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Zillertal Alps

Page Type: Area/Range

Location: Tyrol, Austria/Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 47.09000°N / 11.96000°E

Object Title: Zillertal Alps

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Trad Climbing, Sport Climbing, Toprope, Bouldering, Ice Climbing, Mixed, Scrambling, Via Ferrata, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 11517 ft / 3510 m

 

Page By: Gangolf Haub

Created/Edited: Jan 8, 2006 / May 29, 2014

Object ID: 155247

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Overview

The Zillertal Alps (Italian: Alpi Aurine) are part of the Eastern Alps Main Ridge and quite similar to the neighbouring Ötztal Alps and Stubai Alps they form part of the border between Austria and Italy. To the east the huge mountain range of Hohe Tauern follows with the Venediger and Rieserferner Groups. The Zillertal Alps are less glaciated (meaning that you don't find the large consecutive glaciated areas) than their neighbours though you can find huge glaciers on the northern side of the main Ridge and around Olperer, the highest summit on the Tux Crest (Tuxer Hauptkamm / Alpi Breonie di Levante). Global warming has taken its toll on the south face glaciers, however. The summits reach elevations way over 3000m. The tallest mountain, Hochfeiler / Gran Pilastro measures 3510m.

The boundaries of the Zillertal Alps are the Wipp- and Eisack / Isarco Valleys in the West, the Pustertal / Val Pusteria, Tauferer Tal / Valle di Tures and Ahrntal / Valle Aurina Valleys in the south, the Krimmltal Valley to the east and the Schmirn, Tux and Gerlos Valleys to the north The mountains of the Zillertal Alps are either composed of gneiss (Tuxer Kamm, Main Ridge, Reichenspitze Group) or schist (Pfunderer Berge). Consequently the appearance differs between these two regions which much more eroded summits wherever you find schist.

The mountain range can be easily reached either from Austria or Italy but apart from Brenner Pass there is no north-south road connection between the two countries. The main ridge constitutes a formidable boundary so that you will find few passes even for hikers. While the part of the range around Olperer has been heavily developed for downhill skiing the remainder of the range is still comparatively untouched. In the Austrian part only a handful of hiking trails heads out towards the highest mountains of the Group. In the south things are different, especially in Ahrntal / Valle Aurina and among the summits of Pfunderer Berge / Monti di Fundres.

To reach the summits on the main ridge you need alpinist experience and with the exception of one or two you will never encounter crowds. There are two trekking trails on either side of the border: Berliner Höhenweg in the north, Pfunderer Höhenweg in the south. Both stay shy of the main ridge but offer great views nevertheless. In winter the whole range is a tour skier’s paradise with hundreds of possible ascent routes. The northern routes can be very long thanks to the long side valleys which are closed for traffic at all times of the year.

The Subgroups – the Zillertal Alps on SP



Some notes concerning names and lists:
  • Generally I followed the classification as given in the Alpenvereinsführer of the German Alpine Club (see Maps & Books below). However I split the main ridge in two parts, west and east, with the separating line being Stillupgrund Valley in the north of the ridge. The eastern part has been combined with Klockerkarstock, which is the far east of the Zillertal Alps. The Alpenvereinsführer associates the eastern main ridge summits with the respective northern side ridges which start at the summits. I associate them with the main ridge, starting the side ridges from the next summit to the north.
  • For the listings I used the map Zillertaler Alpen (WK28 by Kompass Verlag) (see Maps & Books below). It is an excellent overview map (one of their best maps) which shows virtually all summits of the Zillertal Alps / Alpi Aurine. For elevations I have chosen the values given by the Alpenvereinsführer Zillertaler Alpen (also see Maps & Books) not because it is more accurate but because it is much easier to read. I used the Kompass elevations wherever the book wouldn’t give any. Italian names have been determined either by the Alpenvereinsführer book or by www.atlanteitaliano.it.
  • Speaking of names – for this page I decided to use the original German names for the several sub and sub-sub-groups. Kamm means ridge or crest and I think the names are easily translated. Most ridges are named by their principal summits; sometimes this is a group of summits. Wherever the need arose I put the English translation in parantheses (). Wherever I could I also noted the Italian names. Not all are used south of the border so that I am confident that I managed to find the most important ones


  1. Tuxer Kamm / Alpi Breonie di Levante
  2. Zillertaler Hauptkamm (West)
  3. Zillertaler Hauptkamm (East)
  4. Reichenspitze Group
  5. Pfunderer Berge / Monti di Fundres

