Hohe Tauern National Park

The Nationalpark Hohe Tauern is the biggest national park in Austria and one of the biggest in all Europe.


The national park covers the central alpine chain of the Hohe Tauern area, i.e. approximately from the Brenner Highway in the west to the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse(Großglockner Hochalpenstraße) road in the east. The most famous mountains in the park are Austria's highest peaks, Grossglockner (Großglockner) (3798 m), and the majestic, glacier surrounded Grossvenediger (Großvenediger) (3666 m).


Should it be snowing on the top, and you have no 4×4 vehicle or snowchains, you will not be allowed to get on the road.


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