Schönster Talschluss der Ostalpen
From Matrei’s “Tauernhaus”, along a forest road or a steep path, you hike to the “Innergschlöss”, 1691 m above sealevel, beneath the “Großvenediger”. Along the way: alpvillage “Außergschlöss” and a cliffs chapel.
Rabenstein looms over the municipality as a ruin. The defensive structure from the year 1703 fell to decay after a fire. Today, it is a rewarding hiking destination. Kirchplatz – Mellitz – Mellitzer Graben – or driving route to Eggerhof.
Wallfahrtskirche Maria Schnee
Frescos of the pilgrimage church from the 15th century in Obermauern, were painted by Simon of Taisten, the Gorizian counts’ court painter. Cultural-historical guided tours by request!
The small church, in “Bichl”, is one of the most important sacred buildings in Austria and the entire Alp area. The frescos are a monument to the Alpine-Italian culture connection, before the gothic era.
The Umbal glacier’s meltwaters can be experienced as a gigantic spectacle of nature. Round tour with “Großbachfall”, suited for kids. Starting point: parking area “Ströden” (toll!) in Hinterbichl/Prägraten.
Neue Sajathütte, 2.600 m
2600m above sea level, the “Sajahütte” offers highest comforts. Two parlours, two patios, rooms and dormitory with breakfast buffet, 10m indoor climbing tower… Tyrolean cuisine. Luggage-transport available.
Nationalpark Ranger:innen Touren
Guided hikes with National Park rangers offer numerous opportunities to explore the nature in a special way. The rangers will spy out the BIG FIVE & guide you to the most beautiful places of the National Park.
More than 100 stations with various difficulty levels. More than 700m flying-fox courses! The ultimate kick: 20m swing set! At the starting point to the “Umbalfälle” in Prägraten. Family and group discounts!
Hiking along the longest unregulated glacier river of the Alps. From a lovely cultivated landscape into the secluded alpine wilderness. Always accompanied by the refreshing ancestral element of water. Hiking route marked throughout.
Lucknerhütte, 2.241 m
1 hour from the “Kalser Glocknerstraße” parking area. Organic specialities, vegetarian dishes, sun patio, playground, rooms, dormitory, seminar room, infrared sauna, Webcam: www.grossglockner-wetter.at.
Stüdlhütte, 2.802 m
The architecturally extraordinary “Stadlhütte” lies in the core zone of the national park “Hohe Tauern” at the Großlockner (2.802m). Local products are used in the kitchen. (rooms available)
Dem König so nah – Talrundweg Kals
It takes 6 h to walk the 19,5 km valley round trip. Single stages with freely chosen starts and exits. Easy path, scenic lookouts, rest areas, water wells, adventure stations, rope bridge.
“Kals im Banne des Großglockners”, large mineral exhibition & national park room with films, 7 themed rooms show the unique landscape and culture, tradition, history of the first ascent and alpinism.
Großglockner Resort Kals-Matrei
The “Eagle Lounge” with spectacular scenic lookouts is reachable by the gondola cableway, starting in Kals. Grandiose panoramic view of more than 60 3000m mountains. Culinary treats in modern architecture.
Die Zirbe – Ausstellung St. Jakob i. Def.
The largest pine forest of the Eastern Alps is topic of this exhibition. It encourages to touch, play, explore, visit the pine forest in the national park Hohe Tauern, best in the company of a park-ranger.
Obersee und Staller Sattel
The “Staller Sattel” is a mountain pass at 2.052 m above sea level, which connects the “Defreggental” valley and the South Tyrolian Antholzertal” valley. Traffic light controlled operating time for the Italian side. Opened May to November.
Einzigartiges Dorf am Berg
Impressive alp village with 18 historical cottages and a chapel. Starting point for the hike is the “Unterstalleralm”. The observation deck “Klapfbachwasserfall” is also reachable from there.
Among the idyllic landscape, at the “Reiterstube”, you can find the “Alp-Kneipp-Path”. Water applications, barefoot path, vein stairs, resting area, herb and flower garden, playground, resting hut.
Volkzeiner Hütte, 1.886 m
Surrounded by pristine nature and many old alps, the “Volkzeiner” cottage is a starting point for various hikes to summits and mountain lakes, as well as an insider’s tip for gourmets. Rooms available!
A unique holistic experience of medieval towers, modern architecture, craftsmanship and interactive cultural education. A fascinating journey through time at the site of 800 years of history!
Seenwanderung am Thurntaler
Spacious hiking paradise- “Thurntaler” lake or long round trip along the Thurntaler summit. Panorama view of the Dolomites, Carnic Alps and the Villgraten mountains. Family hiking tip: the “Three lakes”.
Hochseilgarten & Wichtelpark Sillian
Sand mine, bumper car, double tower installation with tunnel slide, family swings, water playground, 18-whole mini golf and much more, 9 high rope courses, 73 flying-fox lines!
