Six National Parks of Austria

Austria ©arjuna_zbycho/flickr

Austria ©arjuna_zbycho/flickr

There are altogether six National parks in Austria and almost sixty nature preserves and nature parks. If you are a nature lover, you will like the 35 hot spots just for birdwatching. Austria is so full of Alpine gardens, a total of twenty such gardens that offer you a great opportunity to admire them in an undisturbed yet pristine beauty.

Nationalpark Neusiedler See – Seewinkel

In Burgenland, you can find this only steppe national park here in the Central Europe. It has a delicate wetland reed beds, of salt-water ponds and flood-meadows. Somehow, this park straddles at the border between Hungary and Austria. You can see its diversity of both flora and fauna. Three hundreds of birds to watch til you drop. If you could ride the horse, it is a great park to be explore on horseback, by bike or by foot. Burgenland is is the easternmost and least populous state or Land of Austria. It is also part of the Centrope Project that is a multinational region in Central Europe encompassing Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and Czech Republic. It is also where the first Indo-European people appeared around 3300 BC.

Nationalpark Donau-Auen and Nationalpark Thayatal

These two national parks are located in the Lower Austria. The latter is towards the northern part at the border to the Czech Republic. Watch out for those rare species of black stork, castles and ruins both dominate this national park. Then just outside of Vienna is the undeveloped flood plains where you can explore on a boat, by bike or by foot.

Nationalpark Oberoesterreich-Kalkalpen

In Upper Austria is the Nationalpark Oberoesterreich-Kalkalpen which houses the largest protected woodland in Austria.

Nationalpark Gesaeuse

In the northern part of Styria, you can see the roaring waters of the Enns river that runs through the rocky canyon. Great for hikers and people who enjoys walking. This is a great place for white water rafting.

Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

Neusiedler See ©R@iner77/flickr

Neusiedler See ©R@iner77/flickr

In Tirol, Salzburg and Carinthia, Nationalpark Hohe Tauern is one of the largest. It is not just a scenic treasure, it has an impressive Grossglockner and Grossvenediger massifs. You can find here the antiquated woodland of the Rauris Forest and also the deafening Krimml waterfalls. Be sure that you set time to journey over the Grossglockner High Alpine Road as it takes you to an altitude of 0.9 miles and best of all, through a range of climate zones.

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