1 – Tuxer Kamm

Lizumer RecknerGamskarsp.Schafseitensp.ReisenschuhOfnerHornsp.Weiße Wand / FrauenwandSchönlahnersp.LärmstangeSchobersp.Grierer Karsp.Kl. KasererHoher RifflerVord. HöllwandHint. HöllwandGr. KasererFalscher KasererOlpererFußsteinKahlwandsp.Hohe WarteSchrammacherSagwandsp.Hohe Wand Sp.KraxentragerHochfeilerHint. Weißsp.Vord. Weißsp.Wildseesp.Rotes BeilWolfendornFelbeGrabsp.Flatschsp.Wurmaulsp.Wilde Kreuzsp.Burgumsp.Großbergsp.Daxsp.Rollsp.HühnerspielGeisler/Odle Group

Panorama of the Tuxer Kamm / Alpi Breonie di Levante from Rötenspitze in the west, also sent to me by Viktor Stuffer:   Hide / Show annotations (still to come)


Tuxer Kamm (Alpi Breonie di Levante, Tux Ridge) is located in the north-west of the Zillertal Alps. It is bounded by the Schmirntal and Tuxer Tal Valleys to the north, Wipptal Valley to the east, Pfitschtal / Val di Vizze Valley to the south and Zemmtal Valley to the east. The main ridge runs from south-west to north-east with three side ridges turning off northwards. Tuxer Kamm is home to the only summer ski area of the Zillertal Alps, located around Olperer and Gefrorene Wand Spitzen. The summits are listed south-west to north-east.



    1.1 - Tuxer Hauptkamm



  1. Saun / Monte Sommo (2085m)
  2. Riedspitze / Cima di Novale (2490m)
  3. Bairnockspitze / Punta del Dosso (2623m)
  4. Weißspitze / Punta Bianca (2714m)
  5. Hühnerspiel / Cima Gallina (2748m)
  6. Rollspitze / Cima Rolle (2806m)
  7. Daxspitze / Punta del Tasso (2645m)
  8. Kalkwandstange / Cima della Stanga (2388m)

  9. Flatschspitze / Cima Vallaccia (2566m)
  10. Wolfendorn / Spina del Lupo (2774m)

  11. Wildseespitze / Punta del Lago Romito (2733m)

  12. Kuhberg (1992m)
  13. Griesberg (2241m)
  14. Kraxentrager / La Gerla (2999m)

  15. Hohe Wand / Croda Alta (3289m)

  16. Sagwandspitze (3224m)
  17. Schrammacher (3411m)

  18. Fußstein (3381m)
  19. Olperer (3476m)
    See the Olperer Page for more information

  20. Gefrorene Wand Spitzen (3286m, 3270m)

  21. Hoher Riffler (3228m)

  22. Kleiner Riffler (2835m)
  23. Schönlahnerkopf (2707m)
  24. Grierer Karspitze (2952m)
  25. Napfspitze (2925m)
  26. Realspitze (3038m)
  27. Rosskopf (2957m)
  28. Mitterschneidkogel (2853m)
  29. Nestspitze (2965m)
  30. Hintere Grinbergspitze (2886m)
  31. Mittlere Grinbergspitze (2867m)
  32. Vordere Grinbergspitze (2765m)


    1.2 - Padauner Kamm



  33. Saxalmwand (2635m)
  34. Padauner Berg (2230m)
  35. Vennspitze (2390m)
  36. Roßgrubenkofel (2450m)
  37. Silleskogel (2418m)


    1.3 - Valser Kamm



  38. Kastenwand (2533m)
  39. Kahlwand (2544m)
  40. Hohe Warte (2687m)

  41. Gampesspitze (2624m)
  42. Gammerspitze (2537m)
  43. Riepenspitze (2460m)
  44. Windbühel (2283m)
  45. Ottenspitze (2179m)


    1.4 - Wildlahner Kamm



  46. Falscher Kaserer (3255m)
  47. Großer Kaserer (3266m)
  48. Kleiner Kaserer (3090m)
  49. Lärmstange (2684m)
  50. Frauenwand (2537m)

  51. Schoberspitzen (2600m, 2580m)

  52. Innere Schönlahnerspitze (2411m)
  53. Riepenkopf (2420m)
  54. Jochgrubenkopf (2453m)

2 – Zillertaler Hauptkamm / Alpi Aurine (West)

Niederer WeißzintHochfeilerHoher WeißzintBreitnockMuttnockMöselerkopfMöselenockGroßer MöselerKleiner MöselerMöselenockRoßruggspitzeTurnerkampSattelschneideInnerer SattelnockÄußerer SattelnockPfaffennockWeiße WandGamslahnernockV. HornspitzeGelenknock

Panorama of the Zillertal Alps Main Ridge / Alpi Aurine, sent to me by Viktor Stuffer. Picture taken from Putzenhöhe in the south.   Hide / Show annotations


