Hohe Tauern

Description

Hohe Tauern, Glocknergruppe

The Hohe Tauern is the main mountain range in the eastern Alps. Of course, everyone has heard of the National Park Hohe Tauern, this pretty area where the Austrians have resisted the temptation of further recreational exploitation.

The Hohe Tauern stretches over 150 km from east to west, and in many places surpasses the 3.000 m line. The Grossglockner (3,798 m) and Grossvenediger (3662 m) are on the program of many hut-hopping tours. Further to the east, the Alps won't reach this 3.000 m boundary any more.

The Hohe Tauern comprises the following, attractive, walking areas, all with plenty of rock and ice:

For many foreigners the Hohe Tauern is their main summer destination. Hut tours can be conceived of in countless variations and degrees of difficulty. The huts are very good, welcoming and comfortable. The paths are well marked. And in the valleys too hikers are well catered for, with a wide choice of nice trails with spectacular views. Guides and maps are so detailed that wherever you put your feet, you will be able to find interesting mountains and destinations within reach of your own capacity. The only caveat might be the crowds. But everything is relative. What does it matter if, on a sunny and fresh morning, you are in the company of a few more roped groups ahead of you? The mountains seem even greater and more awe-inspiring.

Opinions

Rate 8.0 | 1 vote | No 1. in Austria
  • Henk Nouws July 1984
  • Rate 8
  • Positive This area is protected, and therefore without scars. Many flowers, great mountain scenery, very good hiking possibilities and facilities. Maybe one of the best parts of the Alps.
  • Negative Large huts, large crowds.
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Map

