The highest mountains in Tirol, the largest national park in the Alps, more hours of sunshine than most places in Austria – three excellent reasons to discover East Tirol and in particular Kartitsch, Austria's first official winter walking village.
Seen from North Tirol, the region of East Tirol enjoys a remote location separated from the "rest" of Tirol by the Italian province of Alto Adige. However, it is exactly this remoteness which makes it so popular with walkers. Many of the side valleys around the Hohe Tauern National Park, the craggy Lienz Dolomites and the Carnic Alps are serenely peaceful and the perfect place to get away from it all for a few days. Kartitsch in the Gailtal Valley has officially been named Austria's first winter walking village thanks to its excellent winter walking infrastructure and friendly accommodation providers who know what hikers want and need during their stay.