Photogallery: Austria: Hohe Tauern - Beautiful and Monumental
Austria: Hohe Tauern - Beautiful and Monumental
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The Hohe Tauern is vast and massive mountain range of the East Alps. It is the highest mountain range in Austria. We classify it as part of the Central Crystal Alps. From the geological point of view, this mountains are made mostly by metamorphosed rock. Larger part of the Hohe Tauern is located in the bundeslands of Salzburg, Tyrol and Carinthia. Small part of this mountain range is located in northern Italy, in the province of Bolzano. The highest peak of this mountain range is Grossglockner that reaches to 3 798 meters of altitude. Part of this territory is within the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern that covers an area up to 1 834 km2, making it one of the largest park in Austria. The whole area of the Hohe Tauern is very interesting to tourists, skialpinists, and fans of winter sports. Number of options have both inexperienced and experienced fans of alpine tourism turistiky. Fascinating and unique natural sights lure tourists from all around the world here. High and steep peaks covered with snow deep in gigantic alpine massives as well as deep valleys and gorges create characteristic vista of the Hohe Tauern.
Text and photo: Radoslav Biskupič
Today, we head to the picturesque Austrian village of Ischgl in the Land of Tyrol (Landeck), which stretches right below the world-famous ski resort of Silvretta Arena Ischgl-Samnaun in the Paznaun valley.
Alpine air, mountains, lakes, and the peaks of majestic giants, and Dachstein glacier in the background. Such are the moments you can experience at Katrin ferrate that is at the altitude of 1542 meters.
In case you are looking for a more complex ferrate then visit Drachenwand in the Austrian Alps. To get grandiose look over Mondsee and Dachstein you need to be physically fit, have inner strength and experience. Thanks to this you will enjoy your climb up the Dragon Wall (Drachenwand) and also the view of the Alps.
The ski season is over and everybody looks forward to summer. Those who have the feeling like they could enjoy skiing more should visit the Alps in Austria. There are several glacier resorts with extended season or even all-year round operation.
Austria is a very popular summer vacation spot. It has high mountains. Today we give you several tips where to go.
The Hohe Tauern national park belongs to the most popular areas in the Austrian Alps. Nature here is nothing but magical. Sharp peaks of two or three thousand meter high rocky giants, alpine lakes, wild nature, vast glacier fields and more. The Hohe Tauern are also popular for mountain hikers and for its numerous winter resorts.
Lets see one of the most beautiful via ferrates in the Alps. Calm surface of blue salt Traunstein lake is beneath you guarded by the Julian Alps. Dachstein bows in the distance, Totes Gebirge and Bohemian Forest are in the distance. This is Traunstein.
We chose to travel along paid Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse road, a mountain freeway that is 48 kilometers long. But due to various turns and stops it would be quite long…
Me and my friend decided to make a trip. The planning was great. I had look around in many handbooks, searched for inspiration on travel agencies’ websites and so on. Eventually, we agreed upon seeing a beautiful place near Salzburg. The village of Abtenau which would serve as the base for our trips around.
Glaciers are characteristic and natural part of mountains. Glacier’s erosion adds to creation of alpine relief. Glacier is also a source of water. In Austrian Alps, there are many small or large glaciers. The longest and most well-known is Pasterze, the Hohe Tauern.
Austrian town Kaprun located at the foothills of the Hohe Tauern, a very popular tourist destination. It is famous for its ski resort. It is located on snowy slopes of Kitzsteinhorn. There are other very interesting locations around Kaprun such as alpine dams Wasserfallboden and Mooserboden.
Everything beautiful has to finish once and sadly our journey, during which we managed to know and visit a lot of remarkable places. What surprised, disappointed us or what we learned? We will try to answer in this last article.
Hochsteiermark covers the area from StyrianSemmering to the Hochschwab Mountains and further to the Eisenerz Alps. This mountainous land attract from the time immemorial not only the Austrians but also visitors from other countries to do trips in beautiful and sometimes wild nature.
Winter is here again. For some, it is perhaps too cold and harsh, but to me it is the most popular season of the year. Everything is hidden under a fluffy white blanket of snow and acts somewhat calmer, and even cleaner than the rest of the year. It is also a time of winter holidays in the mountains, meeting with friends over a glass of mulled wine or it is a time of a great cabbage soup, which will warm you up in this season.
During our bike trials we stoped in the town of Hainburg. This medieval town with Hainburg castle above hides many natural and historical mysteries. One of them is Röthelstein castle ruins hidden in a national park.
The first part of the new travel series will be about the main points of the planned route, during which a three week visit the Alpine country, mountain lakes and a number of interesting sights and places that are definitely worth seeing.
Wien is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It offers its visitors rich history, beautiful architecture and unusual gastronomical joys. Again, we go to visit this royal city and walk in the most beautiful castle in whole Austria. It is so beautiful they compare it to French Versailles.
Today we visit a small Austrian town of Vent. Since 1854 it has been part of Sölden town, Tyrol. We will visit a well-known ski center and we will also follow the trace of legendary Ötzi, the ice man.
The recreation area of Murtal is located on west from Graz, Styria. There are peaks of the Hohe Tauern, Zirbitzkogel, Seetal and Seckau Alps as well as the hilly Nockberge Mountains.
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