Huben

The small village of Huben at the foot of the High Tauern National Park belongs to the municipality of Matrei in Osttirol.

Altitude: 819 m asl

At the junction to the Defereggental and the Kalser Tal valleys the small village of Huben is located at 819 m asl, 7 km far away of the centre of Matrei in Osttirol, the municipality to which Huben belongs.

The High Tauern National Park and the surrounding alpine world with famous mountains like the Grossglockner (3,798 m asl) and Grossvenediger (3,674 m asl) offer a gorgeous nature. The region is famous for its numerous walking and hiking tours, but also within cycling tours, like along the St. Johann im Walde bikeway, the fantastic landscape can be explored. In winter the Grossglockner-Resort Kals-Matrei skiing area invites you to have fun, one of the cable cars up to this wide skiing paradise starts in Matrei.

Worth a visit is the Sacred Heart Church (Herz-Jesu-Kirche) in the village centre of Huben, built according to the plan of the architect Lois Welzenbacher. In 1928 it was consecrated. The altarpiece, constructed by the Trenkwalder Brothers in 1878, comes from the St John Church in Innsbruck - in 1996 it was brought to Huben. Also worth seeing is the crucifix of Master Johann Paterer.

Our recommendation: the chapel dedicated to the Seven Sorrows of Mary in Unterpeischlach was built during World War I and destroyed by high water in 1966. At the outer walls a fresco tells the story of the destruction and rebuilding of the chapel. A worthwhile excursion destination!

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