Regions belonging to Osttirol are: Lienzer Dolomiten, Defreggental, Hochpustertal and (part of) the Hohe Tauern. It has borders to the provinces of Salzburg and Carinthia as well as South Tirol (in Italy), but it has no border to the Austrian “rest” of Tyrol. Osttirol is without a doubt one of the most beautiful landscapes in the whole of Austria. For some people it is the real Tyrol. You can still find original Tyrolian villages with their wooden houses. Tourism is more on the natural side and much calmer in comparison to the Hot Spots in other parts of Tyrol. Well known villages: Anras, Außer- / Innervillgraten, Hopfgarten, Kals, Kartitsch, Lavant, the capital Lienz, Matrei, Obertilliach, Sillian, Virgen. One village is more beautiful than the other, for those who appreciate authenticity Osttirol is still a tourist secret offering 266 mountains elevating above 3.000 m, outstanding for winter and summer tourism!

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