East Tyrol


I grew up in the late 90s in a small village of 600 inhabitants – when children were still allowed to be children. After school, nature became our playground. “Ox on the mountain” and “Cops and robbers” were our favourite games. We were joined by dozens of children from all over the village. At weekends, we met at the various festivities, which took place on a regular basis and were organised by the various clubs and associations in Obertilliach. My personal favourite was always the Klapfseefest held by the Obertilliach folk dance group. There was always lots of merry singing, dancing and good food – it was a magical place for me even back then.

My hometown Obertilliach nestles in an idyllic location between the Carnic Alps and the Lienz Dolomites, at 1,450 metres above sea level. Anyone who has ever visited this place knows that all eyes are drawn to an impressive rock face on the Carnic Ridge – the Porze. In summer or winter, this impressive mountain is visible from all over the village. However, it is difficult to say which season it is more beautiful here in Obertilliach.

Growing up at a time when hiking was simply not cool, I nevertheless quickly acquired a taste for it in my youth. Charming alpine pastures, challenging peaks or rock faces – that’s where I feel most at home.

Yet the most beautiful spot on earth in my hometown is so tangibly close and accessible to anyone: From Obertilliach, head into the idyllic valley, past the children’s playground in Mühlboden and follow the 7-km forest trail that leads into the valley – keeping the Porze in your sights. The trail not only takes around 1.5 hours on foot, but is also easily accessible by mountain bike, e-bike and even by car. As you pass rustic alpine huts, grazing cows, persistent fields of snow and breathtaking scenery, you reach your destination before you even know it: LAKE KLAPFSEE

A small mountain lake, at 1,680 metres above sea level, nestles under the impressive rock face of the Porze. For me, this is the most beautiful place on earth on any day and in any season. When the weather is lovely, the mountain peaks are reflected in the crystal clear lake. On a newly-built jetty, you can sit and enjoy the tranquillity, watching the ducks who have settled here. It is an indescribable spectacle of nature. I sometimes take a stroll here with my friends, chatting and taking photos. Other times, I cycle here alone in search of peace and to enjoy nature. I like to come here at sunrise; on other days, I stay until the sun sets.

Lake Klapfsee is also an excellent starting point for a short hike to the Porzehütte (at 1,942 m) or for a challenging tour to the summit of the Porze mountain (at 2,579 m). From up here, I also love gazing down at this wonderful scene – it is quite simply my favourite place.


Our holiday blog

Past & present

Ever since starting the business, Sabine and Andreas have dedicated all their time, effort and energy to the continued existence and further development of the hotel.


Favourite Place

A small mountain lake at 1,680 metres above sea level is a heavenly location for me at any time of the day or year.

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Tyrolean dumplings

There is no doubt that my mum Sabine makes the best dumplings. When she wields the wooden spoon, the finest ingredients are always used.

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Nachtwächter (2)

The night watchman made it his business to allow the people to sleep peacefully at night and kept watch over “fire and light”.

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Our Rooms

Romantic suite

The two-floor Romantic suite is approximately 85 m² and is designed for up to 2 adults and 4 children. It features 2 separate sleeping areas and a fully equipped kitchen.



Wooden Suite

The special wooden suite with approx. 35 m² is for max. 2 adults and 2 children and disposes of a big sleeping room with double bed, freestanding bathtub and a fully equipped kitchen.


Budget price double room

The budget price double room with approx. 19 m² is for max. 2 adults and has a shower or bathtub and balcony or terrace.



Holiday house

The holiday house beside the hotel with approx. 120 m² is available for max. 10 persons and disposes 4 sleeping rooms, 2 bath rooms, appointed kitchen and living room, balcony, TV and telephone.



Hotel Andreas

Dorf 109

9942 Obertilliach

East Tyrol | Austria


+43 4847 5196




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