Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

Themed trails


The themed trails in the Hohe Tauern National Park invite you to discover the natural and cultural treasures of this unique landscape at your own pace. Various stations are dotted along the trails to provide you with information as you walk.

Debanttal nature and culture trail

Hiking in a varied Alpine landscape surrounded by imposing mountain backdrop.

Umbalfälle force of nature trail

The Umbalfälle (Umbal falls) force of nature trail at the head of the Virgental (Virgen valley) takes you close to the source of the Isel river, and unlike almost any other valley in the Hohe Tauern, the Umbaltal (Umbal valley) demonstrates…


Kals children's nature trail

Animal figures and information boards along the scenic trail invite our younger visitors to play, discover and busy themselves creatively.

Innergschlöss – Schlaten Kees glacier trail

The Innergschlöss glacier trail takes visitors right into the centre of the "eternal ice" in the core zone of the Hohe Tauern National Park…

Oberhaus stone pine forest nature and culture trail

The Oberhaus stone pine forest to the rear of the Defereggental (Defereggen valley) represents the largest continuous stone pine population in the Eastern Alps with over 170 ha…

Glockner traces – mountain philosophy

12 stations with interactive features can be found along this loop that takes an estimated 60 minutes to walk.

Dorfertal history trail

The Dorfertal (Dorfer valley) history trail is not a conventional themed path but actually a listening path.

Our national park rangers
Passion and a calling

Nobody knows the park as well as they do: You will experience the best of the protected area thanks to our rangers.

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Oberseite Alpine flower trail

The Oberseite Alpine flower and panorama trail in St. Jakob im Defereggental (Defereggen valley) provides a good insight into the colourful diversity…