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

Holidays in natural mountain scapes

Relax by walking through the forest, over the colorful meadows, in 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:  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 delicacies and also a good homemade schnapps.

 

Our specialty is the “Zirbenschnaps” - a traditional alcoholic drink, which has a “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 them all, you must come more than once to our place. 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 explore them in advance at home with our GPS-Hiking-APP.

Our Gerlosstein Hiking APP

Bergwandern

Berghotel Gerlosstein aktiv App free download!

Exclusively for our guests:
Hiking suggestions, tour suggestions, GPS tracking -
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 program

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

The possibilities to experience something exiting in the Zillertal are ranging from the show farm, to the marmot country, to visiting a nearby Schnapps distillery or a cheese dairy to an exciting tour of the natural ice palace.

Or you just sign up for a tasting of our home made schnapps :-)

Our specialties are  Zirbenlikör and or Zirbenschnaps.

Excursion

The way to the mountains

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people

are beginning to find out that going to the mountainsis going home;

that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations

are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers,

but as fountains 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 fauna often nearby. Turn off your phone, TV, laptop and music, breathe deeply and consciously absorb these soothing impressions.

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

Make use of our offers for singing bowl therapy to let your soul really dangle. Please make your reservation in advance.

Have you ever kneipped  before?
Then it's time to take a trip to the Kneipp facility on the Hainzenberg, beautifully located on the edge of the forest, the facility invites you to linger.

Or float in the thermal water of the Zillertaltherme, a spacious sauna area. There you also find a salt cave and several swimming pools.


Hints and tips for planning your hike
  • 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 are important, so take enough water with you. We also recommend having some chocolate or a 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 phone number is: 140.
  • Do not forget to take in and enjoy the surroundings and impressions.
  • And now have fun and relaxation
Information Zillertal Activcard

The Zillertal Aktivcard offers 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 operating Zillertal cable cars, the Zillertal open-air swimming pools, the observatory (+ Planetarium) Königsleiten and for most of the public transport in the region (except the Zillertalbahn steam train and the Achensee cog railway -> Extra toll).

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:

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

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

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

There are countless possibilities to recharge your batteries and recover at the hiking area Gerlosstein at 1650m above sea level.

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

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

Please consider the information for arrival in the summer and our check in times


Our restaurant in the Berghotel Gerlosstein

The warm season lets a lot flourish in our garden as well. Fresh, crisp salad, spicy herbs, tomatoes, cucumbers and so much more come directly without detours into the kitchen. Our team of chefs is specialised in fresh local products and will delight you with hearty and carefully prepared traditional and international cuisine. On request, we will gladly prepare vegetarian meals as well as special meals for allergies or food incompatibilities.

Belong to our specialties

  • Zillertal delicacies
  • Homemade dumplings
  • Fresh, crisp salad variations
  • Delicious cakes & pies
  • Zirbenlikör and other homemade schnapps

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

Sommerrodelbahn

 

Arena Sky Liner

For the daring:

Get immersed in the exhilarating Arena Skyliner at Gerlosstein Ski Resort, a zip line that takes your Zillertal vacation to new heights. Fly through the air and over the runs at speeds of up to 50 KPH soaring high up in the air and enjoying a birds eye view!

 

The Skyliner has four zip line canopy tours, up to 738 meters long - an extreme experience you will never forget. Enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery of the Gerlosstein as the The Skyliner is right on our doorsteps. 

 

The Arena Skyliner is not recommended for persons with fear of heights; riders must weigh over 40 kilograms. Children must be 10+ years old to ride the Skyliner (10-14 year olds must be accompanied by a parent/guardian 16+ years).

 

Further information Arena Skyliner

Via ferrata Gerlossteinwand

The men from the mountain rescue Zell am Ziller put a lot of passion, sweat and work into 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 - www.bergrettung-zell.com

 

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

Excursion destinations - our personal favorites list

Hainzenberg

Goldmine
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
Regionalmuseum

Gerlos

Reservoir Durlassboden:

Pedalo and sailboat rental, swim

Uderns im Zillertal

Driving Range Zillertal with 18 hole golf cours

Hippach

Strasserhäusl:

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

Krimml
Mayrhofen

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

Hintertux Glacier:

Natur ice palace

Spannagelhöhle Dropstone hole

glacier hike