In the beginning there is amazement

And that is already the best way to encounter the Gesäuse. The imposing Gesäuse mountains with their striking, steep cliffs above and the Enns River, which runs its Amazon-like course through the wild vegetation below, reveal one certainty right from the start: the Gesäuse is another world!

In the midst of almost humbling natural powers that manifest themsleves here in the form of Styria´s only national park, Austria's only wilderness area, a UNESCO Geopark and the largest nature park in Styria, the Gesäuse awaits you with a bulging backpack of opportunities to get up close and personal with nature. Once you've immersed yourself in this different world, summer has a lot up its sleeve here - in any weather and with plenty of altitude.

In the Gesäuse National Park you can expect not only wonderful mountain tours but also numerous excursion destinations. The fascinating biodiversity does not stop at flora and fauna. Here you can also experience lovingly designed themed trails, shady walks, challenging hiking routes, exciting rafting tours and culinary highlights with a big pinch of down-to-earthness - and above all enjoy - because both in the valley and on the mountain, Gemütlichkeit is virtually at home here.

In the end, one thing is certain: Hiking the Gesäuse in the shadow of the mighty mountains is a real pleasure. Whether it's the hut, the hiking pin or simply the path that's your goal, that's all that matters.