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Austria
Tirol
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Mayrhofen/Ginzling
Zilleraler Alpen
Hochgebirgsnaturpark Zillertaler Alpen
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R36 Pfitscherjoch / Passo Vizze » Ginzling
  |   5h40   |   24.6 km   |   86 m   |   1358 m

Coming from the Pfitscher Joch pass, walk through the lovely Zamser Grund valley to the Schlegeisstausee reservoir. The popular outing destination is usually very busy, but behind the retaining wall it gets more peaceful. Past Breitlahner, Via Alpina takes you along the “Lass dir erzählen” (“Let us tell you...”) discovery trail, which places many forgotten special features of the Zillertal valley into the limelight.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Pfitscherjoch / Passo Vizze
2261 m
|   6 km / 1h25
Zamsgatterl
1787 m
| BC  1.8 km / 0h25
Dominikushütte
1785 m
| BC  8 km / 1h50
Gasthof Breitlahner
1281 m
| A  1.9 km / 0h25
Kaserleralm
1172 m
| A  2.1 km / 0h30
Gasthof Roßhag
1101 m
| A  2.5 km / 0h35
Gasthof Leitenhof
1055 m
| A  2.3 km / 0h30
Ginzling
985 m
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Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
From the Dominikus Hut, take the turn-off to the Friesenberghaus lodge, where there is a Jewish memorial and a glorious panorama. You come back again to Via Alpina at Breitlahner.
Useful topographic maps
  • 35/2, Zillertaler Alpen, Mitte und 35/1, Zillertaler Apen, West ~ Oesterreichischer Alpenverein (1:25.000)
  • WK 152, Mayrhofen, Zillertaler Alpen, Gerlos, Krimml ~ Freytag&Berndt (1:50.000)
  • Nr. 37 Zilletaler Alpen, Tuxer Alpen ~ Kompass (1:50.000)
  • ÖK 50 149, 2230 ~ Bundesamt f. Eich- u. Vermessungswesen (1:50.000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Ginzling...Am Anfang war das Bergsteigen; Kröll Alfred, Wallentin Gudrun, Blome Pamela ~ Naturparkbetreuung Zillertaler Alpen (ISBN )
  • Ginzling-Von Karlsteg nach Breitlahner; Kröll Alfred, Fischer Gudrun ~ Naturparkbetreuung Zillertaler Alpen (ISBN )
  • Zillertal, Gerlostal, Tuxer Tal; Beatrix und Egon Pinzer ~ Wort und Welt Verlag (ISBN 3-85373-167-8)
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  • POPEYE GG - 2018-06-13
    11 juillet 2017
    Aucune difficulté pour cette étape malgré la grande dénivelée en descente (1400m).
    Toujours de beaux panoramas avec ici une multitude de cascades.
    Le chemin passe au pied d'un barrage, équipé d'une impressionnante via ferrata.
    A Ginzling, pour l'hébergement, le plus simple est d'aller voir l'office du tourisme: je recommande l'hôtel Schwarzenstein: pour plus de détails, voir aussi mon blog "vivelaretraitesurlaviaalpina.blogspot.com".

  • Eva - 2017-07-30
    Between Ginzling and Breitlahner is an official Bivouac field. It's next to the road and full of rockclimbers :-) People might call it a campsite (and they might say it's in Ginzling), but in both cases you'll be disappointed.
    Domenikus Hütte is a very nice place indeed. They have no problem with camping for 1 night as long as you ask. Super friendly staff who love to "help" hikers. Warmly recommended!
  • gianadda marie-jo - 2015-08-17
    Sommes descendues jusqu'à Hôtel Breitlahner. Itinéraire de fond de vallée encore assez sympa.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Got off to Breitlahner Hotel. Cross-route still pretty cool valley.
  • Daniel - 2013-09-15
    When you arrive at the newly rebuilt Pfitscherjoch Hut, you instantly feel the urge to move on!
    The privately owned Dominikushutte is great. Owners are very friendly, and they have a free laundry service!
  • Elisabeth - 2012-12-24
    Prix prohibitif à Pfitscherjochhaus (6 € l'apfelstrudel !)
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    Prix ​​à prohibitif Pfitscherjochhaus (6 € l'apple strudel!)
  • Alpinisten - 2012-09-24
    Wir können die Dominikushütte wärmstens empfehlen! Kamen vonr der Hochfeilerhütte und hatten keine Lust auf den Baulärm am Pfitscher Joch (Umbau)...Sehr gut essen kann man im Gasthof "Alt-Ginzling" (Familie Kröll), die aber keine Übernachtung anbieten.
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    We can highly recommend the Dominikushütte! Came ofR Hochfeiler the hut and you can have no time for the construction noise on Pfitscherjoch (conversion) ... Very good food in the restaurant "Old-Ginzling" (Kroll family), but do not offer overnight stay.
  • Mountain Girl - 2011-12-21
    As you come into the village of Ginzling (from Passo Vizze), the first house with a sign for "Zimmer" (rooms) is comfortable. Food options in Ginzling are limited to a bakery with sporadic hours, and a Gasthof, that also offers rooms.
  • Mountain Girl - 2011-10-27
    Dominikushuette is the first hut coming off the Passo Vizze -- 8km down--and a welcome choice. Hosts love hearing hiker stories, offer great food and comfortable lodging. Plus, there's a superb view of the glacier outside the dining room window. Highly recommended!
Last update : 2011-06-29