Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

Zedlacher Paradies

  • Trail description:

    The forest nature trail in the Matrei district of Zedlach takes you through a magical larch forest, one of Tyrol's oldest larch populations. The oldest trees have an astounding age of more than 500 years and have a trunk circumference of up to seven metres. Display boards describe the forest habitat and the emergence of the larch trees. When the centuries-old, larch population with trees up to 500 years in age turn golden-yellow in autumn, the Zedlacher Paradies (Zedlacher paradise) is at its best. But a walk through this "Paradise" lives up to expectations in spring and summer too. The Zedlacher Paradies forest nature trail above Matrei teaches nature lovers everything worth knowing about the forest and its animals. And under the branches of many powerful larch trees, you will find one of the oversized wrought iron animals that Matrei artist and metal smith Erich Trost created especially for this trail. 

    Brief information:

    Jösn car park, 9971 Matrei/Zedlach


    Loop, 2.5 km


    Approx. 2 hours 


    Level of difficulty: 
    Easy hiking trail


    From May to October


    More info: 
    +43 (0) 4875 5161 10 
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  • Starting from Lienz or Mittersill, take the B108 towards Matrei, turn off towards Virgental (Virgen valley) and turn right in the direction of Virgen to take you to Zedlach just after leaving Matrei.  
    Parking possible in Zedlach village, "Jösn" and Dirnburg.