🌞 Sunny village in the National Park Hohe Tauern 🌞

In addition to the sunny city of Lienz, Osttirol also has a sunny village in the Virgental Valley - we are talking about the picturesque village of Virgen. South of the Venediger Group , the community lies at just under 1,200 meters above sea level in the National Park Hohe Tauern. Next to the shapely mountain peaks, the ruins of Rabenstein Castle tower majestically above the sunny plateau of Virgen.


Virgen owes its name of sunny village mainly to the south-facing peaks of the Lasörling group . Since these are significantly lower than their neighbors, the sun shines here even in the depths of winter a few hours longer than elsewhere.


Enjoy the sun's rays on the terrace or balcony of your accommodation in Virgen! Whether it's an inn, vacation apartment,farmhouse or alpine hut - the choice of accommodation in Virgen is wide!


Vacation feelings...
...the cleansing-fresh breeze during summit tours
...the cleansing-fresh breeze during summit tours
...the flowery soft scent of mountain meadows
...the flowery soft scent of mountain meadows
...the overwhelmingly beautiful sunrises
...the overwhelmingly beautiful sunrises
...the damp dew during hikes
...the damp dew during hikes
...the smell of Kaiserschmarren at huts
...the smell of Kaiserschmarren at huts
...the crunch of fresh snow during winter hiking
...the crunch of fresh snow during winter hiking
...deep view into the mighty Isel Canyon
...deep view into the mighty Isel Canyon
...frescoes of the Pilgrimage church Maria Schnee
...frescoes of the Pilgrimage church Maria Schnee

Summer in Virgen

The Maria Schnee pilgrimage church St. Mary Major in Obermauern is well worth a visit. Before the gates of the church, the custom of offering up a ram is celebrated annually, having been recognised by UNESCO as "intangible cultural heritage".


The Iselschlucht, a fascinating canyon, and the educational water trail along the Umbal Falls, where the Isel unleashes its mighty powers, are located not far away from Virgen. A few kilometres downriver by the banks of the glacial river, a former sawmill was transformed into a stone carving workshop. Here, massive serpentines and trees from the valley stripped off their bark are transformed into elaborate sculptures, and most of the time, you can watch the artists work. In the warmer months, the landscape around Virgen beckons with countless hiking trails and footpaths. Those who want to enjoy nature can embark on the "Weg durch die Virger Feldfluren" to explore the Virgen fields and meadows. Several scenic long-distance hiking trails also lead through the picturesque landscape, which surrounds the national park community Virgen. The walking and running-Arena Virgental also boasts 76 kilometres of trails and 14 signposted circuits of various distance and levels of difficulty.

Winter in Virgen

Winter in Virgental also makes for extraordinary experiences of nature. Snow-covered scenery and craggy mountaintops. Far away from the hustle and bustle you can experience pure winter bliss here.

Not least thanks to its beautiful peaks, the sunny village is known as a true paradise for ski touring fans. A small ski area is located nearby and accessible with the Fellachlift, providing a stress-free skiing experience in particular for beginners and families. With the free ski bus you can also get to Austria's largest ski area, quickly and hassle-free.


In addition to expansive slopes, the Grossglockner Resort Kals/Matrei offers winter sports fans a magnificent panorama of Grossglockner, Grossvenediger and a further 60 peaks topping 3,000 m. The snow-covered landscape of Hohe Tauen National Park can be optimally enjoyed on a winter hike or a snowshoe hike together with a national park ranger. Tobogganing fans and passionate cross-country skiers are also well catered for in Virgen. The floodlit toboggan run Würfelehütte and the wide range of cross-country ski tracks leave nothing to be desired.

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Weather and Webcam in Virgen


Even if low pressure persists on Saturday, the weather will not be too bad all in all: Thick cloud will alternate with clearer spells and occasional showers in the afternoon in particular.


Sunday will remain damp. Monday will bring the breakthrough to better weather and the cloud will decrease. Tuesday and Wednesday will bring marvellous weather with undiluted sunshine and steadily rising temperatures.

forecast for Saturday, 01.10.2022


fair weather: 30%
frost line: 2400m


fair weather: 10%
frost line: 2400m
forecast for Sunday, 02.10.2022
fair weather: 40%
frost line: 2200m
forecast for Monday, 03.10.2022
fair weather: 60%
frost line: 2700m

Sonnenanbeter aufgepasst! Im Sonnendorf Virgen findet man auf 1.200 m auch im tiefsten Winter ein paar wertvolle Sonnenstunden. Der ungetrübte Blick auf die Burgruine Rabenstein sowie dunkelgrüne Baumwipfel klappt am besten von der Terrasse einer der zahlreichen Unterkünfte in Virgen.

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Tourist information Virgen
Virgental Straße 77
9972 Virgen

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