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Zillertal Activcard

Discover the very best of summer in the Zillertal valley with the Zillertal Activcard and enjoy many advantages, for example a daily ride on one of 11 cable cars.

All advantages at a glance:

  • One cable car ride per day in one of 11 cable cars (Hintertux Glacier only up to Sommerberg)
  • Free entry into 6 public outdoor swimming pools (1 visit per day)
  • Free use of public transport (except the steam train)
  • Entry into the observatory (+ planetarium) Königsleiten
  • Minimum of 10% discount at more than 170 members in and around the Zillertal

 

Hiking passport APP

Online-savvy guests can look forward to the practical, digital hiking pass Tux-Finkenberg as APP. Guests have the possibility to collect their stamps directly via smartphone. Depending on your personal preference it is possible to collect stamps in the “modern” way (smartphone) or “classic” way (paper).

The hiking APP also includes an interactive map, a mountain weather check, information about huts and shelters as well as helpful tips for hiking and mountaineering. The APP is available for free in the AppStore and Google Play. The hiking pass in printed form is available at the tourist office in Tux-Finkenberg.

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Safety in the mountains

Numerous people look for relaxation and adventure while hiking and climbing in the Alps. Not everybody has the expertise, the experience or the knowledge to recognize dangers in the mountains. We have put together some tips for a safe hiking experience:

  • Tips for your safety

    Equipment

    Sturdy nonslip hiking boots secure the foot and increase sure-footedness. Hiking poles make the descent and ascent easier. You should always carry a warm jacket as well as rain and sun protection, a first-aid pack and a mobile phone (Euro emergency number: 112, mountain rescue service: 140 ). Please also remember to take something to drink and eat with you while out and about.

    Weather

    The weather in the mountains can change very quickly. Rain, wind and cold can increase the accident risk. Please always consider the weather forecast before planning a hike.

    Mountain rescue service APP

    In Tirol the mountain rescue service and the government have released a new smartphone APP. With this APP help can be called fast and there will be no long search for accident victims for the mountain rescue service and the helicopter. This is a unique service in Austria to pinpoint victims faster. It is a “mute” emergency system to alarm the control station which will then locate the victim via GPS.