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Wonderful alpine scenery, striking mountain peaks in the background - Hotel Ortnerhof

Active holiday: mtb and skiing at the food of the GroƟvenediger

How I love the mountains!

Experience the incomparable beauty of the mountain world of East Tyrol and enjoy pristine nature in the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern. Enjoy the mountains with all your senses: the breathtaking panorama, the pleasant peace, the wonderful feeling of freedom and being focused on the here and now.

The Ortnerhof is your base camp for mountain adventures far removed from everyday life in one of Austria’s most beautiful regions. Discover the variety of every season.

Summer holidays in East Tyrol

Whether you are a leisure hiker, horse rider, mountain biker, scrambler or summiteer, everyone can experience moments of summer happiness here. Nestled between the GroƟglockner (3,798 m) and GroƟvenediger (3,657 m), the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern region offers you plenty of space to discover, experience and enjoy.

Two cyclists on a forest path in the mountains - Hotel Ortnerhof

Mountain holiday in the best location:

  • Experience and enjoy nature in the middle of the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern region.
  • Free hiking bus with a stop in front of the hotel.
  • Three minutes walk to the riding stables.
  • Hiking trails, biking, running and walking routes start from the doorstep.
    (We’ll be happy to give you insider tips on site.)
  • In-house e-bike rental.
  • Official national park partner company ā€“ a guided ranger hike is free.
A group on horseback in the mountains of East Tyrol - Hotel Ortnerhof


Into the stirrups, ready, go. Off to the mountains on horseback. Our guided rides through the Virgental are both legendary and unique in Austria.

Two e-bikers on a forest path - Hotel Ortnerhof

Mountain biking

Leisurely to the end of the valley or with the flow towards the summits. Many tours of varying degrees of difficulty start directly at the hotel. Relaxed, casual cycling with our full-suspension hire e-bikes.

Four hikers on their way to the summit, snow-capped mountains in the background - Hotel Ortnerhof


Alpine hikes, hut tours, long-distance hikes, trails and guided ranger tours. When it comes to hiking, mountain lovers know that East Tyrol is the perfect place for them. Enjoyment and active relaxation await you in the largest national park in Central Europe.

Two hikers on the summit of the Seewandspitze wish each other all the best - Hotel Ortnerhof

Mountaineering & climbing

266 three-thousanders rise towards the sky in East Tyrol. Away from the GroƟglockner and GroƟvenediger, there are times when you have hiking trails and peaks almost to yourself. Climbing gardens, via ferratas and climbing parks await you for adventures on the rocks.

Two women and a man on a mountain run - Hotel Ortnerhof

Running & Nordic walking

Feel the nature with every step. From easy and medium routes through the valley to varied trails along forest and meadow paths starting and finishing at the Ortnerhof.

Group rafting on the Isel river - Hotel Ortnerhof

Water sports

Fun and action on the Isel. The wild river is perfect for kayaking, canoeing and rafting adventures.

A young gentleman playing golf on the green - Hotel Ortnerhof

Go for golf

Diverse golf experiences with majestic panoramas on 3 courses within 50 km: Defereggental Golf Park, Golfclub Dolomitengolf and Golfclub Nationalpark Hohe Tauern in Mittersill.

Find your mountain tours and excursion destinations on the interactive map of East Tyrol.

Hikers at sunset - Hotel Ortnerhof
Fantastic views and the most beautiful places to disconnect.

Autumn holidays in East Tyrol

Majestic long-distance views, a natural explosion of colour and culinary highlights. Autumn is the most fascinating time of year to experience and enjoy the mountains of East Tyrol in all their glory.
Pleasant temperatures, the fresh and clear mountain air plus the breathtaking panorama lure you outside for hiking, biking, horse riding or photography. The silence of the mountain valleys is guaranteed to help you to quickly relax.

Winter holiday in the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern region of East Tyrol.

Snowy fun at 1,300 metres

Enjoyment and well-being inside plus fun and variety outside. Skiing, riding, building snowmen and having fun. With us you will experience a peaceful and relaxed mountain holiday at the end of the valley. Cross-country skiing, tobogganing, trudging through the snow and enjoying the white winter landscape. Your winter holiday at the Ortnerhof will be truly magical. No matter whether it be with your family, with friends or with your special someone.

