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Hiking in and around St. Jakob

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Defereggental in Osttirol

Defereggental is located in the heart of Hohe Tauern National Park, the largest national park in all of Austria.

This paradise, with its pristine landscapes and unique mountain world, is perhaps best explored on foot – more precisely, along the 300 kilometers of hiking paths which extend out through the region.

Flower Theme Path in St. Jakob

Close to St. Jakob, a number of different theme paths invite you to set out on excursions that are both fascinating and instructive. On the Oberseite Flower Theme Path in St. Jakob, for example, you will learn to recognize much of the colorful alpine flora that surrounds you.

You will need a certain amount of stamina to tackle the path since it rises around 800 vertical meters. This five-four walk provides fascinating insights into the plant world at various altitude ranges.

Water Theme Path in St. Jakob

The Water Theme Path is dedicated to this wet elixir of life. This path is relatively easy, making it ideal for a family outing. Awaiting you on this tour are 31 info boards, telling you all you could wish to know about this amazing element. Along the way, hikers explore moors, species-rich ponds, clear springs, a natural playground and much more – which is why this Water Path is often described as “Nature’s Free-Range Laboratory”. At the end of the Water Theme Path, you can look forward to a final highlight: the cascades and waterfalls of the Stallenbach stream.

Head for the high peaks

Looking for a real challenge? The summit trails and via ferrata climbs in Eastern Tyrol are a dream-come-true for ambitious hikers, taking you up via glaciers, cliff faces and steep alpine trails. The ultimate challenge: an ascent of the Grossvenediger, elevation 3,666 m above sea level – always in the company of a mountain guide, of course!

From leisurely strolls to all-day outings, Hohe Tauern National Park and the Defereggental offer everything your heart could possibly wish for. Simply ask us if you need some help finding the ideal hiking route or you are looking for a true insider tip!

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