• SPÖ: 5
  • ÖVP: 4

Hohe Tauern is a municipality with 441 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013 ) in the district Mur Valley in Styria. The municipality is located in the judicial district Jews castle.


Geographical Location

Hohe Tauern is located at Triebener Tauern Pass in the Rottenmanner Tauern. The place Hohe Tauern is 1274 m above sea level. The highest elevation is the westernmost Big Bad Stone ( 2448 m), to the east lie the Gamskögel ( 2386 m).

Community structure

The municipality comprises the two villages (in brackets population as of 31 October 2011):

  • Hohe Tauern ( 373)
  • Triebental (83 )

The municipality comprises the cadastral Hohe Tauern.

Neighboring communities


The settlement on the pass (Taurus Inferior ) was first documented in 1140. From the 12th century the Triebener Tauern of packers was used as a trade route. Of importance also were the magnesite and graphite mining, which has been set in the early 1990s because of cheaper competition from other countries. July 2013 the magnesite was tentatively resumed.

The municipality Hohe Tauern was built in 1849 /50.

Culture and sights

  • " Mining facility " - mining museum in Hohe Tauern
  • Keltenberg nature park,
  • Knappenkapelle Hohe Tauern
  • In addition to the Knappenkapelle there are 20 other clubs and local groups.


Source: Statistics Austria

Economy and infrastructure

According to Census of 2001, there are 32 workplaces with 96 employees in the community as well as 148 commuters and 30 commuters. There are 25 agricultural and forestry holdings (including 8 in the main acquisition ), which together manage 2,300 ha ( 1999).

The municipal area is the ski area Hohe Tauern is located with five lifts. Winter ( skiing ) and summer tourism are of some importance.

The transport infrastructure is via the Triebener Road ( B114 ), an important road link on the Triebener Tauern from Mur- Enns valley.

In Hohe Tauern, there is an elementary school.

Since July 2013 mining of magnesite.


The council consists of nine members and is since the municipal elections 2010 mandates the following parties together:

  • 4 ÖVP
  • 5 SPÖ

The SPO provides the mayor with Heinz Wilding.