The municipality of Tux takes account of a total of 100 sq. km area which covers 350 km of hiking paths and walking track. Apart from these 800 km long network of cycling paths. The Zillertal valley also offers you to do hiking here. In the season of summer if you are planning to spend the time in Tux then the Schleier waterfall, the Tux waterfall, and the Spannagel cave are there to entertain you.
Here a milk products factory is situated which name is Stoankasern. You can see and learn the method of preparing cheese and butter from milk. About 1500 m high in the Hintertux Glacier there is an arrangement for a thermal bath. This thermal bath is so famous that so many writers and in so many new articles have mentioned about this in their writing.
There are so many other places such as Seefeld, Faak am See, Fuschl am See, Graz and various places are present near about the Hintertux glacier and Zillertal valley. The Tuxis one of them. You may find out so many common visiting places offering both places and some times more than two places.
Hiking is usually common for every place due to the presence of high altitude of the mountains. But in Tux, you can find some different attractions. Rafting, an ice palace and a lot of things upon which the only Tux has the control. By presenting so many unique things to see, Tux has become a successful visiting place for us. Let us see what are those unique things.
Rafting & Canyoning
If you love Adventures as well as sports then this place is perfect for you. Enthusiasm will be at the height. The wild water sports will increase the sportsman spirit within you. In Tyrol especially in there are a lot of rivers and current you can have the fun of the water sports the rivers in the garden Syntax represents and eldorado for the water sports lover.
So if you want to do anything and rafting with the fool energy power. Then you have to save time to visit this place generally canoeing and rafting needs a lot of practice and experience. Also a guide, but here year in talks these water sports are very easy to do, generally a sense of balance have not needed for this adventure.
However, you can have the simplest and comforting experience here. You don’t need to be an expert in wild water sports just pack your bag and come here to Tux. Achieve this experience and those who are experts in this field can do the challenges offered by the authority. They can win exciting prizes so visiting this place will not be worthless.
Do you want to fly in the sky? Like a Bird? Yes! That is possible nowadays. This method is called paragliding in Tux. Paragliding is a common thing here. Visitors come here to jump from the high mountain peaks with a parachute and have the feeling of the adventurous flying. The weather of the Tux remains clear all year.
So you can have the fun of the paragliding in the sunny weather. The slopes of the mountains are always overlapped with sun rays. There are so many stations from where you can do your paragliding and there are so many positions from where you can jump into the sky. Those are Central Valley Lienz and Wildschönau.
There is a paraglide station on the Hintertux mountain. From any of the stations, you can get a Clear View of the whole Tux area. Apart from this, there is a special facility of sports which is called tandem flight.
Another attraction is the Hintertux Glacier. The portion of this glacier is actually in the back of Tuxertal Valley. You can see the Zillertal valley in front of it. There is a beautiful skying area which is open all year. Hintertux glacier is actually in between Gefrorene-Wand glacier and the Riepenkees glacier.
All the glaciers have the lift facilities to reach the point and due to the pleasant weather of Tux, the skiing facility is available for all the year. The altitude of the skiing area has been extended up to 3250 meters. You can see glacier buses which are a specialty of Tux. These buses will reach you to the skying area. The slopes are off 60 kilometers and barrier-free, so you can go anywhere you wish while skiing even from the underground car parking to the valley station.
You can find the well-trained instructors at the valley station who will carefully guide you. As I mentioned before the weather is well but some time due to the glacier movement the visitors may face some problems. But there is nothing to worry about, just be aware of it. There are some other features are available in the glacier and those are cave trekking, glacial hike, passenger lift to the panorama terrace and so many.
You may hear about the highest cave show in Europe. It is located in the Tux, in the Hintertux glacier. This 10-kilometer long Spannagel cave is a part of Zillertal valley. To reach the cave you have to take the way from Hintertux to Fernhaus mountain hut. You can choose the glacier bus to reach there.
After reaching the fern house mountain hut, you have to walk 10 minutes to reach your final destination. The cave was first discovered by Alois Hotter who was the landlord of Spannagel house. According to the name of the Austrian tourist club Dr. Rudolf Spannagel, the name of the cave was decided. Though this cave was under protection for a long time at least in the year 1994 the cave has been opened to attract tourists. This cave is extraordinary due to a crystalline lime layer upon it.