Mountain holiday in the best location:

  • Free ski bus with stop in front of the hotel.
  • Less than 5 minutes walk to the riding stables and the start of the cross-country ski trails.
  • Winter hiking trails start on the doorstep.
  • One snowshoe hike in the national park is free.
  • 5 km to the PrƤgraten am GroƟvenediger family ski area.
  • 12 km to the GroƟglockner Resort Kals-Matrei ski area.
Two skiers in the mountains - Hotel Ortnerhof

Ski holiday in East Tyrol

Fantastic snowy slopes, peaceful silence and pure freedom. East Tyrol is a real insider tip for skiing fun on the slopes, on the cross-country ski trails and in high alpine terrain.

Four ski tourers in the GroƟvenediger & GroƟglockner area - Hotel Ortnerhof

On a ski tour in the GroƟvenediger and GroƟglockner area

The untouched nature, secluded valleys and the sea of 266 three-thousand-metre peaks make East Tyrol a paradise for ski tourers. The tour to Berger Kogel (2,656 m) is one of the classic tours in the Virgental valley. To enjoy this sporty skiing adventure, you only have to strap on your skis outside the hotel and off you go.

Two cross-country skiers on the trail, two mountain pastures in the background - Hotel Ortnerhof

Cross-country skiing

On the trail of nature. Kilometres of cross-country ski trails wind their way through the snow-covered landscape. Perfectly groomed for classic and skating styles, for beginners and experts alike. The Bobojach cross-country ski trail entrance is within walking distance of the hotel. Thanks to the Osttirol cross-country ski trail ticket, nothing will stop you from enjoying a trip to the cross-country ski trails in Virgen, Defereggental or Tauerntal.

Two skiers on the slope, the cable car in the background - Hotel Ortnerhof

Skiing & snowboarding

Skiing fun with plenty of space on the slopes and no waiting times at the lifts. The choice is yours: the small and inexpensive family ski area PrƤgraten is ideal for beginner skiers and families. In the GroƟglockner Resort ski area, 17 state-of-the-art lifts, perfectly groomed pistes and a tremendous mountain panorama towards 60 three-thousand metre peaks await you. The bus stop for the free ski bus is right outside the hotel.

Activities away from the slopes

Fancy a break from skiing? Here, nature itself is an unforgettable experience. Winter in East Tyrol offers a variety of winter pleasures.

Two women riding through the snow in winter - Hotel Ortnerhof

Winter riding

Gallop through the snow and feel the freedom. Riding in winter is a cool change on a winter holiday. Your horse-powered adventure through the winter wonderland begins in our riding stable next door.

Four snowshoe hikers reach the mountain peak - Hotel Ortnerhof

Snowshoeing & winter hiking

Wildly romantic walks through the quiet winter landscape. Breathe in the fresh mountain air. Let go of stress and worries. When out on a winter hike, disconnecting and calming down come almost automatically. You can reach wonderful winter hiking trails, such as the Wallhorn circuit, directly from the hotel. In harmony with nature is the motto of the guided snowshoe hikes in the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern. On the trail of wild animals, the rangers will show you the most beautiful places in the region. As a national park partner, we can offer you a guided hike free of charge.

Father and son tobogganing - Hotel Ortnerhof


Hear the snow crunching under your shoes, enjoy the mountain panorama and enjoy a snowball fight every now and then. Sledging is fun in the snow for the whole family. Before you speed back down into the valley.

The natural toboggan run to the WĆ¼rfelehĆ¼tte is floodlit in the evening and offers toboggan hire directly on site.

A woman ice climbing with two ice axes on the wall - Hotel Ortnerhof

Ice climbing

The Eispark Osttirol, Austria’s largest ice climbing park, is located in the neighbouring Tauerntal valley. With around 80 tours, the park is a hit with every climbing fan.

You can find cross-country ski trails, hiking trails, ski tours, ski areas and excursion destinations on the interactive map of East Tyrol.