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Naturhotel Outside

Virgenerstraße 3

East Tyrol

Matrei in Osttirol 9971, Austria

“A place in the middle of outside, where we can feel ourselves again, relax calmly, enjoy the regional ingredients that have been turned into delicious meals, and meet people that are good for us.” Naturhotel Outside


Authenticity, excellent service, connected with a personal atmosphere and a focus on sustainability – those are the ingredients for Naturhotel Outside.

Being embedded in the picturesque landscape of the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern, your sustainably designed room provides you with a fabulous view over the mountain scenery.

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  • Best location in the Alps
  • Luxurious rooms made of natural material
  • Nature spa and natural bathing pond
  • Regional cuisine
  • Guided tours with mountain experts
Green Pearls® Score for Naturhotel Outside

environmental protection

being local - authentic experiences

giving back

cultural commitment

Rooms & Amenities

40 rooms in different categories: Hill room, Nature Suite, Nature Suite PLUS, Pine Wood Suite, Tyrol Suite and Outside Suite

Nature Spa on 600 m²

  • sauna world with rock crystal – brine grotto 45 °C, Zirbenstubensauna 90 °C, Aroma steam bath 40 °C, infrared cabin

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“The shorter the way, the fresher the vitamins. The closer the (mountain) farm, the better the taste,” that’s how chef Verena Ganzer describes her approach to cooking. She has already been responsible for the kitchen of the hotel’s own gourmet restaurant INSIDE since December 2018.

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Naturhotel Outside, Family Ganzer,  East Tyrol, Tyrol

History & Philosophy

For several years, host family Ganzer invests time, energy as well as heart and soul into Naturhotel Outside. For the hosts, untouched nature is an unparalleled source of power, so they would like to actively participate in maintaining it the way it is.

Therefore, active environmental protection is as important as genuine hospitality. And this philosophy can be felt immediately!

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Naturhotel Outside Green Travel Blog

Read more about Naturhotel Outside on our Green Travel Blog

Skiing alternatives for snowy holidays

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Meet the chef: Verena Ganzer from Naturhotel Outside

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Autumn time is cuddling time: the coziest hotels

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Green Initiatives

  • Environmental Certificates
  • Architecture
  • Culinary
  • Energy management
  • Environmental Protection
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Social Engagement
  • Waste management
  • Water management
  • Wellness

Environmental Certificates

Hotel Outside, Umweltzeichen-Urkunde


  • Sustainable material – pine wood, clay and leather
  • Natural stone from 18 kilometer radius
  • Upcycling of material, e.g. 25year old doors have been newly refurbished; old lamps have been refurbished by local craftsmen


  • Breakfast in bio quality
  • Self made products: home-backed bread, marmelade, healthy bread chips
  • Vegetables from own cultivation
  • Regional purchase of cheese, sausage, eggs, etc.
  • Gourmet kitchen has a regional focus
  • The restaurant offers a variety of vegetarian dishes, focus is on conscious meat consumption


  • Over 95% LED lighting
  • District heating – emission-free from the village
  • No minibars available in standard rooms
  • No air conditioning; instead the rooms are shaded by blinds and cooled by intelligent air circulation

Environmental Protection

  • Regular staff trainings regarding labels and certifications:
  • Austrian environmental labels
  • European ECO-Label
  • Climate Alliance Tyrol
  • Luxury Eco-Hotel of the Year 2016
  • To support the travel by public transport, Naturhotel Outside offers a free transfer from Lienz train station; with the hiking taxi, the transfer to (also individually planned) hiking tours is organized

Flora and Fauna

  • Garden area with native plants
  • Own herb and vegetable growing
  • Production of salves and soaps from regional herbs

Social Engagement

  • Strengthening regional cycle – employment of regional staff, regional craftsmen, receive products from regional distributors, etc
  • Management actively exemplifies sustainable lifestyle
  • Spontaneous social events: e.g. support of local SOS children’s village, invitation of mountain rescue team for dinner at the hotel, etc

Waste management

  • Refillable soap and shampoo dispenser
  • Use of carpet tiles for less waste
  • Staff trainings and transfer values regarding waste separation and prevention

Water management

  • Water saving through water saving attachment in water tap and shower heads
  • Hot water from long-distance heating
  • Selfregulating natural bathing pond


  • Nature Spa
  • Pine wood sauna
  • Natural bathing pond
  • Use of mountain hay, goat butter milk and alpine herbs from the region
  • eco shampoo and soap in the rooms