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Truncated valleys, carved out by glaciers over time immemorial, alternate with dense woodlands spread over a total area of 422 square kilometres. Nestled in between are numerous traces of alpine culture: mountain huts, alpine farms and high mountain trails are all part of this vibrant natural and cultural landscape.
Traditional cultural landscapes with extensive meadows and cultivated pastures open up amidst the deep ravines, primeval mountain forests, peaks and glaciers of the Zillertal Main Ridge. The Zillertal Alps Nature Park in Upper Zillertal extends from the mountaineering village of Ginzling to the highest peaks, encompassing all altitude levels from 1,000 to 3,500 metres above sea level. It is home to five tributary valleys, commonly known as „Gründe“, and well-known mountains such as the Löffler, Schwarzenstein, Möseler and Hochfeiler. Visitors can join experienced guides to discover the extraordinary levels of biodiversity and plant and animal species: Nature Park hikes with a focus on 30 diverse themes are offered between May and October. Zillertal Alps Nature Park was voted "Austria's Nature Park of the Year 2015" by an independent panel of experts from the Austrian Nature Park Association (VNÖ).