The National Park Hohe Tauern Osttirol has a variety of interesting excursion destinations and sights.
We have something extra special for our Osttirol friends, fans, and guests: the memory-function on our website.
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.
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)
This interactive exhibit presents various habitats and areas to explore in the conservation area and gets you in the mood for exploring the open natural surroundings. Spectacular 360° videos filmed with a National Park ranger accompany you in all 6 exhibit rooms, for instance there is a film featuring the highest mountain in Austria, the "Großglockner", which is in the middle of the Hohe Tauern National Park.
The new permanent exhibition can be seen at the Nationalparkhaus Matrei. (Dogs are not allowed)
May & June: Monday - Friday 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 a.m.; holiday closed
July- September: Monday - Saturday, 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m
July & August: Also Sunday opened 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Till 26th October: Monday - Friday 10.00 a.m. - 12.00 a.m and 2 p.m - 6 p.m.
17. December 2018 - 18. April 2019: Monday to Friday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.; holiday closed
Find alpine huts, hiking trails and cycle routes in East Tyrol here.
Holiday at the farm, in private rooms and apartments or with National Park specialists...
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".