Tourists can enjoy the trekking which is available here under instructions of well-trained guides. It will take 3 hours 5 hours to complete the whole cave trekking. Hiking, skiing all are respectively common experience but trekking a cave which contents history is very rare. So enjoy your trip here.
Hiking to Sommerbergalm Hut
Not only skiing paragliding gift tracking available here you can have the fun of hiking also there is it mm long hiking ground from Hintertux to Sommerbergalm. The interesting thing is, this place is a famous skiing area in the winter and a popular hiking place during summer.
The hiking path starts from a small village which is located on the Northside of Hintertux village. It will take 3 hours to reach Bichalm Pasture. So many food stalls are available there to make you fully energetic after this long journey. Apart from hiking, you can see the amazing nature view which is leading in front of you.
And if you can move your legs fast then soon you will come across Schleier Waterfall. After following the path you will see the Hintertux Cable car station. If a single bite of energy is left within you then you can hike towards the glacier again, Tuxerjochhaus hut. The hiking is quite difficult for children. So, make sure you take special care while going with children.
Tux Canyon Course
In Lanersbach, in the Zillertal valley, a course upon canyon roping is going all the year. This high rope canyon course includes the breathtaking sights of Rocky basins, caves, gorges, Schraubenfall Cave and natural rock Bridges, etc.
You can explore the adventurous path of Waterfall. Schraubenfall Cave and Schraubenfall waterfalls increase the beauty of this place and will give you the best experience of the high rope course.
The Tux high rope canyon course is the best place for the children to gather knowledge about elementary exercises. The authority will train the student with the full ambitious curriculum of sports clubs and national skiing teams. This place opens from Summer to Autumn.
Mehlerhaus Farm in Madseit
In the Zillertal valley, the Mehlerhaus farm is decorated in the pattern of the ancient time. The wooden parlors and kitchens made off stones can be seen here. It will give you the experience of the ancient Stone Age. This farmhouse is popular for event locations nowadays. Once Eisler and Mehler’s family owned this house. But after sometime when the ownership of this house came to the Tipotsch family then they had modified this farmhouse. They added an extra farmhouse upon this one in 1992.
Now the farmhouse is under control of the government. They have decided to open it for the tourists. After the Tipotsch family, the government had modified that house in 1999. A place will never judge as an attraction until people will visit and comment on that.
So an association has started to organize various kinds of events in that house and expand the way of the public in the house. So, in this way, the popularity of this house has begun.
Not only that, but they have also organized a museum in that house. Those are sectionized over four categories.
Nature’s Ice Palace
From the name, it seems to you that it is a place that is fully fictional. And yes that is true. Hintertux glacier is the heart of Tux and it contains not only the Spannagel but also has access to the crevasse. You have to take glacier buses to reach the 3250 m high mountain. After crossing 2-4 check post, within 10 minutes you can nature made ice palace which is famous as Natur Eis Palast, in German.
It gives a handy into the everlasting ice of the Hintertux Glacier. Frozen waterfall, frozen lakes, and ice stones are being seen here. The ice caves are open for the whole year. The temperature is as usual below zero degrees Celsius. So, you can have the fun of ski booting in time of summer also.
Various trips like the one hour VIP Tour includes boat trip, fashionable photography trip, paddling on the Glacial Lake and ice swimming and a remarkable kayaking event are the specialties of Tux. In the year 2018, 10 years had been completed of this Nature’s Ice Palace and Hintertux Glacier Cathedral had been celebrated to dedicate the anniversary program.
Hintertux Glacier- Zillertal Valley
The skiing arena which is offered in this place is named as Ski Zillertal 3000. This is a total of 202 km long slope. A total of 66 states of the art features are available in the five skiing areas. Hintertux Glacier, Eggalm, Rastkogel, Finkenberg, and Mayrhofen are those 5 states.
You will feel excited while skiing on the Harakiri Slope which is featured by a downhill slope of 78%. If you love speedy racing then Penken, Sunjet or Unterberg mountains are best for track racing. Those exciting ski routes are categorized in some parts like the “XXL Route” indicates mostly red slopes, the “Penken Route” indicates simple blue slopes. It will be proved that you are a daring person or not if you accept the challenge to complete Höhenmeterfresser Route. This route is a total of 1300 m in altitude.
