Hohe Tauern National Park

The roof of Austria

At the end of the Gastein Valley. The National Park with its elemental force. Wild primeval landscapes. And culturally rich mountain farming. These values determine the Hohe Tauern. The roof of Austria. With an area of 1,856 km², the national park is by far the largest protected nature reserve in the entire Alpine region. It stretches across imposing alpine primeval landscapes such as glaciers, rock faces and lawns. But also about the alpine pastures that have been carefully and painstakingly cultivated over the centuries.
Austria’s highest mountain, the Grossglockner at 3,798 m above sea level, towers over 3,000 m into the sky along with more than 300 other peaks. And almost 180 km2 of the national park – almost 10 % of its area – is still covered by glacial ice today. 279 natural mountain streams are lifelines that plunge from the high mountains into the valley.
And a view through the Tauern Window is a witness to many millions of years of the earth’s history.
Especially in summer or fall: time. For a vacation in Austria.

Radfahren um den See
Shot of a tower made of stones in front of a valley
DAS.GOLDBERG - Natur- und Designhotel in Bad Hofgastein

One third of all plant species occurring in Austria. And around 10,000 animal species live in the Hohe Tauern National Park. High mountain creatures. And survivors. With about 8 months of winter.