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Ziller near Mayrhofen.
CountryAustria, Tyrol
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationZillertal Alps
 ⁃ location
 ⁃ coordinates
47°24′25″N 11°50′14″E / 47.4070°N 11.8372°E / 47.4070; 11.8372Coordinates: 47°24′25″N 11°50′14″E / 47.4070°N 11.8372°E / 47.4070; 11.8372
Length55.7 km (34.6 mi) [1]
Basin size1,135 km2 (438 sq mi) [1]
Basin features
ProgressionInnDanubeBlack Sea

The Ziller is a right-side tributary to the Inn, in the Zillertal in Tyrol, Austria. It is 55.7 km (34.6 mi) long, and its basin area is 1,135 km2 (438 sq mi).[1] It springs from the ridge of the Zillertal Alps, and feeds the Zillergründl Dam. In Mayrhofen it receives the Zemmbach (that in turn receives the Tuxerbach). By Zell am Ziller it receives the Gerlosbach, before it flows into the Inn by Strass im Zillertal.

For historical reasons, the Ziller—first mentioned in 927 as “Zilare”[2]—for most of its course makes up the border between the Diocese of Innsbruck on the west and the Archdiocese of Salzburg on the east. The Ziller today shows a good presence of brown- and rainbow trout, as well as grayling. It is up to 20 m wide and 2 m deep, and it has an average discharge of 43.1 m³/s.


  1. ^ a b c TIRIS Geographical information system of Tyrol
  2. ^ Martin Bitschnau; Hannes Obermair (2009). Tiroler Urkundenbuch, II. Abteilung: Die Urkunden zur Geschichte des Inn-, Eisack- und Pustertals. Vol. 1: Bis zum Jahr 1140. Innsbruck: Universitätsverlag Wagner. pp. 98s, no. 133 and 137. ISBN 978-3-7030-0469-8.