Family summer in East Tyrol

Excursion tips

Experience an unforgettable vacation with your family with tons of adventure here with us! Whether with small children in a stroller, by bike, or with hiking boots on tours of exploration – East Tyrol offers countless opportunities to experience nature. Excursions for small children, action for teens, nature outings, and learning experiences for all ages. And for the whole family: after an eventful day, let yourself be pampered with East Tyrolean culinary treats in a rustic hut. How about some Kaiserschmarrn pancakes, Schlipfkrapfen, or Tyrolean dumplings?

Hochstein adventure mountain

The local mountain of Lienz, the Hochstein, offers a variety of activities for the whole family. Rolling trails make the pulse of downhill bike fans race faster with excitement. The pump track at the valley station and the family flow trail are perfectly suited for biking amateurs. The Moosalm at section 1 offers a petting zoo for the little ones and nearby is a climbing garden, which is suited for all ages thanks to its diverse offer. The Osttirodler alpine coaster starts at the Moosalm and takes you back down into the valley on thrilling curves in both summer and winter. The Moosalm is also the starting point for leisurely or challenging hikes.


Galitzenklamm nature trail and via ferrata

Galitzenklamm Water Adventure Park - a unique nature experience for the whole family! The trail leads over spectacular bridges and past steep rock walls. This is definitely an impressive experience for both young and old visitors. There is a playground for the little ones. Experienced adrenaline junkies with a head for heights can climb 1 of the 5 via ferrata routes with varying difficulty levels. And a stop for refreshments at Gasthaus Galitzenklamm is the best way to bring your excursion to an end.


Zettersfeld Family Park

Insider tip from Romana Winkler!


My tip for a great day for children is the family park on the Zettersfeld! Hop on the gondola and head up the mountains, where 15 adventure play stations await you. The mascot “Steiner Mandl” accompanies you along the path and tells interesting stories about his animal friends on the mountain. The little ones can romp around at the stations, and for older children, there is the opportunity to conquer the mini golf course. Along the wonderful hiking trail, which is suited for children’s strollers, there are several rustic huts that provide delicious refreshments.  

My insider tip is the blueberry pancakes at the Naturfreunde Hütte – truly mouth-watering! [Romana]

Wassermythos Ochsenlacke

Do you already know the guardians of the water high above the Moosalm? Tons of remarkable animals are awaiting you in the tranquil Defereggental. You can reach the "Wassermythos Ochsenlacke", an adventure playground on the lake, in 2 sections with the lifts in St. Jakob. Around this small mountain lake, a brown trout, dipper, dragonfly, newt, and frog serve as play equipment made of wood for an exciting excursion. If all quiz questions about the water myth of the Ochsenlacke have been answered correctly at the end, there is a surprise for children at the Moosalm. From here, you can also hike to the nearby Leppleskofel (2.811 m)..


Assling Wildlife Park

Get closer to the variety of animals in our mountains in their natural habitat: a visit to the Assling Wildlife Park is a wonderful experience for the whole family. A walk through the 80,000 m² wildlife preserve leads past deer, ibexes, and more. The free roaming animals such as goats and ducks ensure lots of fun. This is where members of the local animal world congregate and delight young and old.


Adventure Park Osttirol

Adventure Park Osttirol in Ainet is just right for teens! Here you will find countless outdoor activities: archery, camp Olympics, basic survival courses, slackline, forest pool, canoeing, or bike trails. Located on the Isel river and with an integrated restaurant, this is an adventure for the whole family.


Hohe Tauern National Park

Do you already know the BIG FIVE in the Hohe Tauern National Park? With our experienced national park ranger, you can go on a search for tracks of the largest wild animals in the Hohe Tauern National Park! On the guided hike, you will be out on the trail with the ranger with a spotting scope & binoculars by Swarovski Optik. The skilled ranger with a trained eye provides exciting insider information about the local plants and animals.


Nature watch and wildlife observation in the Hohe Tauern National Park

On a short, guided hike in the upper Defereggental through the Oberhaus pine forest, the largest contiguous pine forest in the Eastern Alps, you will directly reach a 22 m high wildlife observation tower with a gorgeous view. Here, you can observe roe, red deer, and birds in the wild up-close with the ranger.


Little national park explorers

Insect hunt, lantern hikes, bat nights, goat milking, crafts with hay and stones, barefoot hikes, glacier peels, butter making, marmot hunt, bird hikes, investigating bee life, photo safaris, geocaching, and much more – all of this awaits our little national park explorers throughout East Tyrol. With the exciting adventure program in July and August, children can have tons of fun in mysterious places and learn about the local flora and fauna in playful ways.


Direct view of the Glockner from the Glocknerwinkel

A direct view of Austria’s highest mountain can be comfortably reached by car! The whole family can admire the Großglockner on an excursion to Kals. Take a drive from our hotel through the Iseltal via the toll road to Kals. The Lucknerhaus parking lot is also easily reachable for buses. Awaiting you in the Glocknerwinkel visitor’s and information center is a breathtaking view as well as an exhibit about the Großglockner and the “Big Five” of the national park: bearded vultures, golden eagles, ibexes, marmots, and chamois. This excursion is worth it! A walk in the Ködnitztal is impressive for the whole family, and not far from the Glocknerwinkel is a climbing garden. A stop for refreshments at the Lucknerhaus is highly recommended.


Olala street theater festival

Once a year, the inner city of Lienz transforms into a stage and the visitors themselves become actors! At the Olala street theater festival in August, musical groups, acrobats, artists, and actors make their way through Lienz and delight young & old with their splendid performance. The festival takes place on various stages in and around the Dolomite city. It is an annually changing program with magnificent, international artists. It is one of the biggest cultural events in East Tyrol!