The Obertauern-Hundsfeldmoor Nature and European Conservation Area is located directly north of the village of Obertauern at the pass of the Radstädter Tauern. The protected area is located in a subalpine cirque with a round hump landscape shaped by glaciers and mosaic-like interlocked moor habitats. It provides habitat for rare animal and plant species such as the red-winged bluethroat (Luscinia svecica svecica) and the dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius). Since the Red-spotted Bluethroat was recorded in the Hundsfeld Moor in 1975, increased attention has been paid to the moor landscape near Obertauern. In 1991, the Hundsfeldmoor was declared a Salzburg nature reserve and a few years later it was also included in the Natura 2000 network as a European nature reserve. The area of about 100 ha extends between 1700 and 1850 m above sea level. The larger part of the protected area is located in the municipality of Untertauern and also includes smaller areas of the municipality of Tweng in the east.

The main part of the protected area is occupied by a blanket bog, which is protected according to the Salzburg Nature Conservation Act. The moor is partly overgrown with mountain pine, partly less so, and several streams flow through it. In addition, the blanket bog is interlocked with other types of bog. Lake Hundsfeld is located in the northern part of the protected area. On the shore of this near-natural mountain lake, there are small reedbeds and rapid sedge meadows. Around the lake, transitional bogs, small sedge meadows, alpine to subalpine alluvial and trickle meadows, near-natural pools, rough pastures and stands of rusty alpine rose form a mosaic of diverse habitats. This variety of habitats provides an important retreat and habitat for a large number of rare animal and plant species.

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Behaviour in the

We would ask you to internalise the following rules in order to preserve the habitat for animals and plants:

  • stay on paths and tracks.
  • Do not pick anything.
  • Do not disturb animals.
  • Leash dogs, use poop bags.
  • Do not camp or barbecue.
  • Do not leave rubbish behind.



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