Hohe Tauern National Park
266 mountain peaks over 3,000 m high, 250 glaciers and 551 lakes are spread across 1,800 km². The Grossglockner, at 3,798 m, is the highest mountain in Austria. It is home to golden eagles, red deer, Alpine ibex, mountain hares, griffon vultures and brown bears.
The highest waterfalls in Europe. The 4 km trail to the waterfalls has many scenic overlooks to view the falls close up. The uppermost waterfall (Achenfall) can be reached in an hour’s hike.
Open from mid-April until the end of October. www.wasserfaelle-krimml.at
A theme park dedicated to water in its myriad forms is located at the gateway to the Krimml Waterfalls. www.gerlosstrasse.at/en/wasserwunderwelt
The Grossglocker High Alpine Road has drawn 50 million visitors to its incomparable vistas since 1935. This most famous alpine road ends at the jewel of the Hohe Tauern National Park – Austria's highest mountain and largest glacier: the Grossglockner (3,798 m) and the Pasterze. www.grossglockner.at/en