Somewhere in National Park "Hohe Tauern".
The name "Hohe Tauern" originally meant "high passes", but came to be applied to the mountains themselves during the peak of mining operations during the Middle Ages.
In the centre of the region, there is the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern, to which the Austrian Alpine Club and the three states have contributed territory. At about 1800 km², it is the largest of Austria's six national parks and is divided into a core zone (complete prohibition of construction) and a fringe zone used for forestry and mountain pasture.
Tourism only increased marginally since the creation of the national park, but has become less harmful to the environment. A particular emphasis is put on environmental protection and the maintenance of traditional ways of life in the Alps.
- Copyright: Robert Karpowicz (Karpiu) (1500)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-18
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS400D, Canon 17-40 f/4 L, Cokin P121 Gradual Grey ND4
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-08-28 2:25