he town of Innervillgraten has 965 inhabitants and is located in the inner section of Villgratental. The centre of Innervillgraten is amassed around the parish church. Apart from that Innervillgraten is a very typical scattered settlement. Innervillgraten can say that it is densely populated, with some 11 inhabitants per square kilometre. What many people are perhaps not aware of is that the western and southern municipal boundaries also represent the border with South Tyrol. Moreover, the location, which is very exposed and unusual, has - in historical terms - not always been advantageous, since the valley has only accessible year-round since 1956. The East Tyrol visitor should therefore be aware of the privilege of Villgratental now being accessible year-round. Innvervillgraten which, like Außervillgraten, is marketed as a “mountaineering village”, lives up to its name. The facts and figures, in the summer months in particular, make this clear. In summer, tourist numbers are twice as high as the average for the district. No wonder, since Innervillgraten does exactly what it says on the tin with regard to its almost unspoilt natural and cultural landscapes.
However, there is one thing you won’t find in Innervillgraten – ski lift facilities. This could be regarded as a failing, yet if you have ever been in Villgratental in Innervillgraten, you won’t have missed them. Rather, you will have learned to appreciate everything you can do in what is a virtually unspoilt natural surroundings. For tourers in particular, Innervillgraten becomes a paradise and is a place of refuge for anyone looking for peace and tranquillity. You’ll find a bolt-hole in one of the most traditional and most beautiful mountain villages in Tirol, in the guise of private rooms, holiday apartments, B&Bs and guesthouses. A search for a hotel, just like ski lifts, will be in vain. Yet what is interesting about that is that you won’t even miss them. This would also not be in keeping with traditional and down-to-earth Innervillgraten. Instead, you can get decidedly close to very authentic, traditional hospitality of the people of East Tyrol in Innervillgraten. Yet you ought not just to enjoy East Tyrolean hospitality, you should also discover Innervillgraten, situated at 1402 metres, off your own bat. There are numerous chapels waiting to be discovered. St. Martin’s parish church is also worth seeing.
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Places to visit during your holiday in East Tyrol
In East Tyrol you will find a genuinely extensive range of places to visit and excursion destinations. Whether culture connoisseur, nature lover, hobby historian or adrenaline junkie – everyone is very well catered for here!
Visit the Nationalparkhaus in Matrei to find out about the Hohe Tauern National Park and its flora and fauna. Pay a visit to Bruck Castle if you have an interest in art and history. Or have a go on the "Osttirodler".