Holidays on the Alm with comfort in the family nature paradise Gerlosstein

Holidays in natural mountain scapes

Recover by walking through the forest, the colorful meadows, the magnificent alpine scenery or just follow your own goal. Leave the stress and daily troubles behind you and enjoy the spectacular panorama offered by the Zillertal mountains.


It´s the small things which make a holiday perfect, like when people are astonished because they can collect herbs in the forest or gaze in amazement at the stars in the night sky for the first time.


Enjoy real hospitality, pure nature grown salads from our own garden, water from our own spring, local delights and also a good homemade snaps.


Our specialty is the “Zirbenschnaps” it´s a traditional alcoholic drink, which has “curative effect on many diseases” ;-)


Summer Time is Feel Free Fun Time

Did you know, that Hainzenberg and surroundings offer more than 400 km of hiking trails?
In order to walk on all the way, you must come more often than once. Bellow we have a few recommendations for hiking trails in our area.

We would like to inform you personally about all hiking trails in the area or you can do it in advance with our GPS-Hiking-APP.

Our Gerlosstein Hiking APP


Berghotel Gerlosstein aktiv App free download!

Exclusively for our guests:
Hiking suggestions, tour suggestions, GPS exactly -
offline, without roaming costs!

Hiking trails nearby:
  • Arbiskogel circum trail (easy 1,5h)
  • Sonnalm circum trail (easy 1,5h)
  • Karlalm trail (easy 2h)
  • Gerlossteinwand circum trail with summit(medium 3h)
  • Brandberg Mayrhofen (medium 4h)
  • Torhelm summit trail (medium 5h)
  • Schwarzachtal trail (medium 5h) Return only by car or bus
  • Brandberger Kolm summit trail (day tour medium 8-9h)
  • Brandberger Kolmhaus circum trail with summit (day tour medium 10h)
Bad weather days program

Whether old town flair in Innsbruck, an excursion into the mystical world of mining in Hainzenberg, or just relax in the salt cave of the Zillertal Therme.

The possibilities in Zillertal to experience something ranging from the Schaubauernhof, the marmot country, about Schapsbrennerei inspection to cheese dairy and an exciting tour of the natural ice palace.

Or you just sign up for schnapps tasting of our house fires :-)

Our specialty is the Zirbenlikör or Zirbenschnaps.


The way to the mountains

Weary, civilized people begin to discover that the gang

into the mountains of a homecoming. They realize that the wild nature

is vital and that natural parks and reserves are not just bats

and water for irrigation, but are true sources of life.

—- © John Muir —-

Relaxation at 1650m above sea level with panoramic view

Take your time, just sit on the balcony of your room and watch the area, the cows and the forest dwellers often nearby. Turn off your phone, TV, laptop and music, breathe deeply and consciously absorb these soothing impressions.

Enjoy a few delicacies on our terrace and experience a beautiful sunset in the mountains, during your holiday on the Alp.

To let the soul dangle, you can use our offers for singing bowl therapy. Please ask for it early.

Have you ever tipped?
Then it's time to take a trip to the Kneippanlage on Hainzenberg, beautifully located on the edge of the forest invites you to stay.

Or float in the thermal water of the Zillertaltherme, a spacious sauna area, as well as a salt cave and several swimming pools await you.

Notes for holiday on the mountain
  • The body needs time to settle in at altitude and on holiday in the alp, so do not rush on the first day
  • Never undertake hikes without careful planning. Take the weather into account.
  • The right equipment is vital! A small first aid kit is an advantage.
  • Have enough breaks on the way.
  • Good food and a lot of drinking is important, so take enough water with you. We also recommend having a chocolate or muesli bar as an energy snack.
  • Smaller steps uphill make sense. The walking pace should be adapted to the terrain. If you can still talk normally while walking, you have the right walking pace
  • Stay calm in an emergency. The mountain rescue emergency call is: 140.
  • Do not forget to take in the surroundings and impressions.
  • And now have fun and relaxation
Information Zillertal Activcard

The Zillertal Aktivcard brings you many advantages!

The Zillertal Activcard is valid from the end of May to about mid-October on 6, 9 or 12 consecutive days.
It is valid for the open Zillertal cable cars, the Zillertal open-air swimming pools, the observatory (+ Planetarium) Königsleiten and for most public transport in the region (except the Zillertalbahn steam train and the Achensee cog railway -> Toll extra).

In addition, the Zillertal Activcard offers discounted rates at many leisure facilities and destinations. In the adventure alpine dairy, in the Spannagelhöhle, in the Goldschaubergwerk, in the Action Club Zillertal and many more.

