Holidays in National Park Hohe Tauern
Visiting the National Park Worlds in Mittersill
With a vacation at Schloss Mittersill, you get to stay in the heart of the country’s largest national park. The foundation was laid as early as 1913 by purchasing 1,100 hectares of land in the Amertal and the Stubachtal valleys, but it wasn’t until the 1970s that the provincial governors of Salzburg, Carinthia and Tyrol initiated the creation of the national park that was eventually founded in the 1980s. Together with the National Park Worlds in Mittersill, it provides a wonderful area for leisurely walks and hikes, refreshing nature tours, and fascinating experiences: the National Park Hohe Tauern.
National Park Worlds Mittersill
The National Park Worlds in Mittersill captures the truly unique alpine world found around the Grossglockner (Austria’s highest peak at 3,798 m), the other 266 mountains exceeding 3,000 m, the 342 glaciers, and one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world—all under one roof. In eight adventure stations, you are led from one nature area to another, as if on a hike through the national park, all the while learning more about its extraordinary diversity. It’s only a five-minute drive from Schloss Mittersill to the National Park Center in the Eastern Alps!
Ten worlds under one roof
A hands-on exhibition in the middle of the National Park Center in Mittersill has been wowing visitors since 2007. ‘Ten worlds under one roof’ introduces fascinating landscapes from the heart of the national park. Visitors gain fascinating insights into the variety of the protected alpine area. The 360° panoramic cinema is an awe-inspiring experience in its own right. But that’s far from everything the National Park Worlds have to offer. How about eagle flights through nature, virtual explorations across the 342 glaciers of the national park, or the outstanding alpine summer with authentic animal sounds and flowers? The National Park Center is always worth a visit and is a true vacation highlight, and not just for families.
The largest high mountain national park
The National Park Hohe Tauern, encompassing an astonishing 1,856 km², is one of the largest national parks in Europe, and one of the largest high mountain landscapes in the world. The National Park vacation region is today the home of various plant and animal species that slowly but surely made their way to today’s Tauern preservation area some 12,000 years ago. The Mittersill-Hollersbach-Stuhlfelden region has since provided a new home to countless species, surrounded by the tallest mountain peaks in the country. Summer in the region delights with astonishing glacial areas, imposing waterfalls, colorful farm meadows and scenic alpine pastures. Nature enthusiasts cherish the national park as a particularly quiet, idyllic vacation region, with quiet retreat spots and breathtaking experiences around the National Park Center in the Hohe Tauern.