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Trails in this region

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2018
  • The Karnischer Hohenweg
  • English-language guidebook to the Karnischer Höhenweg, a 170km waymarked hut-to-hut trek along the border between Italy and Austria. Also known as the Carnic Peace Trail, it runs west to east along the Ridge of the Carnic Alps, the site of the WW1 front line. With information on planning your trip, accommodation and the history of the area. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Trekking the Karnischer Höhenweg | Cicerone
  • English-language guidebook to the Karnischer Höhenweg, a 206km waymarked hut-to-hut trek along the border between Italy and Austria. Also known as the Carnic Peace Trail, it runs west to east along the Ridge of the Carnic Alps, the site of the WW1 front line. With information on planning your trip, accommodation and the history of the area. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids 3000er Ostalpen. Drüber und drunter | Rother
  • Die Gipfel um die Dreitausend Meter sind die Aussichtslogen der Ostalpen. Sie stehen auf der Wunschliste von Wanderern und Bergsteigern meist ganz weit oben. Zwischen Lechtaler Alpen, Ortler, Dolomiten und Tauern findet sich eine breite Auswahl an Bergzielen um diese magische Höhe. Einige lassen sich in einer Tagestour begehen, andere bieten... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids 74 Osttirol Nord | Rother
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met een groot aantal dagtochten in dal en hooggebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. Das »Sonnenland« Osttirol liegt - fast zur Hälfte höher als 2000 m - südlich der höchsten Alpenkette Österreichs, der Hohen Tauern. Es ist von... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids 62 Lungau | Rother
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met een groot aantal dagtochten in dal en hooggebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. Von den fünf Gauen des österreichischen Bundeslandes Salzburg ist der Lungau zwar der kleinste und vielleicht am wenigsten bekannte, für viele... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelgids Salzburger Almenweg | Conrad Stein Verlag
  • Der Salzburger Almenweg ist 350 Kilometer lang und führt zum Ausgangspunkt zurück. Meist geht es über Pfade, die mit etwas Kondition und Trittsicherheit von jedem bewältigt werden können, Bergerfahrung ist nicht nötig. In diesem Buch wird jede der 31 Etappen detailliert beschrieben, so dass sich die Nutzer nicht verlaufen können. Unterwegs gibt... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Tauern-Höhenweg Von den Seckauer Tauern zum Venediger | Rother
  • Uitstekende beschrijvingen van deze steeds populairder wordende bergtocht! Met alle noodzakelijke info. Zie voor beschrijving de duitse tekst hieronder ..... Nicht nur im Bann von Großglockner und Großvenediger erstreckt sich auf einer Gesamtlänge von etwa 200 Kilometern der Tauern-Höhenweg, der alle Gebirgsgruppen der Niederen und Hohen Tauern... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Austria
  • Between Lake Constance and Lake Neusiedler, in the middle of the Bregenz Forest and the Vienna Woods, this guide conveys the magnificent, enthralling, and beautiful scenery of Austria. Lofty peaks, deep-cut valleys, crystal-clear lakes, and lush mountain pastures grace this collection of images, along with the lazy meanderings of the Danube,... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Austria
  • Between Lake Constance and Lake Neusiedler, in the middle of the Bregenz Forest and the Vienna Woods, this guide conveys the magnificent, enthralling, and beautiful scenery of Austria. Lofty peaks, deep-cut valleys, crystal-clear lakes, and lush mountain pastures grace this collection of images, along with the lazy meanderings of the Danube,... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids 26 Dachstein-Tauern Ost | Rother
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met een groot aantal dagtochten in dal en hooggebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. Dachstein und Tauern Ost– das sind Begriffe, die unter Bergsteigern und Wanderern schon seit jeher Klang und Namen haben. Es sind aber auch... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelgids Arnoweg - Der Salzburger Rundwanderweg | Rother
  • Dieser gemeinsam mit dem Tourismusverband SalzburgerLand herausgegebene Wanderführer beschreibt detailliert alle Etappen des erst 1999 aus der Taufe gehobenen Arnowegs. Anlaß für die Errichtung dieses Weitwanderwegs war das 1200jährige Jubiläum der Erzdiözese Salzburg, 798 nämlich wurde Bischof Arno zum Erzbischof dieser großen Kirchenprovinz... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Bergauf - Abenteuer Ausdauersport
  • "BERGAUF" gibt einen faszinierenden und einmaligen Einblick in das Leben eines Menschen, der Spa am (Extrem-) Sport und Liebe zur Natur in gro artiger Weise zu verbinden versteht. Der Autor bringt einen spannenden Mix seiner Erlebnisse und Erfahrungen beim hochalpinen Skibergsteigen, Rad-Bergrennen, Berg- und Treppenlaufen und erg nzt seine... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Bergauf - Abenteuer Ausdauersport
  • "BERGAUF" gibt einen faszinierenden und einmaligen Einblick in das Leben eines Menschen, der Spa am (Extrem-) Sport und Liebe zur Natur in gro artiger Weise zu verbinden versteht. Der Autor bringt einen spannenden Mix seiner Erlebnisse und Erfahrungen beim hochalpinen Skibergsteigen, Rad-Bergrennen, Berg- und Treppenlaufen und erg nzt seine... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2010
  • Trekking in Austria's Hohe Tauern
  • This trekking guidebook describes 4 multi-day treks in the Reichen, Venediger and Gross Glockner mountain groups. It also contains an outline for a 10-day traverse of the whole region. The Hohe Tauern National Park takes in the Tirol, Salzburg and Karnten. It's ideal for trekking, with some of the best mountain huts in the Alps. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2010
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2010
  • Austria Hohe Tauern Trekking
  • Trekking in Austria’s Hohe Tauern is Allan Hartley’s Cicerone guide to walks in the Venediger, Glockner and Reichen mountain groups. The book describes five longer distance routes; four separate multi-day treks and a ten day traverse of the region. Detailed introductory information and preparation tips are included, whilst the options in the... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2010
  • Trekking in Austria's Hohe Tauern
  • Situated in the heart of Austria and the Eastern Alps, the Hohe Tauern National Park is the largest in Europe and a World Conservation Area, taking in the Tyrol, Salzburg and Karnten. The area boasts dramatic valleys headed by scores of peaks and hikers are well supported by some of the best huts in the Alps. The Park is centered on the Gross... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2010
  • Trekking in Austria's Hohe Tauern
  • Situated in the heart of Austria and the Eastern Alps, the Hohe Tauern National Park is the largest in Europe and a World Conservation Area, taking in the Tyrol, Salzburg and Karnten. The area boasts dramatic valleys headed by scores of peaks and hikers are well supported by some of the best huts in the Alps. The Park is centered on the Gross... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Hochtouren Ostalpen | Rother
  • Das Hochtourenbuch für die Ostalpen – zum Planen, Schmökern und Träumen! Piz Bernina, Piz Palü, Ortler, Adamello, Großglockner, Hochalmspitze ... - große Namen von großen Bergen sind in diesem Buch versammelt, samt der klassischen Anstiege, die jeder hochgebirgserfahrene Bergsteiger irgendwann in seinem Tourenbuch stehen haben will. Die... Read more
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Maps

