Trekking in Austria's Hohe Tauern
The Reichen, Venediger and Gross Glockner GroupsBook - 2010
Situated in the heart of Austria and the Eastern Alps, the Hohe Tauern National Park is the largest in Europe and a World Conservation Area, taking in the Tyrol, Salzburg and Karnten. The area boasts dramatic valleys headed by scores of peaks and hikers are well supported by some of the best huts in the Alps. The Park is centered on the Gross Glockner, at 3798m is Austria's highest mountain.
Trekking in Austria's Hohe Tauern concentrates on three areas - the little known Reichen Group with its folklore of dwarves and giants, the Venediger Group with its glaciers and finally the Gross Glockner Group taking centre stage. Various hut-to-hut tours are described here, including the new Glockner Round that links seven huts together without having to cross glaciers.