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River

The ISEL in East Tyrol enjoys a reputation as one of the best rafting trips in Central Europe to be. During the summer months there is a lot going on this river.

  • Location: East-Tyrol "Osttirol" (seperate county of tyrol, borders not connected)
  • Source height: Umbal Valley, 2400 meters
  • Difference in altitude: 1727 meters
  • Length: 57.3 kilometers (35.8 miles)
  • Estuary: at Lienz in the Drau River

The Iseli s one of the last great wild alpine rivers in central Europe. Its tributaries are largely original. The Isel flows throughthecoreand outer zone of the Hohe Tauern National Park and linking the region with the cultural land scape of the lowerIsel and Drautal Valley. According to the European Water Framework Directive, the Isel is protected by the"deterioration ban". The Isel is a reference river of the Alps on the borders of Austria.

More Information available as Download here (in German).