With its towering mountains and charming valleys, East Tirol is a wonderful place to get away from it all. Rafting, swimming, tobogganing, shopping, art, history and culture are just some of the many attractions in this quiet enclave.
Places don't get much more remote than the "Jagdhausalmen", a complex of stone huts considered the oldest mountain village in Austria. Families can walk up here in summer, enjoy a hearty snack and marvel at the spectacular views. Talking of the views, East Tirol covers large parts of the Hohe Tauern National Park. This area, which is the country's only official national park, is home to Austria's highest mountain, the mighty Großglockner. We also recommend a drive along the twisting Kalser Glocknerstraße road followed by a walk to the Lucknerhaus. Families with children will enjoy the region's swimming lakes and outdoor pools. Don't forget to visit the Umbalwasserfälle waterfall at the end of the remote Virgental Valley, which can be accessed via a learning trail with information boards on the incredible power of water. Last but not least, the villages of Dölsach and Lavant as well as the town of Lienz are all home to settlements dating back to the Romans and Celts.