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Austria’s National Parks

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Austria has six National Parks where you can admire Austrian flora and fauna. The most famous national park in Austria is the Hohe Taurern National Park. This huge nature reserve of almost 2000 square kilometres has two, opposite to each other, looks. On one hand it’s one of Austria’s wildest and most natural high mountains. But on the other hand you’ll find some of Austria’s friendliest and most inviting mountain pastures here.The Hohe Taurern National Park covers part of the provinces of Carinthia, Salzburg and Tyrol and is a classic walking holiday destination. Here you can see Austria’s highest mountain, the Grossglockner, as well as Austria’s biggest glacier. There are also many waterfalls and alpine meadows full of wildflowers to enjoy during your walks.

Another magical place to go on foot is the Kalkalpen National Park. It’s Austria’s largest protected forest area. If you go walking in this part of Austria you may want to explore some of its many interesting caves and karst landscapes. Species like Brown Bear and Lynx still occur in this part of Austria, together with a wide variety butterflies and plants.

The youngest National Park of Austria is the Gesaeuse National Park that lies in central Austria. It’s very good walking country with a varied relief. Rock, woodland, water and alpine pastures dominate the landscape in this part of Austria.

The High Mountain National Park of the Zillertal Alps offers grand views and unforgettable mountaineering adventures, plus 3 interesting permanent exhibitions.
It’s one of the most spectacular national parks in Austria, as the 3000m mountains feature narrow gorges that spread into glacial valleys and their tributaries, steep rock walls, summits and glaciers. A wide variety of programmes are offered at the park, including guided hikes and themed walks. There are also three interesting permanent exhibitions that are very informative and fun for the whole family.

All the national parks in Austria have an extensive and well marked network of walking paths and trails, making them fantastic walking holiday destinations.

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