A 500-year-old larch forest above Matrei in East Tyrol can be discovered on an interesting forest nature trail.
A small path leads through a protected centuries old larch forest in the majestic beauty of the Venediger Group. It is the Zedlach Paradise Nature Trail which invites visitors from near and afar to enjoy this stunning spot of land. Seven stations with information panels tell about the forest habitat and the origin of these old trees with their 7 metres thick trunks.
The 2 km long theme trail starts at the Matrei-Zedlach parking space "Jösn" and leads in about 45 minutes from 1,410 m up to 1,524 m a.s.l. across the Zedlach Paradise. Some giant wrought-iron sculptures, done by the local artist Erich Trost are hidden beneath the mighty ancient trees: a 3 metres high bear which invites to climb, a woodpecker and giant ants.
By the way: The months between June and September are the best season for a hike in the Zedlach Paradise - Zedlacher Paradies, in German. The first cold days approach already in October, what means that also the first snow is not far away. Have fun!