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Press release 08.03.2022

National Park Forum on 18 March

In 2022, the National Park Forum will be dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Gesäuse National Park.

Once upon a time...20 years ago the Gesaeuse National Park was founded and nature was allowed to revive: the Johnsbach flows freely, a wild forest is developing and more and more people are looking for "untouched nature". The national park administration has probably succeeded in some respects, and the Gesäuse National Park enjoys a good reputation nationally and internationally. Could the population of the National Park communities also benefit? The administration faces up to the discussion.

National Park Director Herbert Wölger and his team will review the last 20 years based on the hopes, but also the fears from the founding period of the national park. Which hopes have been fulfilled? Which fears have been dispelled or have they come true? Of course, the future is even more important than the past. "For the next 10 years," affirms Director Wölger, "important goals have been worked out.


Have your say at the landlord's or online!

For the first time, the National Park Forum will take place as a hybrid event. You can join in the discussion on site at Forstauers Gasthaus in der Gams (formerly Kirchenwirt), taste Forstauers Hofbräu and regional delicacies, or join in from home. There will be live broadcasts on the National Park channels on Facebook and YouTube. You can also participate in the discussion online with comments.

It will be ... in another 20 years. The foundations for this are being laid now!


WHEN: 18 March 2022 | 7:00 pm


WHERE: Forstauers - Schmiedberger family | Bäckerbauerstraße 150, 8922 Gams









Enquiry notice:

Andreas Hollinger, Tel: 0664-82 52 305

Governor Waltraud Klasnic and Minister Wilhelm Molterer on 26.10. 2002 signing the contract for the establishment of the National Park.

© Gesäuse National Park Archive

20 years of national park history are particularly evident in the forest picture
© Gesäuse National Park GmbH, Herbert Wölger

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