National Park "Hohe Tauern"
National Park "Hohe Tauern" is part of the Tentative list in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Click here for a short description of the site, as delivered by the State Party
Jakob Frenzel Germany - November 2014
Also on our trip in September 2014 we drove through the Hohe Tauern. Unfortunately we did not take the Hochalpenstraße, but good a nice glance of the National Park anyway
Assif Am-David Israel - September 2012
NP Hohe Tauern is the largest in the Alps and the largest in Austria. It isn't what you would normally expect from a national park as there is extensive agriculture within it. There are some famous holiday resorts near the park, the best known of which is Bad Gastein.
Bad Gastein is a beautiful turn of the century spa resort with good cable car connections to the summits which are within the NP. The Alps are beautiful as everywhere else and there are some easy circular trails available. There is a small waterfall starting in the NP above downhill through Bad Gastein, which is a very pretty site.
The site was proposed as a natural site, which I think misses its main merits as a mixed natural site/agricultural/spa cultural landscape. Nonetheless, the similar Bregenz Forest was proposed as a CL and did not achieve more success.
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Full name: National Park "Hohe Tauern"
2004 - Requested by State Party to not be examined
2003 - Tentative ListSubmitted as tentative site by State Party