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Sights / Excursion destinations in East Tyrol

East Tyrol has a variety of interesting excursion destinations and sights. The range on offer extends from impressive natural spectacles like the Umbal Falls, to informative museums and impressive buildings through to the year-round toboggan run, the "Osttirodler". Those who are inspired by culture are also very well catered for here, as are those who enjoy sports for fun and nature lovers. There is something for everyone in East Tyrol!

Deferegger healing water filling station

his new building functions both as a shop and showroom, where the history of Deferegger healing water is exhibited.

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Aguntum was a Roman city which is around 4 kilometres to the east of Lienz in what is Dölsach today. Excavations and the museum recount times past.

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Aigner Badl

Aigner Badl, on the southern banks of the Drau in Abfaltersbach, has been in existence for over 240 years, making it the oldest rural spa in East Tyrol still in existence.

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Alm-Kneipp Winkeltal

In the midst of the wonderful and idyllic landscape of the Winkeltal a new Kneipp facility which is in keeping with the natural surroundings has been set up. 

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Almsennerei Tauer

Certified Nationapark region products and other good and tasty stuff are produced in the summer alpine dairy Tauer just right at the entrance of the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern.

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Heinfels castle

Heinfels castle is set in a strategic location, favourably placed on a hill above the town of Heinfels and due to its position has been titled the "Queen of Pustertal". 

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The last James Bond relic

Obertilliach ist Schauplatz im 007 Teil „Spectre“. Heute zeugt nur noch eine einsame Holzhütte von den Dreharbeiten. Dennoch kann man sich auf die Spuren von Daniel Craig und Co. begeben.

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Rabenstein castle ruins

Rabenstein itself sits enthroned on an elevated position above Virgen. The castle was once the seat of the so-called ‘carers’ of Virgen. 

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Valley Debanttal

The Debanttal, with a total length of 16 km, is the longest self-contained pasture valley in Austria.

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Deferegger Machlkammer

Deferegger Machlkammer in Hopfgarten is a genuine insider tip – here you will find exclusive, hand-crafted unique pieces which artisans have made in their own workshops. 

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National Park exhibition ‘Erlebnis Zirbe’

St. Jakob – which, with the Swiss pine forest in Oberhauser, can count itself as one of the biggest interconnected Swiss pine forests in the East Alps – is a place where you can literally take a deep breath, thanks to the healing alpine climate.

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Galitzenklamm gorge

A few key words describe the Galitzenklamm gorge water adventure park really very well indeed - exciting, fun, playful and sporty. You can have all that in Galitzenklamm gorge at once. 

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Glocknerhaus Kals

In the year 2000, 200 years after the first climb of the Großglockner, the highest mountain in Austria, Glocknerhaus in Kals was inaugurated.

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At the foot of the Großvenediger you will find the acknowledged beautiful valley of the eastern Alp, the Gschlösstal. 

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The Jagdhausalm nestle in a picturesque natural setting at 2009 metres altitude, at the end of the Defereggen valley.

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Knappenlöcher in Blindis

The "Knappenlöcher" in Blindis are situated at around 2300 metres altitude. Copper, lead, gold and silver were mined there in the 15th and 16th centuries. 

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Kalser Glocknerstraße

The Kalser Glocknerstraße is one of the loveliest opportunities to get closer to the Glocker and get to gaze in wonder at it up close.

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Valley Ködnitztal

The massive and mighty Großglockner is the main character in this impressive scenery though.

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Traditional coach & local history museum

The recently adapted traditional coach and local history museum in “Lugger Stadl” accommodates an impressive collection of traditional coaches and sleds 

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Loacker Genusswelt and Moccaria

The Loacker family started making speciality waffles and chocolates in 1925. The family name was soon an international brand, which is available in over 80 countries today.

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Nationalparkhaus Matrei

A full two floors have been reserved for people who don’t just want to gaze in wonder at the beauty & impressive scenery, but who also want to find out a bit more about the plants & animals, and about the history of the National Park.

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Oberstalleralm Innervillgraten (c) TVB Osttirol/Armin Bodner
Oberstaller Alm

Conservation protected alpine village which has 18 traditional alpine inns which can also be let as holiday homes. 

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You can toboggan down the 2.7 kilometre Osttirodler run from the Moosalm via Lienz‘s Schlossberg right to the finish area in the Hochstein Arena. 

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Pichler chocolate

Pichler chocolate is handmade, the raw materials are natural, the ingredients from all over the world are exquisite and the pleasure is exclusive. Let yourself get seduced from over 180 varieties of chocolate.

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Bruck castle

Bruck castle has long and chequered history behind it and the route to today has been a long one. Between 1252 and 1277 it was built as a residence for the Counts of Gorizia. 

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Castle Weißenstein

To the north of Matrei in East Tyrol, right on the Felbertauernstraße, sitting enthroned on a limestone cliff, which is steeply sloping on one to two sides, is Castle Weißenstein. 

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Staller Sattel and Obersee

Staller Sattel is a year-round and a popular excursion destination. The impressive landscape, its blossoming alpine roses and superb panoramic views make this hike an unforgettable experience.

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Anyone who has visited Umbal Falls has been to the first water exhibition path in Europe. You can take yourself on to from Ströden car park. 

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Villgrater Natur

Villgrater Natur Haus is located in the midst of natural surroundings, just like Villgrater Natur products. 

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Vitalpinum in Thal is an alpine adventure and well-being park where you can feel the energetic power of the mountains. 

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Kalkstein pilgrimage church

The tranquil, contemplative hamlet of Innervillgraten, the little ‘village’ of Kalkstein, is located at 1640 metres and is easy to get to by car.

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Maria Schnee pilgrimage church

The Maria Schnee pilgrimage church is Located in the Virgen town of Obermauern, which is one of the loveliest spots in all God’s planet.

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Wegelate Säge

You’ll set eyes on a genuine unique specimen in Innervillgraten in Villgratental - a Venetian saw.

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Wichtelpark Sillian

The offers in Wichtelpark Sillian are almost too extensive to be listed exhaustibly. There is mini-golf, a Wichtel train, a high ropes garden, the Winter Wichtel Land, the Wichtel ice rink and so much more. 

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Assling wildlife park

Those for whom the animals in the wild in East Tyrol are too fast and who would prefer to get closer to them in a wildlife park, should pay a visit to Assling wildlife park.

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Wurzerhof is in Außervillgraten in Villgratental and it would seem that this mountain inn was made for the concepts of cosiness, real cosiness. 

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Zedlacher Paradise

The route network proceeds through a 600 year old larch wood and is actually a nature paradise. And you even get to learn something if you aren’t distracted by the genuinely paradisiacal conditions.

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Voyage trough the time

The exhibition, ‘A voyage through time in Defereggen’ in the archaeological ‘Talschaftsmuseum’ St. Jakob is split over two rooms. Interactively, in the first room visitors are taken in a time lapse from the Ice Age through the millennia. 

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