The Hohe Tauern National Park is the largest national park in Austria and the Alps as well as in the entire Central European region outside of marine protected areas. It covers large parts of the main central Alpine ridge of Austria's Eastern Alps in the Hohe Tauern area between the sources of the Isel, Möll, Mur and Salzach rivers and stretches over 100 km from east to west and over 40 km from north to south. With an area of over 1800 km², it has a share in the Austrian provinces of Salzburg, Tyrol and Carinthia.
Characteristic features of the Hohe Tauern National Park are extensive glacier fields (around 130 km²), glacially formed valleys with impressive valley closures, mighty alluvial and mudflow cones, alpine grass and shrub heaths, but also extensive forests with larches, spruces and Swiss stone pines.
But the Hohe Tauern National Park is above all one thing: an intact alpine natural area with many possibilities!