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Beautiful drive

Driving through pretty towns in the Austrian alps, enjoying the views and the scenery -really what... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
Brentwood, Tennessee
Splendid lake

We drove to Schlegeis Stausee from Innsbruck. The way to the destination is very scenic. We have... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Zillertal Strasse, Mayrhofen 6290, Austria
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

Driving through pretty towns in the Austrian alps, enjoying the views and the scenery -really what else does one need?

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Reviewed September 5, 2018

We drove to Schlegeis Stausee from Innsbruck. The way to the destination is very scenic. We have to stop at a traffic light and pay a toll. The toll road is one directional and we have to wait for our turn. As we drive towards...More

Thank mshian63
Reviewed August 22, 2018

The whole experience can easily be fitted into one word: Suberb. We spent one week in Zillertal and this was the best day of those. NIce drive, road in good condition - also there were lots of parking spaces (if the first parking area is...More

Thank jmpynn
Reviewed August 17, 2018

From the Schlegeis Dam, walk up an easy path to the Pfitsherjoch hut on the Italian border, surrounded by 3000m peaks. This route has been taken for centuries, since Stone Age Man cam here to hunt for ibex and look for rock crystal.

Thank PamelaA42
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

A very nice trail along the dam with lots of cows walking around 🙂 An absolute must is a visit to the activity center of #schlegeis131 at the edge of the dam to either climb the Via Ferrata up on the outside of the dam...More

Thank AwesomeAdventuresSE
Reviewed July 6, 2018

We went here on our last day and didn't have enough time to do all the walking we wanted. Bring an extra layer. Also, be aware that the bus can be packed and there is a bit of a scrum to get on

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Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Amazingly massive dam which you Can walk across. Breathtaking views of The valley And lake. We only stopped quickly early evening so everything was shut up. Don’t walk across The dam if you’re scared of heights!!

Thank PaulMarc
Reviewed December 21, 2017

I went by bus in September 2017 - note that if you have Zillertal Pass you need to pay the driver extra because the last part up to the dam is a toll road. Lovely walk around the lake and I recommend the Zamsereck Gasthof...More

Thank Justinthai
Reviewed August 15, 2017

This is a must beautiful the drive up there a bit scary, but well worth it. The walk around the lake was just fantastic

Thank traceysimpkins
Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic walk to the border through breathtaking scenery Walk starts flat with a bit of a climb towards the end which is well worth the effort Tip - make sure you fill your flask at the spring shown in the pic ( just before the...More

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