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Water sports in Defereggen valley

In Defereggen, a valley in the East Tyrol which has retained much of its original elements, water characterises the unique Alpine landscape. Alpine lakes, waterfalls, mountain rivers, glaciers, springs, moors and even healing waters from the depths of the earth - a legacy of primordial oceans – they all breathe life into the natural area in the middle of the Hohe Tauern National Park region. For many people who come to Defereggental to relax and unwind, the water is the definitive feature of this relaxing landscape. All the drinking water here comes from the best spring water, the ‘House of Water’ educational centre in the Hohe Tauern National Park is headquartered in Defereggental and the source of Deferegger healing water is here too. Whether it is on the wonderful St. Jakob i. Def. water adventure trail, at the spectacular Stallerbach waterfall path or on the Hopfgarten water adventure trail – there are unforgettable experiences to enjoy on the water everywhere. On many hikes, whether it is to Obersee, to the water energy space ‘Pfauenauge’, at the thunderous Trojeralmbach or on a walk along the Schwarzach – you will encounter crystal clear, refreshing, Alpine water treasures all over. The Hohe Tauern National Park and its unique mountainous backdrop, envelops the water treasures in Defereggental.

Tourist attraction in the mountain water paradise Defereggental

Find all excursion destinations from the water resting spot Zollwirt till the Talschaftmuseum here.

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Mountain lakes in the mountain water paradise Defereggental

Spoil yourself and feel the spirit of your soul in the mountain lakes in the mountain water paradise Defereggental. 

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Water falls in the mountain water paradise Defereggental

Be astonished by thundering water falls in Defereggental.

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Water adventure trails in the mountain water paradise Defereggental

Impressive walks in the mountain water paradise lead to many water treasures. 

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For families

Family friendly activities in the mountain water paradise Defereggental. 

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Aqua adventure playground Ochsenlacke

Nearby Ochsenlacke in Brunnalm hiking resort in St. Jakob a new tourist attraction for the entire family is being built!

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The valley river in the Defereggental. Get more information here!

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Wild water sports

Information about the kayak routes and wild water/outdoor schools in the Hohe Tauern National Park can be found here.

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