The Donau-Auen National Park preserves the last great floodplain landscape in Central Europe on an area of more than 9,600 hectares. With its foundation in 1996, this nature jewel was placed under international protection sustainably. Since then, nature has been able to develop here free from economic constraints.
By means of innovative river revitalization projects, side waters are reconnected to the river and natural Danube banks are fostered. The riparian forests are developing into species-rich forest wilderness. According to the motto "Free river. Wild Forest", the original natural character is being restored to the floodplain landscape. Rare animal and plant species have returned or improved their populations.
With its diverse range of visitor facilities, excursions and events, the Donau-Auen National Park can be experienced by guests, is a regional centre for environmental education and a popular destination for excursions.