Best national parks in Austria



National Park Gesäuse in Styria, Austria

National Park Gesäuse in Styria, Austria

The National Park Gesäuse was founded in 2002 and is the most recent national park in Austria and is known for its steep mountains with sharp edges and rough gores. It includes parts of the Styrian communities of Admont, Johansbach, Weng, Hieflau, Landl and St Gallen. This region is well-known for its centuries old culture […]

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National Park Hohe Tauern – the biggest national park of Austria

National Park Hohe Tauern – the biggest national park of Austria

The National Park Hohe Tauern was established in 1981 and is Austria’s first National Park. During the following decades the National Park developed into the largest nature reserve in Central Europe, with an area of over 1,834 km2. The National Park Hohe Tauern lands in the three provinces of Tyrol, Salzburg (biggest share) and Carinthia. […]

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National Park Kalkalpen in Upper Austria

National Park Kalkalpen in Upper Austria

The National Park Kalkalpen in the South of Upper Austria covers 21 km2 of mixed woods of Reichraminger Hintergebirge and Sengsengebirge make it the largest protected forest area in Austria. The National Park Kalkalpen includes the Sengsengebirge Mountains and Reichraminger Hintergebirge Mountains, parts of the Northern Alp Foreland and parts of the Northern Calcareous Alps. […]

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Neusiedler See – Seewinkel National Park in Austria

Neusiedler See – Seewinkel National Park in Austria

Neusiedler See (Lake Neusiedl) is the second largest steppe lake in Central Europe (after Balaton in Hungary). It is located south-east of Wien, close to Bratislava, Slovakia. The National Park Neusiedler See-Seewinkel was established in 1993 (The Fertö-Hanság Nemzeti Park on the Hungarian side was established in 1991) and 8 years later (2001) the national […]

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Nockberge National Park in Austria

Nockberge National Park in Austria

The Nockberge National Park is one of the seven Austria’s national parks. The park was established in 1987 and it is European only high mountain national park. On the area of approx. 20ha the park offers great gentle, rounded mountain tops, alpine pastures and woodland. The particular beauty of this natural preserve makes hiking in […]

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Danube-Auen National Park in Austria

Danube-Auen National Park in Austria

The Danube-Auen National Park or Nationalpark Donau-Auen in German covers 93km2 and it is situated between the European capitals Vienna and Bratislava and is one of the largest remaining floodplains of the Danube in Central Europe. Danube is still free flowing here and is the lifeline of the National Park. It creates a habitat for […]

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National Park Thayatal in Austria – one of the most beautiful landscapes

National Park Thayatal in Austria – one of the most beautiful landscapes

The National Park Thayatal and its Czech side – National Park Podyjí, belong to one of the most beautiful, romantic and biodiversity rich valley landscapes. The park is famous for the narrow valley which the river Thaya runs through. It is situated on the borders with Czech Republic, north-east of Austria. There are not many […]

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