Zillertal Alps Nature Park
Gentle, raw and natural
Nature park in the high mountains
Ancient glaciers, rugged peaks, soft grassy hills, mountain streams and enchanting mountain lakes await you. 30 years ago, part of the Zillertal mountains was declared a sanctuary. In 2001 it finally received the title: Zillertal Alps Nature Park. Spread over an incredible area of 379 square kilometres, nature has absolute priority here and draws hikers, nature-lovers and mountain climbers with its pure beauty and grand adventures in a legendary alpine world.
Hotel Kristall: nature conservation – for the love of our home
The four-star Hotel Kristall has been a member of the Zillertal Nature Park since 2012. As a partner establishment, we happily fulfil the high quality criteria of the Nature Park; after all, ecological and careful treatment of the beautiful nature in Tyrol and its priceless resources has always been a part of our family-run hotel’s philosophy and an issue close to our hearts.
Because we are a member of the Zillertal Nature Park, all guided hikes, Nature Park exhibitions, the Nature Park library and many other attractions are free for guests of the Hotel Kristall!
The best excursions and tips for your trip to the Nature Park
See this alpine paradise with a ranger
From May until October, more than 200 guided hikes on 30 different topics are offered in the Zillertal Nature Park. Trained rangers lead you safely through the huge park and give you exclusive views and insights into the Tyrolean Alps and their rich variety of animals. Take one of these incredibly interesting excursions or explore the fantastic nature on your own.
Interesting sights from the mountain climber village to the glacier
Herbal hikes, natural via ferratas, wild animal observation, climbing the Ahornspitze with Peter Habeler, or a guided hike to an alpine chalet – from the valley up to the peaks of the 3,000-metre-tall mountains, a great variety of fun and exciting activities awaits you. Draw inspiration in the Ginzling Naturparkhaus and enjoy the interesting exhibits, numerous summit tours, six themed hiking trails and countless excursions.
Little explorers and adventurers
Llama trekking, forest days for kids, research expeditions, a world of glaciers or fun at the chalet in the Zillergrund valley – the Nature Park has educational nature hikes for young explorers and fun attractions for kids of all ages. Have an unforgettable excursion in the Zillertal Nature Park with your entire family, follow the trail of chamois and marmots and let the magic and beauty of Tyrol enchant you!