The 10 Best Things to Do in Tux, Austria

February 6, 2018 Roseanne Arnett

Discover the best top things to do in Tux, Austria including Hintertux, Hintertuxer Gletscher, Lago Schlegeisspeicher, Zillertaler Hohenstrasse, Granatkapelle Am Penken, Walking Trails, Zillertal Arena, Zillertaler Gletscherbahn, Penkenbahn - Mayrhofen Zillertal, Natur Eis Palast.
Restaurants in Tux

Hintertux, Tux, Austria +43 4352 878510
Excellent
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4.5 based on 268 reviews

Hintertux

Reviewed By Radu C - Bucharest

Perfect snow, perfect sun, great slopes, not crowded! Great views and very nice people all around! Strongly recommended

2. Hintertuxer Gletscher

Hintertux, Austria +43 5287 8510
Excellent
75%
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4.5 based on 473 reviews

Hintertuxer Gletscher

Reviewed By kaveeeen - Wattala, Sri Lanka

We went to this ALPHS mountain on July 2017.we went with four families .From the starting point(cable car)I was so excited.we went in three cable cars each having a station to stop .as I was going up and up I could see slowly slowly ice layers and mountain covered with thick snow .As we reached there I did some ice sports and then later went on the glacier ride with th guide .guide was informative showing al the paths inside the glacier .The temperature was 4 degrees and as we were going in it became more and more colder .we went on a boat on ice water also.Then whole glacier rider adventure was fun trampling ice water and slipping .CHEERS TO SUCH AN AMAZING AUSTRIAN ALPHS MOUNTAIN

3. Lago Schlegeisspeicher

valle Zillertal, Ginzling 6295, Austria
Excellent
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4.5 based on 59 reviews

Lago Schlegeisspeicher

Reviewed By Tanya R - Vienna, Austria

We went out of our way on our drive from Vienna to South Tyrol to go on a little hike here a few weeks ago, and it was splendid.
Keep in mind that there's a 12€ toll fee for the last few kilometers of road to reach the artificial lake - we saw people park for free further down who were going to walk it up, but the road is narrow and there's no sidewalk, so I would no recommend that. I think there's a bus that'll take you up though. Since we were on a tight schedule we didn't want to have to worry about connections and parked our car right at the top. The drive up is an experience in and of itself, as you get to drive through tunnels chiseled into bare rock.
We visited on the last Saturday of July and weren't there until late morning, so finding a parking spot was a bit tricky, but spots kept opening up. The view is excellent, and I highly recommend the hike up to the Olpererhütte, which takes about two hours - the views from the top and during most of the hike are simply incredible, especially on a clear day. The water is a stunning color, and you'll still see the Mountains on the far side dusted with snow. It was a highlight of our summer!

4. Zillertaler Hohenstrasse

Hippach, Austria
Excellent
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4.5 based on 95 reviews

Zillertaler Hohenstrasse

Reviewed By joy12Blairsville_GA - Blairsville, Georgia

AWESOME, SCENIC, PICTURESQUE - Hope you get the idea !!! The Zillertal High Alpine road is a road in the Tuxer Alps, located in the Southern part of the Zillertal. You will be driving high above the valley floor, way above the tree line. There are five different access roads from the valley floor from the villages of: Hippach, Zell im Zillertal, Aschau im Zillertal, Kaltenbach and Ried im Zillertal.
My husband, adult son and I were staying in Mayrhofen for one week in early October to attend the annual Almabtrieb Festival. In researching things to do and see before our departure from the States, I had read about this famous road and knew we would enjoy traveling on it. The day we drove the portion of the road from Hippach to Zell im Zillertal was a perfect weather day with the brightest blue skies I have ever seen.
As you leave the valley in Hippach you travel through some small clusters of houses, some perched on the steep sides of the Mountains. There is a mixture of forest and fields to drive through. All the houses were very well tended with of course the customary flowers decorating the balconies. Beautiful !!!
The starting portion of the road we took was toll free at first but further up the mountain we encountered a small building that was a toll booth. The cost for our auto was Euro 7. I was later to reflect that this Euro 7 was a fair price to pay for about five hours for a delightful day. The road condition is generally good - single lane in many sections - with places to pull off to let on coming traffic pass. My son was driving on this day and I was a passenger sitting in the back seat on the right hand side of the car. As we were assending the mountain, in many sections where you had to pull off, the pull offs were on the "open/down hill" sides of the moutain and I had to shut my eyes as to not see where we would end up if we pulled off too far. Another asset to not being the driver that day was being able to take lots and lots of pictures.
At the peak of this portion of the drive we came upon the Hutte Melchboden which is at the elevation of 2,020 meters (6,600 feet). This is a wonderful place to stop, walk around some, have lunch and enjoy watching lots and lots of paragliders taking off. The car parking area is quite large, the restrooms were clean and the food was delicious. There are some picnic tables scattered all around the building and lots of big boulders to sit on.
We ordered our meal at the walk up window and I had the pleasure of visiting briefly with the man who was taking our order (I think he might have been the owner ??). He was very helpful in explaining to me the different types of soups that were on offer that day. I tried the dumpling soup and it was delicious. My son had goulash soup and also said it was very good. You literally feel like you are on top of the world as the views were 360 degrees.
We stayed here over an hour enjoying watching the paragliders launch from various spots on the mountain. What an incredible sport. During our stay in Mayrhofen we saw many many paragliders daily in the skies but seeing them at the start of their journey was special and educational.
The day we were at the Hutte Melchboden was one day before the annual "cow parade" in Mayrhofen which was on Saturday, October 6 this year. While we were having our lunch we heard cow bells and shortly there after, about 15 cows came up the road beside the cafe .....none of them had the eloborate head decorations on like they would have the next day, but several had eloborate collars to hold the bells on. I think that maybe these were cows just going from one pasture to another ...but not sure. And a really really nice custom to see first hand was the gentleman who had taken our lunch order shut the cafe down for about 5 minutes and brought out a shot of schnapps for the cow herder. I had read about this custom and was so pleased to be able to see it happen.
We continuted on after our wonderful break taking the road that would eventually lead us to the town of Zell im Zillertal. During our drive down the mountain we caught up with the parade of cows and as there was no passing, we slowed down to traveling at cow speed. Which was fine as I was able to take even more scenic pictures. The scenes going down the mountain were every bit as lovely as climbing up the mountain.
Towards the end of the desent we had to travel past (very closely) some road/mountain construction going on. We were able to see the process of the huge wire cables, cement and rocks that were being used to enforce the sides of the mountain. Interesting.
As we did only a small portion of this incredible road, I hope to return someday to experience more of it.
If you like mountain scenic drives, this one has to be a "10".