The 40km asphalt bikeway leads from Innichen to Lienz. By train – including bike transport – from Lienz to Innichen. Download the safety app:
Long-distance hikes along free-flowing glacial streams with views over a fabulous sea of peaks to the highest mountains in Austria, always in close contact with eternal ice, pristine alpine pastures, unique mountain meadows.
High up in the Defereggental live remarkable beings. Five animal characters invite you to playfully learn more about the guardians of the water. From the middle station, an easy hiking trail leads directly to the water myth Ochsenlacke.
The largest closed pine forest in the Eastern Alps is best explored on the nature and culture trail. The 22-metre-high wildlife observation tower Oberhaus offers a special nature experience.
The path begins at the foot of the waterfall und continues in Serpentinen. Two spectacular observation decks offer a perfect view of the water masses. From there: “Bölbnerblick” cottage with “Celarkapelle” chapel.
The “Großglockner” high alpine road (48km) is among the most fascinating panorama roads of Europe and leads directly into the national park “Hohe Tauern”. Changing exhibitions, themed hikes, playgrounds.
Die wildromantische Raggaschlucht
Millenia of work and the Raggabach stream created one of the loveliest ravines of the Alps. Bridges along vertical rock faces, way back through the shady forest. “Geological learning path”. Free parking.
Schifffahrt auf dem Weissensee
54 km from Lienz lies the untouched and protected “Weissensee” lake. Excursion boats by Weissenseeschifffahrt.at lead you to the most beautiful spots along the lake.
Porzehütte, 1.942 m
A forest road – leads from Obertilliach to the “Klapfsee” lake. From there, the “Porzehütte” is reachable by foot in 1 h on easy terrain. The cottage is a favoured destination for mountain bikers.
By cable car in 5 minutes to the hiking area with 360° mountain panorama! A gently ascending slope leads right beneath the “Golzentipp” summit. Starting locations for paragliders near the top station!
Kindermeile am Golzentipp
The varied “kids-mile” along the baby stroller suitable hiking path of the top station “Golzentipp” consists of 13 stations. The view at the reservoir lake is a highlight for the whole family!
Zettersfeld & Hochstein
Summer, sun, mountains and more!
The Zettersfeld, Lienz’s sunny terrace, and the Hochstein, the mountain of adventures, offer you and your family everything that makes a day in the mountains unforgettable. Family park, alpine coaster, bike park, petting zoo, ropes course, forest playground…
From the mountain station of Zettersfeld, the adventure story of the family park’s mascot invites you along 15 playing stations. An exciting day with the whole family is guaranteed!
The Debanttal is perfect for family hikes and mountain biking – beautiful alpine landscape with a mighty mountain backdrop. Nature and cultural nature trail over two alpine pastures to the Lienzer Hut (with e-bike charging station).
Einsteigen und losfahren!
Whether you want to keep your car at your accommodation, or you want to hike – it’s possible to access many valleys of Osttirol all-year almost at hourly intervals, this is possible. Just purchase a guest card and off we go!
Dolomitenhütte – staunen & genießen
The „Dolomites hut“ lies at the “entrance” of the Dolomites. Amazing decks, cosy parlours. 20 beds or 6 panorama double rooms & 2 family rooms. Experience tangibly with yoga and QiGong. No day off, closed in November!
Badespaß am Tristachersee
Bathing beach, lawn, beachvolley ball, diving tower, playground, buffet restaurant. Water temperature up to 24°C. Fee-based parking area. Depending on the weather, open from the beginning of June until the end of August.
A perfect combination of fun, nature, adventure and enjoyment. Wildlife preserve, model railway, alpine coaster and playing facilities. Stay at the Bärenwirt inn.
Eisenbahnmuseum Südbahn Heizhaus
The railway museum, one of a kind in all of Tyrol, in the former Südbahn roundhouse from 1871! Steam-, electricity-, and diesel-powered locomotives, railway cars, signalling devices, technological equipment, historical photographs and plans.
Relaxation, enjoyment, games, adventure! Discover the water-viewing walkway in the Galitzenklamm, try out climbing trails or cool yourself at the water playground with a climbing park, a climbing village and the slide park!
Wanderbus rund um Lienz
The hiking bus drives from July until September. It starts at the main Station Lienz and takes you to the mountains around Lienz. Destinations: Dolomites hut, Seichenbrunn/Debanttal and many more.
Cool‘s – Center of Outdoor Lienz
Have an exciting holiday: canyoning, rafting, e-biking, e-bike rental facility with a shuttle service and guided tours. We will compile your own individual action package.
Osttirodler am Lienzer Schlossberg
Experience the spectacular ride on one of the world’s longest alpine coasters! Rush down into the valley on a track of 2,7 km high in the air. Children under eight must be accompanied.
Lienz biking park with 12 km of the finest single trails from the Sternalm to the valley station. Beginners can improve their skills at the world cup pump track. Bike centre for service in case of mishaps, cool drinks or rental bikes.
