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Your Summer in the Hohe Tauern National Park

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Hikers in the Hohe Tauern

A holiday in the heart of Austria's impressive mountains

A breath-taking location with any number of amazing natural treasures: the Hohe Tauern National Park in Austria offers a summer holiday of discovery, amazement and enjoyment. For sports enthusiasts and active holidaymakers as well as those seeking rest, leisure hikers and families with children.

Encompassing an area of 856 km², the Hohe Tauern National Park is the biggest protected area in the Alps. Characterised by its wild, age-old scenery and its mining traditions, it shows its visitors two faces, replete with natural beauty and contrasts. Not only are there imposing glaciers, rugged rock faces, valleys carved out in the ice age and alluvial deposits to discover, but extensive areas of fir, pine and larch woodland and the Alpine meadows which have been painstakingly farmed for centuries can also be guaranteed to impress you.

Hiking in the natural paradise of the Hohe Tauern National Park

At the start of June, the farmers open their Alpine lodges to visitors – Summer on the Alpine farms and meadows has now arrived. Hikers are served and spoilt with typical Pinzgau fare at around 120 Alpine farms in the region. Numerous events including themed walks and festivals turn the summer on the Alpine farms in the Hohe Tauern National Park into an unforgettable experience of country life in Austria. Hundreds of excellently signposted hiking trails in 13 National Park valleys guide you through the beautiful Alpine region to the best Alpine farms, where the hosts will welcome you with excellent food and drink.

With limitless routes and uphill Alpine paths, the mountains of the Hohe Tauern National Park invite all of those who enjoy the great outdoors to embark on a tour of discovery. Whether you are a leisure hiker, a mountaineer or a trekker: something is on offer here for everyone. Whole day and half day tours are also available with the National Park Rangers every day. Multi-day trekking tours including luggage transport are also on offer.

Also interesting: The nature trails in the Hohe Tauern National Park holiday region, which in addition to a magical hiking experience, provide detailed information on the natural scenery and the region.

Nature trails in the Hohe Tauern National Park:

  • The Rauriser Urwald - Rauris nature trail
  • The glacier nature trail in the Stubachtal - Uttendorf
  • The stream nature trail in Hollersbach
  • The emerald hiking trail in the Habachtal - Bramberg
  • The "Blick ins Tauernfenster" (Tauern Window) geo nature trail - Neukirchen
  • The energy nature trail from Postalm - Neukirchen
  • The Obersulzbachtal - Neukirchen glacier nature trail
  • The National Park-APC -Friedensweg trail
  • The Quellenweg path to the Salzachtal
Cyclists in Neukirchen
Explore Neukirchen by bike

Explore the natural Alpine scenery on two wheels

Whether it's a racing bike, a mountain bike or an E-bike: the Hohe Tauern National Park holiday region is popular with all cycling fans in equal measure. Numerous mountain bike tours, E-biking opportunities and racing bike routes invite visitors to an unforgettable adventure on their bike in the heart of the stunning nature of the protected Alpine area.

Fantastic nature, babbling streams and a fantastic mountain backdrop: the Tauern cycle path is one of the most beautiful cycle paths in Europe. The beautiful 270 kilometre long, border-crossing tour starts in the district of Krimml. It then leads downstream along the river Salzach, passing Kaprun, Schwarzach, Bischofshofen and Golling and on to Salzburg. The return tour takes you upstream along the Saalach, via the Bavarian town of Bad Reichenhall, to Lofer and Saalfelden and finally to Zell am See. An extended biking trip in a fantastic natural setting – with several sights and natural attractions along the route.

Fun, sport & action in the Hohe Tauern National Park holiday region

For those seeking adventure and those who are daring enough, a variety of leisure opportunities provide for pure action and adrenaline. Whether it is climbing, a trip to the NO LIMIT high ropes garden in the Pinzgau woodland, or it's canyoning, rafting or paragliding: these activities are certain to get your pulse racing. For those who prefer engaging in quieter activities, fishing, golf and archery are on offer. Whatever you decide to do: boredom isn't on the menu in the Hohe Tauern National Park.

Would you like to spend your summer holiday surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the Hohe Tauern? Then get the NATIONAL PARK SUMMER CARD to enjoy excellent inclusive benefits and discounts. We will welcome your non-binding enquiry or your online booking for your well-earned holiday. The Hotel Steiger in Neukirchen am Großvenediger is looking forward to your visit!

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