Adults and children delight in the recreational activities on offer in Defereggen Valley. We, your hosts, have put together several day trip destinations in Tyrol for you that allow you to explore the best of East Tyrol!
Flower nature trail. Water experience path, cultural path … Five themed routes in total lead through Defereggen Valley's nature and familiarise old and young explorers with various themes in an impressive way. These day trip destinations in Tyrol promise you magnificent views and informative experiences.
The high Alpine road is one of the most popular day trip destinations in Tyrol and in fact in the whole of Austria. It is open from April to October and leads through the National Park Hohe Tauern up to Austria's highest mountain, the Großglockner (3,798< m). Here 48 km of driving fun, wonderful panoramas and the finest nature experiences await you.
One of the day trip destinations in Tyrol, which we definitely recommend, is the "Pearl of the Dolomites", the city of Lienz in East Tyrol. Inviting lanes, cosy restaurants, shops and bars characterise the cityscape. Here you can take a leisurely stroll around town, dedicate yourself to shopping on holiday and visit a few sights like Liebburg castle from the 17th century, the Antoniuskirchl or St. Michaels church. The town's market takes place every Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.
At the Assling Wildlife Park near Lienz you can observe local animals like fallow deer, marmots, wild boars, lynxes, raccoons, owls, ibexes and much more. On the circular trail you get close to the animals that live in the roughly 80,000 m² wildlife park and obtain information about the fauna in the East Tyrolean Alps.
One of the day trip destinations in Tyrol for the whole family is the Galitzenklamm near Lienz. Here a waterfall trail including via ferrata leads through the gorge and the roaring water is close enough to touch. Information boards tell the story of the gorge and reveal interesting details about the local plant and animal world.