Summer in the National Park Region

Your holiday in untouched nature

Mighty waterfalls and imposing mountain worlds, natural forests and the highest peaks in Austria are waiting to be discovered by you. 

The Hohe Tauern National Park in its entirety (1,856 km2) represents the largest protected, contiguous and transnational natural and cultural space in the Alps. In the interaction between the core zone and the surrounding outer zone, there is an extraordinary connection between the unique natural area and an outstanding cultural landscape in terms of landscape aesthetics.

The protected area is an outstanding testimony to Alpine mountain building, shaped by ice ages, traces of important geological and geomorphological processes with a diverse wealth of forms. The geological peculiarities of the Tauern Window, the different rocks and soils as well as the broad climatic spectrum, from oceanic to continental, create a biological and ecological diversity.

Herb garden in Hollersbach | © Chris Perkles

Excursion tips & hot spots

A colourful bouquet of tips from the entire Hohe Tauern National Park holiday region awaits you in our SummerExperienceMap. The best thing about it: You can see at a glance which attractions are open for you today. From the Krimml Waterfalls to the outdoor swimming pool in Rauris, all 18 National Park locations are represented with tips. All National Park educational trails and National Park exhibitions are also included.

Have a look right now

Mountain experience with the Nationalpark SommerCard | © Ferienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern - Michael Huber

Nationalpark SommerCard

With the National Park SommerCard you have the opportunity to make particularly intensive use of the diverse offers in the region from 1 May to 31 October. As a guest at one of the participating partner accommodations, you will receive the SommerCard from your host, which allows you to visit and use one of 60 different attractions such as sights, museums and natural spectacles, leisure and sports facilities and mountain railways every day. The card also offers you maximum mobility as it entitles you to use local public transport. A special highlight is the one-day admission to the Großglockner High Alpine Road Adventure World and a one-day ticket for the Gerlos Alpine Road, which are already included in the price.

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The many possibilities of summer

Großglockner High-Apline Road | © Großglockner Hochalpenstraße

Großglockner High Alpine Road

At 48 kilometres in length, the Grossglockner High Alpine Road is a masterpiece of road construction and the starting point for a natural experience in a class of its own. Every metre along probably the most beautiful panoramic roads in the Alps offers breathtaking views of majestic mountain peaks, glaciers, green valleys and forests.

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On the road with the family

In the Hohe Tauern National Park holiday region, families can explore nature and learn a lot about the environment. Whether it's a guided hike with our National Park Rangers through the breathtaking landscape or a bike tour along the Tauern Cycle Path or into the valleys, there is plenty to discover.

For families looking for action and adventure, the region offers numerous leisure activities. Embark on a climbing tour or a rafting adventure, explore the canyons or enjoy gorges and swimming lakes. Special family offers such as adventure playgrounds, nature trails and animal parks are also available.

Ready for a family adventure

Discover the diversity of the National Park

Biking at Kaprun | © SalzburgerLand Tourism


Wherever you turn your gaze in the Hohe Tauern National Park holiday region, exciting tours await you, such as the transalpine tours towards the Großglockner. The Tauern Cycle Path takes you as far as the northern part of the Pinzgau region and even further to Passau.

Beautiful bike tours

Uttendorf adventure lake | © Derienregion Nationalpark Hohe Tauern - David Innerhofer

Time for a cool down

Erlebnisbadesee, Waldschwimmbad, Schlossbad, Sonnblick Freibad - With the breathtaking backdrop of the Alps and the crystal-clear water, every bathing day in the region is an unforgettable experience.

to the pools & bathing lakes

Gaisstein | © Mittersill Plus

Touring portal

The largest nature reserve in Central Europe invites you to discover its treasures and secrets on beautiful hikes: discover top updated tours for long-distance hikers, cyclists and mountain bikers, snowshoe hikers and cross-country skiers.