Summer in Osttirol

Summer holiday in a healthy climate

The beautiful Defereggental valley is a fantastic destination for a relaxed and reenergizing holiday in the fresh mountain air of the Tyrolean Alps. Explore the largest stone pine forest of the Eastern Alps, and the marvellous alpine pastures. You can probably enjoy some fresh milk, buttermilk and cheese there, directly from the farmer. With more than 300 km of marked trails, you can hike in one of the most spectacular hiking regions with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

St. Jakob in the Defereggental is located between the Hohe Tauern National Park and the Riesenferner mountain range. Marvel at the 50 mountain peaks which tower from above at more than 3.000 metres above sea-level in our East-Tyrolean village.

 The Zollwirt guesthouse is a partner company to the National Park Hohe Tauern, which is a fantastic area for hiking and spending time in the well-maintained and pristine nature.  

The Osttirol-Card

The popular Osttirol-Card ensures a fantastic summer holiday here with us in East Tyrol.  Go out and explore the East Tyrolean mountains, the water, culture, and the unspoilt nature with this special card.

Receive discounts at a variety of popular activities like at the mountain lift services, for guided hikes, museums, leisure centres, and so much more.

More information on the Osttirol-Card

Hiking in the Defereggental

Nature-lovers are sure to enjoy the fantastic unspoilt landscape the Defereggental valley has to offer. The imposing alpine landscape coupled with the mild climate and fresh air enables hikers to explore this region to their heart’s content. Find the tranquillity you yearn for in our peaceful nature far from mass-tourism.

Choose from themed hiking trails, gentle walks in the valley, versatile tracks along alpine pastures, and challenging tours up to the summit of mountains reaching more than 3.000 metres above sea-level.

A special highlight during summer is the period when the majestic alpine rose is in bloom and the glorious red flowers can be found on the alpine meadows.

Tip: You can take the gondola from St. Jakob and enjoy the lovely hiking region Brunnalm in a more relaxed fashion.

Interesting hiking recommendations and tours

Familienwanderung im Defereggental
Interactive map Osttirol

The golf
beginners course

Golfpark in Osttirol

For those who want to learn this sport at a new golf course - the ideal opportunity.

Golfpark Defereggental

First class

Bikeurlaub in Osttirol

No matter if you enjoy gentle bike rides, exciting mountain ascents, stops in rustic mountain huts, or energetic professional bike tours: The Defereggental is perfect for all bike enthusiasts.

With seemingly endless bike trails to choose from, you can go for rides in the sloping green meadows, the flat valley, up to the alpine pastures and huts, or even further all the way to the challenging mountain tops. 

Families love the beautiful bike track from St. Jakob to Erlsbach which leads past an exciting playground.

Bike and mountain bike trails

A motorbike

Motorradtouren in der Osttiroler Bergwelt

The Alpengasthof Zollwirt is a great starting point for your outings on your motorbike. With our senior boss being an avid bike enthusiast, we can ensure that he will gladly share his local knowledge regarding spectacular routes to Carinthia and South Tyrol with likeminded guests.

And after a memorable tour you can share your experiences in our delightful beer-garden. Enjoy our delicious food and a cold beer or a nice glass of wine – the perfect way to end a marvellous day here with us.

Motorcycling in Osttirol

Hohe Tauern

Progamm Naturpark Hohe Tauern

Experience our unique high mountain landscape accompanied by trained national park rangers - there is something for every guest with the variety of tours on offer in our region!


Partner National Park