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Hohe Tauern National Park

The largest nature reserve in the Alps... A rugged primeval landscape and a rich hill-farming tradition. These are the two faces of the Hohe Tauern National Park. With an area of 1,856 km², it is by far the largest nature reserve in the Alpine region. The sanctuary stretches across vast, virgin alpine landscapes such as glaciers, cliffs, and grassy meadows, as well as painstakingly cultivated, centuries-old mountain pastures.
Hohe Tauern National Park was established in 1981 and is thus Austria’s first national park. During the following years, the nature reserve, which straddles the three provinces of Carinthia, Salzburg, and Tyrol, developed into the Alp’s largest, protected natural environment in terms of area.

National Park Worlds

The National Park Worlds are an ideal introduction for all visitors to the National Park. In eight interactive exhibits, which lead, like a hike, from one natural region to the next on a hike – from a 3D movie showing the development of the Alps and the world of glaciers – the visitor can learn more about the largest nature sanctuary in the Alps, its inhabitants, and their habitats.

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Krimml Waterfalls

The Krimml Waterfalls, located in the romantic valley head of Upper Pinzgau, are also Europe’s highest (vertical drop of 380 m). They were distinguished with the European Diploma for Nature Conservation and constitute the heart of Hohe Tauern National Park.

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