5 Forests to Explore in Austria

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Austria is consistently ranked in the top 20 richest countries in the world by GDP per capita terms. The country has achieved a high standard of living and in 2018 was ranked 20th in the world for its Human Development Index.

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Forests to Explore in Austria


The Bohemian Forest , in Czech Šumava , is a mountain range about 120 km long and up to 50 km wide, which stretches along the Czech - German - Austrian border. After the Giant Mountains and Jeseníky Mountains, it is the third highest rump mountain range in the Bohemian Massif . The highest mountain in the Bohemian Forest is the Great Arber at 1,456 m . The asteroid of the central main belt Šumava was named after the mountain range.

Föhrenberge Nature Park

The Föhrenberge Nature Park is located on the eastern edge of the Vienna Woods in Lower Austria . It is one of the recreational areas of Vienna . The 6,500 hectare nature park extends from Perchtoldsdorf in the north to Gumpoldskirchen . In between are the municipal areas of Gießhübl , Maria Enzersdorf , Mödling , Hinterbrühl and Gaaden . The nature park is freely accessible.

Kleiner Barmstein

Kleiner(Small) Barmstein and the nearby Großer(Great) Barmstein are two rock towers in the border of Austria and Germany, raising above the Austrian town of Hallein. They are each about 841 and 851 meters above sea level. Both the rock pinnacles are popular with climbers and also be climbed using rock steps with railings and secured cables. In order to reach the towers, a 2 to 3 hour hike is required through the beautiful lower Alps mountains.

Ötscher-Tormäuer Nature Park

This is the largest nature park in Lower Austria extends around the Ötscher. Bizarre rocks, deep gorges, waterfalls, caves, forests, alpine pastures, lakes and wonderful vantage points impress nature lovers and mountain adventurers. The founding of the nature park prevented a planned dam power plant on the Erlauf between Trübenbach and Eibenboden and thus also a significant encroachment on the region.

Reichraminger Hintergebirge

The Reichraminger Hintergebirge is considered the largest closed and practically uninhabited forest area in Austria and belongs to a large extent to the Kalkalpen National Park. It lies on the border between Upper Austria and Styria, in the knee of the Enns. It is one of the iconic attraction in this area and also there are so many other options for adventure here.

Map of Forests to explore in Austria