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Natural reserve areas

Nature reserve areas along the Bavarian and Upper Austrian Danube. 

There are many different nature reserves in the region of Bavaria and Danube Upper Austria. Those conservation areas are of high importance in order to protect endangered flora and fauna. The Natura 2000 areas and further nature reserves are listed according the course of the Danube.

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Natural reserve areas

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Engelhartszell

Nature reserve "Valley of the small stream Kößl"

The nature reserve "Valley of the small Kößlbaches" exists already since 1996. A large part of the nature reserve belongs to the nature conservancy association.1. BURGSTALLThe castle ruin Harschheim ("Burgstall") was built in the beginning of the...

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Junguhu
Engelhartszell

Natura 2000 area "Upper Danube Valley"

Life Project Donauleiten, nature reserve Steiner Fels and Castle Neuhaus. One of the most impressive landscape features are the steep rocky sites of the Donauleiten. Light pine tree and oak tree populations colonise these habitats. The reptile fauna...

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Felsnase in der Donauschlinge
Engelhartszell

Natura 2000 area "FFH area Upper Danube and Aschach valley"

The FFH-Gebiet Oberes Donau- und Aschachtal is another important habitat for endangered flora and fauna. The 7,119 ha big FFH reserve "Oberes Donau- und Aschachtal" consists of two totally different parts: The Danube valley with its steep slopes...

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Naturschutzgebiet Rannatal
Neustift im Mühlkreis

Naturschutzgebiet Rannatal

Due to rare animals and plants, the Ranna valley was declared as a nature reserve in 2000. In this area it is possible to do different hiking tours in unspoiled nature- far away from a hectic and stressful life. The Rannatal is a piece of old and...

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Waldkirchen am Wesen

Nature reserve "Kleines Kößlbachtal"

The small Kößlbachtal was declared as a nature reserve in 1996. The nature reserve "Kleines Kößbachtal" is a special feature between Passau and Schlögen. The stream has created a V-shaped erosion valley with steep slopes, rocks and subnatural...

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Uhu im Naturschutzgebiet
Kirchberg ob der Donau

Natura 2000 area "Bird reserve Upper Danube valley"

The bird reserve Oberes Donautal is one of the most important habitats for endangered birds such as the black stork, eagle owl or the wasp buzzard. The 924 ha big European bird reserve "Oberes Donau- und Aschachtal" consists of two totally different...

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Junger Uhu
Linz

Nature reserve Castle Neuhaus

The nature reserve is a special feature with its cliff castles located above the Danube! The steep slope with many rock castles, towers and slabs is one of the last intact and unspoiled areas of the Danube valley. A wide range of rare animals and...

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Naturschutzgebiet Pesenbachtal
Feldkirchen an der Donau

Nature reserve Pesenbachtal

As most streams of the Mühlviertel, the Persenbach confluences ravine-like with the Danube. It can be seen as the heart of the nature protection area Pesenbachtal.NEW: Hiking experience WEGE ZUR HEILUNG/ WAYS TO RECOVERYon Kneipp's traces and...

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Knoblauchkröte
Linz

FFH- and bird reserve Traun-Danube-Alluvial Meadows

With the 664 ha big FFH and bird nature reserve Traun-Donau-Auen it was possible to build an eco-system which is close to nature and which is an important habitat for a wide range of different species.  The Donausteig touches the Traun-Danube-Meadows...

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Entenlacke
Saxen

Natura 2000 area "Machland North"

This natural area consists of meadows, arable farming, rough pesture and lawn. Many different nature reserve friendly and valuable habitats can be found in this area. The Machland is characterised by extended meadow areas that merge into lower...

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