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National Park Hohe Tauern – so close to what is original

National Park Hohe Tauern is one of the most superb landscapes on earth and is a Noah’s Ark for thousands of plant and animal species. However, it is also an oasis of tranquillity for nature-oriented people – a place for relaxation and discovery. The National Park spans 1800 km² and is located in Tyrol, Carinthia and Salzburg. With over two hundred 3000 metre summits it radiates a majestic energy, and at the same time offers its visitors tranquillity. Broad glacier fields, deep green mountain lakes and impressive waterfalls with thundering glacial streams are natural jewels which are characteristic of the Hohe Tauern. 

The cultural landscape which surrounds the Tauern massif is wonderful too. For centuries the people who are resident here have organised and tended to the natural framework, from valley locations through to alpine locations, helping it blend in with the natural surroundings. Yet it is not just the principal phenomenon which are provide inspiration – there are also little things and inconspicuous things which are waiting to be investigated. Everything becomes all the more impressive when you have understood it and know more about it. The National Park Hohe Tauern will uplift and relax you, yet also provide fun and an unforgettable experience!

The Hohe Tauern National Park also stands out due to its unique flora and fauna. For instance in the national park region there are no fewer than 10,000 animal species & 1800 plant species for you to gaze in wonder at. Considerable populations of ibex, golden eagles and also bearded and griffon vultures which live here.


Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
Nationalparkhaus Matrei
Kirchplatz 2, 9971 Matrei i.O.
Tel.: +43 4875 516 110

Information & guide booking:
monday - thursday: 08:00 - 12:00; 13:00 - 17:00
frieday: 08:00 - 12:00


Winter offers with Ranger:
December - March (and on request)

Sommer offers with Ranger:
May - Septembre (and on request)

National Park summer offers

Wildlife Watching & Photo Safari

Nature-Watch Tour – looking-out for traces of the the Hohe Tauern’s Big Five. The Ranger can spot golden eagles, ibexes, chamois, bearded vultures and marmots as quick as a flash.

Mondays, 10th July – 15th Sept.
Meeting point: 9am, Glocknerwinkel Lucknerhaus, Kals, (Toll road: tour ends about 1pm)
Total walking time: about 1.5 hrs
Degree of difficulty: easy (suitable for families)
Price: € 15,- p.P / € 9,- child

Into the eternal ice

The glaciated summits of the Venediger mountain group reveal themselves in all their glory on this demanding one-day hiking tour along the Glacier Nature Trail. The tour takes you past lake Salzbodensee and the Auge Gottes (The Eye of God) with its covering of cotton grass, as far as the awesome glacial abrasions of the Schlatenkees glacier.

Wednesdays, 12th July – 13th Sept.
Meeting point: 8.30am, Matreier
Tauernhaus (tour ends about 4pm)
Total walking time: about 6.5 hrs
Degree of difficulty: demanding
Price: € 15,- p. P. / € 9,- p. child to 14 years

National Park summer offers 2017

Get in touch with nature on guided walking tours in the company of National Park Rangers. Far from the stresses of everyday life, countless opportunities for building vitality and zest for life are clamouring to be snapped up.n (PDF, 13,9 mb).

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Place of interesst in the National Park Hohe Tauern

The National Park Hohe Tauern Osttirol has a variety of interesting excursion destinations and sights.

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Packages National Park Hohe Tauern

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National Park hiking trails

The most beautiful hiking trails in the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern.

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National Park partner businesses

A list of the partner businesses of the Hohe Tauern National Park in East Tyrol can be found here.

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Sampling Osttirol's Glockner-Dolomites

3 nights including Osttirol's Glockner-Dolomiten Card -  The Grossglockner king real close, Dolomite watching...

from € 109,- per person

Cross-country package at Hotel Weiler*** Obertilliach

7 days of cross-country skiing including cross-country ski ticket

from € 465,- p.p.

Sci-Package Hotel Weiler*** Obertilliach

7 nights skiing in the picturesque Obertilliach

from € 623,- p.p.

Osttirol's Glockner-Dolomiten Card

Enjoy for 3 ore 7 days 26 excursion destinations.

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Places to visit during your holiday in East Tyrol

In East Tyrol you will find a genuinely extensive range of places to visit and excursion destinations. Whether culture connoisseur, nature lover, hobby historian or adrenaline junkie – everyone is very well catered for here!

Visit the Nationalparkhaus in Matrei to find out about the Hohe Tauern National Park and its flora and fauna. Pay a visit to Bruck Castle if you have an interest in art and history. Or have a go on the "Osttirodler". 

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