Mountain adventureson the Rosenalm

In winter, the Zillertal Arena means skiing fun in the largest ski area in Zillertal – in SUMMER, the region is a highlight for anyone who loves outdoor activities and the mountains! The seven different adventure worlds also get families’ pulses racing and turn a summer holiday into a very special experience.



Mountain winters

Right on the Wiesenalm doorstep, a total of 147 kilometres of slopes await all visitors in the Zillertal Arena. Situated at the foot of the Sportabfahrt and near the Rosenalmbahn and Karspitzbahn middle stations, the Wiesenalm is the ideal start and finish point for all skiers and sun worshippers.

Mountain summers

Rosenalm adventure world in Zell am Ziller – can be reached on foot in about 60 minutes
There is a magical place of fantasy high above Zell am Ziller on the Rosenalm. According to legend, the Spruce Tree Castle was built by the mystical Spruce Sprites and is a very special kind of adventure playground! When the Spruce Sprites grew tired of their building efforts, they longed for rest and refreshment and expanded their habitat around Spruce Lake.

Hikes to the Wiesenalm

Starting point:
Rosenalm adventure world/ Rosenalmbahn top station
Length: 3.3 km
Walking time: 50 minutes
Completed metres difference in altitude: 390 m downhill

After an eventful day at the Spruce Tree Castle and Spruce Lake on the Rosenalm, a little walk and stop at the Wiesenalm tops off the day perfectly. The wide forest road with no traffic stretches partly panoramic and partly pleasantly shady in a nice moderate gradient down to the Rosenalmbahn middle station and therefore to the Wiesenalm. The path is also suitable for prams.


Starting point: Rosenalmbahn bottom station in Zell am Ziller
Length: 4.7 km
Walking time: 2 hours
Completed metres difference in altitude: 730 m uphill

The hike to the Wiesenalm over the Rohrberg starts right by the Rosenalmbahn bottom station in Zell am Ziller. First you follow the slightly uphill path, which serves as a downhill run to the valley in winter and leads under the Rosenalmbahn and Karspitzbahn cable cars in summer. After a big loop, the path winds in hairpin bends below the two gondola lifts up to the middle station. You cross the paved road that leads up the Rohrberg every now and then and follow the signs in the direction of Wiesenalm or Kreuzjoch. Once you’ve arrived at the Rosenalmbahn middle station, there’s nothing standing in the way of a cosy stop at the Wiesenalm. You can head back down in comfort with the Rosenalmbahn.


Starting point: Gasthof Waldheim in Zell am Ziller
Length: 6 km
Walking time: 2 hours
Completed metres difference in altitude: 730 m uphill

From Gasthof Waldheim turn left over the Gerlosbach bridge and head 300 m up the road as far as Klammegg. Here you leave the road to the right uphill on the Gerlosberg Kreuzweg to the Gerlosberg chapel. At the beautifully situated Gerlosberg chapel you are about halfway there – from now on you follow the signposted hiking trail in several hairpin bends up to the Wiesenalm. After a well-deserved stop for refreshments, you can head back down to the valley in comfort by gondola from the Rosenalmbahn middle station.

By bike to the Wiesenalm

Starting point: Gasthof Waldheim Zell am Ziller
Length (over the Rohrberg): 7.1 km
Length (over the Gerlosberg): 8.5 km
Completed metres difference in altitude: 730 m uphill

From Zell am Ziller follow the B165 towards Gerlos and just after Gasthof Waldheim turn left and cycle over the Gerlosbach bridge. After about 750 steep metres you have to decide at the junction whether to take the steeper but shorter route over the Rohrberg, which winds its way up the mountain in a few sweaty bends, or the somewhat flatter but longer Gerlosberg – although the many hairpin bends up to Gasthaus Enzianhof are not really “flat” either. Both options are paved throughout and open to traffic. At the junction after the Enzianhof, both routes join together again and lead over the last kilometre to the Wiesenalm. After an indulgent and well-deserved stop at the Wiesenalm, you can take the other route downhill.