Osttirol in summer

East Tyrol

In the heart of the largest national park in Europe, framed by majestic Alpine peaks, lies East Tyrol, or East Tyrol.

The High Tauern in the northern part where the Grossglockner (3.798 metres), the highest mountain in Austria, and the Lienz Dolomites on the southern side are the reference mountains of this Austrian valley.


Il Hohe Tauern National Park is a protected area that can boast an area of ​​well 1800 sq km and extends from the Tyrol to the province of Salzburg via Carinthia.

With his 200 peaks of over 3.000m high, offers a majestic and fascinating landscape, large glaciers, alpine lakes and imposing waterfalls from the glacial waters flow noisily from the snow-capped peaks to the green valleys.

Advantageous offers in Val Gardena

Discover the best offers to spend an unforgettable summer holiday in the Dolomites of Val Gardena, with holiday packages at advantageous prices in hotels and apartments in Ortisei, Santa Cristina and Selva di Val Gardena

Chalet in the Dolomites

Discover the best offers to spend a summer holiday in the best alpine chalets and cabins in the Dolomites, the best structures immersed in the heart of the Dolomites with a typical alpine style

Grossglockner in the summer

The numerous peaks and extensive valleys make East Tyrol one of the most interesting destinations for those who loveHiking. Ideal for getting fit, or simply for walking and admiring incomparable views while breathing healthy mountain air.

I sentieri to do on foot (trekking and Nordic walking) or in mountain bike, are wasted. Many recommended itineraries, all different from each other and suitable for all needs. Plus all the territory is served by shelters and bivouacs, where to eat or spend the night.

Holidays for families with children

In East Tyrol families prefer usually theUpper Val Pusteria. Here they are specialized facilities for children (kinderhotels), the excursions are less demanding and there is a wide choice of activities for young and old. From the famous Drava cycle route (Drauradweg) easy to follow, the summer toboggan runs, curiosities such as the Carriage Museum or the cable car that leads to the Thurntaler, the most popular mountain with a magnificent panoramic view of the Dolomites.

Particularly fascinating is the Dolomite city of Lienz with its elegant old town, cafes in the main square near Liebburg and trendy boutiques. As in an arena, all around you can see the mountains, to the delight of sportsmen, here there are itineraries of all levels of difficulty to be covered by mountain bike and via ferratas for adventurous climbs. Even those who are less sporty can admire the sunny Dolomite rocks up close.

What to do

Golf, a 27-hole course

Located at the foot of the breathtaking scenery of the Lienz Dolomites, not far from the town of the same name, there is one of the most beautiful golf courses in Austria, 27 holes.

Expert Landscapers and professional golfers have worked to create every single hole of this golf course, creating the best conditions for both beginners and advanced golfers. Furthermore, golf lovers can stay directly on the first tee, if they book at the 4-star Hotel & Resort Dolomitengolf.

Food and wine, zero kilometer products

East Tyrol is a very hospitable place, friendliness is a common feature among the towns of this area. One of the aspects that helps to settle in the East Tyrolean mountains is food and wine. From simple and genuine “Brettljause snacks” (platters of speck, sausages, cheeses and cucumbers) to tasty regional specialties such as lamb and Schlipfkrapfen (stuffed pasta).

Each restaurant offers their own specialties but they all use the best quality products, most from local agriculture (zero kilometer products).
All accompanied by excellent wines from the Austrian valleys, and to top it off an excellent East Tyrolean grappa.

Visit Austria by motorbike

South-western Austria has a lot to offer motorcyclists too. Here they unfold beautifully scenic roads at the foot of the Hohe Tauern mountains. Rocky slopes with majestic waterfalls, green meadows and pastures welcome bikers from the north while the Lienz Dolomites are reflected in the helmets of motorcyclists from the south.

Thanks to the numerous mountain roads and the numerous refreshment points, East Tyrol is defined as the "in" place for motorcycle holidays.

Summer holidays Osttirol

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