Prägraten am Großvenediger

Where the mountains promise you happiness

The mountaineering village of Prägraten am Großvenediger is located at the back of the Virgental Valley, surrounded by no less than 60 three-thousand-metre peaks. It is part of the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern. It is astonishing that Prägraten am Großvenediger is the fourth largest municipality in Osttirol in terms of area, but has only 1,150 inhabitants.So, it can rightly be said that the freedom in Prägraten am Großvenediger is probably limitless! Thus, you have enough freedom during your vacation to indulge in your outdoor experience.

The village is located, as the name suggests, at the foot of the Großvenediger (3,657 m) - the so-called "Weltalte Majestät". The first climber Ignaz von Kürsinger gave the mountain this euphonious nickname. But this is not the only majestic peak of the last village in the Virgental Valley, there are other desirable high mountain tours: Rainer Horn (3,559 m), Schwarze Wand (3,503 m), Hoher Zaun (3,451 m), Kristallwand (3,310 m), Weißspitze (3,300 m) and many others.

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

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.

Cross country skiing slopes
Cross country skiing slopes
...as far as the eye can see
Winter hiking
Winter hiking
...in the unspoiled nature

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