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News Archive 2013


Young Xeis

A group of committed organisations and companies from the Gesäuse National Park Alpine Region has set itself the goal of offering an extraordinary school, youth and family programme. Enclosed you can download the pdf!



Climate Alliance business

Gesäuse National Park GmbH was the first Austrian national park to receive the Climate Alliance award.

Nature conservation and environmental protection visibly go together. After hard work on the Austrian Eco-label and winning the Climate Protection Award, the Gesäuse National Park was able to accept the seal of approval as a Climate Alliance business on 25.11.2013.



Gesäuse Photo School

Passion for nature! Learn from the professionals!

The Gesäuse National Park's range of photography services has been constantly expanded in recent years and, from 2014, the Gesäuse National Park's "Gesäuse Photo School" will offer a top-class range of courses on all facets of nature and landscape photography.

Welcome to the Gesäuse National Park, we look forward to your visit & good light!



National Park Shop

Christmas promotions in the National Park Shop at the Admont Information Office! Illustrated books and climbing guides up to - 50 %
The Gesäuse National Park publication series Volume 1 to Volume 10 for a one-off € 99,- instead of € 254,-.
Dirndl bag - 10 %
Soft toys - 10 %
Vouchers for "Book your guide! - Give exclusive tours with a National Park Ranger and much more.
Come by and find Christmas gifts for 2013!

Special people like to be given something special...

christmas campaign


School Programme 2014

The school programme of the Gesäuse National Park has been published just in time for the start of school! Here you will find project days and project weeks in the beautiful Gesäuse landscape...


Gesäuse National Park on Tour

On the weekend of 15 to 17 November, we will be presenting ourselves at three major events.
At the Interpädagogica in Graz - a trade fair for educators - we present the focal points of our current programme for school groups. Fairground Graz from 14 to 16 November.

At Photo Adventure in Vienna - a trade fair for photographers and travel enthusiasts - the newly founded Gesäuse Photo School will be presented. Vienna Exhibition Centre from 16 to 17 November.

At the Bergsichten in Dresden - a festival for mountaineers - we have a lecture this time in addition to our traditional information stand. TU-Dresden from 15 to 17 November



National Park Staff Day

Every two years, a staff day is held for all Austrian national parks. This year, the Gesäuse National Park invites around 120 employees to Admont and the Gesäuse from 11-12 December.

National Park Ranger Certification Ceremony in Illmitz


Dormouse in a sack

Science does not stop at dormice. The small poltergeists were the focus of a study this summer. Read more at: http://www.nationalpark.co.at/de/wirbeltiere



11th National Park Forum

On 3 October, the Gesäuse National Park invited guests to its annual National Park Forum at the Gasthof Mooswirt in Landl. At this information event, National Park Director Herbert Wölger and his department heads reported on the current project status and future plans in the Gesäuse National Park. To set the mood, the guests were presented with the brand new National Park Austria image film "Sounds like nature", which is a surreal work of art of visual and sonic impressions from the national parks that illustrates the diversity of our protected areas in an unusual way.
The link to the video clip can be found here:



National Park Forum

The National Park Forum:

National Park Director Herbert Wölger and the department heads report on the current project status and provide information on future projects in the Gesäuse National Park. The Gesäuse National Park GmbH looks forward to seeing you there and is happy to answer questions, provide suggestions and take part in discussions!

Thursday, 3 October 7.00 pm
Mooswirt Landl



Woodpeckers photo competition

Win with your woodpecker photo!

Starting today, photos of native woodpeckers from the Kalkalpen-Eisenwurzen region can be submitted to the photo competition of the "Network Nature Forest". In the categories professionals, amateurs and pupils, the jury, consisting of nature photographers and representatives of the protected areas Kalkalpen National Park, Gesäuse National Park and Wilderness Area Dürrenstein, will select the best photos. The competition covers the seasons autumn, winter and spring, when woodpeckers make attractive photo motifs. The deadline for entries is 1 May 2014.

More about the life of native woodpeckers and the entry requirements for the photo competition can be found on the new website www.netzwerk-naturwald.at.

White-backed Woodpecker


The National Park Radio

The Gesäuse National Park has its own radio programme on the Freequenns station, the free radio in the Enns Valley. The "National Park Radio" is "on air" every Wednesday from 18:00 to 19:00.

Andreas Hollinger is the presenter of most of the programmes. He introduces the broadcast concept as follows: "We want to inform the people of the region about the only Styrian national park. What actually is a national park? What are its tasks and goals? What is implemented in concrete terms? How can locals get involved or benefit from its work? The programme simply gives a look behind the scenes... and this should not be too dry!"

Broadcast area:
Worldwide via Internet at: www.freequenns.at

VHF 100.8 MHz, broadcast area: Liezen, Selzthal, Ardning, Gröbming area;
VHF 104.0 MHz, broadcast area: Schladming, Radstadt, Irdning area;
VHF 103.0 MHz, transmission area: Admont area, Frauenberg

The free radio station B 138 from the Kirchdorf an der Krems area also takes over our radio broadcasts. Every second Monday from 13:00 to 14:00.

All broadcasts of "Nationalpark-Radio" are available for listening in the archive CBA. Private individuals can listen to the spoken part of the broadcasts via stream, registered users, for example radio stations, can also download the entire broadcasts with music.

National Park Radio


Wild water - steep rock -virtual tour

With over 60 panoramic images, you can get a good overview of the Gesäuse National Park and its region here. Show the overview map, jump from peak to peak and hike into the largest monastery library in the world.

panoramic tour


Austrian Ecolabel

The Gesäuse National Park bears the eco-label for educational institutions. National Parks are not only centres of nature conservation, but also of nature and environmental education. So it is a particular pleasure for the Gesäuse National Park to have been awarded the eco-label for its activities in this area.

Federal Minister Berlakovich presented the eco-label at a ceremony at the Buchsteinhaus in August 2011. He emphasised the importance of the eco-label for the national parks as educational institutions and was pleased that the Gesäuse National Park would also like to motivate the other Austrian national parks to obtain the eco-label.

The eco-label is a guarantee for environmentally friendly products and services. It can be awarded in the areas of products (e.g. Wallig Ennstaler Druckerei und Verlag GmbH), tourism (e.g. Mödlinger Hütte) and education. The eco-label for educational institutions has existed since 2007. Institutions that live sustainability and quality and work according to the principles of sustainable development can be awarded with it. At the time of the Gesäuse National Park's award, only nine other institutions had received this distinction.

Since November 2013, the Gesäuse National Park has also been the first Austrian national park to become a Climate Alliance business. This award is a supplement to the eco-label, especially with regard to the commitment in the areas of climate protection and soft mobility. In addition to the continuously developed "core business" of nature conservation and nature and environmental education, intensive work is being done to expand climate-friendly mobility in the national park region. Together with the GSEISPUR mobility platform launched in 2013, the topic of cycling in particular will make the Gesäuse National Park a car-free experience.