From boat tours to several-day hikes, group excursions to the individual outdoor experience, a relaxed stroll to a challenging adventure: The range of experiences on offer at the Austrian National Parks provide a variety of opportunities to encounter untouched nature at eye level.
Unspoilt nature is becoming increasingly rare. National parks, in which the protection of flora and fauna is an absolute priority, therefore assume an important role. This is where nature can develop freely and undisturbed.
And yet despite this the national parks are not “no-go areas”: they actually invite guests to come and be a part of what they’re doing by taking in the beautiful surroundings and conducting research. However, well-organised cooperation and coexistence is required in order to avoid adversely affecting the natural development of the landscape and species conservation efforts. Only respectful and responsible handling of flora and fauna will guarantee that we are still be able to encounter natural wonders tomorrow.
Only respectful and responsible handling of flora and fauna will guarantee that we are still be able to encounter natural wonders tomorrow.
It’s as simple as making sure to follow these guidelines:
Detailed information on the respectful handling of its natural resources can be found on the Austrian National Parks’ websites.
In national parks nature is given space for its natural development. This is also the legal requirement. To make natural processes tangible for visitors, a special trail category has been introduced - the Natural Trail.
These paths are specially marked. For nature conservation reasons, interventions are limited to acute tree hazards only. Use at your own responsibility.
For the visitors, however, this also means that they must reckon with the hazards of a natural forest and their own behaviour in the forest has to be adapted to the given conditions.
Playful approaches, informative natural experience and sustainable lessons:
Nobody gets bored in the Austrian National Parks.