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Nature reserve "Valley of the small stream Kößl"

Engelhartszell, Oberösterreich, Österreich

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.


The castle ruin Harschheim ("Burgstall") was built in the beginning of the 13th century. Only three decades later, in 1530, the building was totally decayed. Therefore, stone masses of the ruin have been taken down and were used to build the chapel St. Pankraz.


A church of the monastery Engelszell was located near the chapel St. Pankraz where a healing source can still be found. The church was also a place of pilgrimage.


From Hochwurzen one can enjoy an impressive view to the north- to the popular Rannatal.


The valley of the small Kößlbach between Passau and Schlögen has created a V-shaped erosion valley.


When you follow the way up the valley and cross the characteristic block trains, it is possible to hear the small Kößlbach rushing.


Dead wood is a basis for new life. It is also an essential habitat and food source for different species of plants and animals.

It is allowed to:
• To walk and hike through the nature reserve
• To rest and relax
• To pick berries and mushrooms for your own need

It is forbidden to:
• To leave the path
• To camp
• To use a car, motorbike and bicycle
• To pick more than 2 kilos of berries and mushrooms per day
• To make a fire
• To throw your rubbish away
• To destroy facilities, fences etc.
• To enter prohibited areas

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  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for kids (3 - 14 Year)
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children

Please get in touch for more information.


Nature reserve "Valley of the small stream Kößl" Marktplatz 61
4090 Engelhartszell

+43 7717 805516
+43 7717 805522

Contact person
Tourismusverband Engelhartszell

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