Hohe Tauern National Park

Hohe Tauern National Park


Location: Map

Direction: off highway 107

Tel: (04875)5112

Area: 1,834 km2 (690 sq mi)

Official site



Description of Hohe Tauern National Park


Hohe Tauern National Park is the largest National Park in Austria and covers an area of 1,834 km2 (690 sq mi) that cover partial territories of Carinthia, Salzburg and Tyrol. Hohe Tauern National Park is an extensive area that protects biosphere of the Central Eastern Alps covering several glaciers, picturesque waterfalls and the highest peaks east of the Brenner Pass. The most spectacular tourist destination is a Krimml Waterfalls.


Hohe Tauern National Park was established in 1971 and after several decades nature reserve is full of life and diversity. Centuries of human presence is now largely covered by lush vegetation. Its fauna includes Alpine ibex, chamois and red deer. Some of the most important burds that nest here include the golden eagle and griffon vulture. Reintroduction program of formerly extinct Bearded vulture and Alpine marmot have been successful. Hohe Tauern National Park is one of the most popular destinations in Austria. The best time to visit these lands is in late May to early September. Winter months make many of the hiking trails hard to access and quiet dangerous.