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Welcome to the National Park region

You will be amazed at the Hohe Tauern National Park, without even having seen it. Since the facts and figures alone are impressive. With a surface area covering some 1856 square kilometres it is by far the biggest nature conservation area in the entire alpine area. It was set up in 1981 and at that time was Austria’s first National Park. That alone shows the exceptional position and the uniqueness of the Hohe Tauern National Park. And that isn’t even mentioning the beauty and the variety of the National Park. The East Tyrolean Hohe Tauern holiday region includes the districts of Kals am Großglockner, Matrei, Prägraten am Großvenediger, Virgen and St. Johann im Walde..

A holiday in a paradisiacal environment

The National Park is beautiful in particular since it has so many and such varied alpine “primeval landscapes” - glaciers, rock faces, grasses and alpine landscapes, which you notice and realise have been carefully and attentively looked after and nurtured for centuries. There are no contrasts in the scenery here, rather they are in a perfect combination. To grasp the dimension of the Hohe Tauern National Park all that needs to be said is that it spans three federal states (Tyrol, Salzburg and Carinthia).

Tourismusinformation Matrei
Rauterplatz 1, 9971 - Matrei
Tel.: +43 (0)50 212 500,

Hohe Tauern National Park – relaxation incorporated

The two hundred 3000 metre summits aren’t chicken feed; they wholeheartedly score on a practical level. In a set of instructions to make up a perfect mountain landscape you would then also add wide glacier fields, deep mountain lakes and impressive waterfalls. Happily you don’t just have to dream about such a landscape, since the Hohe Tauern National Park does exist and has these very special features. One thing is guaranteed, those who venture into the Hohe Tauern National Park and take several deep breaths and will find relaxation of a profundity and lastingness that you would be hard- pushed to find elsewhere. Give it a go; it works!

Dolomiti Nordic Ski

3-7 nights with cross country ticket Dolomiti Nordic Ski.

from € 114,- per person

SkiHit Osttirol

7 nights and 6-day ski pass "Skihit Osttirol"

starting at € 434,- per person

4th Icefestival East Tyrol

Many competitions, lectures and workshops.


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Dolomitenlauf 2020

World´s best country cross skiert at the international Dolomitenlauf.

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Interactive map

Find alpine inns, hiking trails and cycle routes in East Tyrol here.

Getting here

Find the nicest routes for your journey to East Tyrol here.


Here you will find the latest news from the National Park region Hohe Tauern.


Find cultural, sporting and culinary events in the National park region Hohe Tauern here.

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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