National Park Hohe Tauern
National Park Hohe Tauern is part of the Tentative list of Austria in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
The National Park "Hohe Tauern" extends over an area of more than 1,800 square kilometre and is the largest protected area in the Alps. The national park is divided into a strictly protected core zone characterized by numerous glacier areas and a cultivated outer zone (the proposed buffer zone). The core zone includes the Pasterze, the longest glacier of the Eastern Alps and the Großglockner, the highest peak in Austria.
Map of National Park Hohe TauernLoad map
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
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
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 its boundaries. 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 and there are some easy circular trails available. There is a small waterfall starting in the NP flowing through Bad Gastein.
The site was proposed as a natural site, but I cannot imagine what it could add to the three existing natural sites in the Alps in Switzerland and Italy. The similar Bregenz Forest had been proposed as a CL and was not successful.
2004 Requested by State Party to not be examined
2003 Added to Tentative List
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