Holidays in East Tyrol: the Hohe Tauern National Park up close

Face to face with gigantic mountain peaks

An unforgettable vacation days away from the crowds

Clear mountain lakes, roaring mountain streams, impressive summits, lush alps and dark-green forests – Hohe Tauern National Park has always fascinated and impressed people. The unique area stretches over more than 1,800 km² and is thus the largest national park in Central Europe. You won’t only come across Austria’s two tallest mountains in the Hohe Tauern; the region is also home to impressive flora and fauna.

The pristine natural scenery between the 3,798-metre-high Grossglockner and the 3,674-metre-high Grossvenediger offers a unique habitat to 10,000 animal and 1,500 plant species. Ibex, golden eagle, marmot and bearded or griffon vulture are your quiet companions and constant observers during a holiday in Matrei in East Tyrol. The National Park rangers with many years of hiking and mountain experience under their belts will gladly pass on their expert knowledge during guided hikes.

Landschaft in Matrei in Osttirol im Sommer
Diversity and natural beauty

Discover the regions of East Tyrol

East Tyrol impresses with its diverse regions, each with its own unique charm:

  • Hochpustertal: Ideal for hikers and winter sports enthusiasts, surrounded by the imposing Dolomites.
  • Lienzer Dolomiten: The "Sun City" of Lienz offers historical sights and numerous outdoor activities.
  • Hohe Tauern National Park: Pristine nature and impressive glacier landscapes, perfect for nature lovers.
  • Defereggental: A tranquil valley away from the hustle and bustle, ideal for hiking and ski tours.
  • Iseltal: A green paradise for outdoor adventures, from rafting to relaxed hikes.
Summer highlights in East Tyrol

Summer in East Tyrol offers a variety of activities for every taste:

  • Hiking and mountaineering: The numerous hiking trails winding through the pristine nature of the national park invite you to extensive tours. Whether it's leisurely alpine walks or challenging summit tours – everyone will find the right route here.
  • Mountain biking and e-biking: Discover the impressive landscape on two wheels. The well-developed paths and trails offer unforgettable experiences for both beginners and experienced bikers.
  • Water sports: For adventurers, rafting, canyoning, and kayaking on the wild mountain rivers provide pure adrenaline kicks.
Winter highlights in East Tyrol

When the landscape is draped in a white blanket, East Tyrol transforms into a winter paradise:

  • Skiing and snowboarding: Ski resorts like the Grossglockner Resort Kals-Matrei offer perfectly groomed slopes and modern lift facilities for endless fun.
  • Ski tours: Away from the slopes, numerous ski touring routes lure with untouched powder snow and spectacular views.
  • Snowshoeing and winter hiking: Enjoy the serene beauty of the snow-covered landscape on a hike through deeply snow-covered forests and across glittering snowfields.
  • Cross-country skiing: The well-groomed trails provide ideal conditions for beginners and advanced skiers to fully enjoy the winter nature.

Discover the cultural and historical treasures of East Tyrol

In addition to sports activities, East Tyrol also has a lot to offer culturally and historically. Dive into history and discover impressive sights and excursion destinations: Bruck Castle in Lienz, Roman City Aguntum, Umbal Falls and many more.

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AlpenParks Montana Matrei – your home in East Tyrol

Though you will spend a lot of your holiday in East Tyrol outside, it is the comfort factor of your accommodation that will play a significant role in making for a successful timeout. Unwinding after an exciting day between the mountain peaks and streams only works if you can feel fully comfortable at your holiday accommodation – and that’s exactly our mission.

You’ve already found your temporary home in AlpenParks Montana Matrei. A place where you can retreat and plan your adventures for the next few days. A place where you’re welcome any time. A place you can always return to.

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