Hiking haven with a long tradition: Ginzling is a village at 1,000m altitude popular with walkers and hikers.
Ginzling lies in the idyllic Zemmtal Valley at the southern end of the road running through the Zillertal Valley. Around 400 people live here at 1,000 metres above sea level in a village that has gained a reputation as a haven for hiking and mountaineering enthusiasts. The Zemmbach stream bisects the two communities which make up this settlement: Dornauberg and Ginzling. With its location in the heart of the Zillertal Alps Nature Park, it is little wonder that even in the 19th century Ginzling drew visitors from near and far to explore its mighty peaks. It was during this period that the Berliner Hütte hut was built, the oldest and largest mountain hut in the Zillertal Alps and at 2,042m altitude an ideal starting point for treks up to glaciers and peaks such as the Schönbichler Horn (3,133m). Those with a little more time on their hands can hike the Berlin High Trail leading from hut to hut via majestic mountains with fabulous views. Down in the village is the Nature Park House, a visitors’ centre with information about the flora, fauna and geology of this protected area of natural beauty. In winter the resort of Mayrhofen offers pistes for all abilities and is easy to reach thanks to a free shuttle service.