The Zillertal Alps for the most part are divided across North and South Tyrol, a smaller part belongs to Salzburg
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The Zillertal Alps with the famous Zillertal Nature Park in North Tyrol consist of the Tuxer Kamm, Zillertaler Hauptkamm, Reichenspitzgruppe and East Zillerkämme, Pfunderer and Ahrntaler Mountain Groups. Much of the Zillertal Alps can be found in North Tyrol, moreover they extend until South Tyrol and the Austrian state of Salzburg.
The impressive peaks, partly glaciated, reach heights up to 3,500 m a.s.l. The highest mountain is the Gran Pilastro (Hochfeiler), located straight between South Tyrol and North Tyrol. Other famous mountains, as the Großer Möseler, Hochfernerspitze, Großer Löffler and Wilde Kreuzspitze also belong to this mountain group in the Central Eastern Alps. The most western area of the Zillertal Alps is the Passo Brennero mountain pass and the most eastern one the Forcella del Picco pass in the back Valle Aurina valley. In the south, the Val Pusteria valley forms the border.
The Zillertal Alps are very popular among hikers and alpinists. Besides the various peaks, also several long-distance paths proceed through the mountain group, for example the Via Alpina, the path from Munich to Venice or the Pfunderer Höhenweg high route. Numerous mountain huts, as the Rif. Passo Ponte di Ghiaccio (Edelrauthütte), Rif. Gran Pilastro (Hochfeilerhütte), Rif. Giovanni Porro (Nevesjochhütte), Olpererhütte or Berliner Hütte offer the possibility to rest.
Highest peak: Gran Pilastro (3,510 m a.s.l.)
Territory: South Tyrol, North Tyrol, Salzburg