Virgen

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!

 

Virgen in summer

The pilgrimage church Maria Schnee in Obermauern is a worthwhile destination. In front of the church gates, the custom of the sacrificial ram is celebrated annually, which has been recognized as an "intangible cultural heritage" by UNESCO . The natural jewel Iselschlucht and the water show path along the Umbal Falls, where the Isel unleashes its imposing forces, are also not far from Virgen. A few kilometers downstream, a stone sculpture workshop is located on the banks of the glacial river in a former sawmill. Here, massive serpentines and debarked trees from the valley are turned into artistic sculptures, and the artists often let people look over their shoulders.

 

In the warm months the landscape around Virgen attracts with countless hiking and walking trails. Those who want to enjoy nature here can also take the path through the Virgen fields to explore the species-rich fauna and flora. Several beautiful long-distance hiking trails lead through the picturesque landscape that surrounds the national park community of Virgen. The walking and running arena Virgental also convinces with 76 trail kilometers and 14 marked circular routes in different lengths and degrees of difficulty.

Vacation feelings...
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...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
Virgen in winter

Winter also provides unique natural experiences in the Virgental valley. Snow-covered landscapes and rugged mountain peaks. Far away from the big hustle, you can experience pure winter idyll here.

Thanks in part to its beautiful peaks, the sunny village is considered a true paradise for ski touring enthusiasts. Directly in the village area is the Fellachlift, a small ski area that offers beginners and families in particular a stress-free skiing experience. The free ski bus also brings you quickly and easily to the largest ski area in Osttirol, the Großglockner Resort Kals-Matrei.

 

In addition to extensive slopes, winter sports fans at the Grossglockner Resort Kals-Matrei can expect a magnificent panorama of the Grossglockner, Grossvenediger and over 60 other three-thousand-meter peaks. The snow-covered landscape of the Hohe Tauern National Park can be optimally enjoyed during a winter hike or a snowshoe hike with a national park ranger. Toboggan fans and passionate cross-country skiers also get their money's worth in Virgen. The illuminated tobogganrun Würfelehütte and the varied cross-country slopes leave nothing to be desired.

Accommodations in Virgen

Weather and Webcam in Virgen

Forecast:

A southerly airflow will bring warm, dry air from the Sahara to our region. It will remain bright or cloudy and dry, with temperatures still rising.

Tendency:

Before Thursday, the foehn winds and moderately cloudy weather will persist.

Virgen
forecast for Sunday, 25.02.2024
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morning

-2°C/28°F
fair weather: 60%
frost line: 700m
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afternoon

4°C/39°F
fair weather: 50%
frost line: 2000m
forecast for Monday, 26.02.2024
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7°C/45°F
fair weather: 50%
frost line: 2400m
forecast for Tuesday, 27.02.2024
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6°C/43°F
fair weather: 40%
frost line: 2300m
Virgen

Sonnenanbeter aufgepasst! Im Sonnendorf Virgen findest du auf 1.200 m auch im tiefsten Winter ein paar wertvolle Sonnenstunden. Der ungetrübte Blick auf die Burgruine Rabenstein und die mächtigen Gebirgsketten der Lasörling- und Venedigergruppe genießt du am besten von der Terrasse einer der zahlreichen Unterkünfte in Virgen.



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Virgental Straße 77
9972 Virgen

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