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Hohe Tauern National Park, a unique natural spectacle

The area around the Hohe Tauern National Park boasts a unique wilderness and natural world, as well as a wealth of excursion destinations and sports facilities. The 4-star Hotel Auhof is the ideal base for action-packed holidays in the national park. The national park offers unique and unforgettable experiences, especially for children.

Hiking and mountain climbing in the national park

An abundance of routes and summits are waiting to be conquered in the Hohe Tauern National Park, including a good number of three-thousanders.

Hard facts

Interesting facts about the Hohe Tauern National Park

The national park stretches across parts of the provinces of Salzburg, Carinthia and Tyrol and is home to over 300 three-thousand-metre peaks, 180 km² of glaciers and impressive valley heads. Experience the park’s diverse flora and fauna while hiking in the forest, meadows or mountains. The most impressive highlights include the Grossglockner, Austria’s highest mountain at 3,798 m, the Krimml Waterfalls, the highest in Europe, and the Grossglockner High Alpine Road leading to the foot of the Grossglockner.

Krimml Waterfalls

Amidst the breathtaking scenery of the national park, a specially created hiking trail leads directly up to 380-metre high Krimmler Waterfalls. Get up close to the falls and see the water crashing into the depths with unrestrained power. The Krimml Waterfalls are also included in the SalzburgerLand Card!

Don’t miss the Grossglockner High Alpine Road - it’s a real gem!

The mountain world

In addition to the Grossglockner, one of the many three-thousand-metre peaks in the region is the Großvenediger (3,657 m), which lies on the border between East Tyrol and Salzburg and is Salzburg’s highest mountain. The Großes Wiesbachhorn (3,564 m) is the third highest peak of the Glockner Group and is also located in the province of Salzburg. The Ankogel Group, which takes its name from the Ankogel (3,252 m), is a subgroup of the Central Eastern Alps in Carinthia. With such credentials, mountaineers certainly won’t be disappointed with the Hohe Tauern National Park!

Grossglockner High Alpine Road

A holiday in the Tauern National Park is not complete without seeing the Grossglockner High Alpine Road. Conquer the road by car, motorbike or bicycle and marvel at the surrounding high Alpine mountain world. The perfect mini-break on the Grossglockner! Make sure to bring warmer clothes, even in summer. In the high Alpine climate, it can be a little chilly.

Ibex in the Hohe Tauern National Park

Did you know?

One third of all plant species in Austria and about 10,000 animal species live in the Hohe Tauern National Park. With a bit of luck, you might catch a glimpse of the largest Alpine wild animals flying in the airy mountain heights over the Hohe Tauern National Park.