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Zillertalbahn Railway

In the heart of the breath taking Tyrol region of Austria, the Zillertalbahn wends its way across the shimmering meadows, along the valleys and under the mountains. Cheerful red carriages and engine are easy to spot, as the Zillertalbahn crawls like a bright caterpillar across the Ziller valley floor offering a glimpse into the distinct charm of Austria's verdant countryside. Beginning at the jolly market town of Jenbach near the shimmering Achen Lake, the Zillertalbahn snakes its way through the enchanting small Tyrolean towns and villages on its way to the ski resort of Mayrhofen. In winter, the route becomes a dazzling gallery of spectacular winter scenery encompassing frosted forests, white snow fields and awe-inspiring snow-capped mountains. In summer, the flower filled meadows and rolling green foothills are drenched in sunlight, showing an entirely different side of Austria.

The train line was officially opened in 1902, mainly operating as a passenger service for residents of the Ziller valley and the rest of the Tyrol region. The line has expanded to take on freight services, and the line actually owns a series of steam engines which are put on occasionally to take passengers and tourists back in time.

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Our customers love our Zillertalbahn tours
The Alps of the Austrian Tyrol in Winter
18 Apr 2019
Mrs C Maskell
5 stars
“Lovely hotel, excellent tour manager , met some lovely people, plenty of snow
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Austrian Alps All-Inclusive
27/Oct
S Thompson
4 stars
“A very scenic tour managed by John, who was wonderful and melded the 23 of us to a really friendly group. More free time would have been good to go see whatever interested individuals. The 2 long distance trains and a bus on the 2 days either end of the tour were long, very trying and tiring. Accomodation and food were very good.
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