Aschau im Zillertal is a municipality with 1844 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2020) in the Zillertal and belongs to the Schwaz district in Tyrol (Austria). The community is located in the judicial district of Zell am Ziller.

Aschau lies at the transition from the front to the rear Zillertal, at a narrow point. Besides Mayrhofen, it is the only community on both sides of the Ziller. The municipality consists of the main town Aschau and scattered hamlets on the mountain slopes and on the valley floor.

Aschau was first mentioned in a document in 1309 as "Aschowe" (Eschenau). The name refers to the extensive riparian forests that covered the valley floor of the Ziller until the 11th century. The district Distelberg was first mentioned in a document in 1188.

For historical reasons, the municipality is divided into the diocese of Innsbruck west of the Ziller and the archdiocese of Salzburg (Distelberg) east of the Ziller.

1973 Aschau was united with the formerly independent municipality Distelberg.




Parish Church Mayrhofen. Built from 1740 with church consecration in 1756 as a replacement for the previous building that had repeatedly burned down. The green roof of the church tower indicates that it belongs to the diocese of Salzburg. The "Rose of Jericho", a ceiling painting by Max Weiler, is particularly worth seeing inside.
Erlebnis-Sennerei Zillertal, Hollenzen 116, 6290 Mayrhofen. Tel .: +43 (5285) 62713, Fax: +43 (5285) 63712. Milk processing and cheese production, milk bar, restaurant Open: SchauSennerei & SchauBauernhof: daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (also on Sundays and public holidays), last admission at 16:15. On-site sales: Mon to Sat 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Sun 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. "Sennereik├╝che" restaurant: daily 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., hot meals 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Different opening times in winter.


Getting there

By plane
The nearest international airport is Innsbruck Airport (IATA code: INN, approx. 76 km). Other airports that can be reached are Salzburg Airport (IATA code: SZB, 181 km) and Munich - Franz Josef Strauss Airport (IATA code: MUC, 200 km);

By train
From Jenbach an der Unterinntalbahn (route Kufstein - Innsbruck) with the Zillertalbahn to the terminus Zillertalbahn, Am Marktpl. 200, 6290 Mayrhofen. Tel .: + 43 5285 62362.

By street
From the north from the Lower Inn Valley (Inntal motorway A12, Kufstein - Innsbruck) and on the B169 federal road through the Zillertal to Mayrhofen
From the east from Mittersill on the federal road B168 and over the Gerlospass (toll, approx. Ten euros) to Mayrhofen.