Zillertaler Hauptkamm (Zillertal Alps Main Ridge / Alpi Aurine) is part of the Alpine Main Ridge and runs roughly from west to east. There are long side ridges to the north (listed separately on this page) and short side ridges to the south (the summits of which are listed together with the main ridge summits. To the south of the main ridge you find Ahrntal / Valle Aurina, a long stretched valley following the main ridge almost completely. Some passes cross over the eastern part of ridge from north to south



    2.1 - Zillertaler Hauptkamm / Alpi Aurine (West)



  1. Blauer Kofel / Cima di Sottomonte (2860m)
  2. Filtuidenkopf (3006m)
  3. Vordere Weißspitze / Cima di Sopramonte Bassa (3276m)
  4. Hintere Weißspitze / Cima di Sopramonte Alta (3431m)
  5. Hochfernerspitze / Cima Grava (3463m)
  6. Haupenhöhe (3041m)
  7. Hochfeiler / Gran Pilastro (3510m)
    See the Hochfeiler Page for more information

  8. Hoher Weißzint / Punta Bianca (3371m, 3380m)

  9. Niederer Weißzint / Punta Bianca Bassa (3271m, 3264m)
  10. Breitnock / Dosso Largo (3215m)
  11. Muttennock / Monte Mutta (3072m)
  12. Großer Möseler / Mèsule (3478m)
    See the Großer Möseler Page for more information

  13. Kleiner Möseler / Piccolo Mèsule (3405m)
  14. Roßruggspitze / Dosso di Cavallo (3304m)
  15. Turnerkamp / Cima di Campo (3418m)
    See the Turnerkamp Page for more information

  16. Innere Sattelnock / Cima di Sella Alta (3048m)
  17. Äußere Sattelnock / Cima di Sella Bassa (3084m)
  18. Pfaffennock / Cima del Prete (2973m)
  19. Möselenock (2712m)
  20. Gelenknock / Cima della Costa (2882m)
  21. Äußere Grüne Platte (2800m)
  22. Innere Grüne Platte (2911m)
  23. V. Hornspitze / V Corno di Ghega (3146m)
  24. VI. Hornspitze / IV Corno di Ghega (3197m)
  25. III. Hornspitze / III Corno di Ghega (3253m)
  26. II. Hornspitze / II Corno di Ghega (3199m)
  27. I. Hornspitze / I Corno di Ghega (3170m)
  28. Äußerer Schwarzbachkopf (2831m)
  29. Innerer Schwarzbachkopf (2897m)
  30. Scharhaggen / Cima della Gola (2649m)
  31. Hantigenklamm Spitze (2574m)
  32. Schafbretterspitze / Lastè delle Peccore (2520m)
  33. Schönberg / Montebello (2278m)
  34. Schwarzenstein / Sasso Nero (3368m)
    See the Schwarzenstein Page for more information

  35. Schwarzenbachspitze / Monte Rio Nero (3254m)
  36. Eisenburg (2967m)
  37. Zwilcher (2728m)
  38. Großfädenler / Cima Fädenler Grande (2764m)
  39. Goleitkopf (2510m)
  40. Kleinfädenler / Cima Fädenler Piccola (2302m)
  41. Wolfskofel / Monte Lupo (2040m)
  42. Tribbachkopf / Testa Riotorbo (3112m)
  43. Kreuzkofel / Sasso della Croce (2420m)
  44. Rohrberg / Monte Rosso (2003m)
  45. Westliche Floitenspitze / Cima di Floite Ovest (3194m)
  46. Östliche Floitenspitze / Cima di Floite Est (3154m)

  47. Tribbachspitze / Punta Riotorbo (3267m)
  48. Großer Löffler / Monte Lovello (3376m)

  49. Kleiner Löffler (3224m)
  50. Schneeschneide (3048m)
  51. Speikofel (2910m, 2762m)
  52. Wagnerspitze (2644m)


    2.2 - Hochstellerkamm


    (starting at Haupenhöhe)

  53. Hochsteller (3097m)
  54. Kälberlahnerspitze (2929m)
  55. Kleiner Hochsteller (2860m)
  56. Rotbachlspitze / Croda Rossa (2897m)


    2.3 - Greinerkamm


    (starting at Großer Möseler)

  57. Furtschaglspitze (3190m)
    See the Furtschaglspitze Page for more information.
  58. Schönbichler Horn (3133m)

  59. Talggenköpfe (3114m, 3176m, 3138m)
  60. Großer Greiner (3199m)
  61. Kleiner Greiner (2958m)
  62. Greinermauer (2885m)
  63. Spiegelkamp (2762m, 2875m)
  64. Spitzeggkopf (2619m)
  65. Zwiselkopf (2584m)
  66. Spiegelkopf (2102m)


