Kalkalpen National Park
The Kalkalpen National Park features the largest forest region in Central Europe and the largest karst well in the country, called Pießling Ursprung in Roßleithen, a true paradise for nature lovers. A colourful mosaic consisting of pristine forests, promising viewpoints from mountain tops, hidden gorges and untouched mountain streams. If you want to get away from the hectic and noise of the city and are on the look for unique fauna and flora, then come to the Kalkalpen National Park for some exploring adventure. There are guided tours all year round – listen to the courtship of the black grouse and admire the blossoming of the orchids during spring, observe chamoix in alpine meadow and cave tours in summer or be enchanted by the autumn colours during the time of the deer mating season.
TIP: Enjoy a breathtaking circular view to the alpine panorama of the region from the transparent panorama tower at the visitors centre of the Wurbauerkogel in Windischgarsten. The tower is 21m high and opens views to 21 mountain peaks with over 2000m of altitude: view the mountain ranges of the Totes Gebirge, Sengsengebirge and the Haller Mauern. The exhibition “Fascination Rock” presents you with extraordinary details from the animal and plant kingdom above the forest line, while the panorama desks explain the various mountain tops.