Krimml-Hochkrimml region

Krimml in summer

Summer and winter holiday region in the federal state of Salzburg

Alpengasthof Filzstein is located in Hochkrimml, an urban district of the municipality Krimml in the district of Zell am See. Your hotel is situated in the middle of the hiking and skiing area Zillertal Arena, in the natural wonders of Hohe Tauern National Park and on the border with Tyrol: Plenty of reasons to explore this holiday region!

The Krimml-Hochkrimml holiday region is a worthwhile destination for connoisseurs and peace seekers, active athletes and families, mountain and nature aficionados in winter or summer. The cities of Innsbruck, Zell am See and Salzburg are within reach – so nothing stands in the way of a varied holiday.

Hochkrimml: Home of Alpengasthof Filzstein

At 1,640 m above sea level, we await you in our Alpine inn with stunning views of alpine peaks, deep views of Alpine valleys and the unique view of the world-famous Krimml Waterfalls. Krimml, to which Hochkrimml belongs, has about 850 inhabitants. Mittersill is 26 km and Zell am See 54 km away from Krimml.

Blick auf Krimmler Wasserfall

Around Hochkrimml, you can expect a true "water world "! Hochkrimml and the Gerlosplatte are headwaters of numerous streams that track their paths towards the Salzach and the Krimml Ache. Mountain lakes and the Durlaßboden reservoir glisten in the sun. The Krimml Waterfalls top it all at 380 m in height! 

Motorradfahrt am Gerlospass
The Gerlos Alpine Road is an absolute highlight, especially for motorcyclists!  

As well, the Gerlosplatte with the 1,531 m high Gerlos Pass is a family-friendly ski and hiking area and part of the Zillertal Arena. The best infrastructure, many mountain huts and restaurants pamper hikers and skiers alike.

Zillertal Arena: summer and winter sports in Hochkrimml

Hochkrimml is situated in the Zillertal Arena, which has gained an international reputation as a hikng and skiing paradise: 

  • 400 km of hiking trails
  • 136 km of Nordic Walking trails
  • More than 40 huts, snack bars and mountain inns
  • 143 km of slopes
  • 52 lifts: passenger capacity 85,000 guests / hour!
  • Snow and fun parks, alpine coaster
  • Cross-country trails, heights and valley trail, classic style & skating
  • Ski and winter sports schools, ski rentals, etc.
  • Free ski bus, flexible ski passes
Snowshoe hiking in Austria

You can enjoy many hours of sunshine throughout the year, which makes outdoor sports a real pleasure. With an altitude up to 2,500 m and a sophisticated snowmaking system, a reliable snow coverage is guaranteed during your ski holidays!

Winter wonderland

The Zillertal Arena extends from Zell im Zillertal over Gerlos and Wald-Königsleiten to Krimml. Your entrance to the hiking and skiing area Zillertal Arena is located on the doorstep of our Alpengasthof Filzstein: These holidays are really top of the line!  


Hohe Tauern National Park: National Park village of Krimml

Krimml is one of the member communities of the National Park Hohe Tauern, founded in 1981. The largest national park of Austria covers an area of more than 1,800 km² in the provinces of Salzburg, Tyrol and Carinthia. The highest mountain in Austria, the 3,798 m high Grossglockner, is located in the Hohe Tauern National Park!

The Krimml Waterfalls are without doubt one of the main attractions in the federal state of Salzburg. Back in 1967, the highest waterfalls in Europe were awarded the European Diploma of Protected Areas. Other highlights in the Hohe Tauern National Park

  • More than 300 mountain peaks over 3,000 m above sea level
  • A total of 342 glaciers
  • 279 streams, 26 major waterfalls and countless small waterfalls
  • 551 mountain lakes
  • Home to one third of all plant species occurring in Austria
  • Habitat to about 10,000 animal species
  • Habitat of the BIG FIVE of the Alpine fauna: Alpine ibex, chamois, griffon vulture, bearded vulture, golden eagle

Discover endless hiking trails alone, accompanied by a national park ranger or a hiking or mountain guide! National park hikes will familiarise you with the special features of the region. With the valley taxis, you can reach the starting points for hikes in the national park valleys, which are closed to individual traffic.

Our tip: the Peak.NPHT app as a free download for iPhone and Android: all the peaks in the Hohe Tauern National Park in your pocket!

Ski in Ski out im Filzstein

The highest mountains, the greatest ski resorts, winter sports at their best: Start your winter fun right on the doorstep of our Alpengasthof Filzstein! The Hohe Tauern National Park offers you a total of eight ski areas with 260 cable cars and lifts, thanks to which you can conquer 870 (!) km of slopes. The Zillertal Arena is one of them!