The holiday village Matrei in Osttirol is the largest municipality of East Tyrol.
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Altitude: 1,000 m asl
Only a few km from Lienz, there is Matrei in Osttirol, a small city located in central position regarding the valleys in the surroundings. The two highest mountains of Austria, the Grossglockner (3,798 m asl) and the Grossvenediger (3,674 m asl) as well as the High Tauern National Park are located right on the doorstep and offer perfect conditions for varied leisure time activities in great scenery.
High alpine walking tours from one refuge to another, trips to the “Zedlacher paradise”, a wonderful old larch forest, or a tour to one of the 150 surrounding mountains over 3,000 m are very popular with hikers. In case you would like to enjoy the panoramic view on Matrei and surroundings, we warmly recommend you to make a walk to Weissenstein Castle, which since 1865 has been in private hands and that is why it can only be visited from outside. However, Matrei in Osttirol is also popular with those who love fly fishing as well as cycling, due to the fact that the Iseltal cycling path passes by.
The skiing area Matreier Goldried is one of the skiing areas in the Alps where the snow is hardly ever missing. Moreover the valley station is directly located in the centre of the village. The skiing areas Kals at the Grossglockner and Matreier Goldried form the Grossglockner Resort Kals-Matrei ski region (43.5 km of ski slopes), the biggest skiing area of East Tyrol.
Our recommendation: need a real rush of adrenaline? Try rafting on the Isel river, the last intact glacial stream of the Alps! And in the evening just sit back and enjoy the camp fire and music.