Access the petting zoo with a pond by cable car. Tall trees shadow the adventure playground with a big aerial rope slide and much more.
Open-air bath with sports pool, non-swimmer’s pool, diving area, children’s pools, 2 beach-volley ball areas, water slide. Depending on the weather, open from the beginning of June until the beginning of September.
Dive into the life and culture of the unique Roman town of Tyrol. Themed exhibits, current archeological finds, virtual presentations, shop and a landscape park with a viewing tower. Free app with an audio guide.
Archaeological finds in the museum near the Kirchbichl and in the archeological museum in the castle Schloss Bruck in Lienz. At the Kirchbichl you’ll also find the two pilgrimage churches St. Ulrich and St. Peter and Paul.
Waldhotel Bad Jungbrunn ***
With yoga, Qi Gong and mindfulness in the old therapeutic spa, you can truly experience health and well-being. The guest rooms are furnished simply and lovingly.
Museum Stadt Lienz – Schloss Bruck
The residential castle of the Gorizian counts houses a museum with a collection of ALBIN EGGER-LIENZ. Furthermore, a knights‘ hall and the keep. „Culture summer in Schloss Bruck“ – guided tours, children‘s workshops, family Sundays.
An easily accessible path with a viewing platform offers a view at the
adventurous world of the roaring waterfalls. There’s also a round trip with a nature trail. Access limited to certain dates!
The Kammerlanderhof in Thurn
The 500 years-old heritage-protected parlour house offers a smoke room, grain room with tools and trunks and a small sleeping room. Dive into historical peasant craft.
Dolomite golf. Every stroke with echo.
One of Austria’s loveliest championship golf facilities is located in Lavant. They offer a sand dugout, chipping- and puttinggreens. The academy Dolomitengolf is one of Austria’s most professional golf schools.
Virgen – Jenseits der Zeit
Die Landschaft rund um Virgen hat viele spannende Geschichten zu erzählen. In der Nationalpark-Dauerausstellung im Ortszentrum erzählen Virger Persönlichkeiten von Lebensweisen von der ersten Talbesiedlung bis hin zur Gegenwart. Man findet in der Ausstellung auch Insidertipps für Erkundungstouren zu den natur- und kulturgeschichtlich interessantesten Plätzen in der Landschaft des Virgentales.
Rangertouren im Nationalpark
Bei geführten Exkursionen mit Nationalpark-Rangern auf Spurensuche im Lebensraum der „BIG FIVE“ des Nationalpark Hohe Tauern ist jeder Augenblick ein Erlebnis. Die Ranger haben Spektiv & Fernglas mit dabei, zeigen große und kleine Alpenbewohner, erzählen spannende Geschichten & bringen ihre Gäste zu den schönsten Plätzen & Fotomotiven des Nationalparks.
An educational trail under mighty larches
During fall, the 500-years-old larch stock has its most beautiful time. It’s also an experience during spring and summer. The learning path harbours monumental animals, which were specifically created by Erich Trost, an artist from Matrei.
Whether at a gallop next to rushing streams or at a leisurely walk in East Tyrol‘s impressive mountain landscape. A paradise for horse and rider. Our reliable horses ensure unique experiences in the Hohe Tauern National Park region.
Beautiful experience on two wheels
Papin Sport is the partner for one of Europe‘s most popular cycle routes with rental, service and shop. In 43 km of route, you master a 500 m difference in altitude downhill. There are also numerous stops along the way to make the trip more exciting, lively and varied.
The best of wool
The Villgrater Natur Haus stands in the middle of nature and for nature. For over 30 years, the best of wool has been produced in Innervillgraten. In the Villgrater Naturschlaf-Manufaktur, exquisite natural resources are refined by hand into effective products, for more vitality in everyday life.
Öffnungszeiten Innervillgraten: Montag bis Freitag 7.30 – 12.00 Uhr, 13.30 – 18.00 Uhr und Samstag 9.00 – 12.00 Uhr
Öffnungszeiten Concept Store: Montag bis Freitag 9.00 – 12.30 Uhr, 13.30 – 18.00 Uhr und Samstag 9.00 – 13.00 Uhr
Feel good in the Vitalpinum
The popular wellness and adventure garden pampers you with an extraordinary mix of vitality, relaxation and care. Immerse yourself in the world of alpine plants and experience the feeling of well-being from the mountains.
New Take Five
Find the special
A unique Fashion & Concept Store of the new generation showcasing a well-curated selection of high-end fashion and lifestyle products. A must visit address located in the heart of the old town in Lienz.
Moonlight – Shopping
A Thursday evening in July and August
Moonlight shopping in the summer in Lienz‘s old town is a popular pleasure. Businesses open their boutiques, shops and outdoor dining areas. On these evenings, urbanity combined with a sense of well-being and shopping pleasure will go on well into the night.