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High Tauern

The High Tauern (Hohe Tauern, map) are a mountain range on the main chain of the Central Eastern Alps. The crest forms the southern border of the Austrian states of SalzburgCarinthia and East Tyrol, with a small part in the southwest belongs to the Italian province of South Tyrol.

Along 100 kilometres (62 mi) of the main chain stretches the High Tauern National Park (+ nationalpark.at), to which the Austrian Alpine Club as freeholder and the three states of Carinthia, Salzburg and Tyrol have contributed territory.

It is by far the largest of Austria’s seven national parks as well as the largest nature reserve in the Alps. The best-known mountain pass road of the High Tauern is the scenic Grossglockner High Alpine Road inaugurated in 1935.

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Never forget that you are high on the mountains, and are subject to rapidly changing weather that can go quickly from being good to very bad. Make sure that you have adequate clothing, including rainy weather gear, and good shoes. Mountain rescuers have found that overconfidence is the most common cause of accidents. Sunscreen and plenty of water are important to have on hand.

Hiking | Hohe Tauern National Park

Expansive glaciers, steep flanks, green mountain lakes, impressive waterfalls and in between a dense network of hiking routes and mountain paths – these are just waiting to be tackled and experienced by you. Hiking in the Hohe Tauern National Park, a voyage of discovery in Austria’s most impressive natural area.

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 BUS >   Eurolines Austria – is the largest operator and organizer of bus travel in Austria though many services are not included in their schedules. Flixbus – the biggest fish in the German Intercity Bus pond and now a major player in most of Europe serves a couple of international routes through and into Austria.

 RAIL >   Tickets can be purchased from certain locations to Austria via the ÖBB website (+ Rail Europe). The only competitor to ÖBB is WestBahn on the Salzburg-Linz-Vienna line (the company shares the name of the line it runs on). Vienna is the largest railway hub but day and night trains from most Central European countries travel to many stops across Austria. (*Rail travel in Europe)

 AIRPORTS >   The most important international airport is Vienna airport. + St. Gallen-Altenrhein AirportFriedrichshafen.


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