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National Park Centre Wilow Dome at Gesäuse National Park

National Park Centre Wilow Dome

Directly at the junction to Johnsbach village at the banks of Enns river, one of the biggest living willow structures of the Alps has taken root. You can also find a research laboratory, which invites visitors to immerse themselves for some time in the undreamed-of world of a fascinating microcosm. A small farm garden and the adjacent fruit tree avenue offer a variety of seasonal herbs, vegetables and old domestic fruits. The entire area includes islands of tranquillity with comfortable swings that invite to rest and linger. An impressive open-air theatre does not only provide a spectacular view but is also used for interesting lectures and cinema programmes in summer - Program in Calendar. Additionally, the visitor centre Willow Dome is ideal for your child´s birthday party . And if you are locking for refreshment, enjoy the cool waters of Enns river at the Johnsbachsteg visitors' area.

Outside of opening hours, the area of the Willow Dome is also freely accessible!

From the Wilow Dome a lot of themed trails start - Themed trails.


Opening hours: the area of the Willow Dome is freely accessible, supervised visitor programs during following hours:

May and June: Saturday, Sunday, public holidays and bridge days, 10:00 to 18:00 o’clock

July, August, until mid September: daily from 10:00 to 18:00 o’clock

Mid-September: Saturday, Sunday, holidays and bridge days, 10:00 to 18:00 o’clock


How to get here

Arrival by public transport: Stop Weidendom. You will find a suitable connection at the ÖBB information desk ÖBB information or Bus-Bahn-Bim information desk. 

For navigation system users: The willow dome does not have its own address but the inn "Zur Bachbrücke" is directly next to it: Krumau 97, 8911 Admont

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