Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

Nature Watch in the Defereggen Valley
Searching for traces

Defereggen Valley



  • The untouched landscape of the Hohe Tauern National Park is a paradise of wild romance and rugged beauty.

    From the final stop of the ski bus at Staller Sattel, the ranger tour starts to the weather cross above the Obersee lake. The trail continues to the border with South Tyrol with a wonderful view of Lake Antholz - along the border further to the Heimkehrerkreuz and then to the Oberseehütte - which invites you to take a break. After a little refreshment, we return to the starting point along the western shore of the lake.

    In case of unfavourable snow conditions and high avalanche danger, the tour takes place in the valley area of Maria Hilf / St. Jakob towards Patsch.

    Special feature:

    The National Park rangers will accompany you during these four hours and reveal their knowledge about the valley, the animals and the history of the Hohe Tauern.

    Let yourself be carried away into the world of solitude and silence of the Defereggen valley.

    Important information:
    Suitable for children from 6 years!
    Snowshoes are available.
    Please bring: winter-proof shoes (no moon boots), ski poles, winter-proof clothing, drink and a small snack.

    Our rangers have been trained to conduct the ranger tours in accordance with COVID 19 regulations in a separate seminar. The excursions in the National Park are carried out without contact, in compliance with the required minimum distance as well as the respective valid regulations on the part of the federal government.



    Anmeldung und Informationen:


    9963 St.Jakob im Defereggental

    Meeting point:

    10:00 o' clock Tourismusinfo St.Jakob i.D




    approx. 4 h


    Adults: € 20,00
    Children:  € 13,00


    until 17.00 o' clock the day before

    Tel. +43 (0)4875 5161 10 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Coming from Lienz or via the Felbertauern to the turn-off Huben - direction Defereggental to St. Jakob (tourist information).

    From St.Jakob it is also possible to get to the starting points by ski bus.

    Departure tourist office St.Jakob i.D.: 10:09 a.m.