Must See in East Tyrol
East Tyrol offers a multitude of interesting excursion destinations and sights. The palette ranges from imposing natural spectacles such as Waterfalls, through informative museums or impressive buildings to the year-round toboggan run "Osttirodler". Culture enthusiasts get their money's worth here as well as fun athletes or nature lovers. There is something for everyone in East Tyrol!
PURE adrenaline, also for “real men”, if you really let it go in the countless steep curves and jumps, waves and three roundabouts. A ride that you can really enjoy to the full, because it can take 4.5 to 6.7 minutes, depending on the selected speed. This Alpine Coaster is one of the longest and most spectacular in the world, but it is still extremely safe and comfortable.
Natural and original - this is how East Tyrol is often described. The Isel is just one example of this. It is the largest glacial river in the Alps, which still flows freely - without congestion or water reservoirs. After the Isel rises in the Umbal Valley, it soon plunges spectacularly into the depths at the Umbal Waterfalls.
Only five kilometers away from Lienz you can escape everyday life at Tristacher See in untouched nature. Located at the foot of the Lienz Dolomites and surrounded by forests and meadows, East Tyrol's only swimming lake is a true natural gem. With water temperatures of up to 24 ° C, it is one of the warmer lakes in Tyrol.
East Tyrolian Huts
East Tyrol has 200 family run Mountain Huts. The views, the people and the local cuisine will satisfy you after a nice hike or bike ride. Typical dishes of the region include Schlipfkrapfen (dumplings filled with potatoes that are cooked in salt water), Nigelen (similar to donuts) or Schöpsernes (a roast leg of lamb).
The Gschlösstal is considered to be the most beautiful end of the valley in the Eastern Alps. From here a view opens up over the imposing glacier world around the Großvenediger. This mighty iceberg watches over the wild and romantic Gschlösstal in the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park. Gigantic forces of the glaciers once shaped this landscape and here in the Hohe Tauern they are still at work. The hiker gains insight into the impressive world of the glacier foreland and its pioneer vegetation. Only 45 minutes from Lienz.
Hohe Tauern National Park
The Hohe Tauern National Park was established in 1981 and is Austria's first national park. During the following years, the protected area, in which the three federal states of Carinthia, Salzburg and Tyrol are involved, developed into the largest protected natural area in the Alps in terms of area. With an area of 1,856 km², it is by far the largest nature reserve in the entire Alpine region.
Your Vacation in East Tyrol
Untouched landscapes and snow-covered mountains guarantee dreamy days of rest and relaxation away from mass tourism.
East Tyrol offers a multitude of interesting excursion destinations and sights. Culture enthusiasts and nature lovers will enjoy their time in East Tyrol.
From Romans & Counts
Traditions and customs are very important in East Tyrol. A cultural and historical tour through the city of the sun is worthwhile.