Hintertux Travel Guide

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    Hintertux
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    Hintertuxer Gletscher Bus
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    Hintertuxer Gletscher Bus
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Hintertux Highlights

  • Pro
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    codrutz says…

     Many ski slopes, many guesthouses, free bus, very good cable transport 

  • Con
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    codrutz says…

     Too little holiday to stay there 

  • In a nutshell
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     Top ski resort 

Hintertux Things to Do

  • Spot the Marmots

    If you love the Alps and wildlife then you probably love marmots. A trip to the Sommerberg station with it's walking opportunities will give you a chance to spot some of these lovely little beasties but it's also fun to try to spot them from the cable cars as you go up or down.

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  • Take a Ride to the Top of the Glacier

    At Hintertux you will find the Hintertuxer Gletscher (Glacier) or at least the access to it via 3 cable car journeys. This is a place where people come to ski 365 days a year, but also where non skiers can come to experience the glacier. The cable car (or Gletscher Bus) advertises that they provide disabled access to a panorama terrace on the...

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  • Stand on a Glacier!

    Not everyone can say they have stood on a glacier. If you make the trip to Hintertux and then go up all three stages of the cable car then you can make this claim. The views should be superb from the top (about 3250m) and it is in theory accessible to all, even those with disabilities. However, the weather plays an important part in the view you...

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  • The Tuxer Wasserfälle

    On my way back down the cable car from the glacier I saw this amazing waterfall just behind the bottom station. It is a very special place and I loved just sitting next to it (on a well positioned bench) although I did get a little bit of the spray from the waterfall. Also see my video of the waterfalls on virtual tourist.

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  • Toboganning is the ultimate adrenalin...

    In terms of family experiences, the 'hands down' highlight of our Austrian sojourn was tobogganing – particularly by moonlight!There are three toboggan runs in the Hintertux area - we did the longest of the three, which starts at Grieralm. The run is a section of road that cut through snowy forests on the steep mountainside which is closed to...

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  • The breathtaking Hintertux Ice Palace

    Our most breathtaking experience in Austria was our visit the ‘Ice Palace’ at the top of the Hintertux glacier. This complex of ice caves - technically a crevasse at the head of the glacier - is located at an elevation of 3,250m and was only discovered in 2007. It is an incredibly atmospheric place which offers a rare and an awe inspiring...

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  • A bird's eye view of the Tyrol from...

    (work in progress)At 3,250m, the Gefrorene-Wand viewpoint is the highest publically accessible point in the Hintertux region and provides stunning vistas over the Austrian Tyrol and into the Dolomites of Italy. To get to this point from Hintertux involves three ski lifts, so make sure that your planning allows enough time for this. In bad weather,...

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  • Go caving at the Spannagel Hoehle!

    The Spannagel Caves are the highest caves in Europe that are open to the public and were opened in 1994. The entrance is located below the Spannagelhaus on the Hintertux Glacier, a short walk from the top of the second cable car (Tuxer Fernerhaus) which is at 2660 metres. From there, it’s a short walk (approximately 5 mins) to the Spannagelhaus...

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  • 24er Gletscher Bus

    This is the nice 24 person bicable gondola that takes you from Sommersberg Restaurant at 2100m to Tuxer Fernerhouse at 2660m and then from there to the top of the glacier at 2660m. During our holiday most of the time we were 2-5 people in the gondola, so it was very refreshing not to be crowded. In the second picture see the nice mechanics of the...

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  • Go shopping in Mayrhofen

    Some 20km down on the road from Hintertux there is the city of Mayrhofen, the largest city in the area. It is not really big, but its central streets are glittering and shopping in Mayrhofen is one preferred activity of winter tourists. Mainly shops with ski equipment, but also with souvenirs or fine food. On the cons side, too little restaurants...

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  • Winter Tyres

    Here's a useful tip for people getting in Austria at winter: Be sure you have winter tyres on every four wheels of your car. And also have ready the box of snow chains in the trunk. It was a heavy snow also on the highway, and in Tux, while climbimg from 600m to 1400m snow chains were recommended. I had mine in the trunk :)

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  • The Austrian Alps

    The Austrian Alps are very impressive during winter time. And here is a good place to admire and take photo shots. I was not very well prepared, I did turned on the manual white balance, but still pictures of snow are pretty difficult to take especially with a digital camera. Check out some of my best pictures with the snowy Alps.

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  • Zillertal Beer

    Of course one of the best things in Austria, as also in Belgium, Holland, Deutschland, or even Italy, is the local brewed beer. This is called Zillertaler Beer, it is a clear beer. A white non-filtered beer is the Heffe Weizenbier (see the second picture).

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  • Cosy rest stops

    Skiing non-stop is not possible - well, advisable .. so in Tux you will find lovely places to rest and have a snack - actually a real dinner, with drinks, dessert. But be careful because after dinner it is more likely to think of a nap than a quick ski ride like in the morning :) In the picture is Christlerhof, a resort from where we could see our...

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  • 150er Tux - the largest cable car in...

