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Two hikers in the mountains of East Tyrol - Hotel Ortnerhof

Ortnerhof: hiking highlights on the Großvenediger

Hiking holiday in East Tyrol

Alpine hikes, hut tours and the peaks of pleasure between Großvenediger and Großglockner. A variety of outdoor adventures await you with us. Experience the impressive power of the element water while walking along the Isel. Rangers will show you the unique, wild natural landscape in the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern. A number of varied paths lead you up towards the highest peaks in Austria. What impressive views!

Hiking highlights

Unforgettable mountain experiences amidst 266 three-thousand-meter peaks.

Woman drinking spring water from a water trough - Hotel Ortnerhof

Muhs panoramic trail

First, a wild and romantic ascent through the Zopatnitzental valley Once you reach the Berger See lake, you are rewarded by the overwhelming panorama of the Venediger group, which accompanies you all the way to the Lasnitzenhütte.

Father and son on the glacier - Hotel Ortnerhof

Guided mountain tour to the Großvenediger

The shortest route to the so-called “world-old majesty” begins in Prägraten. Take the Venediger taxi to the Johannis Hütte (2,121 m) and from there to the Defreggerhaus. With the mountain guide, you rope up over imposing glacier surfaces up to the summit (3,657 m).

Hikers on a path with green meadows and scattered patches of snow - Hotel Ortnerhof

The Iseltrail

From the Lienz valley floor to the glacier gate at Umbalkees in the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern.
Hike long distances with light luggage and relax, feel good and enjoy every evening at the Ortnerhof.

Two cyclists on the forest path to the alpine hut - Hotel Ortnerhof

Bike & Hike into the Timmeltal

Cycling and hiking. The perfect combination for nature and mountain lovers. For those who want it all, including a trip to the top.

Father and son walking in the snow - Hotel Ortnerhof

Winter hiking in the national park region

Discover winter the gentle way. Slowly stroll through the white winter landscape. Breathe in fresh mountain air and enjoy the breathtaking panorama. A sporting experience, but incredibly relaxing.

“The closer you get to the mountain top, the clearer your thoughts become!”
Helga & Hans Kratzer

A hiker observes the surroundings with binoculars - Hotel Ortnerhof

Your next hiking experience begins in Prägraten am Großvenediger.

Base camp Ortnerhof

At home on the mountain. One of the most impressive natural landscapes and the highest mountains in Austria await you here. With us you can look forward to relaxation, enjoyment and adventure. Here you can relax, recharge your batteries and be reinvigorated for every new mountain adventure.

Excursion destinations and tours that you can start directly from the Ortnerhof:

  • The Iseltrail.
  • Prägraten valley circular trail.
  • The romantic circuit with suspension bridge over the Isel.
  • To the Islitzer Alm and the Umbal waterfalls.
  • Access to the Venediger Höhenweg, Nilljochhütte and Schmiedler Alm.
  • A variety of bike & hike tours.
  • Access to the Lasörling high trail and Bergersee hut.
Six hikers and a dog on a stream bridge - Hotel Ortnerhof

Your hiking hosts

In addition to horse riding, hiking and mountaineering are the great passion of the entire Kratzer family. It is our pleasure to share this enthusiasm and give you personal tips for your mountain experience in East Tyrol every day. As a national park partner company and certified host of Austria’s hiking villages, we promise you a worry-free as well as authentic hiking holiday in the mountains of Tyrol.

Your advantages at the Ortnerhof:

  • Ideal starting point for hikes in the Virgental.
  • 3 – 4 guided hikes per week in the national park region.
  • 1 ranger tour in the national park free of charge.
  • Hiking and tour tips from the hosts.
  • National park library with hiking tips and information about the region.
  • Free rental of walking poles and rucksacks.
  • Drying room for shoes with shoe polishing station.
  • E-mountain bikes for rental.
  • Free hiking bus: a minute’s walk from the Ortnerhof.




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