Gewaltiges Bergpanorama an der Großglockner Hochalpenstraße

Beeindruckende Großglockner Hochalpenstraße in Österreich

in Matrei

Holidays in Matrei: an experience satisfying all senses

Relax, unwind and enjoy the peace and quiet of Matrei. However, quiet doesn’t mean boring! Holidays in East Tyrol are anything but! The AlpenParks team is happy to present to you the wide range of activities and attractions awaiting you in Matrei.

Your East Tyrol holiday highlights

East Tyrol is …

  • traditional
  • authentic
  • relaxing

Did you know? The region is also known as “mountainous Tyrol” and is an inside tip for skiers, hikers and mountain bikers.

Matrei in a nutshell

Matrei is a charming municipality in the district of Lienz in East Tyrol. It has about 4,660 inhabitants and is located at 975 metres above sea level. Spanning the entire Tauern Valley and parts of the Isel Valley, the holiday region is surrounded by a one-of-a-kind mountain landscape. Matrei is particularly popular with mountaineers and alpinists, who love the municipality’s traditional and natural charm.

Attractions for guests of all ages

Hohe Tauern National Park

Hohe Tauern National Park is always worth a visit! Join a guided tour with experienced ranger or explore the park by yourself on fascinating theme trails. No matter if you’re visiting only for a day or longer – Europe’s biggest nature reserve is a fascinating experience! What’s more, the many interesting exhibitions at the National Park are a great alternative for rainy days.

Innergschößl glacier trail

This ten-kilometer hiking trail is quite challenging. You need to be surefooted and not afraid of heights to tackle this tour! Your adventure starts at Alpengasthof Venedigerhaus at 1,691 metres above sea level and takes you along a fascinating trail with 24 noticeboards telling you all about the region’s wildlife.

Rock chapel

Built in 1879, this charming, heritage-protected chapel is situated in the Gschlößltal valley to the north of Matrei. With its natural rock vault, this sacral building at 1,690 metres above sea level is a small gem on the left shore of Gschlößlbach!

Kalser Glocknerstraße

The Kalser Glocknerstraße road takes you to Ködnitz valley, one of Tyrol’s most beautiful mountain valleys. At the car park at the end of the street you can catch a first glimpse of the impressive Großglockner. During the warmer months of the year, the region boasts a unique wildlife, making it all the more fascinating to explore. The mountain guides of the Kals/Ködnitz Mountain Guide Office will be happy to take you on a guided hiking or ski tour of the region!

Activities in spring and summer

Head up the mountain and dive right into adventure! High-alpine mountain pastures with traditional mountain huts, lush green meadows and forests, refreshing mountain lakes – summer in East Tyrol is full of surprises!

- Motorcycling

Thanks to its proximity to the Großglockner High-Alpine Road, Matrei is a popular destination for motorcyclists . The curvy road is one of the big highlights for bike fans.

- Hiking and climbing

The region around the Großglockner glacier range, the Großvenediger and the Dolomites offers plenty of great hiking opportunities. What’s more, the hiking trails are peppered with cosy mountain huts serving delicious local treats.
Attractions nearby: Falkenstein high-rope course, climbing in the Dolomites, on the Blauspitz and Glödis via ferrata.

- Cycling and e-biking

No matter if you’re a mountain biker, an e-biker or a road cyclist: The region of Matrei is a paradise for cycling fans. Our tip for all leisure bikers: the 29-kilometre Isel cycling trail leading from Lienz to Matrei.

- Football

The new Tauern stadium is only a few minutes from the local AlpenParks Apartments – the perfect place to kick around!

- Canyoning, rafting and kayaking

The region also boasts plenty of activities for water lovers. For instance, how about trying your hand at a new trend sport? One thing’s for sure: It’s bound to be fun! Don’t hesitate to ask your local AlpenParks Hotels & Residences team for more information on guided tours!

Activities in winter

Find winter happiness in the snow paradise of Matrei! If you spend your winter holiday in East Tyrol, you can look forward to unforgettable snow experiences up until spring!

- Skiing and snowboarding

With a total of 350 kilometres of slopes, the six local ski resorts are a paradise for skiers and snowboarders. Großglockner Resort Kals-Matrei is only a stone’s throw away from the local AlpenParks Hotels & Residences!

Even more ski resorts in East Tyrol:

  • Skizentrum St. Jakob
  • Zettersfeld and Hochstein Lienz
  • Skizentrum Sillian Hochpustertal
  • Family ski resorts: Golzentipp, Kartitsch, Virgen/Prägarten

- Tobogganing, snow-shoe hiking and ski mountaineering

Hohe Tauern National Park is full of breathtaking ski mountaineering trails. What’s more, the Dolomites of Lienz and the Defereggen Valley offer great opportunities for ski mountaineers as well.
Or how about a guided snow-shoe hike to the East Tyrolean outback together with a ranger?

- Horseback riding in winter

Horse lovers will be happy to hear that there is an equestrian farm in the vicinity of the hotel. Enjoy unforgettable rides, trail riding and western riding in wintry East Tyrol! A dream holiday for horse lovers!

AlpenParks Hotel in Matrei

The rooms and holiday apartment of AlpenParks Hotel Matrei are located in the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park. The stylish, modern apartment is only a stone’s throw away from the marvellous ski and hiking area of the Großglockner Resort. It’s easy to feel right at home at AlpenParks Hotels & Residences – no matter if you’re relaxing on the sunny balcony of your family studio or cooking a family meal in your apartment’s kitchen. In addition to the family studios, there is also a spacious family apartment.

The AlpenParks team is looking forward to your stay in East Tyrol!