The Hohe Tauern National Park

Excursion to the majestic Alpine peaks

Without exaggeration, the Hohe Tauern National Park can be considered one of the most overwhelming landscapes in the world. It extends into the provinces of Salzburg, the Tyrol and Carinthia and is of great significance for the Oberpinzgau region. Indeed, it is the natural landmark of the region. Its huge variety of species inhabits many different altitudes, from the valleys to the 3,000-metre-high peaks.

The oldest national park in Austria provides a habitat for a third of all species of the nation. Numerous wild animals and plants originate from the central Asian tundra, the Arctic and Southern Europe. This unique ecosystem has been designated a national park, so it is protected and a prime object of research interest. You can look forward to a careful exploration of this European wilderness.


In the Salzburg part of the National Park

Covering 805 square kilometres, the National Park is a protected area of outstanding natural beauty in the Salzburg province. Salzburg’s highest peaks, most expansive glaciers, rarest species and most impressive natural spectacles are to be found in this wonderful landscape.

National Park Museum in Mittersill

An ideal entry point to the Hohe Tauern National Park is provided by the National Park Centre and Museum in Mittersill. Highlights include a 3D cinema installation and information on how the Alps and glaciers were formed. The National Park Summercard provides free access.

Krimml waterfalls

In Salzburg Land

One of the best spots in the Hohe Tauern National Park is found at the Krimml waterfalls, the tallest waterfalls in Austria. This spectacular natural phenomenon can be admired during a one-and-a-half hour walk through the Salzburg Pinzgau region.

  • Tallest waterfalls in Europe
  • Fall height of 380 metres
  • Waterfall path with breath-taking vistas
Alpine huts

Serving delicious rewards on arrival

A generous 120 Alpine huts are scattered over the Salzburg part of the National Park. You are invited to plan a beautiful walk with your loved ones, and after your strenuous walk you can enjoy typical Alpine delicacies such as Pinzgau Kasnocken (cheese dumplings) or home-made delicacies including smoked bacon, curd dumplings and fruitcake filled with seasonal fruits. Best consumed on the terrace surrounded by Alpine vistas. Most of the huts are open from the middle of June until the end of September. Please enquire for exact opening times.

Guided hikes
And informed tours

If you are interested in a ramble through the Alpine landscape with a professional guide, we suggest you book one of the listed tours. You will benefit from the knowledge of the national park rangers keen to pass on information on the natural history of the glaciers, the plants, birds and wild animals.

Highlight holiday

In the Oberpinzgau region at the gateway to the Hohe Tauern Mountains

Your family holiday in the Wildkogel Resorts, situated amid the holiday region of the Hohe Tauern National Park, provides an opportunity for unique nature experiences. Visit the Krimml waterfalls or enjoy a summer hike to the Grossvenediger mountain. In winter you can go skiing or enjoy fantastic ski tours whilst taking in the backdrop of the steep flanks of the Hohe Tauern National Park. Your holiday apartment in Neukirchen am Grossvenediger, or in Bramberg am Wildkogel, will welcome you at the end of an exciting day with comfort and a touch of luxury.

Take a little time-out
in the nature park

Enquire about booking your holiday apartment in the Hohe Tauern National Park and look forward to experiencing Alpine nature up close.