The Hohe Tauern National Park is not only the largest national park in the Alps, but also a diverse natural spectacle that deserves special protection. The Hohe Tauern National Park in its entirety (1,856 km2) represents the largest protected, contiguous and transnational natural and cultural area in the Alps. In the interaction between the core zone and the surrounding outer zone, the extraordinary connection of the unique natural space with a landscape-aesthetically outstanding cultural landscape takes place.
The harsh winters with sometimes enormous avalanche danger make the Hohe Tauern accessible only for a few, very experienced mountaineers. In summer, however, the national park opens up to visitors - with all its diversity and beauty. For several hundred years, poets and painters have been inspired to great works, scientists have been motivated to explore the natural area, and mountaineers have been challenged to special summit achievements. More info about the protected area: National Park Law