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Vacation in East Tyrol

In East Tyrol, you can expect a holiday experience that is characterized by the impressive mountain world of the High Tauern with the highest peaks in Austria, the picturesque Lienz Dolomites, the majestic Carnic Alps, and the idyllic valleys such as the Virgental or the Villgratental. Here, in the midst of this breathtaking natural scenery, varied and unforgettable holiday days are guaranteed.

East Tyrol, the eastern part of the federal state of Tyrol, is particularly known for its gentle, nature-oriented tourism. The region offers a perfect combination of sporting activities and relaxing recreational opportunities. Discover the unique beauty of the Lienz Dolomites, experience the diversity of the Hochpustertal, and immerse yourself in the untouched nature of the Hohe Tauern National Park.

East Tyrol in summer
East Tyrol in summer
Abfaltersbach in East Tyrol
Abfaltersbach in East Tyrol - Photo: Wikipedia-User: Simfunkel - GFDL
Vacation in the East Tyrolean Dolomites
Vacation in the East Tyrolean Dolomites - © Osttirol Werbung / Leischner
Autumn in East Tyrol
Autumn in East Tyrol
Weisssteinalm Laserz
Weisssteinalm Laserz - © Osttirol Werbung / GRAFIKZLOEBL
Skier on the mountain ridge
Skier on the mountain ridge - ©tvbpitztal
East Tyrol in winter
East Tyrol in winter - © Osttirol Werbung

Summer vacation in East Tyrol: A paradise for active vacationers and nature lovers

East Tyrol in summer is a true paradise for nature lovers and those who want to be active. In the region of the Hohe Tauern National Park, you can expect over 1,300 km of hiking trails at all altitudes, which will bring you close to the breathtaking mountain world. Around the majestic peaks of the Großglockner and Großvenediger, you will also find another 60 three-thousanders, which are perfect for challenging alpine tours. In total, there are 266 three-thousanders in the region!

The variety of mountain bike and cycling routes in East Tyrol is impressive and offers routes for every level. Whether you prefer leisurely family tours or want to challenge yourself on demanding trails, you will find the right route here. In summer, the region also impresses with a wide range of leisure activities: discover exciting themed hiking trails, play tennis on well-maintained courts, enjoy the tranquility of fishing, experience the thrill of rafting and canyoning, or explore the vertical world of climbing.

Osttirol's Glockner-Dolomiten Card: Your key to mountains, water, nature, and culture

Experience the diversity of East Tyrol in your summer vacation with 20 attractions and over 140 experiences - all with just one card. The Osttirol Card opens the doors to a world full of fun, adventure, and unforgettable moments. With this "all-inclusive" card, you can enjoy the best that the region has to offer without having to worry about admission fees or tickets. Discover the beauty of East Tyrol comfortably and uncomplicatedly with the Osttirol Card.

Hohe Tauern National Park - A natural jewel in the midst of the Alps

The Hohe Tauern National Park, the largest national park in Central Europe, extends to a considerable extent over East Tyrol and is home to the Großglockner, not only the highest mountain in Austria, but also an impressive variety of flora and fauna. This natural paradise attracts in summer with a wealth of interesting activities in its imposing mountain region.

Discover the beauty of the national park on trekking and circular hiking trails that lead through the breathtaking landscape. Experience unforgettable wildlife observations and let yourself be fascinated by the unique animal world. For an intense nature experience, the large national park trek is perfect, which leads you "from hut to hut and from valley to valley". Under professional guidance, you will explore the hidden treasures of the park and learn more about the special ecology and geology of the region.

The National Park Center Matrei, also known as "Tauernwelten," is an information center for all visitors. Here you will receive comprehensive information about the highlights of the national park, exciting insights into the nature and culture of the region, and tips for your exploration tours. With interactive exhibitions and informative presentations, "Tauernwelten" is the perfect starting point for your excursion to the Hohe Tauern National Park.

Whether you are looking for adventure, relaxation, or knowledge transfer, the Hohe Tauern National Park in East Tyrol offers an unforgettable nature experience for every visitor. Immerse yourself in the untouched wilderness of the Alps and experience the magic of this unique nature reserve.

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Winter fun in East Tyrol: Skiing and snowboarding

In East Tyrol, a true winter paradise awaits skiers and snowboarders. With several hundred kilometers of slopes in total, the region offers pure pleasure and varied winter experiences. Cross-country skiers can look forward to a long, well-prepared network of trails that offers routes for every level, from gentle to challenging.

Skiing in Lienz, in the heart of East Tyrol, is a special experience. Here you will find beautiful slopes and breathtaking views. The Zettersfeld ski area is particularly popular with families, pleasure skiers, and sun worshippers who appreciate the magnificent scenery and relaxed atmosphere. Snowboarders will find their happiness in the sunny fun park, which provides a variety of obstacles and jumps for thrills. The Hochpustertal presents three ski areas that offer wonderful descents of all difficulty levels and excellently prepared slopes. In the region of the Hohe Tauern National Park, winter sports enthusiasts can expect further ski areas that guarantee a diverse winter sports experience.

In addition, East Tyrol has established itself as a hotspot for ski tourers. The region offers interesting routes for ski tours, which are attracting more and more fans of this sport. Discover the untouched beauty of the winter landscape of East Tyrol, whether on skis, snowboard, or during a ski tour. Here you will find the perfect winter experience amidst breathtaking mountain scenery.

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Guest opinion from Erika:

"I love spending my vacation in East Tyrol! The region simply offers everything I could wish for a perfect break. The breathtaking mountain scenery of the Alps, the picturesque hiking trails, and the warm hospitality of the locals make each of my stays something very special. I enjoy the quiet mornings when I walk through the forests or go for a leisurely bike ride. The fresh mountain air and the beautiful nature are simply incomparable."

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Hotel Hohe Tauern
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★★★ Matrei in Osttirol

Hotel Hohe Tauern

Come closer and discover our family-run business furnished in a country house style. Our hotel is located near the center and is the ideal starting point for numerous activities.
Spa Hotel Zedern Klang

★★★★s Hopfgarten i.D/Osttirol

Spa Hotel Zedern Klang

Modern architecture, stylish design and Spa offers will make your vacation at the Zedern Klang hotel in East Tyrol an unforgettable adventure.
Apartments Dolomit Royal
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★★★★ Sillian

Apartments Dolomit Royal

Luxury apartments with private Finnish sauna in the bathroom! We offer ten luxurious, new apartments in various sizes.
Alpinhotel Jesacherhof
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★★★★ St. Jakob

Alpinhotel Jesacherhof

Come to the 4-star hotel Jesacherhof and let yourself be carried away to a fairy-tale-like world.