The fresh alpine air, expansive forests and crystal clear water allow you to balance body, mind and soul and recharge your batteries.

The forest has been a subject of medical research for many years. After an active one-week hiking holiday in a wooded and mountainous environment, your immune system improves and inflammation decreases significantly. Studies show that a trip into the woods lowers blood pressure and increases concentration. The green colour shades and the smells of leaves, bog and bark, for example, give you balance. The combination of mountain, forest and water is the most effective: But the important thing is to be active and move around.

The Hohe Tauern Panorama Trail in the middle of the Hohe Tauern National Park holiday region is perfect for this. On ten stages, beautiful natural sceneries such as the Leitenkammersteig climb, the Kröndlhorn, the Wildkogel, the Uttendorfer Hochsonnberg and up to the Schmittenhöhe delight the hiker.


Krimmler Waterfalls | © Peter Maier

Water - the elixir of life
Clear mountain streams, misty fog, snow or ice: Water is one of the treasures of the Hohe Tauern Panorama Trail. It accompanies hikers at every turn, and serves as a habitat and a delightful source of energy. The Krimml Waterfalls, Europe's largest waterfalls, are the starting point of the new long-distance hiking trail in the Hohe Tauern National Park holiday region. The Hohe Tauern Panorama Trail stage 10 ends at stunning Lake Zell.


Hohe Tauern Health - the health-promoting effect of the Krimml Waterfalls
Arnulf Hartl, head of the Institute for Ecomedicine at Paracelsus Medical Private University Salzburg, practices evidence-based medicine with empirically proven effectiveness and has been intensively studying the forest and water in recent years. The Krimml Waterfalls were the setting for one of the first major studies.


Under the direction of Dr. Arnulf Hartl, Paracelsus Medical Private University Salzburg began scientific research on the waterfalls in the summer of 2006: The effect of the waterfall aerosol was researched on mice for the first time. The result was so promising that just one year later the first clinical study was conducted with children suffering from asthma.

What emerged from this is the "Hohe Tauern Health" holiday offer, which focuses on the Krimml Waterfalls as an effective and sustainable natural remedy for allergies and asthma. The unique spray mist in the vicinity of the waterfalls reduces allergic inflammation in the respiratory tract and allergy and asthma complaints disappear. With a therapy duration of 14 or 21 days, a lasting improvement of up to four months can be expected.