Our nature park and the Rudolfswarte tower are open all year round. There is free access with no entry fees.

The nature park and the Rudolfswarte outlook tower are accessible all year round. However, the "Wienerwaldhaus" museum and the toilet facilities in the Deutschwald visitor center remain closed between during winter (i.e. between around November and April, depending on the weather).

Help needed for translation of web pages into English

As native speakers probably note our English skills need improvement. Any support for translation of our German texts into proper English and for corrections of existing English pages is very welcome. If you can help, please send us a short mail:

Please observe the applicable Corona regulations

Walking in the forest is relaxing and healthy, an ideal way to leave behind the stressful everyday life. Please observe the applicable outdoor regulations. Hike in small groups; keep a safe distance from people who do not live with you; do not share water bottles and wash your hands regularly.

Our tip for a hike in our nature park.

The forest has its own special charm in every season, whether it is sunny or snowy. Especially in winter, the non-deciduous forest offers new insights into details on the forest floor or on the trees. In order to enjoy this to the fullest, it is important to choose clothing that is appropriate for the weather: sturdy shoes with a good tread ensure good footing on the forest floor and prevent unnecessary injuries.
More about our nature park rules

Special edition Naturparkhonig 2021 - A sweet delicacy

The jars of the special bottling with honey from the nature park and the special label of a limited edition are currently available in the sizes 250g or 500g at the nature park office.

Circular path around the wild boar enclosure for a short hike

After the new construction of the wooden bridge, the circular path around the wild boar enclosure is a nice alternative for a short walk in the forest around the gate. The path has been supplemented with new information boards as well as a comfortable table bench in the middle of the path.
Duration for a comfortable walk around: approx. 30min

The winter nature park for young explorers & treasure hunters

On the weekend with the family discover the treasures of the forest along the trails and explore together.
>> Click here for our treasure map
>> Open your eyes: Researchers in the Nature Park

Hedge plants for more diversity in the nature park

As a partner of the Hedge Day 2021, organized by the Regional Woody Plant Propagation and in cooperation with the action of the Nature Parks of Lower Austria with "We for Bees" could be rooted almost 100 seedlings in the Nature Park Purkersdorf, on the Feihlerhöhe and directly in the Nature Park School Purkersdorf.

When winter has arrived in the forest...

Tree mushrooms are an almost forgotten health protection. Judas ears (also called elder mushrooms) are edible plice that prefer to grow on dying or dead elder wood. The fact that they can be found especially in winter, when almost nothing grows, is already a special bonus and a wonderful addition to winter salads. The appropriate and other recipes as well as other delicacies from the forest can be found in our brochure "Genussvolles aus dem Naturpark", which was awarded the Energy Globe Award 2020.

Book tip: Die kleine Waldfibel ("The little forest primer") by Linda Wolfsgruber

Winner of the Austrian Children and Youth Book Award 2021
Time and again, people are drawn to the forest - whether to explore, gather berries and fruits, play and climb, or to find a place of peace, relaxation and inspiration. Linda Wolfsgruber dedicates herself to this versatility of the forest in her little forest primer. She vividly describes how the forest changes with the seasons and what there is to observe in the forest. In addition, recipes show which delicacies can be prepared with fruits and plants from the forest. In between, poems by various writers invite readers to dream and reflect. At the heart of the book are profiles of the most common native tree species. Printed transparent sheets make it possible to look at both a young tree that has grown bare in winter and a mature tree in its summer dress (translated from Verlag Kunstanstifter)