Holidays near the Hohe Tauern National park

The tallest mountains in Austria

The Hohe Tauern National Park is the largest nature preserve in the Alps and reaches into the Austrian states of Carinthia, Tyrol and Salzburg. It is home to Austria's highest mountains, including the Grossglockner that measures 3,798 metres, as well as wild fields, centuries-old alpine meadows and the glacier's permanent ice. The architect of the impressive Hohe Tauern National Park was the earth itself, which proved its strength and beauty here.

Facts about the Hohe Tauern National Park

  • Size: 1,856 km2
  • 266 3000-metre-tall mountains – the largest is the Grossglockner at 3,798 m
  • 551 lakes ranging from 35m2 to 27.03 hectares in size
  • 250 glaciers
  • The idea for the national park was born in 1971 – its implementation took several years
  • Reaches into three federal states: Carinthia, Tyrol and Salzburg
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Flora and fauna in the Hohe Tauern National Park

Extreme conditions reign in the Hohe Tauern. But nature has found a way to master even these harsh conditions. Survival specialists such as the ibex, chamois, marmot and golden eagle call the National Park home. Rare plants such as the Edelweiss, wolf lichen and Swiss pine spread their roots between the mountains. The Hohe Tauern National Park is also a nature preserve, and cars are not allowed in many of its valleys.


National Park Worlds – a truly incredible exhibition

Experience nature from an eagle's point of view, climb into a marmot burrow or scuttle through the colourful National Park meadows like a beetle: the National Park Worlds in Mittersill give you interesting, exciting and impressive insights into the Hohe Tauern National Park.

Holiday possibilities in the Hohe Tauern

The Kitzsteinhorn with the state's first glacier ski resort is also part of the Hohe Tauern National Park, meaning mountain fans and skiers alike will love the National Park! More than 2,550 km of slopes welcome skiers, snowboarders and off-piste skiers in winter, while in summer hikers and cyclists can look forward to all kinds of trails. The valley taxis will bring you to the places of departure in each valley that are otherwise closed to public transport. Hiking and mountain guides will be happy to show you the most beautiful places in the Hohe Tauern.


Make the Kaprunerhof the base camp for your exploration tour of the Hohe Tauern National Park!