Hohe Tauern National Park
Nature & Animal Sanctuary amid the Austrian Alps
To the south of the Gastein Valley we discover an incomparable and truly captivating natural habitat: this is the Hohe Tauern National Park. This largest nature and animal sanctuary in the Alps is fairly regarded as one of the most beautiful landscapes on earth.
During your summer vacation in Gastein, you should definitely not miss out on a hike in the Hohe Tauern National Park. An imposing mountain world reveals itself before you with every step you take during your hike. Gaze in wonder on Austria’s highest peaks, as well as gigantic glaciers, lush green alpine pastures, rugged rock formations and thunderous waterfalls.
Over the millennia, the powers of nature have created a true jewel here in the Gastein Valley. During your excursions and hikes in the countryside around Dorfgastein, you will be able to discover the rich beauty of the National Park. And of course, with traditional refreshments along the way: The many mountain inns and huts of the Hohe Tauern National Park serve up regional specialities that will give you the energy boost you need for the rest of the day.
Covering an area of 1,800 km2, the Hohe Tauern National Park is one of the last great sanctuaries for countless species of animals and plants. The snow grouse, marmot and bearded vulture are just three examples of the variety of animal species you will encounter during your hikes there. The plant world of the Hohe Tauern National Park is also filled with countless different species, many of which are sure to catch your eye during your visit.
The Grossglockner and the Krimml Waterfalls are the most popular destinations for visitors to the National Park. Both of these highlights are an easy drive from Dorfgastein. A special tip from your hosts at the Hotel Römerhof is the Grossglockner High-Alpine Road. During your drive towards Austria’s highest mountain, you will be greeted by one-of-a-kind panoramas. Your hosts at the Hotel Römerhof also have a collection of other recommendations for rewarding destinations in the Hohe Tauern National Park.
Hike your way through breathtaking natural and cultural landscapes. During your holidays in Gastein, you will be staying very close to the Hohe Tauern National Park. Take advantage of this opportunity to secure your room or package at the ****Hotel Römerhof. And click on this link to send us your no-obligation vacation inquiry.