Prägraten am Großvenediger

Where the mountains promise you happiness

The mountaineering village of Prägraten am Großvenediger is located in the rear Virgental valley, surrounded by over 60 three-thousand-metre peaks. It is part of the Hohe Tauern National Park and, as a certified member of the Austrian Hiking Villages, offers everything you need for an unforgettable hiking experience in East Tyrol. It is astonishing that Prägraten am Großvenediger is the fourth largest municipality in East Tyrol in terms of area, but only has around 1,140 inhabitants. Freedomseemslimitless here! This means you have enough space on your vacation to indulge in your outdoor experience.


As the name suggests, Prägraten lies at the foot of the Großvenediger (3,657 m) - the so-called "World's OldMajesty". The mountain was given this resounding nickname by its first climber, Ignaz von Kürsinger. However, this is not the only impressive peak in the rearmost village in the Virgental valley, there are many other worthwhile high mountain tours, such as the Rainer Horn (3,559 m), the Schwarze Wand (3,503 m), the Hoher Zaun (3,451 m), the Kristallwand (3,310 m), the Weißspitze (3,300 m) and many more.


The Venediger Group is the largest contiguous glacier area in the Hohe Tauern and characterizes the landscape of Prägraten. The Isel, the last free-flowing glacial river in the Eastern Alps, is fed by the mountain group, among others. If you would like to get to know the river better, we recommend hiking the Iseltrail long-distance hiking trail.

Prägraten am Großvenediger in winter

Cross-country skiing on perfectly groomed slopes, winter hiking in a dreamlike winter scenery and winter riding in front of the Großvenediger, called "Weltalte Majestät" - the winter in Prägraten am Großvenediger is very varied.
In addition, the place is the Mecca for ski tourers. On the Hoch Tirol ski route you conquer various peaks on five stages and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views.
The family skiing area Prägraten am Großvenediger is ideal for all those who want to conjure up their first turns in the snow. But also skiers who rely on a lot of freedom and are looking for free slopes are in the right place in this ski area. And especially children's eyes sparkle when they can indulge in skiing here.

Prägraten am Großvenediger in summer

Outdoor lovers will feel completely at home in Prägraten am Großvenediger. The charming mountaineering village offers exciting alpine tours, varied long-distance hiking trails, breathtaking hut hikes as well as moderate walking trails close to the valley. In addition to hiking, cycling and mountain biking are also very important. The almost 25 kilometer long mountain bike tour "Radweg Virgental"from Matrei in Osttirol to the waterfalls "Umbalfälle" is well located for cyclists and families. The mountain bike routes in the village make it possible to explore the mountains on two wheels. In Prägraten am Großvenediger you can also indulge in climbing and trail riding. Both activities offer a good opportunity to enjoy the unspoiled nature and the clear mountain air.


The impressing waterfalls "Umballfälle" represent a popular excursion destination for young and old. The water experience trail, together with his stations and display boards, show you the world of the National Park Hohe Tauern and the history of the Isel. The award of the Austrian Hiking Seal of Quality confirms the unique beauty and quality of this adventure trail.

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