    2.4 - Mörchenkamm


    (starting between Schwarzenstein and Floitenspitzen)

  67. Großer Mörchner (3283m)

  68. Mörchenschneide (3230m)
  69. Kleiner Mörchner (3197m)
  70. Roßköpfe (3028m, 3031m, 2968m, 2961m)
  71. Zsigmondyspitze (3087m)
  72. Tiefenkarspitze (2699m)
  73. Kellerkopf (2720m)
  74. Lappenkopf (2712m)
  75. Friderich (2634m)
  76. Gaulspitze (2411m)


    2.5 - Ingentkamm


    (starting at Kleiner Mörchner)

  77. Plattenkopf (2899m)
  78. Rotkopf (2986m)
  79. Ochsner (3108m)
  80. Hennstiegenspitze (3002m)
  81. Hennsteigenkamp (2606m)
  82. Großer Ingent (1926m)
  83. Kleiner Ingent (2840m)
  84. Kellerspitzen (2712m)
  85. Trenker (2399m)


    2.6 - Floitenkamm


    (starting at Großer Löffler)

  86. Greitzer Spitze (3007m)
  87. Lapenspitze (2992)
  88. Gigalitzturm (2978m)
  89. Gigalitz (3002m)
  90. Kreuzspitze (2896m)
  91. Birbergspitze (2847m)
  92. Zaunköpfe (2760m, 2772m, 2746m)
  93. Toifler (2727m)
  94. Drei Könige (2686m, 2675m, 2650m)
  95. Floitenturm (2805m)
  96. Schliererspitze (2688m)
  97. Roflspitze (2712m)
  98. Blaser (2695m)
  99. Dristner (2765m)

3 - Zillertaler Hauptkamm / Alpi Aurine (East)



See description of the western part of the main ridge which applies here too.

    3.1 - Zillertaler Hauptkamm / Alpi Aurine (East)



  1. Sonntaggabel (3052m)
  2. Keilbachspitze / Punta del Conio (3093m)
  3. Oberwasserer (2910m)
  4. Kasseler Spitze (2957m)
  5. Grüne Wand Spitze / Croda Verde (2946m)
  6. Gfallenspitze / Punta del Cavallo (2966m)
  7. Keilbachbretter / Monte Bel Prato (2376m)
  8. Wollbachspitze / Punta di Valle (3210m)
  9. Hollenzkopf / Testa di Landro (3193m)
  10. Rotwandspitze / Cima di Croda Rossa (3050m)
  11. Moosköpfe (2262m, 2214m)
  12. Hollenzkofel / Cima di Ladro (2852m)
  13. Speikofel (2591m)
  14. Napf (2734m)
  15. Sonnwand (2837m)
  16. Napfspitze / Cima Cadini (3144m)
  17. Löffelspitze (3009m)
  18. Wagnerschneidspitze / Cima Triangolo (2897m)
  19. Rauchkofel / Monte Fumo (3251m)

  20. Winkelkopf (2858m)
  21. Windbachspitze / Punta Val del Vento (2878m)
  22. Dreiecker / Cima di Campo (2892m)
  23. Schüttalkopf / Punta Val di Frane (2773m)
  24. Tauernkogel / Testa dei Tauri (2872m)
  25. Klockerkarkopf / Vetta d’Italia (2911m)
    See the Klockerkarkopf Page for more information
  26. Zwillingsköpfe (2835m, 2841m)
  27. Steinkarspitze / Cima Quaira (2869m)


    3.2 - Ahornkamm


    (starting at Wollbachspitze)

  28. Hintere Stangenspitze (3227m)
  29. Vordere Stangenspitze (3120m)
  30. Roßwandspitze (3158m)
  31. Maderegglespitze (3050m)
  32. Grundschartner (3064m)
  33. Mugler (2958m)
  34. Wilhelmer (2938m)
  35. Popbergspitze (2889m)
  36. Ahornspitze (2976m)
  37. Filzenkogel (2227m)
  38. Trenkner (2668m)
  39. Mullner (2818m)
  40. Gfallschneid (2732m, 2763m)


    3.3 - Riblerkamm


    (starting at Napfspitze)

  41. Hohe Warte (3097m)
  42. Hoher Ribler (2974m)
  43. Hohe Gaulschneide (2824m)
  44. Hahn (2453m)


    3.4 - Magnerkamm


    (starting at Rauchkofel)

  45. Kleinspitze (3170m)
  46. Magnerkarköpfe (2877m, 2893m)
  47. Großer Magner (2874m)
  48. Kleiner Magner (2589m)

4 – Reichenspitze Group



The Reichenspitze Group (also called Gerlos Group) is located to the north-east of the Zillertal Alps. It is bounded by Gerlostal Valley to the north, Zillergrund Valley to the west and south and Krimmler Achental Valley to the east. It is composed of several ridges, all running south to north with glaciation mainly around the principal summits Reichenspitze and Wildkarspitze.

