National Park Kalkalpen
The Kalkalpen National Park with the largest forest region in Central Europe and the country's largest karst spring, the Pießling Ursprung in Roßleithen, is a paradise for nature lovers. A colorful mosaic of natural forests, scenic mountain peaks, hidden gorges and pristine mountain streams. If you want to escape the noise of everyday life and start looking for a unique flora and fauna, you should set out on a journey of discovery in the Kalkalpen National Park. The best is with trained national park guides who offer guided tours all year round to the natural wonders in the Kalkalpen National Park. From the birch cock ball and orchid blossom in the spring over summer game cherries, alpine and cave tours to Hirschbrunft and the autumn magic in Bodinggraben.
TIP: The glass panorama tower in the visitor center on the Wurbauerkogel near Windischgarsten guarantees a breathtaking panoramic view of the region's mountain panorama. The 21-meter-high tower provides a clear view of 21 "two-thousanders": Totes Gebirge, Sengsengebirge and Haller Walls are almost invisible here. The exhibition of the Kalkalpen National Park "Faszination Fels" presents extraordinary, remarkable and world-class flora and fauna above the tree line, while the panorama pelts also explain the surrounding mountain peaks.
Key facts about the Kalkalpen National Park:
Built: July 25, 1997
Size: 20,850 acres
Altitude: 385 to 1,963 meters (Hohe Nock)
Main rock types: Wetterstein lime, Hauptdolomit.
Mountain units: Sengsengebirge, Reichraminger Hintergebirge
Offers of the National Park Kalkalpen
The national park visitors centre at the Wurbauerkogel impresses with ist unique panorama tower and the exhibition „Fascination Rock“ is definately worth seeing – now also barrier-free! Exhibition "Faszination Fels" in the Nationalpark Panoramaturm...
The Limestone Alps National Park visitor center Hengstpaßhütte is a service center for hikers, bikers and nature lovers! According to old models of the Limestone Alps National Park has re-established the Hengstpaßhütte. She stands hikers and national...
Located at the entrance to the peaceful Hintergebirge it is an ideal setting-off point for all excursions into the Kalkalpen National Park. In the exhibit "Wondrous World of the Forest Wilderness", you can learn about the wild forest and marvel at...
The Kalkalpen National Park is the largest Buchenwald protected area in the Alps and, since 2017, the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Austria. Accompanied by National Park Rangers, you'll discover the diversity of mountain forests and alpine...