Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

Weather and

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.

Avoid risks with good planning

You are surrounded by mountains in the Hohe Tauern National Park. And this is associated with risks. With forward planning and equipment tailored to your activities, you will avoid risks. With their yellow signs, the trails in the park are well sign-posted. In winter, you must always consider the risk of avalanche when out walking or hiking. Your hosts, hut managers and rangers are happy to help with their local knowledge and risk assessment.

How to weigh up the risks properly

Mountain paths all have the same yellow signposts with red and black dots indicating the degree of difficulty.


Trails do not require any mountain experience nor specific equipment.

Red mountain trails are intermediate in difficultly with several narrow and steep but secure walking and scrambling sections.

Black mountain trails require good mountaineering experience, the appropriate equipment, sure footedness and a head for heights.

Alpine routes are very difficult. These are located in high mountain terrain and are thus exposed and have sections involving unsecured walking and climbing. There is a risk of falling.

What do I need to be aware of?

When planning hikes in the Hohe Tauern National Park, you can rely on the advice of experienced mountaineers and hikers. We have compiled checklist for you:

safe mountain hiking


Helpful phone numbers

Alpine weather, Austrian Alpine Club: Phone: 0512 291 600
Regional Alpine weather: Phone: 0900 91 156 681
Alpine emergency mountain rescue: Phone: 140
Emergency medical helicopter: Phone: 144 (including rescue)
EURO emergency call: Phone: 112

What will the weather be like?

The weather in mountains changes quickly. Therefore you should consult the weather report for the area when planning a mountain hike.


 Weather information for the Carinthian side of the Hohe Tauern National Park


 Weather information for the Salzburg side of the Hohe Tauern National Park


Weather information for the Tyrol side of the Hohe Tauern National Park

What do I need to be aware of in the national park?

  • Stay on the designated paths and trails out of consideration to the animals and plants, and avoid making any unnecessary noise.
  • Dogs must be kept on a lead throughout the entire national park.
  • Do not leave waste behind, take your rubbish back with you.
  • Sturdy footwear and waterproof clothing.
  • You are in Alpine terrain. Pay attention to the weather, Alpine dangers such as avalanches or falling rocks. Get information about the risks from experienced local hikers.
  • Leave flowers, insects and minerals where they are.
  • Camping and making fires in the wild are not permitted. There are camp sites you can use in the national park municipalities.