5. Granatkapelle Am Penken

Am Penken, Finkenberg 6292, Austria +43 676 847717706
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Granatkapelle Am Penken

Reviewed By Tillyted - Cheshire, United Kingdom

Provides an interesting Landmark and is strangely beautiful - although looks like a rusty box the internal crafted wooden finish provides a special place of calmness peace and refuge - Different

6. Walking Trails

Mayrhofen, Austria +43 4352 856760
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4.5 based on 217 reviews

Walking Trails

Reviewed By Mogeltoft - Copenhagen, Denmark

There is a walking track along the river from Mayrhofen to Hippach (5 km) with funny wooden sculptures all the way. It's an easy walk no matter how young og old you are. No excuse, off you go.

7. Zillertal Arena

Dorfplatz 3a, Zell im Zillertal, Austria +43 5282 7165
Excellent
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4.5 based on 355 reviews

Zillertal Arena

Reviewed By Tim K

Went here with my Family and we really liked it. The Ski area is very large and therefore you have a lot of options to go for.
Some nice views you have here as well and you should also visit the Königsleiten Ski area when you are here.

8. Zillertaler Gletscherbahn

Hintertux 794, Tux 6294, Austria +43 5287 8510
Excellent
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4.5 based on 42 reviews

Zillertaler Gletscherbahn

Reviewed By Slavomir H - Bratislava, Slovakia

From the bottom use 3 cable carsm, they call the Ski Bus. Very comfortable even in case of sting wind we experienced. It was -24 degrees on the top and 60-80km wind. Fog and no Panorama view at all. But worth of visit as atmosphere is just glorious.

9. Penkenbahn - Mayrhofen Zillertal

Hauptstrasse 472, Mayrhofen 6290, Austria +43 5285 62277
Excellent
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4.5 based on 228 reviews

Penkenbahn - Mayrhofen Zillertal

Reviewed By RICHARD B

The Penkenbahn is great. New. Clean. Efficient. Make sure that you go to the Shop/locker room at the top. When we were there (July) they had a visual that looked like silhouettes of people taking a shower. Very clever. Very innovative. Walk up/ take other lift to the top to get lunch.

10. Natur Eis Palast

Hintertuxer Gletscher, Hintertux A-6293, Austria +43 5287 8510
Excellent
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4 based on 230 reviews

Natur Eis Palast

Reviewed By MadhouseEssex_ - Essex,

Visited here in July. Paid €21 plus an extra €5 for a photo pass. Can't remember what that money went towards, maybe maintaining the caves... You could say you don't want to take any... Once down there they certainly don't check who paid and who didn't...but if the money really is for a good cause then I guess that would be a bit mean... The scariest part of this tour by far, was the walk down to the entrance. I was only wearing trainers and ended up sitting on my butt and sliding down on the snow because I'd been so slow and felt under pressure to keep up with those that got down quicker... Was a bit worried I would keep sliding right off the mountain so maybe not ideal....after that there was lots of walking up and down ladders... Thought that would be harder than it was, they don't move at all and felt safe. I didn't slip inside at all but my feet did get a bit wet. Was a bit disappointed that the group got very split up because of everyone stopping for photos, you couldn't really overtake so had to wait and we missed out on hearing any talk by the guide. I didn't feel claustrophobic, maybe a little breathless because of the thin air. The boat part was a rip off, like others have said you cram into a boat, go a little way, then come back, but hey ho, it's good to say you've been on a boat under a glacier!
The walk up the hill afterwards was hard but I used others footprints to get a hold..
It IS worth a visit if you think you can manage that snowy slope and you are OK on ladders....

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