Holidays Osttirol

Holidays in Osttirol

Osttirol and its lovely town of Lienz are always worth a visit. The province is divided into four wonderful holiday regions: Hohe Tauern national park, Defereggental, Lienz Dolomites and Hochpustertal in the south-west. Dreamlike mountainscapes and high Alpine pasturelands add to a memorable vacation at the heart of the Hohe Tauern national park. Osttirol makes a true paradise for the relaxation-seeking holiday maker throughout the seasons. Both in summer and winter the marvelous Großglockner and Großvenediger summits attract people from around the world. The huge Osttirol hiking paradise comprises 241 peaks beyond three thousand meters. A variety of pristine slopes promises unlimited ski holidays in close touch with Osttirol's unspoilt nature, far away from overcrowded mass tourism centers.

Osttirol – Unrivaled winter wonderland

The Großglockner resort of Kals-Matrei is the biggest and most popular one of all seven ski areas in Osttirol, offering some 150 immaculate slope kilometers. Winter guests enjoy unrivaled skiing fun on sun-flooded slopes. The Adlerlounge – Austria's highest toque awarded restaurant (2621 m) – promises culinary delights plus uninterrupted panoramic views of 60 peaks higher than three thousand meters. Osttirol's Defereggental makes a real insider tip for ski aficionados. Families hit the slopes at Golzentipp in Obertilliach, a small but fine ski area with romantic log huts in traditional Tirolean style. The SkiHit ski pass gives unlimited access to all ski regions in Osttirol (child discounts up to 18 years). Additionally, the Hochpustertal ski region in Sillian features the ultimate Yellowsnow snow park for young artists on snow. The authentic Villgratental valley ranks among Austria's most beautiful ski mountaineering spots in almost untouched landscapes. But Osttirol has a lot more to offer: Lienz – the main town with great Italian charm – invites visitors to enjoy a shopping tour and stop by at one of the hip bars, pubs and restaurants.
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Walking Osttirol

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  • Osttirol has a lot to offer when it comes to walking and hiking, including leisurely family tours to Nikolauskirche church, or the Zedlacher Paradies loop trail.
  • The picturesque Oberseitsee lake in Defereggental valley is accessible from Trogach, as is the nearby Alpenblumenweg Oberseite flower trail.
  • Hochpustertal is known for the 150-kilometer Karnischer Höhenweg trail, which winds its way from Sillian to Arnoldstein. Overnight stays are offered at 11 mountain inns and cabins along the trail.
  • The Muhs-Panoramaweg trail starting in Prägraten offers stunning views of the Hohe Tauern National Park. Following the Erlebnispfad Glocknerspur, visitors will get detailed information on Großglockner Mountain.
  • The Dolomitenhütte marks the trailhead of two different tours to Karlsbader Hütte at Lake Laserzsee, located at the heart of the Lienz Dolomites.

8 Ski areas in Osttirol

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Osttirol – Sporty holidays at their finest

Superb summer holidays for walkers, hikers, cyclists and mountain bikers await you in scenic Osttirol. Here you also find the highest mountains of all Austria, encircled by 214 peaks beyond three thousand meters. 200 quaint mountain and refuge huts are spread all over Osttirol's hiking paradise, boasting a huge network of well-marked hiking trails and walking routes. Nature exploration at its finest is scheduled in the 1834 km² Hohe Tauern national park – including Großglockner, Austria's highest mountain. Discover the park's rare fauna and flora on a splendid network of hiking routes within central Europe's biggest Alpine park. The mighty Dolomites, in the south of Lienz, promise a hiking area for all ages and skill levels: leisurely walks, easy hiking tours or challenging peak conquests are on the daily program when it comes to a wonderful hiking holiday in Osttirol. Climbing enthusiasts are spoilt for choice as well in varied rock climbing gardens and on via ferrata tours. Osttirol also hosts yearly cycling event highlights like Giro d’Italia, Tour of Dolomites or Tour of Austria. Further activities include playing golf, llama trekking, paragliding, hang gliding, horseback riding, kayaking or river rafting. Adventure-seeking guests should watch out for the convenient Osttirol Card, a unique holiday pass comprising many attractions.

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Enjoy beautiful winter days in Osttirol! Every winter a thick blanket soft snow turns Osttirol into a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.

Enjoy skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, torch hikes and more in pristine nature, combined with Austrian gemuetlichkeit and culture. Escape from your daily routine and spend a restful holiday in East Tirol.

400 km of immaculate slopes
95 ski lifts
400 km of cross-country ski trails

Ski)Hit Osttirol
The ski pass for Osttirol and Carinthia offers first-class skiing and covers all ski areas in Osttirol from Obertilliach to Kals/Grossglockner.
Top skiing and snow conditions are guaranteed thanks to Mölltal glacier.

East Tirol, a paradise for cross-country skiers
East Tirol offers 400 km of cross-country ski trails. The 5-time Olympic gold medalist and male athlete of the year 2002, Ole Einar Björndalen, trains in the Nordic Center in Obertilliach, which is also open to amateurs.

Whether you choose to spend your holiday in the Hochpustertal, the Grossglockner/Grossvenediger National Park area, the Lienz Dolomites or the Defereggental valley, we look forward to your stay with us!
Beautiful Days in the Mountains of Eastern Tirol Eastern Tirol offers ideal conditions for varied holidays in the south of the Alps.

Sunshine and dreamlike views tempt hikers to get on Austria's highest mountains. The impressive mountainscape of the Hohe Tauern mountain range, Austria's highest mountains, the Lienz Dolomites or the Carnic Alps as well as romantic valleys are ideal for holidays full of nature, sports and recreation.

An extensive network of hiking and cycling trails, swimming baths and numerous museums and events make your summer holidays in Eastern Tirol something special.

The all-inclusive Osttirol Card is a must for holiday makers. It ensures that you won't get bored.

Whether you want to spend your holidays in the Hochpustertal valley, the Großglockner/Großvenediger national park region, in the Lienz Dolomites or in the Degreggental valley - your hosts are looking forward to welcoming you!
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Arrival & Address

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Europaplatz 1
9900 Lienz, Austria
Tirolul de Est Tirol