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.
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.
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!
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”.
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.
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.
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).
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!
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.
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!
Alpe Stalle 1.714 m
Bruno, the innkeeper, welcomes you to the Alpe Stalle. At the Alpe Stalle you can enjoy Tyrolean delicacies such as Schlipfkrapfen, Tyrolean or Kasknödl, apple and curd strudel and much more. The rustic hut is open in summer and winter. In winter there is also a 2.5 km long illuminated family toboggan run.
Familienhotel Moosalm ****
The Moosalm, 1,006 m above sea level, can be reached via a gravel path or by cable car. In the parlours or on the sun terrace you can enjoy specialities from our own production. Starting point for hikes, climbing park, summer toboggan run, downhill track, llama trekking, adventure golf course, petting zoo and playground.
Mit dem Hüttentaxi mitten ins Hochgebirge! Geräumige Busse mit Allradantrieb bringen Sie nach Voranmeldung in kürzester Zeit zur Johannishütte. Wenn man will um drei Uhr früh. Dort können Sie den vierthöchsten Berg Österreichs aus allernächster Nähe betrachten, mit Tourenski besteigen oder einfach erklimmen. Auch Sonderwünsche und allgemeiner Taxidienst.
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.