Hohe Tauern National Park
The largest protected area in the Alps
Hohe Tauern National Park was established in 1981, making it Austria’s first national park. Since then, the park, which extends over parts of the three states of Carinthia, Salzburg and Tirol, has become the largest protected natural area in the Alps by area.266 peaks over three thousand metres and 342 glaciers: nature is at the heart of life in the 20 towns and villages and 13 valleys in the Hohe Tauern National Park region. Discover the wonders and hidden treasures of the largest nature reserve in Central Europe on wonderful hikes and genuine adventures.
The mighty 3,798-metre Großglockner – the highest mountain in Austria – rises protectively over Hohe Tauern National Park. Feel the cold wind from Schmiedingerkee glacier on Salzburg’s highest viewing platform; experience the amazing Krimml Waterfalls, the largest in Europe, plunging hundreds of metres into the depths; visit the National Park Worlds exhibition and immerse yourself in ten different “worlds” at once.