Nature park celebration - 18 Sep 2021

Our exciting program for children and adults

The annual "NATURPARKFEST" will take place on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 2 pm to about 6 pm, followed by a "Lange Nacht der Naturparke" event "Forest Fairy Tales" with Dieter Halama staring atr 6:30 p.m.

Together with our cooperation partners we offer an exciting program. We request our guests to comply with the Austrian "3-G rule" ("geimpft" - vaccinated, "genesen" - recovered or "getestet" - tested). 

Discovery Tours & Workshops 

We offer various tours and workshops in the open air (in the forest) for groups with a maximum of 15 people per group. 

  • Duration of a discovery tour is about 1.5 to 2 hours
  • Duration of a workshop is about 1 hour

Starting times of all tours will be will be announced by e-mail after registration. 

  • Please register your choices 
  • Admission is free - donations are welcome.
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Please note that all tours except the "Exploring nature" tour are held in German.


  • Nature park beekeeper "Bieno" (and his hardworking ladies) >> Registration
  • "Papierschöpfen" from tree to leaf with Dieter & Irene (Natürlich Lernen). >> Registration
  • "Creative reading" with the Purkersdorf City Library & "Kreatives Allerlei" >> Registration.

Family tours

  • "Exploring nature". Discover the forest in English with native speaker James:(Learning Events) >>Registration.
  • "On the prowl" with Stefan & his hunting dog on the tracks of wild animals (Jagdklub Purkersdorf) >>Registration.
  • "Red-hot forest" with Albert on a small survival adventure (Stonesurvival) >>Registration.


  • "Collectables from the forest" with Gerit, who knows almst all plants and herbs of the Wienerwald (Ernährungsbüro Gerrit Fischer) >>Registration.
  • "Healthy through the forest" with forest educator Angelika. Experience "Waldbaden" and find peace and relaxation in the autumn forest. >> Registration.
  • "Immerse yourself in forest yoga" with Doris: Act in harmony with the trees and find relaxation. (Natürlich Lernen) >>Registration.

We also have an information booth of the nature park and our partners, and there will also other activity stations, such as from the "Tigereule" workshop, the "Ideen4tel" and the "Wienerwaldkraxler".

"Lange Nacht der Naturparke": Forest fairy tale reading with Dieter Halama

Forest fairy tale reading with Dieter Halama starting 6:30 p.m (in German)

In the middle of the forest listen to Grimm Brothers' forest fairy tales. The new fairy tale book series „Lesen – Fragen – Wissen" for kindergarten and elementary school kids contains exciting questions, answers and tasks for curious children and adults.

Reading by author Dieter Halama, pictures by Sarah Iris Mang, contributions by Clio Gisela Hollborn and Irene Obetzhofer.

Limited participaton. Registration and further information about the book can be found >> here

Open air exhibition: "Diversity". 

The exhibit will be on display throughout the weekend (depending on the weather) in the area around the nature park center; it provides information in text and pictures about the diversity in the habitat of the nature park.

Thanks to our partners 

We thank all those who make this festival possible, participate or support us with a discovery tour, a workshop or active station: 

  • Kirnberger Advertising Agency for the poster design & production
  • Natürlich Lernen
  • Tigereule 
  • Learning Events 
  • Wienerwald biosphere reserve management 
  • Purkersdorf city library 
  • Kreatives Allerlei
  • Wienerwald Tourisms 
  • Verein Naturparke NÖ 
  • Naturparkimker Bieno
  • Ernährungsbüro Gerit Fischer; 
  • Ideen4tel 
  • Jagdklub Purkersdorf; 
  • Villa Wiental/Dieter Halama; 
  • Stonesurvival 
  • Wienerwaldkraxler 
  • Nature mediators