Getting into nature!
Into the Tux World
This one’s for adventure hunter and glacier chasers!
Let’s get going! The new adventure parkour offers tricky puzzles for curious kids. This wonderland of action and fun first opened in summer 2015 with giant slides, climbing walls, pedal-powered go-karts and a giant play tower… as well as exhibits on animals and nature. The big question is: where do you want to start? Ever had a snowball fight in the middle of summer? Take the glacier safari to the peak of the Hintertux glacier. At 3,250m above sea level there’s ALWAYS snow. Discover the new giant cloud, follow Luis, the ‘glacier flea’, on a treasure hunt through the mystical glacier world.
Each day a new adventure
The glacier flea safari is so big that you can spend a week here and never have to do the same thing twice. Or simply pop by for a single afternoon. Got a need for speed? Try the new tubing track. It is SOOOO cool! Mama and Papa will have a great time too, and appreciate that children 10 and under can not only ride free on the national train to the summer rail line, but also travel right up to the glacier park at 3,250 meters! So ask for your treasure hunter card at the ticket booth at the Hintertux valley station and then: “On your marks, ready, go… safari!”
Natural ice palace Hintertux
The starting point for this fascinating and impressive journey is the outlook platform for the ‘Gefrorere Wand,’ the Frozen Wall, located at 3,250 m above sea level. Here at the highest point of the Hintertux glacier, a safe and easy path leads to the palace. Nature alone is the architect here. Giant ice crystals glitter in the crystal chamber. A joyous play in blues and turquoise enchants the eye.
The absolute highlight, however, is the ice palace, which is hidden 25 meters below the ski slopes of the Hintertux glacier. The palace created directly by Mother Nature’s hand rises 15 meters high. It’ll take your breath away!
Two tours are available from experienced guides
Regular tour: Lasts approx. 60 minutes and presents the inspiring attractions in the interior of the glacier.
Quick tour: Lasts roughly 30 minutes. Children 6 and up are welcome, and groups of 10+ children will get their own entertaining tour. The ice cave is open throughout the year. Be sure to combine your visit with a day of skiing on the glacier.
Note: You’ll need appropriate shoes and warm clothes, even in summer. Helmets, ropes and safety harnesses will be provided on site by the guides.
CAVE EXPLORERS WELCOME! LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN
Looking for an adventure for the entire family? Spannagel is a 12.5 kilometer long cave, the largest cliffside cave in the central Alps and the highest explorable cave in Europe. Isn’t that reason enough to indulge in this unique cave experience?
Roughly 500 meters of cave are available for viewing as part of a one-hour tour. Professional guides will point out geological curiosities such as dripstones, marble inclusions and glacial mills, explaining what makes caves special and how they are created in ways that are fascinating and accessible to children. To ensure you make it back to daylight nice and dry, you’ll be provided with rubber boots, helmets and rain jackets. Those interested in longer adventures in the Spannagel Cave can book a multi-hour trekking tour that provides more intensive insights.
Zillertaler Alpen Nature Park
Conscious appreciation of nature. Exploring and experiencing the world around us with all of the senses. Being open to the many treasures with which Mother Nature has so generously blessed the Zillertal. That is the goal of the Zillertaler Alpen Nature Park. It took the efforts of both humans and nature to create parks to preserve natural and cultural landscapes.
It offers a gentle way to research and explore. Outdoor lovers large and small can engage in fascinating play-based learning about the region and its flora and fauna. Exhibits, info stations, theme walks and guided tours help you gain a better appreciation of the Zillertal and its thriving nature.
Special photo points are marked for amateur photographers, with professional tips to help amateurs get perfect shots. Overnight with the entire family in a hiker’s hut! It’s an unforgettable event for outdoor lovers of all ages. Track nature back to its roots with an excursion to the Zillertaler Alpen Nature Park!
CULTURAL EXCURSIONS DURING YOUR SUMMER VACATION IN HINTERTUX.
Highlights of Tyrol
Even if the Zillertal is known for its plentiful sunshine, rain and storms are a frequent occurrence in the mountains. No reason to be sad! Tyrol has plenty of indoor alternatives to offer.
Starting with the provincial capital of Innsbruck, with its world-famous Goldenes Dachl and the architectural masterpiece of the Sprungschanze. Kufstein, home to internationally renowned glassware maker Riedel and impressive Kufstein Castle, or the smallest city in all of Austria: Rattenberg. The historic city center in the Salinenstadt Hall in Tyrol is also more than worth a visit by the entire family, as is the glittery experience of visiting the Swarovski crystal worlds in Wattens. Gorges and ravines, alpine slides, museums and castles.
The cultural offerings in Tyrol are many and diverse. Be sure to leave time to enjoy these beacons of art and culture.