Adventure Schlegeis Alpine Road Zillertal Mountains

The Schlegeis Alpine Road begins in the idyllically located mountaineering village of Ginzling and takes you to one of the best excursion destinations in the Zillertal, with the Schlegeis dam and the lake of the same name at 1,800 metres above sea level.

On the approx. 13 km-long route, you’ll come across hairpin bends, natural rock tunnels, roaring waterfalls, and glaciers wherever you look. At the end of the road, you’ll arrive in a breathtaking world of soaring mountains with the emerald-green Schlegeis reservoir and the imposing dam wall. It’s the ideal point of departure for easy hikes, tours of moderate difficulty, lofty high-elevation trails and sporty summit tours. Adventurous visitors have the possibility to climb the Schlegeis dam on a via ferrata or abseil on the 600 metre-long flying fox. Visitors with an interest in technology can explore the harmony of nature and technology on a guided tour through the dam wall.

To the excursion destination without a car

The volume of traffic on the Schlegeis Alpine Road has risen sharply in recent years. VERBUND and its regional partners have set themselves the goal of reducing the volume of traffic and the environmental burden in stages over the coming years. There is usually only a limited number of parking spaces available for visitors in July and August. We therefore recommend that you make your way to our excursion destination by bus!


2023 season: mid of May to end of October 

 May-June  daily from   7:00 am to 6:00 pm
 July-August  daily from   6:00 am to 6:00 pm
 September, October  daily from   7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Descents possible at any time.

Dear guests, your safety is important to us! The start or end of season can therefore change at any time due to the weather or avalanche situation. Please check the current conditions before travelling to our excursion destination, especially in the months of May and October.

Take the clean option: travel to us with environmentally friendly public transport.

The trains of the Zillertalbahn run every 30 minutes daily on the 32 km-long route between Jenbach and Mayrhofen. TIMETABLE INFORMATION

Take the transportation service provided by Zillertal Verkehrsbetriebe as far as Mayrhofen: BUS LINE 8330

Travel with Christophorus Reisen from Mayrhofen via Ginzling to the Schlegeis reservoir. BUS LINE 4102

Tip: Use the VVT WEEKLY TICKET– one ticket for all public transport services within a region.

Arrival by car / motorcycle
From Mayrhofen, drive via Ginzling along the Zillertal road as far as the toll station. From here, follow the Schlegeis Alpine Road for approx. 7 km up to the reservoir. Free parking places are located both before and after the reservoir.

Arrival by motorhome and camping vehicles:
A driving ban on motorhomes, caravans and caravan trailers is in place from the toll station at Breitlahner. Please note that minibuses and cars converted into camping vehicles may also be affected by the driving ban. Please find out ahead of your visit whether your vehicle will be allowed to make the drive up. Send us an email or give us a call on tel. +43 (0) 50 313-23 201

Arrival by coach
All coaches are subject to a height limit of 3.60 metres and a length of 13 metres from the Breitlahner toll station. 
The company Christophorus Reisen can organise an ascent with permitted buses on request. Inquires by phone on +43 (0)5285 6060.

How to get to the Schlegeis reservoir
The Schlegeis reservoir can be reached only via the Schlegeis Alpine Road. Toll charges apply. The Schlegeis Alpine Road is controlled by traffic lights; the maximum waiting time is 15 minutes.

Schlegeis Alpine Road toll station: N 47° 03' 39.3" E 11° 44' 56.5

Important information:

  • On days with a lot of visitors, the parking areas at Schlegeis may become overloaded. In this case, cars will be prevented from driving up to the dam for a few hours.
  • During the ascent, please note the signs about the availability of parking spaces. Alternatively, use public transport.
  • It is not possible to pay by card at the toll station. Only CASH is accepted.
  • Information by phone on +43 (0)50 313 23201

The rules for managing COVID-19 apply at the VERBUND excursion destinations. In particular, we ask our guests to follow the rules on social distancing and – where required – to wear a mask (e.g. in enclosed rooms). Where possible, we will help you to support the rules – please also help us with this. The situation makes it necessary to adjust procedures, activities and offerings. We are doing our best to create an optimal visitor experience and apologise in advance if some of the offerings are not available in the usual form. The announcements and events can only take place if they can be implemented on a legal and organisational basis.


Contact person Schlegeis office Alpine Road

Tuxer Straße 795, 6290 Mayrhofen

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Schlegeis photo point

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Staumauerklettersteig in Schlegeis

Schlegeis dam adventure

Explore the Schlegeis dam wall along its unique via ferrata, abseil from the viewing platform or explore the interior of the dam wall on a guided tour. Action, adventure, knowledge, nature and technology in harmony....

Hiking in the Zillertal Alps

Framed by the High Alps Nature Park Zillertal Alps, the Schlegeis reservoir is a popular destination for hikers. A hike to one of the cosy chalets or a high-alpine tour – the high mountains around the Schlegeis reservoir have something for everyone.

Events at the Schlegeis reservoir

Our annual children’s festival and the now legendary Skyrace 3000 take place in July, or enjoy the hiking autumn in September...
Visitors' Centre Schlegeis

Group offer Schlegeis Alpine Road

Buses are always warmly welcome at our excursion destination.

Prices for Schlegeis Alpine Road 2023

Day ticket             Car  €  15.50
 Block of 3             Car  €  38.00
 Block of 10           Car  € 119.00
The toll charge includes free parking for 1 day. Park charges apply for each additional day.
 Parking fee            2 days  €  6.00
 Parking fee            3 days  € 11.00
 Parking fee            4 days  € 14.00
 Parking fee            5 days  € 17.00
 Parking fee            6 days  € 18.00
 Parking fee            7 days  € 19.00

*A general driving ban on motorhomes, caravans and caravan trailers is in place from the toll station at Breitlahner.

Camping at the Schlegeis reservoir is generally prohibited.

Day Ticket    Motorcycle  €  11.50
Day ticket per adult € 4.50 
Day ticket per child from 6-15 years Free

Group combination offers / toll fee & dining at the Dominikus Chalet

Day ticket per adult    Price
Toll charge & coffee and cake at the Dominikus Chalet  € 11.00
Toll charge & lunch  at the Dominikus Chalet  € 20.00

Detailed information about our group offers can be found here.


*TOUR GROUP: A group is considered to be at least 15 paying people. Above this number, the booked package incl. all services is free of charge for the bus driver and tour leader! The group offer is valid exclusively for groups travelling by coach. Single trips by car are not considered to be a travel group.

Admission per adult  € 6.50
Children up to 5 years  Free
Admission per child from 6-15 years  € 4.00

Groups of 15 and more people are kindly asked to book in advance.

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