Situated at an elevation of 1700 meters, Bodenalm is an idyllic place nestled in a remote side valley of Zillergrund at the Zillertal Alps Nature Park. Zillergrund is the easternmost side valley of Inner Zillertal and stretches from South Tirol’s Ahrntal at the Austria-Italy border to Mayrhofen. The past is still alive at authentic Bodenalm Alpine Pasture Hut. You can only reach this place by foot as there is no access road leading to it. The 500 hectare Alpine pasture region serves as grazing ground for roughly 60 Tirolean greys. Bodenalm Alpine Pasture Hut gives access to the high mountain nature park’s primordial world of receding glaciers, wildflower carpeted meadows, and purple mountains majesties. From the hut, there are stunning views of the valley end and of mighty Grundschartner Glacier. Picture time! Play with your camera settings and try to capture Bodenalm in the morning or evening light. Another picture-worthy place is the picturesque and tiny “Maria Schnee” Church that is located at the trailhead of this walk, next to Häusling Inn. Everyone climbing on the high mountains of the Zillertal Alps Nature Park is struck by the beautiful and delicate green carpets of wild orchids, plume thistles, ostrich fern, rusty-leaved alpenrose, red and black elder, cottongrass, and old-growth stone pines.
Bodenalm Alpine Pasture Hut
Total hiking time
3 h 45 min
- Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
- Circular hike
intermediate (red mountain trails)
Elevation uphill 615m
Vertical metres downhill 615m
Best time of year
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- Accessible using public transport
Trailhead for this wonderful walk to Bodenalm Alpine Pasture Hut is at Häusling Inn in Zillergrund. Ride bus no. 8328 from Mayrhofen to reach the inn (Zillergrund line). From Häusling Inn, take the right fork across a wooden bridge and walk toward the power station and Ziller River. Continue along a paved road for a short while, until you reach an old farmstead, from where a narrow and well-marked footpath climbs up to Bodenalm. At some sections, the steep trail has stone steps; sturdy boots are essential, since the ground is rocky and often loose underfoot.