Hohe Tauern National Park
A True Jewel of Nature in the Alps
The Hohe Tauern National Park is the last alpine nature reserve in the Alps. From Krimml to Felbertal, hikers, climbers and nature lovers cherish the beautiful mountains and valleys. Here you can admire an indescribable diversity of flora and fauna that is otherwise hard to find. The Hohe Tauern National Park extends along the Salzach river. In its side valleys you can discover virtually untouched landscapes of wild mountain streams, mystical mountain lakes, majestic peaks, thundering waterfalls, rolling pastures and eternal glaciers. The 4-Star Smaragd-Hotel Tauernblick in Bramberg in the Salzburg Region is located in the middle of the National Park so wonderful holiday experiences are not moments away.
Overview of Hohe Tauern National Park
Largest protected area in the Alps, the second largest National Park in Europe with a total of 1,856 km2
- It spans across the provinces Carinthia, Salzburg and Tyrol
- Impressive mountains, glacial landscape, waterfalls, cultural landscape, flora and about 10,000 species of animals
- 266 summits over 3,000 m – the highest mountain in Austria: Grossglockner (3,798m)
- 551 Lakes – largest lake: Kratzenbergsee in Hollersbachtal
- Ca. 250 Glaciers – longest glacier: Pasterze in the Großglockner group
- Deposits from all alpine ecosystems (from montane forests to alpine meadows)
- A unique combination of natural environment and cultural landscape
- Bramberg in Wildkogel is one of the National Park municipalities
- In Summer: beautiful hikes for all ability levels & mountain tours for experienced hikers
- Haute Route Trekking Tours in the National Park on request
- In Winter: challenging tours for experienced mountaineers
- National Park Center in Mittersill ca. 10 km away from Smaragd-Hotel Tauernblick
Fascinating Experiences in Nature
Krimmler Waterfall – the Highest Water Fall in Europa
With 3,000 meters in 3 stages, the Krimml Waterfalls are the highest in Europe and among the top 5 in the world. A path leads through the beautiful landscape of the national park to the natural spectacle with a 380m fall height.
Waterfall Trail Opening Times: mid-April to end of October
Großglockner – the Highest Mountain in Austria
At an amazing height of 3,798 m the Großglockner is the highest mountain in Austria. Experienced mountaineers can climb him with a mountain guide. You can also get a fantastic view of its summit by bicycle or comfortably by car from the Großglockner High Alpine Road.
Großvenediger – Highest Mountain in Salzburg Region
The glaciated main summit, at 3,657 meters above sea level, is the local mountain of Bramberg and lies on the border of Salzburg and East Tyrol. It is the fifth highest mountain in Austria. The Großvenediger can be reached with a guide on a beautiful 2-day tour.