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The foundation of the Hohe Tauern National Park in 1981 was a groundbreaking decision: A total area of 1,834 km², spread across the provinces of Carinthia, Salzburg and Tyrol, was declared a national park. Core and peripheral zones were long fought over as the aim was not to abandon centuries of human use. Großarltal is a wonderful place to launch your exciting holiday in the national park that not only is home to Austria's tallest mountain, the Großglockner (3,798 m), but another 300 3,000 m mountain peaks, 180 km² of glaciers and Europe’s tallest waterfalls!

Discover nature on a holiday in the Hohe Tauern

The best source for all information about the Hohe Tauern National Park is the national park worlds in Mittersill. Europe’s most modern visitor centre wows with eight interactive stations where you can discover Central Europe’s largest protected area from all perspectives. Großarl hosts the Talwirt national park information centre, the valley museum and guided tours and hikes with highly trained national park rangers. Did you know that one third of all plant species found in Austria and roughly 10,000 animal species live in the Hohe Tauern National Park? More than enough reasons for a holiday in the national park!

“BIG FIVE“: large animals in Hohe Tauern National Park

With a little bit of luck, you might discover the largest wild alpine animals high up in the air and far up on the mountain during your holiday in Hohe Tauern: bearded vultures, golden eagles and griffon vultures use thermals to glide in wide sweeping circles over the valley and mountain. High up in the rocks, swift chamois and ibex with impressive horns scrimmage; in summer, little fawns chirpily bounce around.

Hotel Auhof online booking

You must experience the beauties of the Hohe Tauern National Park for yourself! The best way to do this on a holiday in Großarl: Send your non-binding holiday enquiry to the 4-star Hotel Auhof in Großarl today!