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National Parks in Austria

Austria has six National parks, almost 60 nature preserves and „nature parks“, about 35 „hot spots“ for bird-watching, 20 Alpine gardens and many other opportunities to admire nature in its undisturbed, pristine beauty

Fishing in the National Park Donau-Auen

Burgenland:
Nationalpark Neusiedler See - Seewinkel
With its delicate wetland reed beds, salt-water ponds and flood-meadows this national park is the only steppe national park in Central Europe. The national park stradles tha border between Austrian and Hungary and boasts an enormous diversity of flora and fauna: around 300 species of birds can be watched. Explore the park by foot, bike, or on horse.
info@nationalpark-neusiedlersee-seewinkel.at

Lower Austria:
Nationalpark Donau-Auen
Located just outside Vienna lies this great, undeveloped flood plains, which offers ideal living conditions to its fauna and flora. Explore this park by food, bike or on a boat.
nationalpark@donauauen.at

Nationalpark Thayatal
This park, situated in the northern part of Lower Austria, is located at the border to the Czeck Republic. Countless species of fauna and flora, some of them very rare like the black stork are at home in this park. Castles and ruines dominate this national park.
office@np-thayatal.at

Upper Austria:
Nationalpark Oberoesterreich-Kalkalpen
This park houses the largest protected woodland in Austria. Guided tours of the cave system allow you to explore the fascinating underground world of the Kalkalpen.
natpark.kalkalpen@co.telecom.at

Styria:
Nationalpark Gesaeuse
Located in northers Styria this park was formed by the roaring waters of the Enns river, that run through the rocky canyon. Besides hiking and walking we also suggest: white water rafting.
info@nationalpark.co.at

Tirol, Salzburg and Carinthia:
Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
The largest nationalpark in Central Europe is shared by Tirol, Salzburg and Carinthia. The park is home to many scenic treasures, including both the majestic Grossglockner and Grossvenediger massifs, the ancient woodland of the Rauris Forest and the thunderous Krimml waterfalls. The journey over the Grossglockner High Alpine Road takes you to an altitude of 1.5 kilometres and through a range of climate zones.

Find out about additional national parks and nature reserves:
National Parks in Austria: www.nationalparksaustria.at
Nature Reserves in Austria: www.naturparke.at