YOUR CHARMING HOLIDAY REGION
The Tux municipality, located behind our b&b Glacier Hotel Hintertux, consists of the villages Tux – with the districts of Lanersbach and Vorderlanersbach – Hintertux, Madseit and Juns, as well as the Weilern mountain, Schöneben, Außerrettenbach and Gemais.
Tux is the main village and is where the council, parish church, tourism association, schools and kindergarten are located – it’s the region’s very centre. The Tux municipality stretches over 10 km in the valley and ranges from 1260 m to 1500 m above sea level in the Hintertux, surrounded and framed by glorious mountains, the highest of which is the Olperer, reaching 3476 m. The valley and pastures are green until the very edge of the glacier – hence the name: “Tux, the green Glacier valley”.
The Tuxertal valley is more densely populated than the rest of the Zillertal, owing to the slightly better climate. The valley is the rock barrier between the “Tuxer Voralpen” (mountains ofclay-like slate) and the “Tuxer Hauptkamm” (granite-like gneiss). The varied mountain range’s varied composition on both sides of the valley gives Tux it’s very special flair and ensures that hiking fans as well as mountaineering enthusiasts will feel right at home. The softer slate mountains on the valley’s sun facing side offers better conditions for agriculture. The Tux “Geisel” farms are evidence of this: despite their altitude of 1630 m they are inhabited all yea round, making them the Zillertal valley’s highest such Alpine farms.
Our b+b Ski Hotel Gletscher Tux, your Glacier Hotel Hintertux, offers a wonderful view of the surrounding Tuxertal valley mountains.