The national park known as Hohe Tauern (High Tauern) doesn’t come by that name for nothing. Its stark karst range features Austria’s paramount peak, the 12,500-foot-high Grossglockner. That means you may find yourself high above the cloud line, up where vultures and eagles circle in the Alpine air drafts. It’s an inspiring place to literally rise above it all, contemplate, and gain clarity. The park’s home province of Osttirol, or East Tyrol, packs a wallop with glaciers that give way to vast meadows and postcard villages. Enlist the guidance of a ranger to help navigate the wild terrain and spot animals like the magnificent ibex.
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