National Park Partner
The Hohe Tauern National Park is a national park in a rather extreme position. Despite the harsh living conditions, the Hohe Tauern host a variety of biotope types that cannot be found anywhere else in Austria. Some of them belong to the most species-rich in the entire alpine region. An example of these biotope types are the colorful mountain marshes.
The Hohe Tauern is known as the “roof” of Austria. More than 300 peaks over 3,000 metres of altitude rise into the sky. One of them is the renowned Grossglockner, the highest mountain in our country.Today, almost 180 km² of the National Park are still covered by glacial ice.
279 natural mountain streams—the lifelines of the landscape—plunge from these high mountains down into the valleys.