Sold at:

at the base stations of all open cable cars
Jenbach railway stations (limited sales hours), Mayrhofen and Zell
Tourist office

For more information please click on the link -> Activ Card Zillertal

When it turns green on Gerlosstein ... summer begins on the alpine pasture

In the middle of the hiking area Gerlosstein at 1650m above sea level, there are countless possibilities to recharge your batteries and recover.

The summer season starts at the end of May and lasts until mid-October. The seasons are dependent on the Gerlossteinbahn. In summer we can also be reached by car via a toll road.

The cable car runs daily from 08:30 - 16:30 (last ascent). The last gondola to the valley leaves at 17:00.

Please note the information on arrival in the summer and the check in times

Our restaurant in the Berghotel Gerlosstein

The warm season can flourish in our garden as well. Fresh, crisp salad, spicy herbs, tomatoes, cucumbers and so much more come directly into the kitchen without detours. Our team of chefs specializes in fresh local produce and will delight you with hearty and lovingly prepared traditional and international cuisine. We will gladly prepare vegetarian meals as well as allergy or incompatible meals on request.

Belong to our specialties

  • Zillertal delicacies
  • homemade dumplings
  • fresh, crisp salad variations
  • delicious cakes & pies
  • Zirbenlikör and other schnapps homemade

What you can do during your holiday on the Alp ...



Arena Sky Liner

nothing for weak nerves

Action, fun and pure adrenaline - that's what the Arena Skyliner on Gerlosstein promises. The Skyliner is a new aircraft or a further development of the Flying Fox. The swinging and fast ride will certainly be unforgettable - a special bird's eye view experience.


Over 4 tracks with a length of up to 738 meters, you roar with nearly 50 km / h over the alpine pastures on the Gerlosstein. [Nbsp] The Skyliner is right on our doorstep.


Prerequisite for the use of the Skyliner is a minimum weight of 40kg and a head for heights. Children from 8 to 14 years old are only allowed to drive when accompanied by an adult.


Further information about the Arena Skyliner

Via ferrata Gerlossteinwand

A lot of passion, sweat and work were laid by the men from the mountain rescue Zell am Ziller in the construction of the new via ferrata Gerlossteinwand. Over 450 m of steel cable, 300 handgrips, 230 cable clamps, 150 drill anchors and much more were processed.


The via ferrata is a great offer to bring nature-loving, active people of all ages closer to our beautiful mountains. With the right equipment, secured to a continuous steel cable from the entrance to the exit you climb on artificial handles and stirrups combined with natural handles through the steep rock face. Via ferratas are very popular in the Alps and let hikers breathe in the realm of the vertical.


NOTE: We are partners of the Salewa Shop Mayerhofen. You can rent the equipment directly from us.

Key data via ferrata

Walking time: 1.5 to 2.5 hours

Approach: From Bergstation Gerlossteinbahn approx. 45 minutes

Descent: Heimjöchl 1.5 hours or Gerlossteinwand hiking path 1 hour

Climbing length: 380 m

Difference in altitude: 240 m

Height entry: 1,898 m

Summit: 2,166 m

Location: north wall

Builder: Mountain Rescue Zell -


More information about the via ferrata you can read in the brochure - just download!

Excursion destinations - our personal favorites list


Wallfahrtskirche Maria Rast Sanctuary

Chapel from the 17th century and mineral collection

Wood carver

Zell am Ziller

Amusement park with many different recreational opportunities, outdoor swimming pool,

Arena Coaster Summer toboggan run


Reservoir Durlassboden:

Pedalo and sailboat rental, swim

Uderns im Zillertal

Driving Range Zillertal with 18 hole golf cours



Former home of the famous singer family Strasser, who made the song "Silent Night, Holy Night" world-famous. Heritage Museum.

Schnapsbrennereien with sightseeing possibility:
"Ausserummerland und Innerummerland"

Zillertal High Elevation Road

Runs on the Schwendberger road to an altitude of 2,000 m with a magnificent panorama of the Zillertal and Tux Alps and is run as a toll road. Up and downhill runs also via Zellberg, Aschau, Kaltenbach / Ried.

Zillertal High Elevation Road


Cheese dairy with farm. Experience the animals up close

Maxhütte: approx. 1h walking time

Gamshütte: approx. 3 hours walking time

Adventure mountain Penken  & Mountain fun Ahorn

Water Reservoir Schlegeisspeicher

Olpererhütte, Friesenberghaus, Berlinerhütte, Furtschaglhütte, Greizerhütte and much more ...


Hintertux Glacier:

Natur ice palace

Spannagelhöhle Dropstone hole

glacier hike