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Zillergrund - Hohenaualm "Klein Tibet"

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Impressive landscape in the middle of the Zillertal Alps
Distance 3.9 km
1:10 h
108 m
97 m
1,912 m
1,849 m
With its fjord-like landscape, the Zillergrund offers the perfect starting point for a hike. On the left bank at a few meters above sea level, the path leads along the reservoir further into the Zillergrund. Here is also the source of the Ziller, which gives the Ziller Valley its name. The destination is the Hohenaualm, which is reminiscent of Tibet in the Himalayan mountains, and is therefore also called "Little Tibet".

Author’s recommendation

The "Little Tibet" does not exist anywhere else and gives everyone a small glimpse of the Himalayan mountains.
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Update: August 16, 2021
Highest point
1,912 m
Lowest point
1,849 m
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Safety information

Information on the current trail conditions can be obtained from the responsible tourism associations by telephone during the respective opening hours. Zillertal Tourism assumes no liability.

Tips and hints

The entire range of hikes, as well as information on all the places to stop for refreshments, the Zillertal Alps High Mountain Nature Park and the summer mountain railroads can be found at www.zillertal.at/hike.

Start

Zillergrund Stausee (1,848 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.123211, 12.061147
DMS
47°07'23.6"N 12°03'40.1"E
UTM
33T 277093 5223047
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Destination

Hohenaualm

Turn-by-turn directions

Your journey begins in Mayrhofen, from where you take one of the regular buses to the Zillergrund reservoir. After enjoying the view of the reservoir, you start your hike on the trail towards "Little Tibet". The path leads past the turquoise-green water of the reservoir, surrounded by mighty mountains with steep cliffs. The closer you get to the Hohenaualm, the more the landscape reminds you of Tibet. From a distance you can already see the red, blue and yellow fabrics of the Tibetan flags waving in the wind. A last stretch past small wooden huts and several prayer wheels will finally take you to the Hohenaualm, which is decorated with historical paintings, antlers and milk churns.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Unlimited mobility during your vacation is ensured by the comprehensive transport offer consisting of buses, hiking cabs, summer mountain railroads (depending on the route) and the Zillertalbahn.

 

The Zillertal Activcard allows you free use of most means of public transport as well as one ascent and descent with a mountain railroad every day. You can find more information on  www.zillertal.at/en/activcard 

 

 Detailed timetable information can be found at www.zillertal.at/timetables.

 

Getting there

Unlimited mobility during your vacation is ensured by the comprehensive transport offer consisting of buses, hiking cabs, summer mountain railroads (depending on the route) and the Zillertalbahn.

 

The Zillertal Activcard allows you free use of most means of public transport as well as one ascent and descent with a mountain railroad every day. You can find more information on  www.zillertal.at/en/activcard 

 

 Detailed timetable information can be found at www.zillertal.at/timetables.

 

Parking

Bärenbadalm, Zillergrund 78, 6290 Brandberg

Coordinates

DD
47.123211, 12.061147
DMS
47°07'23.6"N 12°03'40.1"E
UTM
33T 277093 5223047
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

You can find more tour highlights and information in our hiking map https://maps.zillertal.at/v2/en

Author’s map recommendations

Printed maps and other brochures can be ordered free of charge here: www.zillertal.at/brochure

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Equipment

For an easy tour that lasts a day or several hours, the basic equipment of a hike is enough for you. This includes:

 

Good and reasonable footwear

Backpack (approx. 15-20l)

Enough provisions: drinks, preferably water in refillable drinking bottles, at least one meal and snacks like energy bars for in between, think also of a small plastic bag for waste!

Proper hiking clothing: avoid sweating too much and hypothermia, pack a light change of clothes if necessary, a jacket should never be missing and possibly rain gear (pay attention to the weather forecast!)

Sun protection: sunscreen, sunglasses and headgear.

Cell phone (charged!) with emergency app, ID card, possibly alpine club ID and cash for the huts

First aid kit, blister plasters and tissues

Hiking poles

 

 

Especially as a beginner, your backpack should end up weighing no more than 9kg. The motto is: as much as necessary, as little as possible.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rosi Röschen
August 04, 2021 · Community
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Distance
3.9 km
Duration
1:10 h
Ascent
108 m
Descent
97 m
Highest point
1,912 m
Lowest point
1,849 m
Public-transport-friendly Out and back Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Dog-friendly Suitable for strollers

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