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Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
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Owner description: This beautiful mountainous park, the center of which is only accessible by foot, provides experienced hikers with a wide range of challenging routes.
Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Love it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

Beautyful!! THis is a beautyfull area. There is a cabelcar up to see Grosglocker in Kals Im Glosglockner.

Visited July 2012
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“Magnificent and awe-inspiring”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

The national park, covering a huge area in the middle of Austria, seems to have done a lot to diversify visitors' appreciation of this wonderful region of the high Alps, which forty years ago was in danger of becoming completely overrun by ski resorts (you don't see the degradation of the slopes under the snow, but they are a mess in the summer months). It is great to have some areas of the park off limits during the hibernation/breeding seasons so that wildlife can thrive, and to have the alpine pastures cared for in the traditional way in other areas. The alpine flora is wonderful in spring/summer, and if you are lucky you can watch eagles, marmots and even chamois as you hike the excellent network of trails. There are even a few glaciers still clinging on - admire them while you can! There are routes for all ages and abilities, and in summer various cable cars and funicular railways, plus the drive across the Grossglocknerstrasse, allow even non-walkers to experience the high-altitude vistas. (Find out about various special all-in tickets covering attractions and transport such as the Karnten Card - they are seriously good value, and some hotels even include them for free.) The Park authority provides various educational/interpretative leaflets and signage, some extremely good (e.g. at Mallnitz), others verging on the gimmicky (talking logs near Kals!), and its Bios Centre at Mallnitz is well worth a visit on a rest day, with lots of hands-on activities for children. Don't worry about overcrowding: this landscape towers over even the busiest car park, and you can often walk for hours without meeting anybody at all, and enjoy the silence. There is good food and ever-improving accommodation at the network of alpine huts/refuges, so you don't necessarily need to carry all your food and water with you or return to the valley every night. I can't wait for my next trip.

Visited September 2012
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San Francisco, California
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“Best driving in the world? Probably....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

You know those roads James Bond always drives on in Europe? They're in Hohe Tauern. The Grossglockner is not to be missed. Car or motorcycle; try to go when it's not crazy crowded, as you'll enjoy it more. Expect to take a thousand or so photos along the way.

Visited August 2012
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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“Nice place - snow in summer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

View there is almost perfect. You see snow, rocks and mountains. Just to find a car park is not always easy.

Visited July 2012
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Lienz, Austria
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“A must for all nature lovers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

The Nationalpark Hohe Tauern is an absolute must for all lovers of pure alpine nature! a walker's paradise which does good for the body and soul!

The park is 1800 square km big and is actually the second largest park in the whole of Europe and the largest in the Alps.

The park is accessible from many sides and lies in the states of Salzburg, Carinthia, East Tyrol and a small part in South Tyrol, Italy.

An abundance of alpine fauna, stunning views and an exhilarating all round experience! Walks are well sign posted as are the notable hotspots worth seeing. Guided walking tours are also available although not necessary - get yourself a good map or pick up some free information at the tourist offices dotted around.

The Grossglockner High Alpine Pass is also a road like no other - highly recommended if you are not a walker!

The only problem is not having enough time to see it all and deciding from which side to enter the park!!

There are some parts of the park which can be visited relatively easily and don't take much time, whilst others will take much longer and will require more thorough planning.

Some tolls to pay for some roads and tunnels etc.

Only open in summer months.

Visited October 2012
5 Thank AdventureAustria
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