Sustainable hiking vacation in the mountains in Osttirol

Year after year, our inn hosts numerous tourists, sports and hiking enthusiasts from all over the world.

Osttirol (East Tyrol) is the destination for those who appreciate tranquility and who want to experience and explore nature in its purest form and originality. Our region is still considered a real insider tip. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation in the mountains, you have come to the right place!


Original and natural - in the truest sense of the word

The Defereggen valley is characterized by a special climatic favor and is considered one of the most beautiful alpine valleys in Tyrol. As if made for hiking vacations in the mountains, untouched landscapes, breathtaking panoramas and countless hiking routes await you for the highest vacation enjoyment. 

On site, themed hiking trails, leisurely walks and varied routes of the alpine region await you. Those who want to venture to lofty heights are also in good hands in the world of three-thousand-meter peaks. 

The home of the Großglockner

One of the highlights of our region is undoubtedly the Großglockner, the highest peak in Austria. With a proud 3,798 meters in altitude, however, it is only one of more than 250 three-thousand-meter peaks to be discovered in East Tyrol. In addition to ideal conditions for mountaineering, they offer countless hiking trails for beginners and professionals. Renowned peaks such as the Großvenediger, the Lienz Dolomites and the Villgrater Berger promise alpine fun at the highest level! 


Whether hiking vacationers, those seeking peace and quiet or professional alpinists, all guests feel right at home at Gasthof Edelweiss. This is due on the one hand to our courteous team, which embodies Tyrolean hospitality with heart and soul, and on the other hand to the conditions on site. Our house combines culinary delights with comfort at the highest level. Lovingly designed rooms in alpine style blend harmoniously with the nature surrounding us.

Hiking vacation in the mountains - best the East Tyrolean way

In and around East Tyrol, nature shows itself from its most beautiful side. Unspoiled landscapes, wonderful fresh air and dreamlike scenery quickly make everyday stress disappear. By the way, this applies to every season. Whether summer, spring or winter, immerse yourself - in an unspoiled nature that fascinates and captivates old and young alike. 

Like no other place, the Defereggen valley is suitable for hiking vacations. Why?

The Defereggen valley extends around the villages of St. Jakob, St. Veit and Hopfgarten. It is extremely quiet due to its geographical remoteness and therefore ideal for all vacationers who long for relaxation. The valley is located in the middle of the Hohe Tauern National Park and is surrounded by majestic peaks that stretch sublimely over the entire valley. On the one hand, this allows for a real retreat and, on the other hand, the opportunity to experience nature - with all your senses. 

We look forward to welcoming you personally to our Gasthof Edelweiss very soon! 

Vacation in the East Tyrolean mountains - at Gasthof Edelweiß in Defereggen Valley