Path of nonSENSE in Altenmarkt

The Path of the Senses is a leisurely hike on the Enns Terrace in Altenmarkt. Along the way you have wonderful views of the Enns and the "Kesselschloss", the manor house in Altenmarkt. At various stations you can experience nature with all your senses.

Ganser Grotto

As you hike along the Gasteiger loop trail in Moosland, it takes only a few steps to get to the Ganser grotto. It was once used for carving millstones and ashlar blocks for door frames out of the solid conglomerate underground.

Spitzenbach Gorge

Hiking through the Spitzenbach Gorge is more than impressive. The valley, which is also known as the "valley of butterflies", provides a suitable habitat for about 450 butterfly species, while thermophilic plants and high mountain plants grow closely together due to the special [...]

Palfau Wasserloch Gorge

The Palfau Wasserloch Gorge is one of Austria’s most remarkable natural phenomena. Be it narrow canyons, intoxicating waterfalls, in-depth insights or expansive views: the Wasserloch Gorge has everything you could possibly wish for when going on a hiking adventure. You pass five breath-taking [...]

SpringWater Museum

Those interested in following the path of the Viennese water supply from inside the mountain to the tap should definitely pay the Wildalpen SpringWater Museum a visit. Visiting one of the largest karst springs in Central Europe, namely the enormous Kläffer spring, is a remarkable experience [...]


Experience earth’s history in a rafting boat aka “Travel through time, do sports and explore Salza valley”.

Wildalpen Arzberg Cave

The protected Arzberg Cave is located near Wildalpen at 730 m above sea level at the northwest of the Arzberg mountain. On this tour, you’ll learn all about the Ice Age in the Salza valley. You get an overview of the geology and the formation of the caves, the cave bear, Ice Age hunters, but [...]

Noth Gorge – GeoDorf Gams

The Noth Gorge is part of the GeoPfad (“path”). The entrance to this unique gorge is located near the GeoWerkstatt (“workshop”) and the Parkbad. Almost floating – that’s the first impression visitors get when entering the 700 m long climbing facility. Leading through the dramatic Noth Gorge, [...]

Kraus Cave – GeoDorf Gams

With a length of 350 metres, the Kraus Cave in the Noth Gorge is a truly amazing place. What makes it so special is its countless small gypsum crystals and stalactites that sparkle in the light. One of the oldest show caves in Austria, the Kraus Cave is the largest gypsum-bearing cave in the [...]

GeoRama – GeoDorf Gams

The GeoRama (Citizen Service Point, Gams 145) is the ideal place to start a geological voyage of discovery in the region. Experience the tropical seas, the formation of the Alps and the Ice Age in time lapse. Why not learn all about the so-called Anisian Stage or the Cretaceous-Tertiary [...]

GeoWerkstatt – GeoDorf Gams

At the GeoWerkstatt (“workshop”) near Parkbad Gams, learning by doing is the name of the game. Supported by professionals, visitors can collect and uncover fossils. In addition to this, you get to observe the remains of tiny creatures that lived in the sea millions of years ago under the [...]

GeoPfad – GeoDorf Gams

The GeoPfad (“path”) is a mostly easy walk which takes you to 15 things to see and learn on 3 kilometres.

Laussabauer Riding Stables

As the German proverb has it, "the greatest happiness on earth is sitting in the saddle of a horse." This certainly holds true for the Laussabauer Riding Stables. Throughout the year, the riding business has a peaceful, beautiful and well-trained herd of Haflinger horses available to riders [...]

Austrian Forest Museum Silvanum

Austria’s Forest Museum Silvanum has been located at “Neuer Kasten” in Großreifling since 1979, a building originally constructed in the 18th century by the Innerberger Hauptgewerkschaft iron company. Visitors can get an idea of the world of forest history on four exhibition floors. The [...]

Wildalpen Mountain Bike Route

This mountain bike trail has it all: beautiful nature and breath-taking views of the Hochschwab mountains, the Kräuterin and the Ybbstaler Alps on the one hand, and a perfect chance to exercise and relax on the other hand. Starting at the Hopfgarten district in Wildalpen, it makes its way [...]

Haflingerhof Riding Stables Gams

Looking for an equestrian holiday in the Styrian Eisenwurzen Nature & Geopark? Enjoy nature and scenic landscapes on horseback. The Haflingerhof Riding Stables offer a wide range of events, courses and escapes on horseback in Gams throughout the year. Furthermore, Haflingerhof, as a part of [...]

High ropes course & 3D archery

Action lovers shouldn’t miss out on paying the outdoor centre at the Eschau Inn a visit. The high ropes course located there has a wide range of stations with different degrees of difficulty, so every visitor gets to tailor the adventure to his or her taste. Most visitors particularly enjoy the [...]

Trans National Park

Did you know there were only 6 National Parks in Austria? Linking two of them is what TRANS NATIONAL PARK is all about. From the Upper Austrian Kalkalpen National Park, you can get right to the Styrian Gesäuse National Park by bike. The route is suitable for beginners and advanced bikers alike, [...]

Landl bathing pond

A great favourite with both young and old, the Landl bathing pond provides a welcome refreshment during the hot months of summer and is therefore a popular spot for recreation. In addition to a sandy beach, a sunbathing lawn and a secluded children's area, the pond offers a beach volleyball [...]

Festival St. Gallen

The annual St. Gallen Festival, which takes place in August, came into being almost 30 years ago and is a magnet for artists and music enthusiasts. Combining innovation with tried and tested masterpieces, the festival presents top-class events in a great variety of genres.

Gallenstein Castle

Dating back to the 13th century, Gallenstein Castle served as a refuge and an administrative centre of Admont Abbey until the end of the 19th century. It then fell into complete decline, but has been restored and revived thanks to the great voluntary commitment of Burgverein Gallenstein since [...]

Water and Adventure Park

Located in the heart of a scenic valley, the St. Gallen Water and Adventure Park is the perfect place for both children and adults to spend some time in the nature off busy roads. Accessible loop trails take you to the water play area provided with a great number of different locks, hamster [...]

Stone & Time – Interpreter for geology

When you are on an adventure with stone-interpreter Wolfgang Riedl you get insights into nature and especially into Earth’s history. In his guided program „Geology on the plate“ you get geological know-how as well as regional delicacies and lots of background information. For equipment, you [...]

Nature and Geopark Archive

The GeoVillage is rich in research and work on geology. In order to preserve this literature, research results and regional history, a nature and geopark archive was created as a supplement to the Gams community library in the primary school.

Köhlerzentrum Hieflau with special exhibition

The nearly 400-year history of charring wood on the Hieflauer-Lend is documented by a life-size walk-in charcoal kiln, a partial reconstruction of the Ennstrift rake, a water wheel to drive the wood elevator and the mining history museum.

“Climate fit forest” themed trail in Gams

In April 2022, the NETGEN ( themed trail "Climate Fitter Forest" was officially opened along the Salza in the district of Gams in the district of Landl. The path begins at the Kaiserbauer farm west of Gams and ends at a bench with a wonderful view of the Salza. A total of six [...]

Excursion destinations around the nature park

Hiking, mountaineering, white water adventures or enjoying culture
Gesäuse gives strength

The Gesäuse doesn’t give you a to-do list to work through: It gives you a collection of options with which you can regain the power for your body, mind, soul and emotions, the seems so often lost in the challenging everyday life.

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