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Nature of Austria - national parks and reserves for active recreation

Photos of picturesque Austrian landscapes are amazing. The nature here is really diverse, and the animal world has almost the same species as in neighboring Germany, which, in turn, is much larger in size. There are diverse geographical landscapes, including mountain peaks, meadows and fields, steppe lakes and much more at a relatively small area. The height above sea level in different parts of Austria is also significantly different, which contributes to the emergence of different climatic zones. All these features have significantly influenced the mentality and life of ordinary citizens of this state. Since ancient times, they have learned to live in peace with nature, so now the country has a huge number of national parks, reserves, and simply beautiful places.
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Almost 45 percent of the country's territory is covered with forests. By this parameter, the small Austria is confidently ahead of many countries in Europe. If we take into account the fact that the other half belongs to the mountain Alpine regions, it becomes clear how beautiful and diverse the local nature is. Many places are under the protection of the state or even international organizations, such as UNESCO. There are seven largest national parks, which, in total, occupy almost 3 percent of the territory of the whole country. This is a pretty impressive indicator. These include Neusiedlersee-Seewinkel, High Tauern, Nockberge, Taiyatal, Geziye and some others. Each of them is located in a certain area and features a special kind.
Austrian natural parks are amazing places, which feature the special mysticism. It is enough to visit it once, to stay under the deep impression of the greatness of natural beauty and the power of natural nature. The local landscapes would easily come up as illustrations to some fairy tales or stories about fantastical wizards. Echor Tormoyer enjoys a great popularity among tourists. It consists of wild gorges, waterfalls and mountain ranges, from which streams of clear water flow. If you want, you can go down to the cave Yocher and admire the stalactite formations. Adventure Village with play areas and rides has been built for children, so this park is suitable for families. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The Eisenwurzen Nature Park is located on the territory of three federal lands. It will be interesting, first of all, to those who like hiking tours and who want to take a trek along the mountain ranges. In total, there are more than 25 kilometers of hiking trails that run through the most picturesque places. For cyclists, mountain paths have also been created. Riders can hone their skills and perform a variety of tricks. In the process of conquest, you can take a break and arrange a small picnic. It's only necessary to collect your garbage after, because the Austrians closely monitor the cleanliness and order.
One of the main treasures of the country is the National Park of the High Tauern located on the border of Carinthia, Tyrol, and Salzburg. It is the largest national park in the entire Europe. There is the highest mountain range in Austria that gave the name to the whole park. Tourists enjoy an excellent environment for mountaineering or hiking along mountain trails. In the park, there are guest huts, where you can sleep. Beginners are recommended to enroll in the tour group, where, under the supervision of experienced instructors and guides, they can enjoy the views.
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Fantastic City Tours and Excursions in Austria

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National and city parks of Austria
♥   Nature Park 'Almenland' . On the map   Photos
♥   Nature Park 'Blockheide-Eibenstein' . On the map   Photos
♥   Nature Park 'Buchenberg' . On the map   Photos
♥   Nature Park 'Dobersberg' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Donau-Auen' . On the map   Photos
♥   Nature Park 'Eichenhain' . On the map   Photos
♥   Nature Park 'Eisenwurzen' . On the map   Photos
♥   Nature Park 'Falkenstein' . On the map   Photos
♥   Nature Park 'Föhrenberge' . On the map   Photos
♥   Nature Park 'Gemeindeau-Heidenreichstein' . On the map   Photos

Famous places and sights of Austria

The Historic Center of Salzburg

From the series “Top 15 Unesco Sites in Europe”
Salzburg is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Austria. Its historical part is a landmark of world importance. Here, an incredible number of attractions dating back to the different periods are concentrated at a relatively small area. The center of the historic district of Salzburg is Residenzplatz built in 17th century. The most important historical sites, including the archbishop's residence, which was built in 1619, are found around it.

The residence impresses with its elegant interior. Some of its rooms are reserved for storing collections of European paintings. There is a new residence nearby. The center of the square is crowned with the famous Rezidenzbrunnen Fountain. There are many religious sites in the historic district of Salzburg, including the Benedictine Abbey ... Read all

Minimundus

From the series “Famous Miniature Museums of Architectural Objects and Cities”
In Austria, the most interesting park of miniatures is to be found in the city of Klagenfurt. It covers an area of 26000 square meters and presents to the attention of visitors 150 mini-copies of outstanding world sights at a scale of 1:25. About half of park models are dedicated directly to Austria, except for the copies of architectural structures. There are incredibly beautiful canals and rivers, along which ships sail, as well as a railway with trains in the park.

Here you can see a lot of unique layouts. Just at the entrance a huge mock globe meets visitors. Nearby, is an artificial pond, along which ships sail. If you look closely, you can see real live fish in the pond. Among other models, it is worth noting a copy of the Statue of Liberty, the Greek temple Parthenon, as well as a ... Read all
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Cultural sights in regions of Austria

Vienna
Wiener Karlskirche is a prominent architectural landmark. The church now has lost its religious significance and now is used as a museum. The architecture of the church is a unique combination of Italian, Greek and even Japanese traditions of construction. This is a truly unique building. Art lovers should visit the … Read more
Salzburg
Fans of excursions will be interested in visiting the home of Mozart. In this house was born and spent his childhood this internationally famous music genius. The atmosphere in the house restores past times as close as possible, so visitors can see how has lived little Mozart. Don’t forget to visit the ballroom, … Read more
Solden
A religious attraction of a later period is a church located on Mount Rotkegl. As shown in a memorial tablet installed next to the church, it was built in 1956 by Hans Fender. He fulfilled this vow in this way and thanked the higher forces for helping him to return safely to the homeland. In 1991, there was an … Read more
Kaprun
In Hohenwarter Park you will find Kaprun Historical Museum - the place housing lots of priceless exhibits and the most visited cultural center in the city. Its exposition is devoted to the most significant events the commune has ever experienced. The age of some of the exhibits is more than 500 years. Of particular … Read more
Seefeld in Tirol
No less interesting religious landmark is the Seekirchl Church (Zeekirhlyayn Church) - a beautiful Baroque-style monument. According to historical data, the construction of the miniature church began as early as 1629 by order of Leopold V and was finally completed only by 1666. The shrine was built specifically to … Read more
Innsbruck
If you want to see priceless works of art, you should not forget to visit Ferdinandeum Museum. In its halls you will find paintings by famous Austrian painters. Patriot Hall is a collection of unique historical artifacts. Connoisseurs of art can continue the acquaintance with the works of famous Austrian artists in … Read more

Austria: Map of sightseeing in regions

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