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There is a lot to discover around the Alpinhotel Jesacherhof! Here are our top 10 attractions in Defereggental – an experience in summer as well as in winter.

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Clara mountain hut

The Clara mountain hut is located in the back of the Umbaltal valley in the Hohe Tauern National Park. It’s surrounded by numerous imposing three-thousand-metre peaks – at an altitude of 2,036 metres above sea level. To reach the hut, hike for about three hours from the Ströden car park along moderately difficult mountain trails. Once at the top, the panoramic view rewards you for your efforts.

Distance from the Jesacherhof: approx. 50km

Bergersee hut

Two hours of hiking will take you to the Bergersee hut at an altitude of 2,182 metres above sea level. The path unveils a stunning landscape and captivating views, gradually revealing themselves with every step. Once at the summit, indulge in a tranquil walk around the lake, where the stark wild rock formations juxtapose beautifully with the emerald waters, crafting an unparalleled scenic motif.

Distance from the Jesacherhof: approx. 50km

Bruggeralm mountain hut

The Bruggeralm mountain hut is only a few kilometres away from the Alpinhotel Jesacherhof. It is located in a picturesque Alpine village and enchants with a magnificent panoramic view. The kitchen offers delicious Tyrolean dishes: From Schlipfkrapfen (stuffed pasta) to a Marende (snack board) with grey cheese to Kaiserschmarrn (torn pancakes), this is an alluring place to stop. The Bruggeralm is also easily accessible by mountain bike.

Distance from the Jesacherhof: approx. 4km

Lake Anterselva/Antholz

Cross the border and take a trip to South Tyrol. Lake Anterselva/Antholz is considered the jewel of Pustertal – and once you’ve seen how the sunlight refracts in its clear water, you’ll know why. Lake Anterselva/Antholz lies at an altitude of 1,642 metres above sea level and is a wonderful hiking destination.

Distance from the Jesacherhof: approx. 21km

The Johannis mountain hut

The Johannis mountain hut in Dorfertal is a DAV refuge. Hiking routes to the impressive glaciers of the Venediger Group start from here. The hut itself is rustic and cosily furnished. Here, you can spend the night before your next big hike, take a warm shower, and enjoy the delicacies of Tyrolean cuisine.

Distance from the Jesacherhof: approx. 50km

The Jagdhausalm mountain hut

The Jagdhausalm mountain hut is situated at the largely uninhabited end of the Defereggental. Built in the 13th century, it is one of the oldest Alpine settlements in the country. The houses in the settlement are built of natural stone and are only occupied in the summer months. The extreme altitude of over 2,000m above sea level is a real challenge for the farmers and their animals.

Distance from the Jesacherhof: approx. 21km

Obersee lake

The Obersee lake is a picturesque mountain lake on the Staller Sattel pass. In early summer, gentian and Alpine roses blossom here, transforming the already impressive landscape into a picture-postcard idyll. A path leads around the lake; in winter, you can also circumnavigate the lake on cross-country skis. The Alpine inn Obersee invites you to lunch with a magnificent view.

Distance from the Jesacherhof: approx. 16km

Wildpark Assling

of forest and meadow, 35 varied animal species reside in their natural environments. Witness lynxes, owls, deer, ibexes, marmots, European bison, golden eagles, and more in their natural habitats. A trip to the Wildpark Assling is a highlight for the whole family!

Distance from Jesacherhof: approx. 53km

Anras Castle

Nestled between the Villgratner Mountains and the Lienz Dolomites, Anras Castle stands in the mountain village of the same name. The sunny terrace enjoys a mild climate, and so the bishops of Brixen spent their summers in the castle for several centuries. Today, Anras Castle is a historical cultural jewel and houses a museum.

Distance from the Jesacherhof: approx. 60km

“A Voyage Through Time” Museum in Defereggental

In the centre of St. Jakob, you will find a portal to another world. Enter the music pavilion and travel back to the Ice Age. Step by step, you will experience the evolution of humanity and nature up to the modern age. View fascinating exhibits such as the finds from the hunter’s station at Hirschbichl and the approximately 1,000-year-old dugout canoe.

Distance from the Jesacherhof: approx. 2km

Alpinhotel Jesacherhof ****S
The Jesacher Family // Außerrotte 37
9963 St. Jakob in Defereggen | Tirol // Austria
VAT no.: ATU66600369
T +43 (0) 4873 5333 // info@jesacherhof.at