Osttirol Heinfels
Osttirol Heinfels

East Tyrol

The Alta Val Pusteria does not only include South Tyrolean territory, but extends up to East Tyrol.

East Tyrol borders on South Tyrol, Veneto (province of Belluno), the Carinthia and Salzburg. The chief city of East Tyrol is Lienz, situated nearly in the middle of the area. This area is characterised by its mild climate and intact nature. This is also where the highest mountain peaks of Austria and the nature park Hohe Tauern are situated. This national park is the largest park in Central Europe.

East Tyrol can be devided into four areas, which are the Dolomites of Lienz, the Valle Defreggen, the Alta Val Pusteria and the Hohe Tauern. It is not only a popular destination for hikers, but also for those who love cross-country skiing in winter, as there are several cross-country ski tracks extending even to Italy!
The highlight for skiers: on the most ski slopes you can ski with only one ski pass “OK”!

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    Abfaltersbach

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