Vacation month June

Most people love May. It is called the merry month of May for obviously good reasons. If you ask me, I must admit that I am an adamant fan of June. It is not usually as hot in June as in midsummer.

Mountains & valleys, kitchen & cellar – June is a month of diverse pleasures

It is the perfect weather for hiking and biking. The Zillertal is also known for its natural diversity: over 800 km of mountain bike routes between elevations of 500 and 2,300 m as well as seemingly endless opportunities for bike tours. You can cycle on mostly

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flat paths through the valley and enjoy the surrounding mountain scenery with its 3,500 m high summits. The bike path from Strass to Mayrhofen alone is 31 km long and wonderfully developed.

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Mountain hut tips
There are around 1,000 km of hiking paths and over 150 huts, hill farms, and mountain inns. It's almost impossible to choose! A few mountain hut tips from our locals can be very helpful: Geolsalm in fügen, Schnellenbergalm in Fügen, Alpengasthof Loas in Hochfügen / Kaltenbach, Rastkogelhütte, Astenau Alpe and the Berliner Hütte.
The time of the alpenrose blossoms
June has two exceptional spectacles to offer, one of which is of natural origin: the time of the alpenrose blossoms, which transforms the entire mountainside into a vibrant sea of pink flowers. It is also called a rhododendron. The sheer dimensions of the sea of flowers will simply intoxicate you and make you drunk with delight at seeing this spectacular sight. Hiking through an alpenrose field when they are blooming is an unforgettable experience. This spectacle is impressive and a little mystical. It's understandable that the alpenrose has always inspired people. Songs have been written about it, it is found in poems, and there are many myths about it. For example, the red alpenrose is said to attract thunder and lightening, which has given it its nickname "thunder flower". If you find a white alpenrose, I advise you to dig. If you believe an old superstition, the rare white alpenrose indicates a vein of gold. You never know...

Summer solstice on June 21

The second spectacle that makes June so unique is the deeply rooted tradition in the valleys of Tyrol - the shortest night and longest day - the summer solstice. At this time, you can welcome summer in a special way. On the evening before, people climb the mountains and prepare everything for the big festival.

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The following night, the summer solstice fires are lit. The image that this creates is spectacular! While the mountains are aflame, the countless fires illuminate the night. This is something you simply have to see...

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The time of the elderberry blossoms

There is another special feature in June. You will immediately recognize it by its unmistakable smell. Herbaceous-spicy, honey-like, and sweet. When the snow-white flowers exude their fine fragrance, it is time for the blooming of the elderberry. This bush is surrounded by many myths and legends. For the Celts, it was the bush of the queen. In addition, people were convinced that good spirits lived under the

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elderberry. Truth or legend? Who can say? The one thing I can say with certainty is that I love elderberry blossoms. I love their smell, and I love them baked in batter or as a jelly or syrup. Before the elderberry blossoms from the Crystal garden are picked by Mina are prepared into a delicious syrup, I'll get one last whiff. They smell so good...

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