Hohe Tauern National Park
The highest mountains in Austria
Hohe Tauern National Park is the biggest nature protection area in Austria. The highest mountain in Austria, the Großglockner at an altitude of 3,798 metres above sea level, natural countryside, beautiful mountain pastures and year-round ice at the longest glacier in the Eastern Alps – the Großvenediger – are in the park. The national park itself was founded in 1981. In the protected area you can find unspoilt nature, spectacular panoramic views, clean spring water and snow for 365 days a year. The architect of the Hohe Tauern National Park was nature itself, which created this marvellous landscape. The protected area stretches over an area of 1,800 m2 and the everlasting ice of the glacier covers some 180 m2. The Kitzsteinhorn Mountain with its first skiing area at the glacier is also part of the Hohe Tauern National Park.
Feel the spirit of the Hohe Tauern National Park
The Hohen Tauern is one of the most exciting places in Austria. Although conditions are extreme, the national park is home to many species, like the chamois, the Eurasian griffon or the golden eagle. But not only animals – some rare plants are also located here. A tour up to the mountains is therefore like a journey through the history of the evolution of flora and fauna. National park rangers organise guided hiking tours through the Hohe Tauern National Park. During these tours you can climb up to the top of the Grießkogel and see the mountains around the Großglockner, visit Austrian farmers in their mountain chalets in the Obersulzbach valley, watch the wild animals living in the park or walk along the water adventure path. All the hiking tours are offered for families as well as for experienced hikers.