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Gasthof Edelweiß - Your vacation apartment in Sankt Jakob in Defereggen in Osttirol (East Tyrol)

What speaks for us:

St. Jakob, situated in a sunny bay in the already sun-drenched Defereggen valley, can quietly be called a pearl of Tyrol and the Alps. At least this is what our visitors confirm and tell us, who are looking for relaxation, refreshment and renewal in spring, summer, autumn and winter. No wonder that we enjoy a high number of regular guests - people and friends who have appreciated and loved the natural splendor of the Defereggen valley since they first came here. This, then, is what we are given: the abundant nature, all the shining beauty of the East Tyrolean Alps.


Environmentally conscious - sustainable:

As an official partner hotel of the Hohe Tauern National Park, we express our closeness to nature. Climatically particularly favored, our home village of St. Jakob is located at 1,389 m above sea level and presents itself with its 50 three-thousand-meter peaks as a true hiker's paradise.



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  • After our major thermal building renovation, we relieve our climate by 23.31 tons of CO² per year.

  • our house is heated with district heating by the local wood chip plant of the light cooperative St. Jakob

  • we mainly use regional products from local agriculture in our kitchen

What we strive for every day:

To preserve all the grandiose structures that we find here since memory and share them with our guests, with you. St. Jakob in winter: Sunny days in sparkling snow (highest snow reliability) in crystal clear air, with everything you could wish for: Skiing, cross-country skiing, winter hiking, snowshoe trekking, a picturesque village - in a word: sparkling days of happiness.


St. Jakob in spring, summer and autumn: you breathe air heavy with the scent of meadows and forests and hay. Hiking, MT-biking/E-biking, living customs, climbing, well-being - what could be more beautiful? Only a few kilometers away: the golf park Defereggental - ideal for learning golf!


We, the Unterkircher family, look forward to welcoming you to our hotel and letting you share in a unique East Tyrolean experience. Gladly also for short vacationers! And: we see ourselves as a vacation hotel in the high mountains, enjoy a warm welcome with us.

Gasthof Edelweiß in Sankt Jakob in Defereggen

Breathe freely

Dreamy alpine pastures, lonely mountain peaks, beautiful hiking trails, climbing rocks, exciting sights, traditional cultural events ... there is a lot to experience and especially the hikers, mountaineers and bikers get their money's worth here. Chef Werner is happy to give tips and advice on tour planning, but also locals and regular guests are happy to give information about things that you "must have done" around St. Jakob. If you think you've seen it all, you'll find countless other excursion possibilities in East Tyrol ... all just a few minutes by car from our inn.

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For snow fans

In November comes the first snow ... and until spring this remains
remain. That's what the Defreggers say and that's why St. Jakob is also a guarantee for a successful winter vacation. The ski center St. Jakob, several kilometers of cross-country skiing trails (directly in front of the house), the winter paradise Staller Sattel for cross-country skiers and ski tourers, various toboggan runs, dreamy winter hiking trails and much more do not let boredom arise in winter for young and old. Whether it is quiet and relaxed or action-packed, everyone decides for themselves.

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Pure nature

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Our rooms

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The apartments

For those who prefer to spend their vacation more independently, our spacious apartments are just the right choice

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The self-catering-house

Larger travel groups and large families will find enough space in our comfortable and friendly furnished vacation home

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Our kitchen team will be happy to spoil you with culinary highlights of the region and also international cuisine

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Whether in summer, or in winter, with our packages there is something for everyone.

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