Huben, located at the foot of the High Tauern National Park, belongs to the municipality of Matrei in Osttirol
Altitude: 819 m a.s.l.
Huben is part of the High Tauern National Park, the largest national park of Austria. Here, at the junction to the Defereggen Valley and the Kals Valley, the stunning mountain world with famous names such as Grossglockner and Grossvenediger determines the leisure time offer. High above the village, Kienburg Castle tells about armoured knights and fire-spitting dragons.
Besides its numerous walking and hiking tours, cycling is really popular in the area. The Iseltal Cycle Route, for example, takes you on a length of 28 km from Matrei to the beautiful town of Lienz. In winter, however, in Matrei there's one of the lift facilities of the Grossglockner-Resort Kals-Matrei Skiing Area with its beautiful deep powder snow slopes and the three valley runs.
Worth a visit are also the sacred building around the village. They include the Sacred Heart Church in Huben, built according to the plan of the architect Lois Welzenbacher and famous for its crucifix of Master Johann Paterer, and the Chapel of the Seven Sorrows of Mary in Unterpeischlach, built during WWI and destroyed by high water in 1966. On its walls, a fresco tells about those times...