Boasting a picturesque position in the heart of the Hohe Tauern national park, the majestic market town of Matrei exudes an alluring air of mountainous magnificence. Matrei in Osttirol’s unique position in the heart of one of Austria’s most revered and internationally recognised natural parks makes it a dream destination for those seeking countryside splendour. Hike to the snow-capped summits of surrounding mountains to enjoy vertiginous vantage points; walk through verdant valleys that glisten with rural beauty; and stay on an authentic farm to truly experience authentic Austrian hospitality.
Depending on the seasons, Matrei in Osttirol offers a varied programme of outdoor activities; when the clouds clear and the summer sun melts the frozen snow, take advantage of the region’s remarkable hiking opportunities. Wander through verdant valleys to the foot of imposing mountains on the Innergschloss trail, or challenge your stamina on the Europa Panorama Path, an energetic exertion that affords some of Europe’s most breath-taking views.
When a heavy blanket of snow smothers the mountain slopes, visit Matrei in Osttirol’s first class ski centre in order to maximise your time in the winter wonderland. Take the smooth and swift ski life to the summit of Austria’s highest mountain before soaring down the descent. Perfect snow conditions ensure nothing will prevent adventurers from enjoying the slopes.
Enjoy a distinguished dining experience at the critically acclaimed Restaurant Rauterstube. Awared an esteemed ‘toque’ by the Austrian culinary authority, the refined restaurant serves creative and contemporary food that is inspired by the rich regional heritage. The extensive wine list is sure to suggest a perfect liquid accompaniment to your meal, which will be enjoyed in the elegant interior of this exquisite eatery. (Rauterplatz 3, 9971 Matrei in Osttirol, Austria)