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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
customs
Customs…
  • 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
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  • 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”
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“Zerggl”
  • “SiaßeKrapflang”
  • “Schlutzkrapfen”
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  • “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
transport
Transport
  • 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