Hohe Tauern National Park Region
The Hohe Tauern National Park Will Captivate You!
The roaring Krimml Waterfalls, whistling marmots, the silent beat of an eagle’s wings - that’s the idyllic backdrop as you walk across the alpine pastures, from one mountain cabin to the next. Climb the summit of Austria’s highest mountain, Großglockner, or cycle through the unique flora and fauna. In winter, it’s tempting to explore the snow-covered side valleys in your snowshoes. Or do you fancy more action, skiing on the pistes or going down the world’s longest floodlit toboggan run? Look for gold, savour culinary delights from the region and enjoy the genuine hospitality that this mountainous region is known for. These delightful memories of your holiday will last forever. The Hohe Tauern National Park region comprises 19 villages from Embach to Krimml.
Summer Holidays in the Hohe Tauern National Park Region
Explore the National Park and Discover Hidden Gems
Der wohl bekannteste Gipfel im Nationalpark Hohe Tauern, der Großglockner, kann über die Großglockner Hochalpenstraße im Sommer besucht werden. Auf der Fahrt warten zahlreiche Stationen mit Informationen rund um Flora und Fauna und zum Bau der Hochalpenstraße.
Auf dem Tauernradweg, der sich durch die gesamte Region zieht, kann bis in die Stadt Salzburg geradelt werden.
One of a kind in Salzburg - the Hohe Tauern National Park boasts an unequalled amount of natural gems, energising spots and attractions. Visit the Krimml Waterfalls or the adventure centre “Krimmler Wasserwelten”. Pan for gold in Rauris - if you’re lucky, you might take home a piece of gold. Join a guided tour in the Celtic village in Steinerbichl or immerse yourself in the world of herbs follow a botanical guide through the herb garden in Hollersbach.
An expedition with a local ranger is the ultimate experience of Austria’s largest and oldest national park. Hungry hikers and country walkers can indulge in culinary delights from the region in 100 mountain cabins. Countless trails take hikers and cyclists to the most beautiful mountain cabins, across alpine pastures and to natural gems in the 13 valleys that belong the national park.
The Großglockner is arguably the most famous summit in the Hohe Tauern National Park. In summer, the Grossglockner High Alpine Road (“Großglockner Hochalpenstraße”) takes you closer to this majestic mountain. Learn more about the flora and fauna as well as the construction of the high alpine road on the information boards along the way.
Following the long-distance cycle path “Tauernradweg”, you can explore the whole region until you reach the final stop in the city of Salzburg.
Winter Holidays in the Hohe Tauern National Park Region
Snowy Fun and Family Adventures
The eight ski resorts in the region are insider tips among skiers. Pistes of a good size, ideally suited for beginners and families, await you at the “Wildkogel-Arena” and in Rauris, an especially family-friendly ski resort.
Find the world’s longest floodlit toboggan run in Bramberg. After the cable car has taken you to an altitude of 2,100m without any effort, you can speed down the 14km toboggan run to the valley floor. The region has even more toboggan runs on offer. A fun-filled time in the snow is guaranteed!
Night walks with torches and guided snowshoeing tours are fascinating ways to discover the winter wonderland in the national park on foot. Have you always wanted to try ski touring?
In this region, traditional craftsmanship and local customs are still important parts of life. Stay on a farm and be part of it!
Ultimate Bucket List: 3 Things to Do in the Hohe Tauern National Park Region
1. Come Closer to Austria’s Highest Mountain, the Großglockner
Follow the Großglockner High Alpine Road that winds its way up Austria’s highest mountain. The highlight arguably is the view of the majestic summit and the glacier Pasterze. On the way up, you’ll pass several lookout points and information boards. Learn interesting facts about nature and wildlife on the Großglockner. The destination of every sightseeing trip in these lofty heights is called “Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe”. From there, you can take in a spectacular view of the 3,798m mountain Großglockner that towers above the Pasterze. With 9km in length, this is the largest glacier of the Eastern Alps.
2. Pan for Gold
The moment is golden when you find gold dust in your pan. Follow in the footsteps of gold miners which still worked in the Raurisertal valley until the previous century. In Bodenhaus and Heimalm, you can try your luck and pan for gold. Of course, you can take home the treasures that you’ve found.
3. Look for Emeralds in the Habachtal Valley
Walk along the “Emerald Trail” (“Smaragdweg”) into the Habachtal valley and soak up the beauty of the scenery in Bramberg. Learn more about nature, mineralogy and the geology of the Habachtal valley through play. On the themed nature trail, minerals and old legends keep you company. The undisputed highlight of the hike: looking for emeralds in the mud near the restaurant “Gasthaus Alpenrose”. If you’re lucky and have the right equipment, you might find a real emerald.