Sillian in the Hochpustertal Valley

Sillian with its 2.000 inhabitants is the most beautiful and largest village in the Hochpustertal valley. The market town in Osttirol is located at the border between Austria and Italy at the foot of the 2.400-meter-high Thurntal mountain – this is a great hiking region in summer and it provides perfect skiing conditions for the entire family in winter. In summer, the Hochpustertal lifts take guests to the top of the mountain without great effort, or you can enjoy hikes to the mountains. The municipality located at the beautiful Drau river is the ideal starting point for cycling tours to Italy or Lienz, the capital city of the municipality which is only 30 km away. In the evening, you can take the train back to Sillian. The Wichtel park is located right at the Drautal path – this park makes holidays in Sillian an unforgettable experience for the little ones.

Summer Holidays in Sillian

In summer, the local mountain of Sillian – Thurntaler peak – is a paradise for hikers, paragliders and people who wish to reach the mountain huts in an easy way by car or lift. Due to its great offer, the Hochpustertal valley is said to be the most family-friendly valley in Osttirol. The Wichtel express takes you to various adventure spots in the Hochpustertal valley, incl. the Wichtel Park with its high ropes garden, BBQ facilities and a 30-m-long slide, and to the Wonky Tonky river where you can pan for gold or simply refresh your feet in the nicely cool water. Sillian is also the perfect starting point for long-distance hikes on the Karnischer Höhenweg Path or cycling tours along the Drau river. Lienz, the capital of Osttirol, can be easily reached within 2.5 hours by bike. After a shopping day or some culture in the “Sunshine City” of Osttirol, you can also take the train back to Sillian.
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Winter Holidays in the Hochpustertal Valley

The Hochpustertal Ski Center guarantees skiing pleasures from the top of the mountain all the way down into the valley. More than 1.300 meters in altitude are offered in this winter sports paradise of Sillian: One slope from the top of the mountain all the way into the valley with divers options – a particularly long ride. Enjoy freestyle action for everyone at the YellowSnow park right next to the mountain terminal of the gondola. Thurntaler mountain in Sillian definitely guarantees skiing and snowboarding pleasures. The little ones will have fun in the Wichtel area at the edge of Sillian, next to the ice arena, where they will find a 65-m-long magic carpet, a ski carousel as well as a child-friendly exercise slope and tobogganing tracks – it’s also fun to watch the little skiers. The Hochpustertal valley also offers great options for cross-country skiers: A total of 56 km of tracks are perfectly groomed all winter long and provide snow guarantee until spring due to their high location.

More detailed information provided by the Tourist Board

Sillian is located at an elevation of 1,103 meters. It is the main town in Osttirol's Hochpustertal Valley. Nestled between the world-famous South Tirolean and Lienz Dolomites, Sillian is the gateway to the Tirolean Hochpustertal.
With 2,100 inhabitants, Sillian is one of the largest communities between the towns of Lienz and Bruneck. It has accommodation to suit every visitor (1,200 beds).

Sillian is located at an elevation of 1,100 meters and is the main town in Osttirol's Hochpustertal Valley. A state-of-the art continuous monocable gondola takes you from the outskirts of Sillian to Thurntaler mountain. The ski area has a gondola, two 4-passenger chair lifts and three T-bars. 45 km of well-groomed slopes and a snowboard terrain park are fun for young and old. The resort has a ski lift capacity of 10,000 skiers per hour. No lift lines. Three ski huts.

Sillian has a 100-km cross-country ski trail system. The "International" trail runs through Sillian in the section between Cortina and Lienz.

Other activities include snowshoeing, sledding, backcountry skiing and curling.
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Travel Route & Address

Starting point:

VIENNA: A2 to Klagenfurt - Villach (A10) - Spittal (B100) - Lienz - Sillian.

VENICE: A4/E70 - Udine (A23) - Tolmezzo - Plöckenpass - Lienz - Sillian.

MUNICH: A8 - Rosenheim (A93) - Kufstein Süd (B173/B178) - St. Johann (B161) - Pass Thurn (B108) - Felbertauern - Lienz - Sillian.

BOLZANO: A22 - Brixen (S49) - Innichen - Sillian (B100).
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Sillian train station.
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Tourismusverband Osttirol
Tourismusinformation Sillian
Gemeindehaus 86
9920 Sillian, Austria
Sillian Tirol