    4.1 - Reichenspitzkamm



  1. Zillerplattenspitze (3147m)

  2. Warze (2802m)
  3. Windbachtalkopf (2844m)
  4. Windbachkarkopf (2765m)
  5. Graukarkopf (2663m)
  6. Gamsbichlkopf (2644m)
  7. Rainbachspitze (3129m)
  8. Nadelspitzen (2975m, 2955m)
  9. Spaten (2956m)
  10. Schwarzkopf (3042m, 3079m)
  11. Richterspitze (3054m)
  12. Zillerspitze (3091m)
  13. Reichenspitze (3303m)

  14. Gabler (3260m)

  15. Mannlkarkopf (2870m)
  16. Hahnenkamm (3206m)
  17. Wildgerlosspitze (3280m)


    4.2 - Gerloskamm



  18. Roßkopf (2845m)
  19. Rainbachegg (2530m)
  20. Rainbachkopf (2669m)
  21. Rettenkarkopf (2968m)
  22. Hinterer Schaflkopf (3057m)
  23. Wildkarspitze (3073m)
  24. Seekarspitze (2914m)
  25. Trisslkopf (2694m)
  26. Arbeskopf (2400m)
  27. Rosskopf (2606m)
  28. Steinkarkopf (2475m)
  29. Rauher Kopf (2055m)
  30. Plattenkogel (2039m)


    4.3 - Schönachkamm



  31. Schneekarspitze (3209m)
  32. Sichelkopf (2962m)
  33. Sehndlspitze (2885m)
  34. Weißkarkopf (2850m)
  35. Ankenkopf (2700m)
  36. Gamsspitzl (2440m)
  37. Hanger (2473m)
  38. Pfannkogel (2310m)
  39. Schönbichl (2049m)


    4.4 - Wimmerskamm



  40. Plattkopf (2594m)
  41. Schönachschneid (2991m)
  42. Zillerkopf (2997m)
  43. Steinkarkopf (2740m)
  44. Schwarzer Kogel (2777m)
  45. Stange (2714m)
  46. Kuglater Hauer (2610m)
  47. Hauerspitzen (2660m)
  48. Wechselspitze (2637m)
  49. Kirchspitze (2312m)
  50. Brunellköpfe (2158m)
  51. Arbiskögel (2049m)


    4.5 - Schwarzachkamm



  52. Aukarkopf (2736m)
  53. Schneekarkopf (2843m)
  54. Rotkopf (2819m)
  55. Gamskarkopf (2790m)
  56. Höhenbergkarkopf (2791m)
  57. Rötenköpfe (2705m)
  58. Pfannstielkopf (2528m)
  59. Kehlkopf (2230m)
  60. Schafkogel (2097m)


    4.6 - Zillerkamm



  61. Hochsteinfläche (2769m)
  62. Hinterer Falk (2669m)
  63. Äußerer Falk (2668m)
  64. Gamskopf (2643m)
  65. Brandberger Kolm (2701m)
  66. Torhelm (2452m)
  67. Geißkopf (2227m)
  68. Hochfeld (2350m)
  69. Gerlossteinwand (2166m)

5 – Pfunderer Berge


The Pfunderer Berge Group (Monti di Fundres, Pfunders Mountains) occupies the whole area of the Zillertal Alps south of the Austrian – Italian border. The group is bounded by Eisacktal Valley / Val Isarco to the west, Pustertal Valley / Val Pusteria to the south and Tauferer Tal Valley / Val di Tures to the east. The natural northern boundary is the Zillertal Alps Main Ridge. This part of the range offers the best hiking possibilities with a six day trekking trail, Pfunderer Höhenweg, leading all the way from Sterzing / Vipteno to Buneck / Brunico.

