Mayrhofen to Zell-am-Ziller
Country - Austria
Region - Zillertal (Tyrol)
Author - Lou Johnson
Length - 8.0 km / 5 miles
Descent - 60 metres / 198 feet
Time - 2.50 hours
This easy walk follows the Ziller River between the two towns. The path, shared with bikes and horses, is good and easy to follow. The views are generally good.
Start - Zillertalbahn Railway Station in Mayrhofen.
End - Zillertalbahn Railway Station in Zell-am-Ziller.
Exit Mayrhofen railway station onto the main road. Turn left and walk a short way along the main road. Take the first road on the left and cross the railway. Continue along this road and cross the river. A short way further on the riverside path starts. It is marked with signs.
Quite soon you pass the Burgstalischrofen Chapel on a rock outcrop to your left. There are regular opportunities to cross to the other side of the river using both pedestrian and road bridges. However it is generally quieter on the west side as you are away from the main road. The path passes through Schwendau and Hippach to reach Zellberg.
Cross the river here into Zell-am-Ziller. The church on your left is worth a visit with its fine interior. Turn right into Bahnhofstrasse and the Zillertalbahn station is on the left.
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