The highest summit of the Hohe Tauern is the Grossglockner mountain (3,798 m).
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The Hohe Tauern mountain chain spans in Salzburg, Carinthia and East Tyrol and is a central alpine high mountain area in the Eastern Alps. The Upper Tauern are devided in the Villgraten mountains, Venediger, Granatspitz, Glockner, Goldberg, Kreuzeck, Schober and Ankogel mountain chains. Moreover the Hohe Tauern prevalently consist of crystalline stones and slate and their composition is rather complex. The 120 km long ridge of mountains represents the middle of the Eastern Alps. In the Hohe Tauern ice starts to be found between 2,700 and 2,900 metres.
In the north of the Hohe Tauern there is the Salzach river, in the south there is the Drautal valley, while the western border is represented by the Krimmler Ache and Valle Aurina in Italy. In the east there are the Grossarltal, Murwinkel and Katschberg pass. The most important traffic junctions are the Felbertauern tunnel, the picturesque Grossglockner high alpine road and the Tauern and Katschberg tunnel.
Peaks: some of the impressive mountains of the Hohe Tauern mountain chain are the Grossvenediger (3,662 m), Grosser Muntanitz (3,236 m), Hocharn (3,254 m) and the Hochalmspitze (3,360 m). And of course the “King of the Eastern Alps”, the Grossglockner mountain (3,798 m).
Trails: with 1,836 sqkm the Hohe Tauern National Park is the biggest national park of the Alps. Numerous educational trails provide useful information and maybe you even catch sight of a marmot or a chamois!