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Ried im Zillertal is a town in the Ziller Valley in Tyrol, Austria.


Ried in winter

Ried is a small village with a population of 1.200 in the heart of the Ziller Valley, on the banks of the Ziller river. It is surrounded by 3.000 m tall mountain ridges, of the Tux Alps to the west and the Ziller Alps to the east.

Perhaps its most famous attraction is the 1 Ziller Valley High Altitude Road (German: Zillertaler Höhenstrasse), an asphalted road winding its way from the valley up to an altitude between 1.700 m and 2.100 m, and offers stunning views of the mountain landscape and the valley itself. The road is ca. 50 km long, and passes the 2 Hochzillertal winter sports station, finally ending up in 3 Ramsau. It is a popular destination for mountain bikers, and used as training track for the Tour the France.

Get in[edit]

See also: Ziller Valley

From 1 Jenbach Jenbach railway station on Wikipedia station, take the Ziller Valley railway (German: Zillertalbahn) direction Mayrhofen, then get off at 2 Ried im Zillertal.

Get around[edit]

Map of Ried im Zillertal


The Florian fountain in the centre of town
  • 1 St. John the Baptist church (Pfarrkirche hl. Johannes der Täufer), Ried 1. Built from 1773 to 1779 in late baroque style. Free. Pfarrkirche hl. Johannes der Täufer, Ried im Zillertal (Q38068259) on Wikidata
  • 2 The Way of the Cross (Kreuzweg am Bach). A cascade of 14 chapels built in 1998, leads from the Riedbach Bridge along the stream to the Riedber Chapel. Illustrations are from the hand of local artist Hermann Wildauer. Riedbergkapelle, Ried im Zillertal (Q38174152) on Wikidata
  • 3 Florian fountain (Florianibrunnen). Fountain with a Roman legionary sculpture.


The Schlitterer waterfall on the Riedbach in winter

The Wildbachklamm gorge and the Schlitterer waterfall are popular destinations in summer to visit.





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Neighbouring destinations

  • 7 Schwaz
  • 8 Wörgl
  • 9 Wattens — home to the Swarovski Crystal Worlds
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