Hiking, climbing and discovering

Surrounded by the high mountain nature park Zillertaler Alpen, the Schlegeis reservoir is a popular destination for hikers, climbers and nature lovers. But the Schlegeis dam itself also has adventures to offer.

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Flying Fox

Fly along the Schlegeis dam at up to 80 km/h over the 131 metre deep abyss. Anyone brave enough should definitely not miss out on this experience.

Price: € 36.00

Abseiling station Schlegeis 131

Abseiling station

The abseiling station is right near the panorama viewing platform on the dam. Anyone brave enough can let themselves be abseiled by experienced mountain guides with the aid of a first-class safety system, 131 metres along the dam and into the depths.
Price: € 25.00


Via ferrata on the dam

A unique via ferrata right on the dam, with a rope length of 200 metres and a difficulty level of A/B (including a C variant). It begins at the foot of the dam and ends at a height of 131 metres, and is suitable for both beginners and advanced climbers.

The via ferrata on the dam is free of charge.

Equipment can be rented at the snack bar "s'Raschtl".

Use at your own risk.


Sport climbing route Schlegeis 131

Sport climbing route

The sport climbing route "The Wall" is a challenge for any sport climber. The climbing route begins with a difficulty level of 5 and increases as it goes on, especially with the overhanging arch of the dam, to 7+. Since it is a multiple rope route (4 rope lengths) and is in places very exposed, the climbing route is only suitable for experienced climbers.

The sport climbing route is free of charge.

Only suitable for seasoned and experienced climbers!

Use at your own risk.

Climbing for children at Schlegeis131

Climbing for children

An easy climbing route for children was installed on the dam wall, which parents can negotiate along with their children.
There are also 3 child-appropriate climbing routes where children can garner their first climbing experiences.

The children's climbing facilities are free of charge.

They may only be used with adult accompaniment!

Use at your own risk.

Hiking near the Schlegeis reservoir

The path along the shore of the reservoir offers a wonderful view of the Schlegeis glaciers and the highest mountain in the Zillertaler Alps, the Hochfeiler at 3,509 m. For pleasure hikers, a walk along the Schlegeis reservoir is a real real treat with a magnificent view of the Zillertaler Alps. All along the reservoir, benches and lounges invite you to linger and enjoy. Tyrolean delicacies are served at the Bergrestaurant Schlegeis, the Zamsereck snack station and the other mountain huts.

In addition to hikes to the mountain refuges in the surroundings, the Neumarkter Runde circular route, which passes the Olperer hut, is especially worth a hike.

Another tip for a hike is the climb through the scenic mountain valley "Zamser Grund" to the "Pfitscher-Joch-Haus" which is already in South Tyrol at an altitude of 2,277 m above sea level. This route was an option for crossing the Alps already in ancient times.

The marked paths have varying levels of difficulty and hiking times, so you are certain to find something to suit your preferences.

Hiking in Kaprun

Safe hiking

The hiking area already ranks among the high alpine regions. So there are a few important rules you need to follow:

  • Wear sturdy shoes. 
  • Always take some food along on your hikes and especially enough to drink. 
  • Do not leave the marked hiking trails. 
  • Keep an eye on the weather: in the high mountains, the weather can change very quickly.
Nature park building Zillertaler Alps

Nature park building

Besides interesting exhibits and impressions connected with the high mountain nature park Zillertaler Alps, in the nature park building you can also get tips for mountain tours and hiking routes.

The nature park building is in Ginzling, right along the Schlegeis Alpenstrasse Alpine Road. Toll tickets for the drive up to the Schlegeis dam are also available there.

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Dam tour, Schlegeis dam

Dam tour

A dam tour takes you inside the 725 m long and 131 m high Schlegeis dam. The one-hour tour in the Schlegeis dam takes place on the full hour, every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from June to October.

The tour lasts about one hour and is unfortunately not barrier-free.

Meeting place and registration for the tour are at the marked gathering place in front of Bergrestaurant Schlegeis. Here is where you also get the tickets for the tour ahead of time.

Adults € 5.50
Children (up to 5 years) free
Children (6 to 15 years) € 3.00

Please notify us in advance of groups of 15 or more persons.

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Hiking, climbing and adventures at the Schlegeis reservoir