The market town of Matrei in Osttirol at the Felbertauernstraße forms the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park. Beautifully nestled in the valley, the municipal area of Matrei in Osttirol includes the entire Tauerntal valley as well as parts of the Iseltal valley. With an area of 277.8 km², the National Park municipality is the second largest municipality in Tirol. At the gates of Matrei in Osttirol, Weissenstein Castle stands guard over the 5000-inhabitant community on its steeply sloping dolomite marble rock. Numerous churches, chapels and wayside shrines characterise the Matrei townscape, and the market town is home to 42 historic buildings from various eras. Among these, the beautiful parish church of St. Alban stands out, as it is the largest rural church in Tirol.
The hike into the unique Gschlößtal valley, recognised as the most beautiful valley head in the Eastern Alps, is just a few minutes drive from Matrei in Osttirol. From there, an unforgettable view opens up over the imposing glacier world around the Großvenediger. This mighty iceberg watches over the wildly romantic Gschlösstal valley in the heart of the National Park Hohe Tauern.
Throughout the year, Matrei in Osttirol is versatile in all respects - from the wide range of sporting activities, to the most diverse cultural treasures, to the numerous accommodation options. Whether in a hotel, flat, on a farm or even in an alpine hut: the feel-good atmosphere is always guaranteed!