Nature Park Zillertal Alps
The High Alpine Nature Park of the Zillertal Alps extends over an area of 379 km², from 1,000 metres above sea level at Ginzling to 3,509 m at the Hochfeiler Peak and includes the Nature Park villages of Brandberg, Mayrhofen, Finkenberg and Tux (since 2007).
The Park region encompasses all defining altitude zones of the Alps – from agricultural areas in the valley basin to above the tree line and alpine grazing pastures, to even further up in the glacier region. In addition to the varied altitude levels and landscapes characterised by extensive farming over incredibly steep cultivated areas, there is a remarkable variety of botanical species.
The Nature Park administration is responsible not only for environmental protection, research and development, but for also providing an extensive summer programme with 230 guided, themed walks as well as a permanent exhibition which is open to visitors daily at the Nature Park House in Ginzling.