Discover rushing glacial streams, spectacular waterfalls and impressive gorges. Follow historic trade routes and spot ibex and marmots among the spectacular mountains, burbling springs and huge, ancient trees. Welcome to Austria’s High Tauern National Park: 1,153 square miles (1,856 km) of unspoiled landscapes, inhabited by 15,000 different animal species and unimaginable natural splendour.
The High Tauern National Park is one of the most magnificent high mountain regions on the planet. Comprising myriad habitats, from lush valleys to towering 10,000-foot (3,000 m) peaks, it is home to an extraordinary wealth of species. So varied are its landscapes and its conditions that plants and wild animals originating from regions as diverse as the Central Asian steppes, the Arctic or Southern Europe can all be found here.
With this Collection we would like to invite you on a voyage of discovery through the national park. Each of the 16 awe-inspiring Tours brings you closer to this natural paradise in all its glory. While some will take you to mighty peaks, others will lead you leisurely through valleys, forests or along exciting nature trails. There is something for every level, from family ambles up to real alpine adventures. See for yourself!
The Gastein Valley has many charms. One of the largest is right at the end of the valley: Sportgastein. A narrow toll road through old tunnels will take you there. And once inside, you feel like you are in another world. This challenging tour takes you across Nassfeld and lets you see Sportgastein from above: from the top of the 2,727 meter Hohe Geißel.
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In the Hohe Tauern National Park there is not only a lot to see, but also to learn. Just like on the Bachlehrweg. The popular themed trail always leads you along the Hollersbach through the idyllic landscape of its valley and explains a lot of interesting facts about the animals and plants that live here. Especially, but not only for families, it is always a great experience!
A spectacular natural spectacle awaits you at the end of the Rauris valley, Kolm Saigurn: the Rauris primeval forest. Its ancient fallen spruce and stone pine, numerous mosses and romantic clearings as well as 80 dark ponds make it a very special retreat for nature lovers. The educational path that leads through it was also awarded one of the 33 best in Austria in 2014.