    5.1 - Kreuzspitzkamm



  1. Höllenkragen / Giogo di Trens (2387m)
  2. Sengesspitze / Cima di Sengas (2368m)
  3. Finsterstern / Cima Stella (2514m)
  4. Wilde Kreuzspitze / Picco della Croce (3132m)
  5. Großbergspitze / Monte Grande (2701m)

  6. Burgumspitze / Monte di Bargone (2581m)
  7. Glatte Wand / Croda Liscia (2708m)
  8. Blickenspitze / Cima di Vista (2988m)
  9. Ehrenpolspitze / Cima d’Era (2774m)
  10. Sandjochturm / Torre Rena (2700m)
  11. Sandjochspitze / Cima Rena (2755m)
  12. Grabspitze / Cima Grava (3059m)

  13. Torwand / Croda della Porta (2640m)
  14. Felbesspitze / Cima Felbes (2849m)

  15. Hochsäge / Monte Sega (2778m)
  16. Rotes Beil / Punta Rossa (2949m)
  17. Engbergspitze / Monte Stretto (2816m)
  18. Röteck / Cima Rossa (2930m)
  19. Dannelspitze / Punta di Dan (2806m)
  20. Weißensteinspitzen (2524m, 2550m)
  21. Faßnachtspitze / Monte Botte (2537m)
  22. Weißwand / Croda Bianca (2497m)
  23. Hochwartspitzen / Monti Guardia Alta (3045m, 3068m)
  24. Magsteinwipfel / Picco del Sasso (2775m)


    5.2 - Plattspitzkamm



  25. Seespitze / Cima del Lago (2740m)
  26. Sattelspitze / Cima Sella (2650m)
  27. Domenarspitze / Monte Domenar (2718m)
  28. Dreihornspitze / Cima Tre Corni (2696m)
  29. Plattspitze / Cima Piatta (2669m)
  30. Rensenspitze (2473m)
  31. Steinermanndl (2118m)
  32. Kampelesspitze / Cima di Campo (2088m)
  33. Altes Karl / Monte Campo Quaira (2031m)


    5.3 - Wurmaulkamm



  34. Rübesspitze / Punta Riva (2787m)
  35. Pfannespitze / Cima di Fane (2709m)
  36. Eselskopf / Testa d’Asino (2839m)
  37. Wurmaulspitze / Cima di Valmala (3022m)

  38. Rotwand / Croda Rossa (2928m, 2930m)
  39. Seefeldspitze / Cima di Lago (2715m)
  40. Fensterlekofel / Cima di Finestra (2564m)
  41. Gurnatschspitze (2581m)
  42. Gaisjochspitz / Cima della Carpa (2641m)
  43. Bretterspitze / Cima di Paolo (2695m)
  44. Korsspitze / Punta Corno (2610m)
  45. Nock / Monte Campanella (2531m)
  46. Fallmetzer / Monte Val di Mezzo (2568m)
  47. Gitsch / Monte Cuzzo (2510m)


    5.4 - Grubbachkamm



  48. Napfspitze / Cima Cadini (2888m)
  49. Eisbruggspitze / Cima Ponte di Ghiaccio (2887m)

  50. Roter Riffl / Scoglio Rosso (2874m)
  51. Schwarzer Riffl / Scoglio Nero (2752m)
  52. Dengelstein / Monte Dengolo (2698m)
  53. Neblnock / Dosso Malo (2615m)
  54. Flemmberg / Monte Flemm (2696m)
  55. Hochgrubbachspitze / Monte Gruppo (2809m)
  56. Gamsburg / Rocca die Camosci (2756m)
  57. Eidechsspitze / Cima di Terento (2738m)
  58. Steinspitz / Punta del Sasso (2509m)
  59. Rotwand / Croda Rossa (2774m)
  60. Graunock / Monte Grigio (2827m)
  61. Kempspitze / Monte Pausa (2704m)
  62. Reisnock / Monte Stipa (2663m)
  63. Mutenock / Monte Mutta (2484m)
  64. Hohe Spitze / Punta Alta (2410m)
  65. Zwölferspitze / Cima Dodici (2351m)
  66. Putzenhöhe / Cime di Pozzo (2438m)
  67. Knaphenne / Dosso sei Canopi (2132m)
  68. Perntalerspitze / Cima Valperna (2450m)
  69. Plattnerjochspitze (2435m)
  70. Westliche Bruggerspitze (2428m)
  71. Windeck / Cima del Vento (2418m)
  72. Östliche Bruggerspitze (2357m)
  73. Sambock / Monte Sommo (2396m)


    5.5 - Mühlwalder Kamm



  74. Schaflahnernock / Cima delle Peccore (2703m)
  75. Weiße Wand / Croda Bianca (2717m)
  76. Tristenspitze / Cima dei Covoni (2716m)
  77. Ringelstein / Sasso Tondo (2451m)
  78. Zinnsnock (2459m)
  79. Gornerberg / Monte Corno (2475m)
  80. Fadner (2457m)
  81. Stoßkofl (2474m)
  82. Seewassernock (2433m)
  83. Speikboden / Monte Spico (2517m)

  84. Großer Nock / Il Dosso Grande (2400m)
  85. Kleiner Nock / Il Dosso Piccolo (2227m)

Getting There

The Zillertal Alps / Alpi Aurine can be reached easily from three sides: Zillertal to the north, Wipp- / Eisacktal / Val di Isarca to the west and Ahrntal / Valle Aurina to the south. There are no road passes in the range, which leaves the exploration to us pedestrians.Since the closest airport is at Innsbruck the following itineraries presume that you are starting there.

