal Hay-Milk Cheese Dairy in Fügen

How is cheese made? The answer to this and so many other interesting questions relating to cheese can be learned during a tour of the cheese dairy in Fügen. A great experience for the whole family.


Zillertal Hay-Milk Cheese Dairy
Sennereistr. 22
A-6263 Fügen - Zillertal - Tyrol
Tel. +43 5288 62334
Fax +43 5288 623344

Spannagel Cave & Hintertuxer Glacier

All the way at the end of Tuxertal valley, you will discover Spannagel Cave, the biggest rock cave in all of the Central Alps and the highest cave open to the public in all of Europe. About 500 m of this high-alpine cave can be explored during a guided tour. Here you will learn more about how caves, crystals, marble and stalactites are created.


Tel. +43 5287 87707

Natural Ice Palace - Hintertuxer Glacier

Experience the fascination of ice during a guided tour inside Hintertuxer Glacier.

The tour of this natural ice palace is suitable for children ages 8 and up. Please wear good shoes as well as a warm jacket. A visit to the natural ice palace is also possible for skiers with ski boots. Protective helmets are provided at the entrance to the ice palace.