The municipality of Matrei in East Tyrol is situated in the very heart of the High Tauern national park. The highest peaks of Austria, the Grossglockner peak with 3798m.a.s.l. and the Grossvenediger peak with 3674m.a.s.l. are right on your doorstep.
Matrei is the perfect starting point for a leisurely walk or challenging mountaineering tours above 3000m.a.s.l. Explore nature by feet or by bicycle.
Matrei offers something to fit everyone’s tastes: From lovely hikes, e.g. to the gorgeous larch forest called „Zedlacher Paradies“, climbing the highest mountains - over 60 are higher than 3000m.a.s.l. - or trekking from one alpine hut to another enjoying the traditional delicacies.
Furthermore, you have the possibility to book professional mountain guides who lead you safe to the most exciting alpine places or to participate in guided excursions discovering the fauna and flora led by the rangers of the High Tauern national park.
Unspoilt nature and marvellous countryside maintained by mountain farmers are the two faces of the High Tauern national park. It is by far the largest protected area in the Alpine Arc with 1.856 km² and stretches across untouched nature as glaciers, wild cliff walls and forests and the alpine pastures – conserved and maintained over centuries by the troublesome and hard work of the mountain farmers.
The Osttirol card offers you plenty of benefits...
Matrei in East Tyrol invites you to practise a wide range of sports imbedded in a breathtaking scenery!
- High Tauern national park
- Ski area Großglockner Resort Kals Matrei
- the old larch forest Zedlacher Paradies
- Mountain village Innergschlöß with the Großvenediger peak
- Umbalfälle waterfalls in Hinterbichl/Prägraten
- Treetop rope course
- Lucknerhaus with view on the Großglockner peak in Kals
- Numerous alpine huts such as Zunigalm...
- Shopping town of Lienz
- Castle Schloss Bruck
- Osttirodler – summer toboggan run
- climbing park Lienz
- Matrei outdoor swimming pool
- Golf courses in Lienz, Mittersill,
- Nationalparkhaus Matrei (National Park museum and information)
- Adler Lounge
- Virgental valley
- Nordic walking
- Fly fishing
- Tennis (indoor and outdoor courts)
- And much more...
canyoning is one of the most booming adventure sports of the last years.
East Tyrol offers perfect conditions for white water kayaking.
The Isel, the „queen of alpine rivers“ guarantees a breathtaking rafting experience!
Sport climbers have plenty of routes at different levels of difficulty at their disposal.
Gain the flight and freedom of an eagle!
Hundreds of kilometers of signposted mountain bike trails run through the beautiful mountains of East Tyrol.
Experience your limits in the middle of nature.
At the foot of the breathtaking Lienz Dolomites is situated one of the most beautiful 27-hole championship golf courses in Austria.
Explore the fascinating nature of the High Tauern national park on a horse's back.
The first year-round toboggan run in Austria and one of the most exciting coasters in the Alps.
About 30 km to the south of Matrei lays the shopping city Lienz where numerous boutiques, gift shops, bars and restaurants invite to spend a relaxed day in the small town.