Nature park

The Zillertal Nature Park, Austria's Nature Park of the Year 2015, stretches from Ginzling to the Hochfeiler. It's great that our Hotel Jakober is an ideal starting point for exploring this breathtaking natural landscape and experiencing it at first hand.
The Zillertal High-Alps Nature Park extends over an area of 379 km² from 1,000 m above sea level to 3,509 m. The region includes all the major central Alpine high peaks. Depending on factors such as altitude, exposure, geological composition and origins of the respective location, there are utterly diverse habitats found here, and thus a wide diversity of plant- and animal life.
Apart from the natural factors, man himself today leaves his own very clear marks behind on today's natural and cultural landscapes. His lifestyle and economic activities can all clearly be read from the landscape and especially in the Alps these are two of the factors which supplement the charm of the variety in the mountain scenery, romantic as it is considered.

Not for nothing was the Zillertal High-Alps Nature Park crowned Austria's Nature Park of the Year 2015 by the Association of Austrian Nature Parks (VNÖ). Of a total of eight candidates from all over the country, our nature park took first place in the Nature preservation, Tourism, Education, Regional development and Communication categories.

The magnificent nature park-landscape is worth exploring and experiencing on foot or by mountain bike and with a myriad other leisure activities. Very highly recommended above all is the diversity of the extensive summer programme offered by the nature park. From May to October more than 200 guided hiking tours covering 30 different subject areas are on offer. To supplement these, there are special arrangements for families with children, such as llama trekking, "Waldwichteltage" (Forest gnomes' adventure days) or children's outings to the Glocke nature reserve. In addition to the hiking tours, lectures and excursions are also available.

Learn more about the Zillertal Nature Park either in the new information centre in the mountaineering village of Ginzling or on www.naturpark-zillertal.at.
 
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