Hohe Tauern National Park

The late-Gothic Nikolauskirche is a little gem of a church, tiled with wood shingles and built around a central pillar. Its interior is simple yet beautiful, with an uneven flagstone floor, baroque altar and rudimentary frescoes that are fading with age. Look out for the statue of the 16th-century physician Paracelsus outside.

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Nearby Hohe Tauern National Park attractions

1. Thermalwasser Trinkbrunnen

0.22 MILES

To feel the benefits of Bad Gastein's thermal waters without tapping into your euros, fill your bottle at this drinking fountain for free. Two to six…

2. Gasteiner Museum

0.26 MILES

Tap into the source of Bad Gastein at this museum, which spells out the town's history and the wonders of its thermal waters, from the bath-loving Romans…

3. Gasteiner Wasserfall

0.28 MILES

Bad Gastein’s star attraction is this 341m waterfall, which rages over rugged cliff faces and through thick forest to tumble into three turquoise pools…

4. Wallfahrtskirche St Vinzenz

15.02 MILES

As though cupped in celestial hands and held up to the mighty Alps, this 15th-century pilgrimage church lifts gazes, and spirits. Inside is a tabernacle,…

5. Wildpark Ferleiten

15.6 MILES

Wildpark Ferleiten is a 15-hectare reserve that's home to 200 alpine animals such as chamois, marmots, ibex, fallow deer, wild boar and brown bears. Kids…

6. Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe

18.5 MILES

One of the high points (in every sense) of the Grossglockner Road, the 2369m Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe viewpoint takes its name from the Austrian emperor…

7. Porsche Museum Helmut Pfeifhofer

23.63 MILES

A slightly unexpected story in Gmünd is told by the Porsche Museum Helmut Pfeifhofer. A Porsche factory operated here from 1944 to 1950 and the first car…

8. Pankratium

23.81 MILES

Gmünd's most atypical attraction is the Pankratium, an extraordinary space bringing together water, light and sound in hands-on pieces designed for the…