The ultimate packing list for a holiday in the Hohe Tauern National Park

The ultimate packing list for a holiday in the Hohe Tauern National Park

There are 20 towns which belong to the Hohe Tauern National Park region. 250 glaciers and 266 summits are waiting to be explored here, along with 551 lakes to cool off. In such a varied landscape, it is important to plan well for your holiday before departure! So that nothing gets forgotten, here you will find a packing list with the most important things for your holiday in the Hohe Tauern National Park. 


In the National Park, 266 peaks are waiting to be explored. Good hiking boots are therefore a must. Are you holidaying here with your family? A perfect tour for hot summer days is the Emerald Trail in Bramberg. You hike gently upwards past water and waterfalls until you reach the lush green Alpine meadows. There you will find rustic huts for a stop-off and if you are lucky you might even see a marmot. Looking for something else? Of course! In the "Adventure National Park - the new tour App" you will find a collection of tours in the Hohe Tauern National Park. 


  • Climbing equipment

Whether advanced or a curious beginner - the Hohe Tauern National Park is a climbing paradise for all levels of difficulty. If you like to be adventurous, you should venture to the Via Ferrata in the Kitzloch Gorge in Taxenbach. But beware - this climb is very challenging in some places. As a reward for the daring climber, fantastic views of the Kitzloch Gorge beckon during the climb as this is one of the most beautiful and impressive gorges in the Alps region. It is also worth a visit even without a climbing challenge.

  • Fishing

Does your dream holiday include a few quiet hours fishing on the lake? Then, we have good news as the fishing waters of the ‘Fuscher Ache’ are warmly referred to as the Pearl of the Hohe Tauern. The reason is that this mountain stream is 35 kilometres long and has the highest water quality. What could be better than sitting in the middle of nature hoping for the big catch?

  • A healthy appetite

You can enjoy a whole day in the nature in the Hohe Tauern National Park. And because sport makes you hungry, guests bring a huge appetite to the table. Fortunately, the Pinzgau cuisine tastes especially good. On the Hohe Tauern Taste Trail, you taste your way from one delicacy to another delicacy. By the way, summer time is Alpine summer time. Hundreds of huts and just as many events ensure the Salzburg mountain world is made tangible. You have to see this!

  • Golf clubs

The Hohe Tauern National Park offers its guests three golf courses. Here, it is not important how high or low your handicap is, as professionals are just as welcome as beginners. Embedded in the mountains of the Hohe Tauern National Park and the Kitzbüheler Alps, it is suddenly no longer so bad when a cliff-hanger unexpectedly makes your stay on the course take longer. In Zell am See, you golf between natural habitats at the Zell am See-Kaprun Golf Club. Bad Gastein waits finally with one of the oldest and most traditional golf clubs in Austria. Beginners and experienced golfers here share one goal - to enjoy the beautiful game. 

  • Curiosity

The Hohe Tauern National Park has a comprehensive offer - on the mountain, in the water, on the golf course or on two wheels. Thus, curiosity is the first thing on the packing list for a holiday in the Hohe Tauern National Park - to explore the countryside, local museums and the regional specialities.