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Nature plus trail = themed trail

The journey is the destination? Not always in East Tyrol. Especially not if a route proceeds through a breath-taking, age-old cultural area. It would have to be described as almost sacrilege if you didn’t have a good look to the left and to the right. If a themed trail is an ‘intellectual focus’, then our themed trails are effectively deep, vivid and tangible opportunities to acquire specific knowledge. In ‘passing’, so to speak. With that the theme of the journey is the destination.

Travel routes on foot through culture

East Tyrol’s tourist office has always had a great deal to do with culture. Since culture comes from the ideas of ‘Work; nurturing; agriculture’ and these are the cultural ideas we want to impart to our guests. Like the steep slopes for instance which have been tended and worked on by mountain farmers for generations. Or the biggest interconnected Swiss pine forest in the East Alps – we are proud of our unspoilt natural surroundings, looking after it and with the cultural achievements of our forebears. Whether it is the ‘Apolloweg’ in Hopfgarten, which proceeds through the butterfly-filled meadows in the midst of the most extreme mountain farming area in East Tyrol, or the themed trail in St. Jakob im Defreggental, in the midst of the Hohe Tauern National Park. We want to bring inquisitive visitors closer to the unique flora and fauna of probably the loveliest, and at any rate, the most natural area in the East Alps.

Themed trails in East Tyrol:

Peace trail

A total of 10 stations on the route to the Helenenkirchlein, designed and organised by various clubs, school groups and artists invite you to stay for a while and to reflect.

Themed path "towards peace"

Route start: Erasumuskapelle in Thurn/Prappernite

Route end: Helenenkirche

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Glocknerspur adventure trail

This exceptional educational trail provides fitness for the soul, information about the interesting alpine history of the Großglockner and the man and varied insights into the natural wonder of this mountain.

Themed path "Glocknerspur - BergeDenken"

Route start: Lucknerhaus Kals

Route end: Lucknerhütte

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Nature educational trail in Debanttal

The educational trail proceeds through a variety-packed, structured alpine landscape, surrounded by an impressive mountain backdrop. 

Nature and culture educational trail Debant valley

Route start: Parkplatz Seichenbrunn

Route end: Lienzer Hütte

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Glacier trail Innergschlöss/Schlatenkees

The Innergschlöss glacier trail takes visitors right into the centre of the “eternal ice” in the core zone of Hohe Tauern National Park.

Glacier trail Innergschlöss/Schlatenkees

Route start: Venedigerhaus Innergschlöss

Route end: Schlatenkees

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