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.
- See also: Ziller Valley
- 1 St. John the Baptist church (Pfarrkirche hl. Johannes der Täufer), Ried 1. Built from 1773 to 1779 in late baroque style. Free.
- 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.
- 3 Florian fountain (Florianibrunnen). Fountain with a Roman legionary sculpture.
The Wildbachklamm gorge and the Schlitterer waterfall are popular destinations in summer to visit.
- 1 Pizzeria Grian Bam, Landstraße 7, ☏ , toll-free: , email@example.com. W-Su 17:00 - 22:00. Traditional Tyrolean cuisine and pizza in a rustic decor.