Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

Your stay
Arrive relaxed to experience lots

The Hohe Tauern National Park covers three provinces. Carinthia, Salzburg and Tyrol form this protected area.

Experience nature in every season

Access to the Hohe Tauern National Park is free of charge and – depending on the weather and snow conditions – accessible throughout the year and 24/7. Dogs must not stray from designated trails and be kept on a lead. The national park can be explored on footpaths from many adjoining valleys in Pinzgau, Pongau and Lungau (Salzburg), Iseltal (Isel valley) and Lienz (from East Tyrol), and Mölltal (Möll valley) and the Malta region (Carinthia). Usually, there are visitor car parks at the starting points with information panels.

Visitors to the towns and communities in the national park can obtain further information from the tourist information centres or from the national park's own information points.

Our tips make light work of getting here, choosing accommodation and making plans for your stay.

How to reach us

By car: You can reach the protected area from the valleys in Pinzgau, Pongau and Lungau on the Salzburg side, from the Iseltal und Lienzer Talboden (Isel valley and Lienz valley floor) in East Tyrol and from the Mölltal (Möll valley) and Malta in Carinthia. You will usually find car parks with information panels or huts. 

By public transport: Be eco-friendly and travel by train to the national park (destination stations include Mallnitz/Carinthia, Mittersill or Zell am See/Salzburg and Lienz/East Tyrol).

You will find many explorer buses (Wanderbus) in the national park or valley taxis (Tälertaxi) that will take you to the starting point of your tour. Information about public transport and timetables can be found here: and


Holidaying in the national park

The national park is large and thus ideal for a longer mountain, cycle, hiking or family holiday. Tourism partners of the national park offer many interesting and attractive accommodation options and with outdoor adventures. Whether you prefer a holiday in a farmhouse, a stay in a boarding house or four-star hotel – being surrounded by nature with fresh mountain air and a breath-taking panorama will make your holiday unforgettable.

 Salzburg holiday region   Hohe Tauern - Carinthia national park region  East Tyrol national park region

Committed to the national park concept

They live for the concept of the national park with much passion and commitment: The national park's partner companies offer warm hospitality and have strong ties to nature. Your hosts know the national park and use many of its regional products. It is always a pleasure to spend time in the towns of the national park and at the national park's partner companies, no matter what time of year. By impressed by the natural experiences, holiday offers, culinary delights and the cosy atmosphere to be had in the Hohe Tauern National Park.

Partner companies in East Tyrol

Weather and safety

What will the weather be like? What do I need for hiking in the high Alps?

The Hohe Tauern National Park is located in high mountains. This means that weather conditions can be very extreme and can change rapidly. Spring and autumn are almost non-existent, the winter lasts long and summer may also see snowfall. In any case, it is important to obtain information about conditions as soon as you start planning a hike.

You can find safety tips and checklists for outdoor activities in the Hohe Tauern National Park here.

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What do I need to be aware of in the national park?

  • Stay on the designated paths and trails out of consideration to the animals and plants, and avoid making any unnecessary noise.
  • Dogs must be kept on a lead throughout the entire national park.
  • Do not leave waste behind, take your rubbish back with you.
  • Sturdy footwear and waterproof clothing.
  • You are in Alpine terrain. Pay attention to the weather, Alpine dangers such as avalanches or falling rocks. Get information about the risks from experienced local hikers.
  • Leave flowers, insects and minerals where they are.
  • Camping and making fires in the wild are not permitted. There are camp sites you can use in the national park municipalities.

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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