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United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
  • Radstädter Tauern - Katschberg - Lungau F&B WK202
  • Radstädter Tauern - Katschberg - Lungau area of the Austrian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information.To see the list of currently available titles in... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Matrei - Defereggen - Virgental Hiking + Leisure Map 1:50 000
  • Matrei - Deferggen - Virgental area of the Austrian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information.To see the list of currently available titles in this... Read more
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  • Matrei - Deferggen - Virgental F&B WK123
  • Matrei - Deferggen - Virgental area of the Austrian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information.To see the list of currently available titles in this... Read more
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  • Hochschwab - Aflenz - Wildalpen - Salzatal F&B WK5041
  • Hochschwab - Aflenz - Wildalpen - Salzatal area of eastern Austria presented at 1:35,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. Cartography is an enlargement of the... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Grossvenediger - Oberpinzgau Hiking + Leisure Map 1:50 000
  • Grossvenediger - Oberpinzgau area of the Austrian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information.To see the list of currently available titles in this... Read more
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  • Grossvenediger - Oberpinzgau F&B WK121
  • Grossvenediger - Oberpinzgau area of the Austrian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information.To see the list of currently available titles in this... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Grossvenediger 2013
  • Grossvenediger - Hohe Tauern NP - Matrei - Felber - Tauern - Oberpinzgau area of the Tyrol at 1:35,000 on a GPS compatible, double-sided map from Kümmerly+Frey printed on sturdy, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper; contoured, with hiking, cycling and ski routes, accommodation facilities, locations for other recreational activities,... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Grossglockner 2018
  • Grossglockner - Franz-Josefs-Hohe - Heiligenblut - Hohe Tauern NP - Hochtor area of the Tyrol at 1:35,000 on a GPS compatible, double-sided map from Kümmerly+Frey printed on sturdy, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper; contoured, with hiking, cycling and ski routes, accommodation facilities, locations for other recreational... Read more
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  • Mölltal - Kreuzeckgruppe - Drautal F&B WK225
  • Mölltal - Kreuzeckgruppe - Drautal area of Carinthia presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information.To see the list of currently available titles in this series... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Bad Gastein 16 Hohe Tauern NP 2014
  • Bad Gastein area of the Tyrol at 1:35,000 on a GPS compatible, double-sided map from Kümmerly+Frey printed on sturdy, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper; contoured, with hiking, cycling and ski routes, accommodation facilities, locations for other recreational activities, etc.Maps in the K+F recreational series covering the Austrian... Read more
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  • Bad Gastein K+F Outdoor Map 16
  • Bad Gastein area of the Tyrol at 1:35,000 on a GPS compatible, double-sided map from Kümmerly+Frey printed on sturdy, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper; contoured, with hiking, cycling and ski routes, accommodation facilities, locations for other recreational activities, etc.Maps in the K+F recreational series covering the Austrian... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Zell am See - Kaprun - Saalbach F&B WK382
  • Zell-am-See - Kaprun - Saalbach area of the Austrian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. To see the list of currently available titles in this... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Grossvenediger - Hohe Tauern NP - Krimml - Mittersill F&B WK5121
  • Grossvenediger - Hohe Tauern NP - Krimml - Mittersill area of the Austrian Alps presented at 1:35,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information. Cartography is an enlargement of... Read more
Stanfords
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gasteinertal - Wagrain - Raurisertal - Grossarltal F&B WK191
  • Gasteiner Tal - Wagrain - Grossarltal - St. Johann im Pongau - Bad Hofgastein - Bad Gastein area of the Austrian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Grossglockner - Sonnblick - Kaprun - Zell am See F&B WK120
  • Grossglockner - Sonnblick - Kaprun - Zell am See area of the Austrian Alps presented at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured and GPS compatible outdoor leisure map from Freytag & Berndt with hiking and cycling routes, mountain huts, campsites and youth hostels, local bus stops, plus other tourist information.To see the list of currently available... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Hohe Tauern Select-Ankogel - Gastein - Heiligenblut - Molltaler Freeride Map
  • The best rides in the freeride hot spots of the Alps – this is the simple formula of the Freeride Maps. The first map available to freeriders is making the locals freeride knowledge available to a broad public.All ridable slopes, drops and couloirs are marked as freeride corridors in different colours for three difficulty ratings: blue for... Read more
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Oostenrijk - Virgental
  • Familietrektocht aan de zuidzijde van het Nationalpark Hohe Tauern. Korte dagetappes en optionele beklimmingen: ook voor jongere kids prima te doen. Flexibele huttentocht met overnachting in kindvriendelijke berghut. Energie over? Leef je uit op het sportcomplex met tennisbaan, zwembad en beachvolleybal. Of meer zin in een rafttocht? Maak een... Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Oostenrijk - Virgental
  • Beleef het echte alpine gevoel in het duurzame Virgental, gelegen aan de rand van het Nationalpark Hohe Tauern. In hooilanden, weiden en akkers tref je in de vroege zomer een enorme bloemenpracht aan. Je maakt tijdens deze bergwandelvakantie mooie wandelingen door deze rustige en ongerepte vallei, omringd imposante drieduizenders. Je overnacht... Read more
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