Experience the national park above the clouds

Many people use nature and landscapes as a recreational space. The Hohe Tauern National Park is among the attractive destinations for outdoor sportspeople to enjoy peace, experience nature and find some balance to everyday life. Natural and near-natural cultural landscapes are coming under strong pressure due to the increase in settlement, traffic and infrastructure construction, the intensification of agriculture and forestry as well as only limited functionality of regional planning. The habitat for plants and animals is getting ever more scarce. The national park administration and paragliders have a mutual interest in preserving the attractive natural landscape in the Hohe Tauern. 

In order to avoid disturbing the wildlife, guidelines were drawn up sectorally in consideration of the special requirements and vulnerabilities of protected species:

  • Flight taboo zones are indicated in the seasonally update map (see download below).
  • Take-offs and landings can only take place outside the national park, except for in emergencies.
  • Flying over special protected areas is generally prohibited.
  • Aeries of golden eagles, bearded vultures and other birds protected under the bird conservation guidelines as well as roosting places of griffon vultures may not be flown over within a radius of 1 km. Additional taboo zones include temporary research zones.
  • Alpine open landscapes may only be flown over straight-line and sudden emergence from behind ridges should be avoided.
  • Wildlife and packs of wild animals as well as mountain hikers and climbers must not be approached from the air.
  • No parts of the Hohe Tauern National Park may be flown over during the period from 30 September to 1 April.
  • The daytime restriction for flying over all of the protected area applies from 9:00 in the morning until sunset.

Paragliding Facilities

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