Summer in Kartitsch - Hiking in the Carnic Alps

Pure nature: summit happiness & hiking adventure

Kartitsch is in many ways a very special holiday destination.
Look forward to a real nature experience.


Did you know that ...

  • the Tyrolean Gailtal with the village of Kartitsch is considered one of the most beautiful and natural high valleys in the Alps?
  • you can discover five valleys by foot starting from Kartitsch?
  • Kartitsch is a certified mountaineering and winter hiking village?
  • we have our own mountain hut near Stuckensee lake and are happy to accompany you there on one of our guided summer hikes?
  • Kartitsch is only a stone’s throw from the South Tyrolean Dolomites and the world-famous Three Peaks (UNESCO World Natural Heritage)?
  • you are only 15 minutes by car from South Tyrol? You can just “switch” from one country to another.
  • your summer in East Tyrol will be an unforgettable experience?
  • holidays in the mountains offer maximum deceleration and lasting relaxation? Of course that applies only to places where you find yourself in the midst of unspoilt, stress-free nature.

A little selection of colourful tips for your summer in East Tyrol

Hike and reach
for the summit

Hike to Obstanser Seehütte mountain hut (2,300 m)
  ca. 5 h |  6 km |   920 m |   moderate, partly steep terrain
Charactersitics: Obstanser waterfall, Prinz-Heinrich chapel, Obstanser Ice Cave, the war cemetery, Obstanser lake with an impressive panorama and a view of the Großglockner, Pfannspitze and the Italian Dolomites.

Hike to the Stuckenseen lakes and Filmoorhütte mountain hut
ca. 4 h | 7 km | 950 m | difficult
Characteristics: impressive waterfalls, high plateau Stuckenböden, the wild, romantic Stuckenseen in untouched nature. Here’s also where our private mountain hut is located. During our guided hike we stop there to enjoy the breathtaking mountain scenery & a typical Tyrolean Jause. It’s possible to continue from here to Filmoorhütte, the entry to the Via ferrata Filmoor, to the Große Kinigat or to the Porze Hütte mountain hut.


Climbing tours
for adrenaline junkies

Via ferrata Große Kinigat
  5.5 h in total |  7 km |   940 m |   difficult
Characteristics: difficult via ferrata to the Große Kinigat in the Carnic Alps, alpine touch, 650 m climbing length, impressive landscape.

Mountain biking:
for passionate cyclists

MTB Trail Dorfberg
  ca. 2.5 h |  14 km |   750 m |   moderate
Characteristics: tour from St. Oswald to the westernmost summit of the Gailtal Alps.
Attention: the last 100 m to the summit cross are not passable for cyclists, the view however is still worth the ascent on foot. Bike and hike!


open in summer

  • Cableway in Sillian – hiking area Thurntaler (10 minutes by car)
  • Cableway in Obertilliach – hiking area Golzentipp and Dorfberg (10 minutes by car)
  • Cableway Tre Cime – hiking area Dolomites Unesco World Heritage Site with a view of the world-famous Three Peaks (15 minutes by car)

Experiences for families
in the area

  • Wichtelpark Sillian with high ropes course
  • Family bike tour along the river Drau to Lienz
  • Galitzenklamm with water outdoor playground
  • Alpine Animal Park Assling
  • Osttirodler (spectacular summer toboggan run)
  • Many kids’ playgrounds and barbecue areas located in the middle of nature
Adventures for families

Summer Service

  • Guided summer hikes to our own mountain hut near Stuckensee
  • In-house hiking brochure & competent advice
  • Hire of thermos flasks, seat pads & walking sticks
  • Bicycle storage room
  • Shoe room with shoe dryer
  • Free use of public transport (busses & co.)

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