Matrei in Osttirol

Holiday paradise in the heart of the National Park Hohe Tauern

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!

Matrei in Osttirol in summer

The mountain summer in Matrei in Osttirol is diverse and varied. In the summer months, the region around the national park municipality more than lives up to its reputation as a hiker 's paradise. Whether it's a summit experience with a view of over 60 three-thousand-metre peaks, high-altitude hikes from hut to hut or simply a cosy rest in one of the many managed alpine pastures - in Matrei in Osttirol the mountain and hiking adventure is at home. If you don't want to start your tour from the valley, you can quickly reach lofty heights with the Matrei Goldried cable car, from where you can start your hike in alpine landscapes.


Furthermore, there are numerous offers for an active summer holiday in the whole area, such as climbing tours, which make the mountaineer's heart beat faster, or tennis matches, played on the two granulate indoor courts or the three outdoor courts. The local riding hall also offers insights into English and Western riding, as well as guided rides. Passionate water sports enthusiasts also get their money's worth in the centre of the National Park region - whether rafting or kayaking in the Alpine river Isel. A real pleasure for young and old is also playing mini golf, where you can prove your dexterity and precision.


You can find your ultimate mountain moment at Bike & Hike in the Hohe Tauern National Park Region. Adrenaline junkies will get their money's worth at the Teufelssprung in the Proßeggklamm canyon.

Matrei in Osttirol in winter

The golden hiking autumn is followed by a winter in Matrei in Osttirol, rich in leisure opportunities and outstanding snow landscapes. With the valley station of the Großglockner Resort Kals/Matrei, the market town has a direct connection to the largest ski area in Osttirol, which is also considered one of the most beautiful ski areas in the Alps and has already received several awards. Alpine fans are rewarded with incomparable ski tours in the National Park region around Matrei in Osttirol. A visit to the Ice Park Osttirol - the largest artificial ice climbing garden in Austria - is exciting and varied. If you prefer cross-country skiing, you can look forward to optimally prepared cross-country ski trails including skating tracks. Silence, deceleration and unique experiences in nature can be had on a snowshoe hike with a National Park Ranger . For families, tobogganing, ice skating and winter hiking are particularly popular activities that can be enjoyed in the National Park Region Hohe Tauern Osttirol. In Matrei in Osttirol you can also try your hand at curling and discover winter horse riding. Equally tempting is a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride through the snow-covered winter landscape.

Matrei in Osttirol in autumn

Autumn in Matrei in Osttirol is hard to beat for beauty, because at no other time of year nature is bathed in such a wonderful, golden light! Rustle your feet through the leaves, collect chestnuts on walks and then use them for cooking or handicrafts and sip a hot chocolate in the café - oh autumn, you are wonderful!


In the golden autumn you can still go on many great hikes, as some huts are still open. If you are still undecided about a route, we would like to give you a special hiking tip.

The Ochsenwaldweg in the Gschlößtal offers a magnificent view of the glaciers of the Venedigergruppe and is particularly impressive with its beautiful stone pine trees. On the Thiemeweg between Proßegg and Zedlach, children in particular get their money's worth. The various play stations here guarantee fun and action during a leisurely hike.

Huts at Innergschlöß
Huts at Innergschlöß
...feeling like in another time
Lasting memories
Lasting memories
...from summit experiences
Breathtaking views
Breathtaking views
...to the highest mountains of Austria
Church St. Nikolaus
Church St. Nikolaus
...one of the oldest churches in Tirol
fairy tale path with play stations

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