National Park Region Hohe Tauern - pure nature
The name of the region and its affiliation to a
protected area already suggest its fascination and its highlights.
In first line, of course there is the unspoiled nature far away
from the hustle and bustle that characterizes the big holiday
So it is no wonder that the National Park Region Hohe Tauern in
East Tyrol attracts especially nature lovers, jocks and
people in search of relaxation. Most of them settle down
in Matrei in East
Tyrol, the largest municipality in the valley Iseltal apart from
Huben and St. Johann im Walde. The valley Virgental with the
villages Virgen and Prägraten am Großvenediger and the valley
Kalsertal with Kals am Großglockner form part of the National Park
Region Hohe Tauern, too.
On the whole the National Park Hohe Tauern
extends over an area of more than 1,800 square kilometer, so it is
the largest one in Central Europe and in the Alps. More than 600
square kilometers are located in East Tyrol or rather to the south
of the mighty mountain range Hohe Tauern, reaching from the
Rieserferner group to Mt. Großvenediger and Mt. Großglockner, the
highest mountain throughout Austria with a 3,798 meter high peak.
It is perfectly obvious that here mountains, pastures and
unforgettable tours are high on the agenda.
If you would like to get to know the splendid mountain world very
closely, you can choose for instance one of the interesting
nature and theme trails. In order to discover the
specialties of nature off your own bat you can also take many
hidden and winding paths.
All in all, outdoor fun knows no bounds, whether you leave home
in the morning wearing climbing boots, cycle shorts or a tennis
dress. Also horse lovers, passionate anglers and all daring people,
who would like to try rafting or canyoning, will get their money's
Nevertheless the National Park Region Hohe Tauern in East Tyrol
offers not only natural sights. Some works of art
and buildings made by human hand are worth seeing, too - among them
numerous picturesque chapels, churches and wayside shrines, as well
as monuments and museums such as the National Park house in