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Matrei in East Tyrol

It is no inconsequential task when you have to act as the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park. Yet this is a duty which Matrei meets with flying colours. There are several reasons for this. On the one hand since Matrei is the first town which you come upon when arriving via Mittersill and the Felbertauern. Your gaze is drawn initially to the steeple of St. Alban church, an early-classic/late-Baroque building and one of the biggest rural churches in Austria. Your gaze then roams slowly over the town of Matrei, which nestles wonderfully in the valley. Matrei is, rightly, something of a visiting card for the Hohe Tauern National Park. And really lives up to its role. 

Innergschlöß (c) TVBO/Bardelot
National Park Hohe Tauern (c) NPHT/Martin Lugger

Matrei is a key hub and an important gateway for East Tyrol for other reasons too. The Großglockner Resort Kals-Matrei is the biggest skiing area in East Tyrol and is quite rightly one of the most beautiful ski areas in the Alps. The Großglockner Resort has been named many times as a variety-packed and family-friendly ski area. In the summer the region is a real hiking paradise and is one of the loveliest and most varied of its kind.

The first traces of settlement on the Klaunznerberg date back to the Bronze Age. In the Middle Ages Matrei was a crossover point of the routes across the Felbertauern and played an indispensable role in bronze-rich Virgental. These days the National Park district of Matrei in East Tyrol covers 277.8 square kilometres and is the second biggest district in Tyrol. The area spans the entire Tauerntal and sections of upper Iseltal.

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Tourist Information in Matrei
Rauterplatz 3
9971 - Matrei in Osttirol
Tel.: +43 (0)50 212 500
Fax: +43 (0)50 212 500-2


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