Garten der Dolomiten The Garden of the Dolomites
Hochpustertal - East Tyrol
The Hochpustertal Holiday Region lies nestled between the Lienz and South Tyrolean Dolomites. And this 'front garden' will make families in particular feel completely at home
Mountain villages with authentic character
Leisurely hikes to the highest cultivated Alpine pastures in Austria at Villgratental; the Pustertal High Alpine Road with its imposing views and sights; and Tyrolean Gailtal with the Carnic Mountain Trail and Drauradweg trail, together with East Tyrolean hospitality and tradition will make a holiday in Hochpustertal simply fly by.
Culture embraces nature: In Hochpustertal the cultural treasures are strung together like a pearl necklace. For example Anras Castle or Heinfels Castle, which in summer is a romantic setting for concerts during the Gustav Mahler Festival.
The Hochpustertal valley has some particularly attractive things in store for hikers and cyclists: the Carnic Mountain Trail was once a smugglers route between Austria and Italy, a fiercely fought over front in the First World War and later a long-distance footpath, which goes from East Tyrol to Carinthia, offering frequent detours into neighbouring Italy.
Once you have been on the cross-country trails in Hochpustertal - particularly in Tyrol's Gailtal valley between Kartitsch, Ober- and Untertilliach - you'll never want to go skating or cross-country skiing anywhere else.
Guaranteed snow is also very important for cross-country skiing, which is why there are at least 5km of trails with snow making machines here. There are in total 120km of groomed trails, also encompassing the villages in the Pustertal and Innervillgraten valleys.