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A Gem in the Alps – The Hintertuxer Gletscher (Hintertux Glacier)

I haven’t been to many Glaciers it must be said, neither am I particularly well versed in the art of skiing. Recently a summer trip to Austria led me to come across this gem however, the Hintertux Glacier (or Hintertuxer Gletscher in German).

Hintertux Glacier

Photograph from the Hintertux Glacier by Larsjuh via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

This stunning glacier is located high up in the mountains in the Tux Alps, in a side valley that sprouts off from the popular Zillertal Valley. To say that this area is picturesque would be a true understatement. I visited in summer and was just as impressed with the scenery, being deep within the mountains at valley floor level, as I’m sure I would have been visiting during the winter season. Continue reading