Zwei Kinder am Fichtenschloss auf der Rosenalm

Places of interest in Zillertal & excursion destinations in Gerlos

Excursion destinations

Tips for holiday planning: Excursion destinations and places of interest in Zillertal

We have compiled an extensive selection of excursion tips and places of interest in and around Gerlos – whether it is in summer in Gerlos or winter in the Zillertal Arena. A variety of attractions in Zillertal and Zillertal Arena mean boredom is not an option during your holiday. We reveal a few of the excursion destinations in the surrounding area here for you:


Sights & excursion destinations in Gerlos

Vater und Tochter auf dem Arena Coaster in Zell am Ziller

Sights & excursion destinations in Zillertal Arena

  • Almflieger in Zell am Ziller (Flying Fox)
  • Arena Coaster in Zell am Ziller (summer toboggan run)
  • Braukunsthaus Zillertal in Zell am Ziller – multi-medial exhibit based on the theme of beer & the art of brewing
  • Fichtenschloss & Fichtensee in Zell am Ziller
  • Hainzenberg Gold Mine
  • Hochzeller Käsealm
  • Zillertal Regional Museum
  • Family Adventure Worlds in Zillertal Arena
Urlauber am Gipfelliner in Königsleiten in der Zillertal Arena

Places of interest & Excursion destinations in Zillertal

  • Nature's Ice Palace at Hintertux Glacier (ice cave – open year round)
  • Holzerlebnis FeuerWerk – exhibition based around wood & tour of the bio mass heat and power plant
  • Erlebnissennerei Zillertal
  • Adlerbühne Ahorn
  • Steam train ride on the Zillertalbahn
  • Zillertal Alpine Road
  • Naturparkhaus Ginzling
  • Hydropower station
  • Spannagel Cave – Natural cave on the Hintertux Glacier
Ansicht des Wasser Wunder Welt Museums in Krimml

Attractions & leisure options in Tyrol & Salzburger Land

  • Krimml Waterfalls & Water World – with a drop of 380m, this is the highest waterfall in Europe
  • Swarovski Crystal Worlds Wattens in Tyrol – unique and breath-taking world of crystal
  • Innsbruck – excursion to Tyrol’s state capital with the Nordkette cable car, Alpine Zoo, museums, Goldenes Dachl, and much more.
  • Farm museums Kramsach
  • Ebbs Rarity Zoo
  • Hohe Tauern National Park
  • Großglockner

Our tip: The Zillertal AktivCard

Lots of leisure offers available with just one card

Along with ten cable cars, free entry to six swimming pools, free use of public transport in Zillertal and numerous discounts in the region, this ticket provides an extensive offer for 3 to 12 days.

Prices & Information Zillertal AktivCard


Frequently asked questions about excursions during a holiday in the 4* Hotel Maria Theresia in Gerlos.

What are the must-sees in Zillertal?

One of the most popular excursion destinations in Zillertal is the Braukunsthaus in Zell am Ziller. Krimml Water Falls in neighbouring Salzburger Land are also absolutely worth seeing.

What is loveliest town in Zillertal?

For us personally Gerlos is the loveliest town in Zillertal, with its 5 side-valleys and superb natural surroundings and mountains.

Can you provide an insider tip for Zillertal?

Anyone who wants to experience true Tyrolean tradition, ought not to miss the Alpine cattle drive in Gerlos in the autumn. An insider tip in Zillertal for those of you who are hungry for adventure is the Schlegeis 131 Flying Fox – a speedy ride over 600 metres over the dam walls at the Schlegeis reservoir; 131 metres above the ground.

What places of interest are there for me to visit in the winter?

There are a number of museums and leisure activities that are available throughout the year – e.g. the Braukunstmuseum in Zell am Ziller and the exhibition cheese dairies.