... is a Sea of 3000 metre Peaks
The Hohe Tauern region is the roof of Austria. With the country's highest mountain - Grossglockner, which reaches to 3,798 m above sea level, more than 300 other peaks tower over 3,000 m into the sky.
Almost 180 km2 of the National Park - nearly 10 % of its area - are still covered by glacial ice today. 279 natural mountain torrents rush down from the high mountains to the valley - the living arteries of the landscape.
The Hohe Tauern region is home to a wider variety of biotope types than can be found anywhere else in Austria. Some of these, such as the colourful mountain hay meadows, are among the richest in species in the Alpine region.