Hohe Tauern National Park

Hohe Tauern National Park has around 550 mountain lakes as well as many mountain streams and gorges. It is one of the most water-rich regions in Austria. The Krimml Waterfalls are the largest in Europe and hold the Council of Europe European Diploma for Protected Areas.  

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.

National Park Centre

National Park Centre

The 1,800 m² Hohe Tauern National Park Worlds in Mittersill are among the most modern national park centres in Europe.
360° panoramas

360° panoramas

Enjoy a unique natural spectacle of all seasons and altitudes in Hohe Tauern National Park at the “360° Panoramic World”.
Booking tickets

Booking tickets

Visit the National Park Worlds at the time of your choosing. Simple, fast and free of charge – click here for online reservations.
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