  • Zillertal
    There are two acess possibilities, the more direct of which is taking Inntalautobahn (motorway A12) from Innsbruck east towards Kufstein. At the exit Jenbach turn off onto B160 which leads directly into Zillertal Valley. The other access road leads from Kitzbühel along B161 south to Mittersill. Here turn west onto B165 into Pinzgau and onwards across Gerlos Pass into Zillertal Valley.

  • Wipptal / Eisacktal
    Take Brenner Motorway (A13 / A22) from Innsbruck direction south. Depending on your final destination chose one of the side valleys to the east of the Brenner Route.

  • Pustertal / Tauferer Tal / Ahrntal
    Again take Brenner Motorway (A13 / A22) towards Brixen / Bressanone. There turn off onto SS49 through Pustertal / Val Pusteria. At Vandoies / Vintl you can turn onto SP153 north into Pfunderer Tal or you can turn north at Bruneck / Brunico into Tauferer Tal / Val di Tures. SS621 will take you onward to Ahrntal / Valle Aurina.

    Alternatively you can take B161 from Kitzbühel to Lienz, where you can turn west into Pustertal Valley.

Red Tape

Most of the Austrian part of the Zillertal Alps has been declared Natural Park (Naturpark Zillertaler Alpen). The easternmost part of the Zillertal Alps already belongs to Naturpark Hohe Tauern and along the main ridge a "Ruhezone" (sanctuary) has been established. All this mainly restricts development in these areas but also protects many of the plants and flowers of the area. Restrictions are rarely enforced but can be.

Mountain Huts and Refuges

The Zillertal Alps are home to a great many mountain huts. Almost any summit can be reached in a day from one of these refuges. Most of the huts close for winter while some (mainly deeper down in the valleys) remain open for the winter. In November and May almost all huts are closed. The following table lists the refuges according to the valleys through which they can be reached.

Refuge / Hut Height SummerWinter Tel.Thumbnails
Zillertal Valley
Gerlossteinhaus(1620m)Mid June – beg. OctChristmas – beg. April+43 5282 2419 
Edelhütte(2237m) Mid June – end SeptDepends on the cable car schedule+43 664 9154851 
Gerlostal Valley
Zittauer Hütte(2329m) Mid June – mid Oct.closed+43 676 6331745 
Zillergrund Valley
Brandbergkolmhaus(1842m) n.a.n.a.+43 5285 3175 
Plauener Hütte(2362m) Mid June – mid Sept.closed+43 650 2250370 
Stilluppgrund Valley
Grüne Wand Hütte(1438m) May – Octclosed+43 664 4332107 
Kasseler Hütte(2177m) Mid June – end Sept.closed+43 664 1323514 
Zemmtal Valley
Friesenberghaus(2498m) Mid June – end Sept.closed+43 676 7497550 
Dominikushütte(1805m) Mid May – end Oct.closed+43 5286 5216 
Olpererhütte(2389m) Beg June – end Sept.closed+43 664 3706709 
Furtschaglhaus(2295m) Mid June – end Sept.closed+43 676 9579818
Grawandhütte(1640m) Beg. May – beg. Oct. closed+43 5286 5213 
Wirtshaus Alpenrose(1875m) Beg May – beg. Octclosed+43 5286 5222 
Berliner Hütte(2040m) Mid June – end Septclosed+43 5286 5223
Greizer Hütte(2226m) End July – beg. Oct.closed+43 664 1405003 
Tuxer Tal Valley
Gamshütte(1916m) Mid June – end Sept.closed+43 676 3437741 
Höllensteinhütte(1740m) n.a.n.a.+43 5287 87696 
Spannagelhaus(2528m) n.a.n.a.+43 5287 87707 
Tuxer Joch Haus(2313m) Mid June – beg OctDec - April+43 5287 87216 
Schmirntal, Valser Tal Valleys
Bergrestaurant Jochtal(2006m) all summerclosed+39 0472 547039 
Geraer Hütte(2324m) End June – mid Septclosed+43 676 9610303 
Eisacktal Valley
Enzianhütte / Rif. Genziana(1903m) n.a.n.a.+39 0472 631224 
Hühnerspielhütte / Rifugio Malga Gallina(1868m) Mid June – end Sept.closed+39 0472 62398 
Landshuter Europahütte / Rif. Europa(2693m) Mid June – end Sept.closed+39 0472 646076 
Pfitscher Joch Haus / Rif. Passo di Vizze(2248m) Beg. July – end Sept.closed +39 0472 630119 
Hochfeilerhütte / Rif. Gran Pilastro(2710m) Beg June – end Oct.closed+39 0472 646071 
Sterzinger Hütte / Rif. Vipiteno(2444m) All summerclosed+39 0472 646074 
Pustertal Valley
Brixner Hütte / Rif. Bressanone(2300m) Mid June – mid Octclosed+39 0472 547131 
Tiefrastenhütte / Rif. Lago di Pausa(2312m) Beg. June – mid Oct.closed+39 0474 554999
Tauferer Tal, Ahrntal Valleys
Eisbruggjochhütte (Edelrautehütte) / Rif. Ponte di Ghiaccio(2545m) end June - end Sept.closed+39 0474 653230
Nevesjochhütte / Rif. Giovanni Porro(2416m) Mid June – beg. Octclosed+39 0474 653244
Schwarzensteinhütte / Rif. Vittorio Veneto(2923m) End June – mid Sept.Beg. March – beg. May+39 0474 671160
Birnlückenhütte / Rif. Brigata Tridentina(2440m) Mid June – beg. Oct.closed+39 0474 654140
Pinzgau, Krimmler Achental Valleys
Krimmler Tauernhaus(1622m) All summerAll winter+43 6564 8327 
Richterhütte(2374m) Mid June – end Sept.closedn.a. 
Neugersdorfer Hütte / Rifugio Vetta d'Italia(2568mm) n.a.n.a.n.a. 


