Tux


What’s in a name? Americans may well have a “tuxedo” in mind. However, locals and frequent visitors to Tirol know that Tux is a village in the Tux Valley – with Hintertux Glacier Ski resort, offering year-round skiing.

“Tux” has many different meanings depending on where you live and what your interests are. IT experts will probably think of the small, round penguin which acts as the logo of the Linux operating system. Americans, on the other hand, may well have a “tuxedo” in mind. However, locals and frequent visitors to Tirol know that Tux is a village in the Tux Valley, a side valley branching off near the town of Mayrhofen to the south-west of the Zillertal Valley. English speakers will be interested to know that here in Tirol a “Tuxer” does not refer to an elegant piece of menswear but instead a thick, hard-wearing cardigan made from grey loden and forming an integral part of the traditional dress worn by men in the valley.

The first settlers came from the Schmirntal Valley over the Tuxer Joch ridge to the Tux Valley during the Stone Age. The high mountain farms are still in operation today. The development of cable cars and ski lifts brought visitors to the area (or vice versa), and today the Hintertux Glacier is open to skiers and snowboarders all year round.


Falling into a crevasse is a nightmare scenario for any alpinist, but at Nature’s Ice Palace on the Hintertux Glacier visitors can safely explore the perpetual ice deep below the ski pistes., © Tirol Werbung/Verena Kathrein
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Falling into a crevasse is a nightmare scenario for any alpinist, but at Nature’s Ice Palace on the Hintertux Glacier visitors can safely explore the perpetual ice deep below the ski pistes.

The Spannagel Cave is not only Europe’s highest cave open to the public but also the largest rock cave in the Central Alps. A visit to the cave is not recommended for persons who suffer from claustrophobia or have difficulty walking., © Tux-Finkenberg
Cavernous

The Spannagel Cave is not only Europe’s highest cave open to the public but also the largest rock cave in the Central Alps. A visit to the cave is not recommended for persons who suffer from claustrophobia or have difficulty walking.

The 3,476m Olperer is easily recognisable thanks to its pyramid-like shape. The north face forms part of the Hintertux Glacier ski area, which is open all year round., © Tirol Werbung/Regina Recht
Majestic

The 3,476m Olperer is easily recognisable thanks to its pyramid-like shape. The north face forms part of the Hintertux Glacier ski area, which is open all year round.

Magnesite was mined in Tux from the 1920s until 1976. The Barbarakapelle chapel, dedicated to the patron saint of miners, was designed by Hubert Prachensky and decorated with frescoes by Max Weiler., © Tux-Finkenberg
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Magnesite was mined in Tux from the 1920s until 1976. The Barbarakapelle chapel, dedicated to the patron saint of miners, was designed by Hubert Prachensky and decorated with frescoes by Max Weiler.

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