"East Tyrol is naturally different. By that we of course mean its natural surroundings" - this is the philosophy of the holiday region south of the main ridge of the Alps. Nestled between the Hohe Tauern National Park, the Lienz Dolomites and the Carnic border ridge, it is characterised in particular by its originality, authenticity and practised traditions. With a total of 265 three-thousand metre peaks and the Großglockner, Austria’s highest peak, East Tyrol rightly calls itself "the Alpine Tyrol". Nature enthusiasts will find unspoilt countryside and plenty of open space. Active visitors appreciate the ideal conditions for outdoor sports, and East Tyrol has long enjoyed cult status in mountaineering and climbing circles. Epicurean holidaymakers particularly appreciate the southern region of Austria for its culinary diversity with down-to-earth culinary delights of the highest standard: from rustic snack bars to refined gourmet restaurants. Rural traditions also play a major role: centuries-old customs, authentic handicrafts and a carefully nurtured, honest culture of traditions continue to shape the lives of the people of East Tyrol - just as they did in times gone by.
Holiday with a clear conscience: green travel by rail
Those who want to reduce their ecological footprint even further on holiday will leave the car at home this summer and travel by ÖBB to Lienz, and hire an electric car from there. The best way to leave your car at home. With the "Gästekarte" (guest card) you can take any bus in East Tyrol free of charge.
* Starting price per person and direction, 2nd class, limited and service-specific offer, only bookable online or via the ÖBB App, max. 6 months (180 days) before departure. Cannot be cancelled or refunded. No discounts.