    From the multitude of cable transportation systems - skilifts 2er, 4er, 6er, 8er, gondolas 4er, 8er, 24er - the 150er Tux (150 person cable car) stands out, being wider than your living room (imagine 150 persons in your living room - check out how half of the inside of the cable car looks like in my 4th picture), running on two cables (check out my...

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  • Tuxer Sportbus

    The Tuxer Sportbus is the bus that you can take freely to move from your accomodation location to the Eggalm Bahn (Eggalm cable car station), Rastkogel Bahn (Rastkogel cable car station) or Hintertux Glacier station. There are a number of stops on the Tux valley, and the schedule is available in any accomodation, very useful to know when to be in...

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  • Restaurant Sommerberg - 2100 meters

    The Sommerberg restaurant is only one gondola up from Hintertux (1500m). It was rebuilt during the summer of 2005 as a modern and cosy self service restaurant (like the Tuxer Fernerhaus). See here some interesting pictures from the restaurant construction.

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  • Tuxer Fernerhaus - 2660m

    After some good hours of skiing on the glacier, just put your skies on the rack and go inside Tuxer Fernerhaus to take a break and have something to eat and drink. At 2660 meters it is a lovely place to have dinner, of course with a refreshing austrian beer. The Tuxer Fernerhaus has also a sunterrace where you can enjoy the sun - which is plenty in...

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  • Harakiri - the steepest ski slope in...

    Only for the maddest skiers (mostly snowboarders), here you can find the steepest ski slope in Austria, having no less than 78 degrees !! Imagine that 90 degrees is the perfect vertical, and from that there is just 12 degrees, so it is almost vertical .. insane !!

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  • True paradise for skiers

    For addicted skiers this is the place to be for all day skiing (well, the last cable car is at 16:30 so you will leave time for the after-ski party). In Tux you have five ski domains: Hintertuxer Glacier (of course), Eggalm, Rastkogel, Penken Finkernberg and Penken Mayrhofen, in all 225 kilometers of ski slopes, from which 134km medium, 32hard and...

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  • Hintertuxer Gletscher

    The glacier at Hintertux has a depth of 120 meters of ice, in which 61 ski lift supports are affixed. Due to the movement of the glacier - 40 meters per year - the supports are repositioned up to three time per year. The glacier ice is very blue, because all the colours of the rainbow are absorbed by the ice yet only blue hues are reflected, thus...

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  • Panorama at 3250 meters

    From Hintertux (1500m) you take the 8 person gondola to Sommerbergalm (2100m), then the Gletscher Bus 2 (Gletscher Bus are 24 person gondolas that travel on two cables) up to Tuxer Fernerhaus (2660m) and then Gletscher Bus 3 - offering the most spectacular views of the Alps - to the Panorama Terrace (Gefrorene Wand) at 3250m. From here you view the...

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  • Tux Tourist Association

    The Tux Tourist Association keeps a log of over 15000 addresses of regular guests - people that came 10 or more time in Tux. I find it very nice that they have this tradition - every Thursday the Tourist Association awards badges and a small token of recognition to guests coming 10/15/20/25/30 times in Tux :)

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  • Throwing snowballs in mid summer!

    Hintertuxer GlacierAn absolute must is to go up with the 3 funiculars and throw snowballs, walk on the glacier.

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Hintertux Hotels

Hintertux Restaurants

  • Rustic Alpine perfection!

    How could you fail to fall in love with a rustic inn where the light fittings are made out of vintage milking machines?The Grieralm is the start of the longest toboggan run in the Hintertux area, and is a wonderful place. Its atmosphere is everything that you would hope for in an Alpine inn - rustic, warm and welcoming - and it is a marvellous...

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  • Very big portions

    This is actually a 4 star hotel in Vorderlanersbach, 50 meters from our guesthouse. And this hotel has a restaurant separated for the one for guests. It only has six tables, but the food .. the food .. if you are hungry after a day of skiing .. then you can come here and enjoy the menu. This restaurant is well known for their big portions. By...

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Hintertux Transportation

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    by zadunajska8 Updated Jun 14, 2013

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    There is a god bus service to Hintertux which leaves from the railway station at Mayrhofen (on the Zillertal Railway). Buses run approximately twice hourly most of the day and stop both it Hintertux village and at the Gletscher Bus bottom station. On route the buses also stop in Finkenburg.

    The route number is 4104 and it is run by a company called Christophorus.

    The journey takes about 45 minutes and you get to enjoy some great views along the way.

    Whilst being very reliable the cost of running such a good service in such a remote place is clearly high and ticket prices reflect this at €10.20 return from Mayrhofen (as at June 2013).

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Hintertux What to Pack

  • Wrap Up Warm!

    Don't forget to take plenty of layers of clothes that you can add as you go up the Gletscher Bus levels. It may be hot some summer days at the bottom but could still be below freezing at the top. You don'y want to freeze at the top or melt at the bottom now do you? Also make sure you have good sturdy walking boots on to make the most of the paths...

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  • Shoes

    Take some sensible shoes because you will be walking in snow if you go to the top! Dont forget the camera

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