Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

Visit the
largest national park
in the Alps

Did you know that there are 342 glaciers in the Hohe Tauern National Park? That the reserve is home to thousands of animal and plant species? That over 300 mountain peaks over 3,000 metres above sea level with a unique panorama are beckoning? The Hohe Tauern National Park has a world full of surprises ready for you. You will learn to marvel on tours with national park rangers and in the visitor centres. Enjoy tranquillity and the seemingly endless sea of peaks on secluded summits. Adventure and relaxation are inseparable in the largest national park in the Alps – a paradise for nature-lovers.

Besucherzentrum Mittersill
Four visitor centres

Four visitor centresThe gateway to the national park

Nationalpark Ranger am Gletscherlehrweg Inngergschlöss

36 rangers

36 rangersfollowing their passion and a calling

Wanderer im Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
4,300 km

4,300 kmtrails for hikers and climbers




Our national park rangers

Passion and a calling


Nobody knows the park as well as they do:

You will experience the best of the protected area.

thanks to our rangers


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Your stay

Arrive relaxed to experience lots


The Hohe Tauern National Park covers three provinces. Carinthia, Salzburg and Tyrol form this protected area.


Weather and safety

What will the weather be like? What do I need for hiking in the high Alps? Safety tips and checklists for outdoor activities in the Hohe Tauern National Park.



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The quickest way to the national park

How do I get to the Hohe Tauern National Park? Where can I find visitor parking or national park information points? You can find everything you need for a relaxing stay in the Hohe Tauern National Park here.



Our 4 large

visitor centres


Our four large visitor centres are perfect for a short visit to the Hohe Tauern National Park. As an introduction to the Hohe Tauern National Park, attractive exhibitions provide information about the national park and our employees are available to answer any questions. In summer, all centres are open from June. The Mittersill National Park Centre has its doors open all year round. The exhibition in the National Park House in Matrei is also open during the peak winter season.


National Park House Matrei


The interactive exhibition "Tauernblicke" and the new special exhibition in the National Parkhaus Matrei
CHARLY introduces his friends – the rough-footed chickens


Opening times

June and 1. July

Monday - Friday

10.00 - 12.00 and 14.00 - 18.00


04. July - August

Monday - Saturday

10.00 - 18.00

September - October

Moday - Friday

10.00 - 12.00 and 14.00 - 18.00








Information centre at the foot of the Grossglockner

Visitor centre Mallnitz


Discover, admire and understand

National Park Centre Mittersill


National Park Worlds with 360-degree panoramic world

  • Themed trails


    The themed trails in the Hohe Tauern National Park invite you to discover the natural and cultural treasures of this unique landscape at your own pace. Along the trails, you will find information at various stations.

  • Unforgettable moments


    The most picturesque excursion destinations in the Hohe Tauern National Park.

  • Centres and