SALZBURG HOHE TAUERN NATIONAL PARK
The enormous Hohe Tauem range, part of the Austrian Central Alps and the largest national park in Europe, boasts 246 glaciers and 304 mountains over 3000m. Preservation is a primary goal, so there are no large campgrounds or recreation areas. The best way to explore this rare preserve is to take one of the many hikes, which range from pleasant ambles to difficult mountain ascents. An Experience in Nature, available at park centers and most area tourist offices, plots and briefly describes 84 different hikes. The center of the park is Franz-Josefs-Hohe and the Pasterze glacier, which hovers right above the town of Heiligenblut. Aside from the skiing and hiking, the main tourist attractions are the Krimml Waterfalls, in the northwestern corner near Zell am See, and the Grofiglockner Hochalpenstrafie, a high mountain road that runs between Heiligenblut and Bruck.