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Naturpark Gesäuse

A natural treasure called Gesäuse

A natural treasure called Gesäuse

Pure nature.

So Yellowstone and Serengeti are National Parks? Well, so is the Gesäuse! And with the Steirische Eisenwurzen Nature Park joining in too you will soon find out why the Gesäuse is so special when it comes to nature.

On a nature conservation scale from 1 to 5, national parks rank second while nature parks rank fifth. The uncontested first place is occupied by wilderness reserves, which are not open to the public. However, when it comes to living and working with nature, it’s without a doubt the national park that takes first place. In short: nature is the most important thing in the Gesäuse.

Wild Water.

The rivers Enns and Salza are not only popular with rafting groups, they are also important habitats for many plants and animals. At the Visitor Centre Weidendom you can gain some great insight into these habitats. At the ‘micro theatre’ you can even look at the pumping heart of a water flea. Meanwhile, the wild river Salza and its the turquoise waters will make you feel as though you were in the Caribbean.

Steep Rock.

The Gesäuse doesn’t just offer spectacular mountain views – if you missed out on some biology classes in school, you’ll be able to catch up on them here, especially when it comes to geology. You can either visit the GeoZentrum Centre in Gams or you can discover the National park Pavilion in Gstatterboden, where geology is explained in an understandable and interesting way. UNESCO couldn’t agree more, which is why the organisation has taken the Geopark under its wings.

What are endemites?

The Gesäuse is a true endemite hotspot. But who are these endemites? They are plants and animals that are unique to a defined geographic location. In Austria the Gesäuse ranks first when it comes to having the largest amount of rarities in one region. Sometimes they are quite inconspicuous. The graceful feathered pink however, which also happens to be the National Park’s emblematic flower,  would easily win any beauty competition.

Under the trees.

Now let’s turn to the forest. Creepy crawlies live side by side with hinds and capercaillies. On a guided tour you can find out more about the difference between a forest planation and a natural forest, about the phenomenon of endemites or about the impressive rut and courtship display of the capercaillies. So, as a visitor you will not only get the chance to listen to the woodpecker but you will also get the opportunity to look closely at what is going on out there in nature.

Gesäuse National Park

Check it out – there’s a National Park right in the heart of Austria! With jagged rocks and wild forests, things here follow their own rhythm. In the Gesäuse National Park we “let nature be nature”. That’s why fallen tree trunks are left in the forests and become home to countless animals. And everyone is happy – coexisting and living wild and free.

Steirische Eisenwurzen Nature Park

Where the Salza River rushes down its river bed and mountain streams come to life, the best way to experience the water is to get right up close to it – the perfect place to do so is Wasserlochklamm Gorge. On the way you will get to see numerous rare plant species and in the Gams GeoDorf Village you will even come across animals from times gone by. The rest of the Nature Park goes by the slogan 'Protecting through use', which incidentally results in the area's delicious specialities (that are sure to make you want to stay a little while longer)!

Untouched.

The Gesäuse – where your experiences become a part of you.

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Highlights from Gesäuse

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Kayaking BaseCamp

ab 210€

Kayaking BaseCamp

Eskimo Roll

Want to learn how to kayak? Well, if you’re going to do it, do it right. All you need are the following ingredients: the rivers Enns and Salza, mighty rocks to both sides of the beholder, a professional kayaker and 3 days stuffed with theory and practice and et voilà – you are on the best way to a career in water sports. And on top you’ll gain your very own perspective of the Gesäuse when whooshing down the rivers Enns and Salza.

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Bergklettern Gesäuse
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BaseCamp Climbing

from 290€

BaseCamp Climbing

The University of Mountaineering belongs to the Gesäuse, not as an institution with study fees, but as a term for more than a hundred years of alpinism in which the Gesäuse mountains have made history. And this story is not over yet, because the university has expanded its curriculum.

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Canoeing BaseCamp

from 190€

Canoeing BaseCamp

Like Native Americans.

Pack up your swimwear, take your suitcase and off you go right into the white water paradise called Gesäuse. During a 2-day course on the rivers Enns and Salza, water sports enthusiasts will gain all the knowledge they need in order to be calling themselves true canoeists. Navigating a boat through the roaring white water using your own physical strength? What sounds so hard and might raise some eyebrows at the beginning, can work out perfectly after 2 days of training.

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BaseCamp Hiking I

from 180€

BaseCamp Hiking I

Summer hiking with Gesäuse insiders.

You can explore the legendary Gesäuse mountains for three full days. Not alone, as you would have done it under normal circumstances, but with a mountain and hiking guide. He will give you some useful and sustainable information that will coin your future in the mountains till eternity. The magic words that will make this dream come true are: BaseCamp Summer Hiking I.

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BaseCamp Summer Hiking II

279€

BaseCamp Summer Hiking II

You can book a workshop concerning hiking in the Gesäuse mountains. All of you who like to be out and about on the mountains, will have great fun with the contents of this course. But most of all the hiking itself that will guide you through the only National Park in Styria will do the trick.

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