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Where exactly is Fügen located?

About 40 kilometres east of Innsbruck, the Inn valley branches southwards into the Ziller valley. Fügen is about 10 kilometres from the valley entrance.

How do I get to the Kohlerhof in the Ziller valley?

You can best reach the Kohlerhof by car. If you travel via Germany, change onto the A8 motorway near Munich. At Rosenheim, take the A93 towards the German-Austrian state line near Kufstein. After you have crossed the border to Austria, you are on the A12 motorway, which requires a toll vignette. Take the “Wiesing” exit and take the B169 to Fügen.

If you prefer a toll free journey, you have to take the “Kiefersfelden” exit and follow the B171 to Innsbruck. In Strass, you have to change onto the B169 Zillertalstrasse.

You can also travel by train. Coming from Munich or Innsbruck, you have to change at Jenbach Station and catch the regular “Zillertalbahn” train to Fügen.

If you travel by plane, the closest airport is Innsbruck Airport at a distance of approx. 53 kilometres. and can be reached by taxi within 45 minutes.

Do you need winter tyres or snow chains in order to reach the Ziller valley?

In Austria, winter tyres are required by law for all cars from November 1 to April 15. You must also use winter tyres during wintry weather conditions. We recommend winter tyres for your journey to the Ziller valley. But to be on the safe side, you should consider taking a pair of snow chains with you.

Where can I park my car during my stay?

There is plenty of parking available at the Kohlerhof.

What distance do I have to cover to get to the Kohlerhof?

The Kohlerhof is 135 km from Munich, and 730 km from Cologne. Hamburg lies at a distance of 920 km, whereas Berlin can be reached in 720 km. Our hotel is about 450 kilometres from Vienna, and 330 kilometres from Zurich.

Is there a ski resort in Fügen?

Of course, Fügen has its own ski resort. The Spieljoch Cable Car is only a few steps from the hotel and whisks you up to 1,860 metres above sea level. There is a free ski shuttle from the valley station of the Geolsbahn Cable Car, which takes you to the Hochfügen ski area, which is also included in your ski pass. If you purchase a 2-day ticket, you will receive the “Zillertal Superskipass”, which is can be used in every ski area throughout the Ziller valley.

How many lifts and pistes does the ski resort have?

The Spieljoch ski area consists of 8 cable cars with a capacity of 12,000 persons per hour, offering access to 19 kilometres of pistes. You can also access the Hochzillertal ski area, with more than 39 cable cars and 88 kilometres of perfectly groomed pistes for all skill levels.

How snow-reliable is the resort?

Even at the lowest point of the Zillertal, snow covers the valley bottom for nearly 100 days a year. The climate is more humid then e.g. in the Ötztal Alps or other alpine regions, and is therefore characterised by higher snowfall. Aside from that, the ski resort will further invest in snow-making facilities during the 2016/17 winter season.

Are the lifts available in summer?

The Spieljoch Cable Car also operates in summer, and offers easy access to the Spieljoch mountain.

What is the weather like in Fügen?

The Ziller valley is characterised by an inner-alpine climate. Temperatures rise considerably during the day, but the nights are usually cold. Precipitation is lower than at the foothills of the Alps, but the climate is not as dry as in other Alpine regions. In winter, there is plenty of sunshine, and hardly any fog. The valley offers more than 1,380 hours of sun per year. Please check the weather forecast for the next couple of days, as well as our webcam.

What types of accommodation does Fügen offer?

The Zillertal is a highly developed tourism region. You can find all types of accommodation – from small private guest houses, to apartments and premium hotels. It’s upon you to decide – but a family run hotel like the Kohlerhof is always a good choice.

What activities does the Zillertal offer in summer?

The Zillertal calls itself the world’s most active valley, and offers you a huge variety of leisure activities. The region is famous amongst winter sports enthusiasts. Hintertux glacier – Austria’s only all-year-round ski resort. In the village of Stumm, which is located in close proximity to the Kohlerhof, you can find an 18-hole golf course. The Upper Zillertal is a popular climbing destination. Packed with numerous climbing parks and multi-rope routes.

Apart from the Spieljoch Cable Car, there are 10 other cable cars available in summer, offering easy access to the mountains with countless well-marked hiking trails and various mountain pastures and huts. There are also numerous trails for mountain bikers, guaranteed to quicken your pulse.

If the weather is not so good, you can visit the ErlebnisSennerei Zillertal Dairy, or the Spannagel Cave, Europe’s highest show cave.

What about the nightlife in Fügen?

There are plenty of nightlife options, where you can mingle with the locals. Winter season is especially busy. Several bars and après-ski pubs provide a lively atmosphere. There are also numerous restaurants and eateries, offering authentic Zillertal specialties.

Are there any shops nearby?

In Fügen there are several supermarkets, where you can buy everything you need. In addition, there are some small specialty shops, where you can purchase local specialties. 

Is there a physician or pharmacy nearby?

In Fügen, there are several physicians, who offer assistance in case of a medical emergency. The village also offers two pharmacies, where you can purchase medicinal products.

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