National Park holidays
Austria’s largest national park covers parts of three provinces and comprises more than 300 peaks of 3,000 meters, as well as 342 glaciers. The protection of wildlife and the environment is a major issue. Thanks to several ambitious projects to increase biodiversity the bearded vulture and the Danubian clade of brown trout were successfully resettled in the Hohe Tauern area over the past few years. Access to the Hohe Tauern National Park is free for everyone. Trekking tours lasting one or more days and guided by qualified rangers are offered to raise public awareness about environmental issues. A visit to the Hohe Tauern region also allows travelers to catch a glimpse of a mountain farmer’s life and work and the importance of eco-friendly farming for the protection of the still unspoiled environment.
Hohe Tauern: Summer break in a conservation area
Austria’s largest nature reserve comprises a variety of natural habitats, some of which are home to an enormous amount of different species. Interested visitors are introduced to the Hohe Tauern National park in the course of guided walks and hikes lasting a couple of hours, a day or even several days. Join highly qualified park rangers on a tour around Grossglockner Mountain or book a tour dedicated to local agriculture. In addition, there are educational tours for children, longer trekking tours with a focus on glaciers, and hikes to lovely mountain lakes. Volunteers are welcome to take part in a bearded vulture project week.
In the Hohe Tauern National Park you may feast your eyes on the sheer beauty of nature, on thundering torrents, jagged peaks, gently rolling mountain pastures and myriads of butterflies – with only little, careful intervention by man visible in the form of old ruins and traditional fencing.
Hohe Tauern National Park: A winter tale
In the cold season the Hohe Tauern National Park turns into a picture-postcard winter wonderland second to none. Approach the most beautiful places at the heart of nature in the course of a guided snow-shoe tour. With a size of 1,800 square kilometers and a total of eleven ski areas the Hohe Tauern conservation area offers perfect conditions for all kinds of winter sports. No matter if you go for glacier skiing or if you prefer the Zillertal or Wildkogel-Arena ski areas – the stunning views and unspoiled surroundings will definitely leave a lasting impression.
A holiday in the Hohe Tauern National Park is also about action and fun! Try fun sports such as sky gliding, air boarding and fun sledging and sliding at Erlebnisberg Nagelköpfel. Backcountry and Nordic skiing make for a maximum, close-up National Park and nature experience, allowing you to explore untouched winter landscapes and beautiful larch, spruce and pine forests, the natural habitat of bearded vultures and Alpine ibexes.