Summer vacation in Sankt Jakob in Defereggen

Three places - St. Jakob, St. Veit and Hopfgarten - one valley. And that at the foot of glistening three-thousand-meter peaks.

The Defereggen valley can definitely be called remote. And how. But it is precisely this remoteness that makes our beautiful valley so attractive for those truly seeking relaxation. Situated in the middle of the Hohe Tauern National Park, surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, Defereggen valley is exactly what one would have called an ideal summer resort 50 years ago. The fact that St. Jakob is the oldest settlement in East Tyrol is already impressive proof of the age of this ancient, rural cultural area. A summer vacation in the Defereggen valley is extraordinarily popular with families and nature lovers, who get their money's worth here.


Actively experience the natural paradise Defereggental:

Hiking and mountaineering in pristine nature in the middle of the Hohe Tauern National Park.

Preserve nature - experience nature

Various themed hiking trails, leisurely walks or the varied routes of the alpine region are enthusiastically accepted. Not to mention the high-altitude tours into the world of three-thousand-meter peaks.
Hikers especially love this pristine region. And with good reason. There, where mass tourism is a foreign word, quality celebrates happy reunions. These centuries-old high alpine villages with their romantic wooden houses and restored mills are appreciated by all those vacationers who love the original, the genuine and the noble.

A hiking vacation in the Defereggen valley in our Gasthof Edelweiß leaves nothing to be desired.


You can find important info on the interactive map
Hohe Tauern National Park:
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Our hiking package offer: Hiking - active summer retreat

Cycling, mountain bike and e-bike

One can confidently describe the routes and trails for cyclists in Defereggen valley as inexhaustible. The Defereggen valley is also notorious for some mountain bike routes that put even professionals to a hard test. They lead to rustic alpine huts as well as to unique cultural sites.


Climbing adventure

Climbing gardens "Hundskofel" and "Trojertal", routes with different levels of difficulty, have been recently built.

Water sports/rafting

Here you will find information about water sports in East Tyrol.

Adventure on water


The paradise for golf beginners and nature lovers

The Defereggental Golf Park is located about 3 km from our inn, in one of the most beautiful high mountain valleys of the Hohe Tauern National Park at an altitude of 1,350 meters above sea level. Surrounded by the picturesque East Tyrolean mountains, the 9-hole golf course offers everything you need to train the all-important "short game" or to work towards your course maturity in a relaxed manner.

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Mountain water paradise Defereggental:

Water is an ancient symbol of strength, renewal and health. Hardly any other valley in the Alps offers so many pleasurable. Experience and recreation opportunities around water as the Defereggental in the National Park region Hohe Tauern. For many people who come to Defereggen valley for recreation, water is the defining quality of this recreational landscape. Only the best spring water comes out of all drinking water pipes here, the first water school in Austria is located here and the Deferegg healing water has its origin.

Interactive map water paradise

"The new water treasure map presents the most beautiful water treasures of the mountain water paradise Defereggental. From the hydroelectric power station Pfauenauge to the Nassfeldsee in Hopfgarten, 32 hikes, destinations and playgrounds invite you to linger, marvel, splash and unwind. Described in detail and illustrated directly to start. The water treasure map is available free of charge at the local tourist office."