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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).

More about our nature park rules

Help needed for translation of web pages into English

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

Walking in the forest is relaxing and healthy!

An ideal way to leave behind the stressful everyday life at any time of year. Please pay attention to the forest fire regulations due to weather conditions! Corresponding information about the current fire protection regulation Lower Austria you get on side of the country Lower Austria.

Hiking in summer

The forest has its special charm in every season, whether it is sunny or snowy. Especially in summer, the forest acts as a natural air conditioner and creates rapid relaxation on hot days due to the approximately 5 degrees cooler air under the trees. 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.

New generations in the animal enclosures

Already since the end of March, 5 young wildboars have been romping around in the wild boar enclosure. Now, with the beginning of June, there are also young animals in the deer enclosure. With a little luck you can discover the 5 calves with their white spots in the fur at the side of the hinds in the enclosure.

Successful scythe mowing on the Feihlerhöhe!

Almost 20 helpers supported the nature park team at this year's action day in mid-June. In addition to members of the nature park board, our nature park beekeeper Bieno, the Association of Nature Parks Lower Austria as well as Mayor Stefan Steinbichler, Deputy Mayor Andreas Kirnberger and Environment City Councilor Sabina Kellner were supportive on the meadow orchard.

Special edition nature park honey

In the nature park office there are still some remaining stocks of the special bottling of the nature park honey from last year with the particularly pretty winner label of the 2021 competition in the sizes 250 g and 500 g. Empty jars (without lids) can also be returned to the nature park office for reuse after enjoying the sweet gold. We are already looking for a new design for this year's bottling. Take part & win!

"A walk in the forest is a booster for well-being"

Jasmin Altrock writes about the health benefits of forest walks in a full-page article published in the daily newspaper "Der Standard" on April 14, 2022:

"The positive effects that the forest has on us can not only be felt, they are also measurable: the stress hormone cortisol is reduced, the storage for the sleep hormone melatonin is filled up, and blood pressure is also lowered - and this already after a relatively short time of walking. "For the first effects, 20 minutes are often enough," explains environmental physician Daniela Haluza from MedUni Vienna. But for long-term improvements, you should spend at least two hours a week in the green - and more is always possible, of course."

Read the article here (in German)

When summer has arrived in the forest...

,,sprouts again the woodruff!
Recognizable by its small white flowers, this plant smells and tastes distinctive.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 an Energy Globe Award 2020.

Summer explorations for young treasure hunters

Our tip for families: With our "Open your eyes" campaign and the "Nature Park treasure map", young explorers can discover and explore the treasures of the forest along the hiking trails.
>> Click here for our treasure map
>> Open your eyes: Researchers in the Nature Park

Book tip: Mein Sach- und Mach-Buch (Sommer)

How do you build an insect hotel? Why do nettles burn? Which animals glow in the dark? There's a lot to explore in summer! On their journeys of discovery, the children uncover the secrets of plants and animals. The outdoor activities are supplemented by numerous tips for games and crafts, so that even on rainy days there will certainly be no boredom! (Description by the editor). 
Available at naturseiten.at