Clear mountain lakes, roaring mountain streams, impressive summits, lush alps and dark-green forests – Hohe Tauern National Park has always fascinated and impressed people. The unique area stretches over more than 1,800 km² and is thus the largest national park in Central Europe. You won’t only come across Austria’s two tallest mountains in the Hohe Tauern; the region is also home to impressive flora and fauna.
The pristine natural scenery between the 3,798-metre-high Grossglockner and the 3,674-metre-high Grossvenediger offers a unique habitat to 10,000 animal and 1,500 plant species. Ibex, golden eagle, marmot and bearded or griffon vulture are your quiet companions and constant observers during a holiday in Matrei in East Tyrol. The National Park rangers with many years of hiking and mountain experience under their belts will gladly pass on their expert knowledge during guided hikes.