National Park Donau-Auen
Nationalpark Donau-Auen GmbH
2304 Orth an der Donau
Tel.: 02212 / 3450
The green paradise "National Park Donau-Auen" covers a surface of 93 km² in the surroundings of Vienna. The regions of the upper and lower Lobau cover about 30% of the total surface of the National Park. The National Park Lobau is a popular place for excursions among the Vienneses. Since 1997 the National Park Donau-Auen protects one of the last natural river landscapes of Europe.
Hiking map Lobau is available at the National Park Forest Management Lobau or directly here at the hotel for € 2.
The National Park Donau-Auen has a various and eventful program for tourists: on guided hiking trips or by boat you will get into contact with the fascinating world of the Danube-riverlandscape. Special programs are available for children and adults, individual guests and families, schools and groups. What you need is enough time for discovering the whole park. Take your time over it - so your visit will become an unforgettable adventure.
Donauspital / SMZ-Ost (Sozial Medizinisches Zentrum Ost)
- free parking at the hotel
- 1 station with the underground line U2 from the hotel to the hospital
- 15 minutes walk from the hotel to the hospital
Tel: 0043-1-28 802
Excursions to the „March-Donauland”
Less than 20 minutes by car, in the East of Vienna, you can visit one of the most famous greenbelt recreation areas of the Vienneses, the March-Donauland. The Marchfeld with its fertile soil and vast plains, situated between the rivers Danube and March, influenced for centuries the history along the trade routes. Witnesses of the former imperial hunting grounds are the wonderful baroque castles.
A particular jewel of Austrian history is the castle "Schlosshof"
On Schlösserstraße you will come across "Schloß Eckartsau", which the last place that the Austrian emperor Karl I stayed in before he went into exile. You can enjoy a guided tour of this splendid baroque castle and the “From the Imperial Hunting Ground to National Park” exhibition.
The Eckartsau hunting lodge now houses an information centre where you can get an overview of the great variety of the “Donau-Auen”.
The "Castle Niederweiden" which passed during the 18th century, like Schlosshof, into the possession of Prince Eugen of Savoy, who in this way became one of the richest Marchfeld landowners.
The archeological park Carnuntum (open-air museum), will arouse your curiosity!
Orth on the Danube
The visit of an originally reproduced boat-mill, situated on the river Danube, including cruises on a "Tschaike", a historical Danube-ship.
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The WWF nature reserve "Lower Marchauen" (1130 ha) is situated on the northern outskirts of Marchegg. The biggest colony of white storks of Europe is at home here.
Das aus der Monarchie stammende Jagdschloss Marchegg, ist wie der Name schon verrät, Nahe dem Flussbett der The imperial hunting lodge Marchegg is situated near the river March. During the summer months various manifestations all about storks are held here, for example the three-day stork-festival in June or the solstice festival with a torchlight procession to the river March.
The Auland-adventure trips, offer a lot of surprises for you and your children.