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zillertal. Where is the Tyrol?. Tyrol is situated between Vorarlberg, Salzburg and Carinthia the state is split into three parts – a larger called North Tyrol, a smaller called East Tyrol and South Tyrol in Italy

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Where is the tyrol
Whereisthe Tyrol?

  • Tyrol is situated between Vorarlberg, Salzburg and Carinthia

  • the state is split into three parts – a larger called North Tyrol, a smaller called East Tyrol and South Tyrol in Italy

  • with a land area of 12,683.85 km² it is the third largest state in Austria

  • it is located in the Eastern Alps and is a transit country

  • its capital is Innsbruck

Servus at zillertal
“Servus“ at Zillertal

  • the Zillertalis situated in the province of Tyrol and branches away from the Inn-Valley approximately 40 km east of Innsbruck

  • it is the widest southern tributary of the Inn-Valley and stretches from Strass in Zillertal to Mayrhofen

  • the highest mountain is the Hochfeilerwith an altitude of 3.509 metres

  • Zillertal consists of 25 villages with a total of approximately 33.500 inhabitants

  • there are 4 holiday regions:

    • ErsteFerienregionimZillertal

    • ZillertalArena, Zell-Gerlos

    • Mayrhofen/Hippach

    • Tux-Finkenberg


  • Gauder Fest

  • has taken place in Zell am Ziller since 1428

  • it is a festival with traditional clothes and costumes

  • the festival is well known for the “Gauder Bock“ a special beer with 7,8 % alcoholic strength and only available at the Gauder Fest

  • Almabtrieb

  • is a tradition in Tyrol which is celebrated in autumn

  • cows, horses, sheep and goats return from the Alps to their winter quarters down in the valley

  • the cattle is decked with garlands of flowers on their head and heavy bells on leather collars around their neck

  • Osterfeuer

  • thefireisliteveryyear on Easterweekend

  • it‘s a blessedfirewhichisusedtogetnewspiritfor spring

  • the pastor or priest then lits an Easter candle and takes it in the church as a sign of light

  • Perchten

  • Locals hide their faces behind a mask and go from house to house wishing the inhabitants a happy new year

  • children go during the day and get sweets and money

  • adults go in the evening and get a glass ofschnapps

Traditional food and drink
Traditional foodanddrink

  • made of natural products of the Zillertal such as cheese made from pure pasture milk, bacon from the village butcher and meat from their own farms

    • “ZillertalerKrapfen”

    • “Kasspatzln”

    • “Graukassuppe”

  • Zerggl”

  • “SiaßeKrapflang”

  • “Schlutzkrapfen”

  • “ZillertalerHeumilch“

    • a milk ofvery high quality

    • thefoodforthecowshastocontain a naturalquality

  • “Zillertal Bier“

    • beerculturehas a longtradition in the Zillertal

    • thefirstbeer was brewed in 1500

    • thecompanyoffers a widerange

  • “Zillertaler Edelbrand“

    • Schnappsispartoftheday-to-dayculture

    • localsgivevisitors a shottowelcomethem

    • the clear spirit comes in a variety of flavors from fruity

      and sweet to nutty and bitter

Traditional craft
Traditional craft

  • Zillertaler Tracht

    • thewholevalleyhasthe same traditional costume

    • formen: a famous“ Tuxer“ madeofloden

    • forwomen: a red, blackandbluedress

  • “Doggln“

    • handmade houseshoes in our valley

    • made of whool

    • worn indoors as well as outdoors

Music in the valley
Music in thevalley

  • Zillertal isthevalleyofmusic

  • in manyfamiliessomeoneplays an instrument

  • the musicality is another reason for the worldwide awareness of the valley

  • more than 200 music groups, from music duos, known folk, rock or pop groups to large brass bands, entertain their audience

  • in 1820 the Zillertal singing family "Rainer" has made the song “StilleNacht, HeiligeNacht”famous around the whole world


  • with the Zillertalbahnrailway and the many bus lines, ZillertalerVerkehrsbetriebe is the most frequently used public transport provider throughout the Zillertal

  • the train arrives at each station every 30 minutes

  • the route between Jenbach and Mayrhofen is 32 km long

  • it is also possible to take a trip with the nostalgic Zillertalbahn steam train

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