Adventure Schlegeis Alpine Road Zillertal Mountains

The Schlegeis Alpine Road begins in the idyllic mountaineering village of Ginzling and takes you to one of the best excursion destinations in the Zillertal Alps. Hiking, climbing and experiencing – around the emerald-green Schlegeis reservoir.

Awaiting you on the Schlegeis alpine road are alpine switchbacks, thundering waterfalls and unforgettable views. The Schlegeis reservoir at 1,800 metres above sea level is the departure point for many hikes and outdoor activities in the high mountains. On a tour of the 131 m-high Schlegeis dam, you have the special opportunity to take a peek behind the scenes of electricity generation.

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!


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2024 season: From mid-may to the end of October (Dates to follow)

 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 6:00 pm

Your safety is important to us! The start or end of season can therefore change at any time due to the weather and avalanche situation. Please check the current operating times before departure in the months of May and October.

Travel in an environmentally friendly way on public transport.

The volume of traffic on the Alpine Road has risen sharply in recent years. VERBUND and its regional partners have therefore set themselves the goal of reducing the volume of traffic and the environmental burden in stages over the coming years. We recommend travelling by public transport between June and September. Starting from Mayrhofen station, you can travel to the Schlegeis reservoir and back in comfort with line 4102, with no transfers and in an environmentally friendly way. If you'd prefer to travel to Mayrhofen in your own car, you can park it in the Mayrhofen parking garage next to the station.

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.

How to get to the Schlegeis reservoir
The Schlegeis reservoir can be reached only via the Schlegeis Alpine Road. Toll charges apply. The route is traffic light controlled and the waiting time is 15-30 minutes.

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

Arrival by car / motorcycle
From Mayrhofen, drive via Ginzling along the Zillertal road as far as the Breitlahner toll station. From the toll station, follow the Schlegeis Alpine Road uphill for approx. 7 km to the reservoir. Free parking spaces are available at the front and rear of the site.

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 make enquiries before your visit by 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.

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.
  • NEW for 2023: To enable you to visit the Schlegeis reservoir on your day of choice, you can buy tickets online. This lets you check availability and book whenever you like in advance. You'll also find the link to the online shop here very soon!
  • It is not possible to pay by card at the toll station. CASH ONLY!
  • Information by phone on +43 (0)50 313 23201


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Staumauerklettersteig in Schlegeis

Schlegeis dam adventure

Discover the Schlegeis dam from unique perspectives: climb the dam wall at dizzying heights, fly with the 600 m-long flying fox or experiences the inside of the 131 m-high dam on an exciting tour with our expert guides.

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...

Group offer Schlegeis Alpine Road

Buses are always warmly welcome at our excursion destination.

Prices for Schlegeis Alpine Road 2024


Day ticket             Car  €17.00

The toll charge includes free parking for 1 day. Park charges apply for each additional day.
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.
Camping at the Schlegeis reservoir is not allowed.


Day Ticket Motorcycle  €13.00
Day ticket per adult €5.00 
Day ticket per child from 6-15 years Free
 

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

Day ticket per adult    Prices
Toll charge & coffee and cake   €12.50
Toll charge & lunch   €23.50 
 

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  € 7.00
Children up to 5 years  Free
Admission per child from 6-15 years  € 4.50

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

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