Gesäuse National Park
The Gesäuse National Park is a landscape of breathtaking beauty, which could only be preserved in its originality after years of struggle and which will now be preserved as the Gesäuse National Park for future generations.
The Gesäuse National Park was founded on October 26, 2002 and extends in the Austrian state of Styria over the communities of Admont, Johnsbach, Weng, Hieflau, Landl and St. Gallen. The 11,054 ha national park area Gesäuse with its monumental breakthrough valley between Admont and Hieflau, the Buchstein massif and the Hochtor group is not only unique in terms of landscape, but the Gesäuse National Park is also characterized by its concentration of various natural areas.
In the Gesäuse National Park, the only Styrian national park, there are unique forest biotopes with predominantly natural and near-natural forests, primeval forests, wetlands and alluvial forests. The natural jewel Gesäuse has a lot to offer: primeval rock faces and dreamy Enns meadows, tranquil hiking trails and over 100 well-rehabilitated climbing tours are combined here with centuries of cultural tradition.
Key data on the Gesäuse National Park:
Established: October 26, 2002
Size: 11,054 ha
Altitude: 490 to 2,370 meters
Main rock types: Dachstein limestone, Ramsaudolomite
Mountain units: Ennstal Alps / Gesäuse, essentially comprises the two mountain ranges Buchstein massif and Hochtor group