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Welcome, visitors!

The Donau-Auen National Park offers a wide variety of learning opportunities. This fascinating wetlands landscape can be experienced on land and water. Together with national park rangers, guests can get to know the captivating world of the Danube wetlands on a guided walking tour, in a canoe or rubber dinghy, or on a cycling tour. What is more, there are many events, workshops, programmes for school classes and clubs and even project weeks.

The national park programmes offer something for everyone: children and adults, single guests and families, school classes and groups. The only thing you need is time: time to come to the national park yourself and experience all it has to offer!
If you notify us in advance, we would be happy to offer national park programmes in English.

wien-lobAU National Park House

Located in the 22nd district of Vienna, the wien-lobAU National Park House is a place of experience and adventure, information and recreation and is managed by the City of Vienna's Municipal Department 49 (Forestry Office and Urban Agriculture).

Opening hours:

From 15 March to 26 October, Wednesdays to Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
wien-lobAU National Park House
Dechantweg 8
1220 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 1/4000-49495

schlossORTH National Park Centre

The visitor centre at the Donau-Auen National Park in Orth on the Danube beckons as "Gateway to the Wetlands" - the starting place for getting to know the fascinating world of the Danube wetlands. Every visit is made more special by taking a national park guided tour! Only 15 km outside the Vienna city limits.

Opening hours:

From 21 March to 30 September, daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
From 1 October to 1 November, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
schlossORTH National Park Centre
2304 Orth/Danube, Austria
Tel. +43 2212/3555

The Donau-Auen National Park without a Guide

You can also get to know the Danube wetlands on your own by taking a walk or a cycling tour through the national park. There is a network of marked trails and signage for visitors in the park, whereby bringing your own hiking map is always a good idea. In order to protect nature in the national parks, you must stay on the marked trails and dogs must be kept on a leash. In some bodies of water, swimming and (non-motorised) boating is allowed.
Caution: when waters are at high levels it may be necessary to re-route or even close some of the trails for safety reasons!

Welcome visitors! Please ...

  • Enjoy unspoilt nature during your walks, stay on the marked trails and refrain from making unnecessary noise
  • Keep your dog on a leash in order to protect wildlife and other park visitors
  • Ride your bike only on the green cycling paths
  • Paddle only on the designated boating routes and only dock on the Danube on shore sections which have been allowed for this purpose
  • Help to keep the national park tidy by taking your rubbish with you when you leave the park
  • Do not pick protected plants
  • Be aware that campfires and tents are not allowed in the wetlands


National Park House

Boat Excursions

Adventure Hikes

Group offers

Children's Groups & School Field Trips

Project Days/ Holiday Camps

Hiking Routes


Code of Conduct

Directions & Meeting Points