Stunning mountain scenery, roaring streams, icy glaciers and the bawl of the marmots accompany the many trails in Schlegeisgrund in the Zillertal. Here, not only the two most high-altitude trails in the region, the Berlin High Trail and the Peter-Habeler-round, cross their ways, but also the border to South Tyrol is only a stones' throw away.
The Schlegeis reservoir is the starting and constant focal point on the six hikes in this collection. The reservoir, built between 1965 and 1970, is used to generate electricity and to regulate floodwaters. Not only its water colour—which changes depending on the season—is impressive, but also the 725-metre-long and 131-metre-high dam wall.
Framed by the rugged peaks of the Zillertal Alps, a real hiking and climbing paradise spreads out around the Schlegeis reservoir. The tours we present here run in one direction and can be combined with each other if necessary. You cover between three and seven kilometres and always reach a cosy mountain hut with overnight accommodation at the end. As the Schlegeis reservoir is already at 1,780 metres, you will be walking in high alpine and rocky terrain —so bring sufficient surefootedness, sun and weather protection with you.
The impressive Schlegeis reservoir can be reached by car via the toll road or by bus (4102) from Mayrhofen station. In summer there can be a lot going on in the rear Zillertal, so early booking of your accommodation is recommended. Fantastic views of the lake from near and far are guaranteed!
This tour starts at the Olpererhütte, which towers high above the Schlegeis reservoir. Fantastic views are guaranteed on this hike, which requires sure-footedness. The absolute highlight awaits you just a few meters behind the hut - you cross a suspension bridge with a view of the turquoise reservoir…
This hike impresses with wonderful panoramas in the valley of the Unterschrammachbach and a break or overnight stay at the rustic Olpererhütte. It starts at the confluence of the Zamserbach and the Schlegeis reservoir. From there you climb the steep mountain path and are accompanied by the Unterschrammachbach…
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A short but demanding ascent lies between the starting point at the Schlegeis reservoir and the stone Friesenberghaus. From the imposing dam wall, it initially goes moderately through the forest until you reach the tree line. After you have crossed the small wrong side stream, you will reach the quiet…
This cross-border hike takes you to the well-known Pfitscherjoch house, which is located on South Tyrolean soil. You start at the deep blue Schlegeis reservoir and hike from there into the picturesque valley of the Zamserbach, which feeds the reservoir. Surrounded by rocky peaks and green slopes where…
This tour, which is only three kilometers long, takes you directly from the banks of the Schlegeis reservoir to the impressively situated Olpererhütte. It starts at the confluence of the Zamserbach and the reservoir. From there you follow the steep zigzag path up the slope and enjoy changing perspectives…
On this tour you hike through the idyllic Schlegeisbach valley up to the Furtschaglhaus, where you can stop off or spend the night. From the starting point at the confluence of the Zamserbach and the Schlegeis reservoir, you initially walk flat along the western shore of the lake. You will pass the cozy…
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