Exploring nature in the schlossORTH National Park Centre
Learn the basics about the national park and the alluvial forest in the exhibition DonAUräume.
Welcome to the gateway to the Au
The schlossORTH National Park Centre is both a national park information point and a destination for excursions and events.
The exhibition rooms with the National Park Lounge are the perfect preparation for the AU experience.
The Auerlebnisgelände Schlossinsel is particularly popular with guests; it presents animals and plants of the river landscape.
The castle island
On the Auerlebnisgelände Schlossinsel you can discover characteristic habitats, animals and plants of the river landscape on a tour.
For barrier-free environmental education for people with special needs, there are tactile overview plans and rotating information boards with 3D animal models at several stations, including gopher tortoise and European pond turtle. Audio texts provide descriptions of the creatures and background knowledge via special QR codes.
A tracking station shows footprints, pelts, antlers and other clues to animals such as beaver, deer, roe deer and fox. Several play areas await children.
View the European pond turtle, Emys orbicularis up close. Discover our native adders in their masterful camouflage.
See an abundance of fish underwater - but without getting wet! Explore the typical flora of the floodplains from the delicate marsh iris and the climbing wood vine to the mighty silver poplar.
View the European pond turtle, Emys orbicularis up close. Discover our native adders in their masterful camouflage. See an abundance of fish underwater - but without getting wet! Explore typical floodplain flora from the delicate marsh iris and climbing woodland vine to the mighty silver poplar.
As part of the schlossORTH National Park Centre, the castle island can only be visited with a paid admission ticket. The land for the castle island was made available free of charge by the Austrian Federal Forests. The construction of the outdoor adventure area was funded by the European Union.