In the High Tauern, with its famous national park, some of the highest mountains of Austria can be found.
Image gallery: High Tauern
The Venediger Mountain Group with Großvenediger, the Granatspitz Group, the Glockner Group with Grossglockner, the Goldberg Group and the Ankogel Mountain Group form the main ridge of the High Tauern, which extends from East Tyrol until Salzburg and Carinthia. In the west of the High Tauern main ridge, the Vedrette di Ries Mountain Group (Rieserfernergruppe) is located, which extends in the Valle di Anterselva valley and in Riva di Tures in South Tyrol.
The impressive peaks are more than 3,500 m high. Among them the Grossglockner with its 3,798 m, Großvenediger (3,662 m a.s.l.), Großer Muntanitz (3,236 m a.s.l.), Hocharn (3,254 m a.s.l.) and the Hochalmspitze (3,360 m a.s.l.).
The mountain group is also famous for its High Tauern National Park. The unique flora and fauna with the Big Five – golden eagle, marmot, chamois, ibex and lammergeier – invite to discover the alpine world. The various national park visitor centres supply interesting information with their exhibitions, for example the one in Kals am Grossglockner, at the end of the scenic road.
Highest peak: Mt Grossglockner (3,798 m a.s.l.)
Territory: East Tyrol, Salzburg, Carinthia, South Tyrol (Vedrette di Ries Mountain Range)