Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

The Jagdhausalmen
little tibet in the alps

The oldest Alpine huts and mountain pastures – also known as little tibet of the alps – at the rear end of the Defereggental (Defereggen valley) are an ancient and rewarding destination for outings in the Hohe Tauern National Park.

  • Brief tour description:

    This guided ranger tour starts at the Oberhaus parking lot and takes you through the unique cultural landscape of the Hohe Tauern National Park. We will pass traditional quaint alps and ancient stone walls and hike through the largest Swiss pine forest of the Eastern Alps to the Jagdhausalmen huts. Once we’ve recharged our batteries with some snacks and drinks, we will make our way back and take a short detour to see the famous Peacock’s Eye.


    Located at the rear end of the Defereggental at 2,009 m above sea level, we will find the oldest alp of Austria. The 15 stone houses and the chapel on the alp have been first mentioned in the 12th century as a place of permanent residence, and they are still a fascinating sight and popular place for taking photographs in the Hohe Tauern National Park. Today the huts are used and farmed during the summer months, and they can be reached from Tyrol and South Tyrol - via the Klammljoch.

    Our tip:
    Discover the Jagdhausalm/Klammljoch on an e-bike

    Important information:

    Requires hiking boots, weather-resistant clothing, snacks and drinks optional, there will be a place to buy food and drinks;

    Cumulative elevation gain in metres approx. 250, kilometres approx. 13, duration 7 hours



    9963 St. Jakob im Defereggental

    9 a.m. - until 15.30 p.m.
    Meeting point at oberhaus car park 

    Every Friday, July 9th 2021 - September 17th 2021

    7 h – easy hike, suitable for children from the age of 8

    € 20.00 per adult, € 13.00 per child, 

    Toll for the drive to the parking lot Oberhaus

    Until 5.00 p.m. the day before

    Phone: +43 4875 5161 10 or

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  • From Lienz or via the Felbertauern, take a turn at Huben – then go towards Defereggental until St. Jakob (tourist information).

    The starting point is not accessible by public transport.

    Toll for the drive to the parking lot Oberhaus

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