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Gives you strength.

Winter Tiefschnee Gesäuse

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Freeski Gesäuse

Gives you strength.

Stiftsbibliothek Admont Gesäuse

Gives you strength.

A place of relaxation and energy in the heart of Austria

Griaß di and hello from the Gesäuse

Where the wild rivers Salza and Enns meet the looming rock faces of the Gesäuse Mountains, where the only National Park connects with the largest Styrian Nature Park and the thousand-year-old high culture of Admont Abbey intertwines with the century-old popular culture of the region – that’s where you’ll find the Gesäuse. No matter if you enjoy hiking, mountaineering, white water adventures or culture activities – the Gesäuse doesn’t provide you with a checklist. Instead, it is a place with a lot of room for your own stories, which, in the end, will make you say: the Gesäuse gives you strength.

Your winter in the Gesäuse

On any given day the white landscape gives you the possibility to clear your head and get your body going – no matter how cold the winter day might be. Simply enjoy the snow and discover a world of silent wonders.

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The Library of Admont Abbey

The Library of Admont Abbey

The Eighth Wonder of the World.

Not only does Admont Abbey house the largest monastic library in the world but the room is also regarded as the eighth wonder of the world. So, if you visit Admont, under no circumstances should you miss this highlight of Baroque architecture. It’s hard to believe your eyes when you are faced with a staggering 70,000 books, frescoes by Bartolomeo Altomonte and the well-known limewood carvings 'Four Last Things' by sculptor Josef Stammel. Painted in gold and white, the library exudes a unique and majestic air.

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Ardning Alm Lodge

Ardning Alm Lodge

The Ardning Alm Lodge is a place to unwind, plan your next hike or simply to rest, with Karin and Karl always on hand to indulge their guests with delicious meals and drinks. Numerous hiking tours in the area are sure to make any mountaineer’s heart beat faster. During the winter season it’s the ski tourers who are the ones rubbing their (gloved) hands together with glee when they hear the lodge’s name as the location is accessible by car and even offers a parking lot.

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Klinke Hütte Lodge

Klinke Hütte Lodge

Off to a good start,

Klinkehütte Lodge has a lot to offer: a large hiking trail network in the surrounding area, a parking lot directly at the lodge, comfy beds and hearty meals. All of this makes it a perfect starting point for your family excursion or climbing trip. With the Kaiserau and Mödlingerhütte Lodge nearby there’s almost no excuse for not visiting this lodge, which is heaped in tradition and charm.

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Kaiserau in winter

Kaiserau in winter

Winterwonderland

Kaiserau helps you to get the most out of winter. No matter if you come here for alpine skiing, cross-country skiing or walking – the high plateau is perfect for breathing in some crystal clear winter air. Choose between the high-altitude cross-country skiing track, the only skiing school in the Gesäuse, tobogganing at Klinke Hütte Lodge and the possibility of warming up at Sportalm mountain inn and trying out some regional cuisine.

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Bichlbacher Tobogganing track

Bichlbacher Tobogganing track

Floodlit at night.

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Ebneralm tobogganing track

Ebneralm tobogganing track

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What the world says about the Gesäuse.

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The Gesäuse

Discover us. Now!

The Gesäuse gives you strength. Literally. We don’t say this because it sounds good or because it is in fashion right now. We say it because it is something that we experience every day with our bodies and minds. The Gesäuse does not provide you with a checklist, the Gesäuse wants to be discovered individually.

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To each their own Gesäuse. Some may find their Gesäuse in the tranquillity and the serenity of nature – and nature is a vital element of the Gesäuse. It is not without reason that the Gesäuse is home to a National Park – offering strictly protected and untouched wilderness that is hard to find elsewhere in Europe – and a Nature Park that is synonymous with a life in harmony with nature. Thanks to its geological features, the latter has also been declared a Geopark by UNESCO.

The University of Mountaineering

In the midst of the whitewater and the looming rock faces that the two parks offer, others will find their Gesäuse in sports. The region is also known as ‘The University of Mountaineering’, not to be understood in the sense of a university with tuition fees, but instead as a symbol of more than one hundred years of alpinism, during which the Gesäuse mountains have earned their place in mountaineering history. But, of course, there are also alternative, less demanding, routes up the mountains to those that go straight up the rock faces. With over 500 kilometres of hiking trails and one of the highest densities of mountain huts and lodges, the Gesäuse is the ideal destination for mountain lovers.

Whitewater in its Purest Form

Deep down in the valleys framed by the impressive limestone mountains the wild and untamed rivers Enns and Salza are flowing. That’s where the Gesäuse gets its name from – from the German word ‘sausen’, which can be translated as the whirling or also roaring of the water. And it’s the wild waters of these two natural rivers that offer a white water paradise to its visitors that is unrivalled in its purity in Austria.

Where High Culture meets Popular Culture

Others will find their Gesäuse while immersing themselves in the thousand-year-old high culture of Admont Abbey, which is home to three museums and the world’s largest monastic library. And let’s not forget about the century-old popular culture that is still being lived today at countless festivals and events centred around music and traditions in the area.

The Gesäuse does not provide you with a checklist: it gives you a collection of activities that will help you to regain some of the mental and physical strength that so often gets lost in our challenging, everyday lives.