Introducing Hohe Tauern National Park
You wouldn’t guess from its small stature, but little Austria actually contains the largest national park in the Alps. Straddling Tirol, Salzburg and Carinthia, the Hohe Tauern National Park stretches over 1786 sq km. At the heart of this protected oasis of flora and fauna (including marmots and some rare ibexes) lies the Grossglockner (3797m), Austria’s highest mountain. The Grossglockner towers over the 10km-long Pasterze Glacier, which is best seen from the outlook at Franz Josef’s Höhe.