Another one is “Fun+Action Route” which is along with the Harakiri Slope. In Hintertux, there is no lack of fun parks to spend time with your family. Hintertux glacier is fully covered with skiing areas. As far as you can see, at least one skiing arena will catch your eyes.
The mind-blowing view from the Dolomites to Mt. Zugspitze barrier can be seen from the cable cars. In 2011, the Hintertux Glacier was officially announced as the “Best glacier ski resort worldwide”. The Snow Card Tyrol, the “White 5″ ski pass and the Zillertal Super Ski Pass are announced as the best ski arena in Tux.
So, as you can see these are all about the best places. What you can do, from where, how much time it will take, all are explained in this article. So I hope you will choose the Tux for this summer vacation.
List of Featured Tux Hotels
Address: Lanersbach 335 Rooms from: € 65.00
Tirolerhof Hotel offers all modern comforts expected from a quality 4 star hotel in Austria. It enjoys scenic natural setting in the amazing Tux Valley, near a ski glacier, a perfect starting point for many hiking and biking routes. The famous skiing area of Zillertal is only 5 km away and easily accessible by the local ski bus. The establishment features a fully equipped wellness and spa centre, three cozy dining rooms, bar, private parking and Wi-Fi Internet. The 44 en-suite guest rooms, suites and apartments are all airy, furnished in a welcoming style and provided with private balconies, from which guests can admire sweeping mountain views.
Address: 765 Hintertux Rooms from: € 55.00
The Thermal-Badhotel Kirchler enjoys a scenic location on a sunny slope in the fabulous Tux Valley, commanding superb panoramic views of the surrounding Zillertal Alps and only 500 m from the first station of the Hintertux Glacier cable car, with the downhill ski and snowboard runs ending right next to it. Providing the ideal base for a relaxed and pleasurable skiing or hiking vacation in Austria, this family-run 4 star spa hotel is lavishly equipped with a range of modern-day facilities, including a thermal indoor swimming pool, supplied from its own mineral spring, herbal sauna, steam bath,Finnish sauna, free parking, restaurant and Wi-Fi access in the entire premises.
Address: 480 Lanersbach Rooms from: € 33.00
Hotel Jäger is a charming family-run establishment where you will find warm Austrian hospitality and homelike comfort. It enjoys a picturesque panoramic location on the sunny slopes of Tux Valley, commanding breathtaking views of the Zillertal Alps. The property is very convenient for the Eggalmbahn valley station, providing easy access to the Ski Zillertal 3000 and Hintertux Glacier ski zones. Facilities include private parking, Wi-Fi, spa and wellness, restaurant, children’s entertainment programs, organized hiking tours and ski guides.
Address: 484 Lanersbach Rooms from: € 43.00
Pension Sonnleiten is a small and cozy, family-run hotel with a picturesque panoramic location, overlooking the majestic Hintertux Glacier. It is close to the centre of Lanersbach Village and near the valley station of Eggalmbahn, which offers easy access to the popular skiing area of Hintertux Glacier and Ski Zillertal 3000. The on-site amenities include an on-site bar, sunny terrace with amazing mountain views, sunbathing lawn, free parking space next to the building, games room and Wi-Fi Internet connection in all rooms and public spaces.
Sport Vital Swiss Quality Hotel Central
Address: 433 Lanersbach Rooms from: € 87.00
The Sport Vital Swiss Quality Hotel Central offers luxury 4 star accommodation in 48 refined suites and guestrooms with private balconies, enjoying superb panoramic mountain views. Overlooking the Hintertux Glacier, the hotel is close to the village centre of Lanersbach and only steps from the valley station of Eggalm 4er gondola lift to the World Zillertal 3000 ski area. The lift works during the summer months too, providing an ideal base for exciting hiking tours. On-site facilities include a large indoor children’s playground, two restaurants, sunbathing terrace, bikes and very well equipped spa and wellness zone with a modern indoor swimming pool.
The Eden am grünen Tor Hotel
Address: 609-610 Juns Rooms from: € 64.00
The Eden am grünen Tor Hotel enjoys a lovely sunny location in the Juns district with amazing panoramic views of the magnificent Hintertux Glacier. This is a delightful family-run 4 star hotel where guests are welcomed with the typical Tyrolean hospitality and are offered numerous sport and leisure activities to make their stay pleasant and restful. The property is well connected to the nearby Ski Zillertal 3000 Resort and Hintertux Glacier ski zone by the sport bus shuttle service.