Krimml-Hochkrimml region

Relaxation at the Krimml Waterfalls and action at the Gerlospass

Take a deep breath at the Krimml Waterfalls, hike in the Achental, mountain bike or explore the Gerlosalpen Road by motorbike - this and much more is offered to you by the holiday region around the Gerlosplatte. 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 there is nothing against a varied holiday. 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!

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Hochkrimml: Home of the Alpengasthof Filzstein

At 1.640 m above sea level, we await you in our Alpengasthof with stunning views of alpine peaks, deep views of Alpine valleys and the unique view of the world-famous Krimml Waterfalls with a hight of 380m.

Gerlos, Krimml and Hochkrimml - the holiday destination
Around Hochkrimml you will find a real "water kingdom"! Hochkrimml and the Gerlosplatte are source areas for numerous streams that make their way towards the Salzach and Krimmler Ache rivers. Mountain lakes and the Durlaßboden reservoir glisten in the sun.

Gerlospass Motorcycle enjoyment all the way to Tyrol
The Gerlos Alpine Road is an absolute highlight especially for motorcyclists! Furthermore, 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, numerous mountain huts and restaurants ensure enthusiasm among hikers and skiers alike.

Couple hiking © Salzburger Land Tourismus

Zillertal Arena: Summer and winter sports paradise

The village of Hochkrimml lies in the Zillertal Arena, which has made an international name for itself as a hiking and skiing area. We offer 400 km of hiking trails, 136 km of Nordic walking trails, more than 40 huts, snack stations and mountain inns, 143 km of pistes, 52 lifts, snow and fun parks, cross-country skiing trails, ski & winter sports schools, ski rental, free ski bus and much more!

Mountainbiken at the Zillertal Arena © Domenico Galizia

Summer resort: Holiday on the sunny side of life

In the Alpengasthof Filzstein you will experience everything you could dream of on a summer holiday in Austria. Slip into your hiking boots, climb mountain peaks on foot or by bike or relax at the clear mountain lake. Also for motorcyclists the surroundings with the directly adjacent Gerlosstraße is a dream.
Discover the many possibilities that you have with us in Krimml!

Nationalpark Hohe Tauern Sommercard

National Park Sommercard

In the immediate vicinity of the Alpengasthof Filzstein there are numerous excursion destinations worth seeing. Explore the Hohe Tauern National Park with its impressive Krimml Waterfalls or embark on a cultural journey in the Salzburger Land. Make use of more than 60 services of the Hohe Tauern National Park Sommercard!

View of the beautiful mountain panorama in Krimml ©Domenico Galizia

Frequently asked questions about the Krimml-Hochkrimml region

If you have any further questions, we will be happy to answer them by phone at: +43 6564 8318 or by e-mail at

Do I pay tolls on the Gerlos Alpine Road?

The toll price per motorbike/day ticket is € 5,50.-

Is there a ski or hiking bus?

The current timetables for the ski and hiking bus can be found here:

Timetables hiking bus

Timetables ski bus

Where can I get my ski pass?

Ski passes are available directly next to the hotel at the Filzsteinkasse.

Is there a slope plan available?

The interactive slope plan of the Zillertal Arena can be found at

Where is Krimml located in Austria?

Krimml is a municipality situated in the Pinzgau region, specifically in the Zell am See district in the western part of the state of Salzburg, Austria. It is nestled in a valley basin beneath the Gerlos Pass. The municipality of Krimml comprises the districts of Hochkrimml, Oberkrimml, and Unterkrimml. The holiday region of Pinzgau borders the Zillertal in Tyrol to the west, while the High Tauern mountains are located to the south.

How tall is the Krimml?

Krimml is located at an altitude of 1,067 meters, and the Alpengasthof Filzstein in Hochkrimml awaits you at an elevation of 1,640 meters above sea level.

When are the Krimml Waterfalls open for visitors?

The 4 km long Krimml Waterfall Trail is open continuously from around mid-April to the end of October. The Krimml Waterfalls can also be visited in winter. The lowest waterfall is accessible at any time and offers a unique natural spectacle with ice and snow during the winter months.

How to reach the Krimml Waterfalls?

There are several convenient parking options nearby, reachable by car from Alpengasthof Filzstein in just about 15 minutes. From the parking area, it's a pleasant 10 to 15-minute walk to reach the bottom waterfall.

Do the Krimml Waterfalls have an entrance fee?

Do the Krimml Waterfalls have an entrance fee? Yes, there is an admission fee for the Krimml Waterfall Trail. However, as a guest of Alpengasthof Filzstein, you can enjoy free access to the WaterWelten Krimml and the Krimml Waterfalls if you have the Nationalpark Sommercard.