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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: info@naturpark-purkersdorf.at

Forest Fire Ordinance

In all forest areas of the respective administrative district and in its danger zone (near the edge of the forest), fire-hazardous actions (such as smoking, handling open fires, the use of pyrotechnic objects, any kind of fire lighting and the maintenance of fires) are prohibited. Above all, it is forbidden to throw away burning or smoldering objects such as matches and smoking materials, as well as glass bottles and broken glass (burning glass effect!) in the forest area.

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 rainy. Especially in autumn, the with its colorful variety of leaves and the diverse fruits of the forest always offers new highlights. 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

Label competition Nature Park Honey 2021: the winners have been determined
Many thanks for the numerous entries - we congratulate you!
Among all 55 artistic entries received, a selected jury chose the winning design in mid-September 2021, which was presented as a Nature Park speciality at the Nature Park Festival as a limited edition of the Nature Park Honey 2021. The jars are currently available in 250g or 500g sizes 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 autumn 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

Fruit trees for the cellar meadow in the animal enclosure

For the first "Day of the Orchard Meadow", new native fruit trees were planted in the lower animal enclosure at the Kellerwiese in cooperation with our nature park beekeeper in mid-April 2021, which will provide more shade for the animals in the long term and increase the biodiversity of the meadow. Our four-legged friends, donkeys, goats and sheep, enjoy the additional plantings as well as regular visits by nature park guests.

When the hedge roses in the forest bear fruit...

Currently, the red shining fruits, rose hips, of the hedge roses attract wildlife and serve as food. Freshly crushed, the seeds of the fruits act as itching pukver. The berries can also be processed into precious jam or tea. More 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)