Action & adventure at the Schlegeis dam

Framed by the High Alps Nature Park Zillertal Alps, the Schlegeis reservoir is not only a popular destination for hikers and nature lovers. The Schlegeis dam has a few more experiences to offer.

The Schlegeis dam offers all adventurous types a special way to experience the mix of nature and technology. A via ferrata is installed directly on the dam wall. With its easy level of difficulty, it is also suitable for beginners. In addition to the via ferrata, plenty of action and adventure is provided by a 600 metre-long flying fox, a 131 metre-high abseiling station and various climbing routes. Equipment can be hired on site, and the 131 metre-high wall can be conquered under professional guidance.

Visitors with an interest in technology have the possibility to explore the interior of the Schlegeis dam on a guided tour!

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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

Staumauerklettersteig Schlegeis

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.

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 May to October.

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

The meeting point for the guided tour is the "s'Raschtl" snack bar right by the dam, where registration will also take place. You will be given the tickets for the guided tour there.

Group offers
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Dam wall tour prices

 Adults € 6.00 
 Children up to 5 years  Gratis
 Children 6 to 15 years  € 3.50
Groups of 15 and more people are kindly asked to book in advance.


Facts & figures on the Schlegeis dam

The reservoir holds a total of 126.5 million m3 of water – the Schlegeissperre is VERBUND’s longest dam, with a length of 725 metres. You can explore its inner workings on the dam wall tour. There, you can learn interesting facts about electricity generation from hydropower, the features and history of the structure, as well as the unique fauna and flora. If you’d like to learn more about the Zillertal power plant group, then you’ll find what you want right next to the power plant in the town of Mayrhofen. The VERBUND information centre is located there. The exhibition offers interesting information about electricity generation and is open all year round with free admission.

Schlegeis reservoir experience