Additionally there are a handful of Bivouacs in the range:

Bivouac Height Thumbnails
Weißkarjöchl Biwak2120m 
G. Messner Biwak2429m
W. Brenninger Biwak2157m 
Bivacco E. Miglioranza2545m 

Accommodation

On both sides of the border you have the choice among a lot of hotel rooms and apartments. Here is a selection of links:


Weather Conditions

Look for the actual weather conditions, using one of the links below:

Maps & Books

  • Maps
    Kompass has some very good overview maps, scaled 1:50000 which show all the necessary trails but don't go into too much detail:
    • Zillertaler Alpen / Tuxer Alpen
      Kompass Map WK37
      1:50000
      ISBN: 3-85491-042 - 8
    • Taufers-Ahrntal / Tures-Valle Aurina
      Kompass Map WK82
      1:50000
      ISBN: 3-87051-091-9
    • Sterzing / Vipiteno
      Kompass Map WK44
      1:50000
      ISBN: 3-85491-050-9

    Better are the maps by the German Alpine Club, available for the nothern (Austrian) part of the range. They are scaled 1:25000 and can be obtained by The DAV-Shop (look under "Zentralalpen"). Both hiking and ski-touring trails are marked on these maps. There are three maps:
    • 35/1 Zillertaler Alpen, westl. Blatt
    • 35/2 Zillertaler Alpen, mittl. Blatt
    • 35/3 Zillertaler Alpen, östl. Blatt

    The southern part of the Stubai Alps is covered by the following Tabacco Maps, all also scaled 1:25000:
    • 35: Campo Tures / Sand in Taufers
    • 36: Gran Pilastro/Hochfeiler – Monti di Funders/Pfunderer Berge
    • 37: Vipiteno-Alpi Breonie / Sterzing – Stubaier Alpen

  • Maps Online
  • Books
    • Zillertaler Alpen
      H. Klier / W. Klier
      Alpenvereinsführer
      Rother Verlag
      ISBN: 3-7633-1269-2
    • Zillertal
      W. Klier
      Rother Verlag
      ISBN: 3-7633-4175-7
    • Pustertal, Tauferer Tal, Ahrntal
      Kompass Wanderbuch 955
      KompassVerlag
      ISBN: 3-87051-408-6
    • Guida dei Monti d'Italia - Alpi Aurine, Brennero-Gran Pilastro-Vetta d'Italia
      F. Cammelli, W. Beikircher,
      Ed. CAI-Touring Club Italiano, Milano, 2002
      ISBN 88-365-2603-9
    • 100 scalate su ghiaccio e misto
      W. Pause
      Ed. Goerlich-Istituto Geograqfico de Agostini S.p.A., Novara, 1978;
    • I monti della Valle Aurina
      L.A. Fincato, M. Galli
      Ed. Industria Grafica Pusteria (1985);
    • Monti Rifugi Paesi delle Valli Aurina e Pusteria
      L.A. Fincato
      Ed. DIP-Druck, Brunico (2000)

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