Debanttal Valley in Hohe Tauern National Park, © Nationalpark Hohe Tauern / Hannah Assil & Michael Kastl
Debanttal Valley in Hohe Tauern National Park, © Nationalpark Hohe Tauern / Hannah Assil & Michael Kastl

Hohe Tauern National Park

A fascinating alpine landscape, one that stretches much further than the eye can see. With a surface area of 1,856 square kilometres, the Hohe Tauern National Park is the largest protected area in the Alps.

Forests, mountain lakes, impressive waterfalls, wild and wonderful rivers and glaciated peaks characterise the National Park landscapes, interspersed with lush alpine pastures. The Grossglockner, Austria’s highest peak at 3,798 metres above sea level, resides in splendour amongst 200 peaks over 3,000 metres, waiting to receive visitors from all over the world. More than 10,000 animal species and 1,800 plants have found perfect the perfect refuge amidst the Hohe Tauern Mountains. The region is also a place of sanctuary, relaxation and wonder for humans. The natural habitats of the National Park are best explored with a National Park Ranger during a guided tour. The National Park House in Matrei in East Tirol offers a great overview of the entire nature reserve.

Highlights in the Nature Park

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Further Activities in the Hohe Tauern Nature Park

Nature Park Villages in the Hohe Tauern National Park

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Your destination address: Kirchplatz 2, 9971 Matrei in Osttirol

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