Excursion Destinations

Sights in and around Lienz

3,000 meter peaks, wild rivers, glistening lakes, pristine valleys, …
Excursion destinations in Eastern Tyrol lead you to places that you simply must see. Plan your day with a few of these in mind and experience the Austrian Alps here where they are at their highest.

Lake hike on the Thurntaler

Shortly before reaching Sillian, you can ride the 6-pers. gondola up the Thurntaler, a vast hiking paradise at an elevation of 2,100m. Go on a flattish, variety-filled hike to the Thurntaler See or hike on a giant loop across meadows full of flowers around Thurntaler summit. Awaiting you is a magnificent panorama of the famous Dolomites and Carnic Alps in the south and the Villgraten mountains in the north.
In winter, the Hochpustertal ski area is an Eldorado for winter athletes.



The Lucknerhaus is easy to reach via the Kalser Grossglockner Road. The hut is an ideal starting point for leisurely hikes in the surrounding countryside as well as challenging alpine tours, including an ascent of the Grossglockner - Austria's highest mountain with an elevation of 3,797 m. If you prefer simply to take it easy, you can always just relax out on the sunny terrace.

Pustertal High Alpine Road

The Pustertal High Alpine Road is a wonderful scenic road on the "sunny terrace" of Pustertal valley. It connects idyllic villages and hamlets located along the mountainside and is a road treasured by nature lovers. The main attraction is the wildlife park in Assling. It is home to a large number of native animal species, for example marmots, pot-bellied pigs, eagles, and deer. You can then continue to Anras, where you will be able to visit the former bishop's seat (bishops from Brixen - today in South Tyrol).


Zedlacher Paradies

The "Zedlacher Paradies" is home to Tyrol's oldest larches. Beginning at the parking lot above Zedlach (1,260 m) is the forest trail, which leads past larch trees as much as 500 years old - some with a trunk circumference of 7 m - and provides info about the forest on boards along the way. The emblem of this path is a 3 m high bear made of wrought iron.



The Weissensee (Carinthia), 55 km away, is the highest swimming lake in Austria. This lake, nestled between mountains and forests, is not only a water sports paradise in summer but is also an insider's tip for romantic boat rides offered daily. As soon as the lake freezes over in winter, you can go ice skating or play ice stock.


Matreier Tauernhaus

The route leads from Matrei to Prossegg - via the Annakapelle - towards the Tauern valley. Past the towns of Gruben, Berg, and on to Raneburg.
From here, you continue via the old Felbertauern road towards the Matreier Tauernhaus at an elevation of 1,512 m. This alpine inn is in the heart of Hohe Tauern National Park and is the perfect base for mountain climbers and hikers. The Matreier Tauernhaus is easy to reach by bus and offers splendid views from the panoramic terrace.
An intermediate, very scenic hike leads from the Matreier Tauernhaus to the glacier, which you can explore without major obstacles along the way. As an alternative to walking, you can take a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride.


Barbarastollen Mine – Healing power of air & water

The Barbara healing galleries, in which the humidity is almost 100%, are ca. 30 km from Lienz in Drautal valley in Carinthia. This climate has especially positive effects on the respiratory system.

Opening times: MON-FRI
by phone appointment: Tel +43 4714 20060


Umbal Falls Water Trail / Kals Dorfertal

The starting point is the Ströden parking lot at an elevation of 1,403 m in Prägraten am Grossvenediger. From here, a road leads (carriage rides also possible) in ca. 30 min. or take a forest path in ca. 45 min. to the  Pebellalm and Islitzeralm at an elevation of 1,513 m.
Awaiting hikers here is a magnificent up-close experience of the Stuben Falls on the Isel, the largest glacial stream on the southern side of the Hohe Tauern. The impressive loop trail leads up to an elevation of 1,700 m and takes around 1.5 hrs. For an extended hike from the highest point along the path, a rewarding destination is the Clara Hütte at an elevation of 2,040 m (time 1.5 hrs.).


Strumerhof - an herbal inn

Experience the world of herbs at the Strumerhof in Hinteregg in Matrei. A short "weed" tour or a guided tour through the exhibit in the barn will put you in the mood for the culinary treats prepared by the Holzer family.

Additional info: Tel.: +43 4875 6310



Vitalpinum Assling

Schnapps distillery - wellness garden - field of medicinal herbs - play park - Vitalpin shop. See, smell, feel, hear, and be amazed - the five areas of Vitalpinum invite you to discover, experience, learn about, and enjoy the mountains with all your senses ...

Additional info:
+43 4855 82010

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