Obertilliach in East Tyrol

TRADITION AND CUSTOMS

The gem in the East Tyrolean Lesachtal

Off the beaten path on a sunny plateau is the listed 750-year-old village of Obertilliach at 1,450 m above sea level in East Tyrol. It has preserved its rural structures characterized by forestry and agriculture. As one of the mountaineering villages in the East Tyrolean Lesach Valley with around 700 inhabitants, it is committed to the sustainable development of the Alpine region in order to maintain established and proven structures.

At Tillga Glück we live the values of the region - we are connected to our ancestors and uphold the values and traditions. The former farm conveys the hospitality of the Ganner family as soon as they enter. Regionality and down-to-earth characterize our offer.

 

Obertilliach sights & special features

The historic village center of Obertilliach has been a listed building for almost 50 years. Tradition and customs have a high priority here and are still cherished and cared for - without artificial staging.

Products directly from the farmer

Numerous farmers in Obertilliach offer their products for sale directly. From Tilliacher bee honey to bacon, farmhouse bread and milk products to schnapps and herbal teas from the region. And one or the other farmer likes to have a look over his shoulder during production - an interesting experience on vacation. We are happy to inform you about the sources and addresses.

The Tillga dialect

The language in Tillga is also special - as Obertilliach is called by the locals. The dialect is gentle and soft - as multifaceted as the landscape.

The Obertilliacher night watchman

A true rarity in Austria and a sight in Obertilliach is Austria's only night watchman. The night watchman of the village turns his round through the village twice a week, equipped with halberd and lantern. He is the last of his guild that still upholds the tradition from the 14th century.

Traditional costumes in Obertilliach

Costumes play an important role in East Tyrol. Right in the village of Obertilliach, Michaela Scherer tailors traditional costume creations with great passion in her costume workshop "Trachtwerk & Mehr". Origin and history are reflected in the traditional clothing.

baroque hall church St. Ulrich

From 1762 - 1764 the parish church of Obertilliach was built by Rev. Franz de Paula Penz from Navis over a former Gothic church. In addition to frescoes by Anton and Josef Zoller from Telfs, the church contains a sanctuary that was known far beyond the valley: the tabernacle of Our Lady of Obertilliach from 1735.

Carriage & Local Museum Obertilliach

The collection of horse-drawn carriages in the old “Lugger Stadl” in the center of Obertilliach is worth seeing, where winter sledges and farming equipment can be admired.

Cross-country skiing and biathlon center

Training center for international biathlon teams and home of multiple biathlon world champion Ole Einar Bjorndalen (more about biathlon & cross-country skiing in East Tyrol)

Golzentipp

The Golzentipp is the local mountain of the Obertilliacher and a popular destination in summer and winter. With the cable car you can comfortably go up the mountain and enjoy the panorama, hiking and skiing in winter right up to the hotel door.

 

The magical Tilliacher million

The Tillger are a people who know how to help themselves. So it came about that the basic financing came from the Tilliach population for the construction of the new Golzentipp cable car. So the "Tilliacher Million" was created as start-up capital for a new, 7.5 million expensive gondola lift.

007 – James Bond in Obertilliach

The peculiarity and uniqueness of the traditional village meant that scenes for the James Bond film - "007 Specter" with Daniel Craig were shot in Obertilliach in 2015.

Vacation in Obertilliach

The Tillga Glück is located at the western entrance to Obertilliach - an ideal starting point to explore the place and the area. It doesn't matter whether it's a ski holiday right on the slopes, a cozy winter holiday or pure cross-country skiing fun. In summer, the hiking paradise is right outside the door. Pure vacation happiness for nature-loving relaxation seekers who want to spend their vacation off the beaten path.

Your vacation at Tillga Glück

Inquire directly with us about your desired date for vacation in Obertilliach. We would be happy to make you a non-binding offer with a direct booking advantage.

 

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