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Please read the following information (trail closures, opening hours etc.) before your visit to the Nature Park!

Dear hikers, dear guests!

We are very much looking forward to your visit!

The Nature Park Center Ötscher-Basis is always there for you - we are available from Monday to Sunday from 8-16 clock by phone at 02728/ 21 100. You are also welcome to send us an email at info@naturpark-oetscher.at.

Road closures and road blocks

  • Path renovation Ötschergräben: From Monday 17 July 2023, the path between the Ötscher base in Wienerbruck and the snack station Ötscherhias will be renovated. A helicopter will also be used in the process. There will be no road closures, but case-by-case obstructions and delays are to be expected. The work will take about 3 weeks and will run from Monday to Friday.

  • Hiking trail Vordere Tormäuer - Trübenbach:
    The hiking trail is CLOSED due to forestry work/road construction from Tuesday, May 31, 2022 until further notice.
    Alternative hike: The closed section of the trail can be bypassed over a large area (1 km) via the Sommererbrücke / Teufelskirche / Teufelskirche suspension bridge.

  • The road from Raneck to Bärenlacke is being rehabilitated after a landslide and will be closed from Monday, July 24, 2023, until probably 2 weeks! Affected by the closure is the hiking trail No. 1a and also the MTB trails No. 24 "Nature Park Trail, No. 25 "Bärenlacken Trail" and No. 28 "Ötscher Trekking Route".
    Alternative route: Raneck - Nestelbergsäge - Bärenlacke

  • The access road from Lackenhof (Raneck) to Eibenboden, is closed from Monday, July 31 until probably Friday, August 11, 2023! The access to Nestelberg from Lackenhof is not affected by the closure. From Gaming, the nature park entrance Eibenboden can be reached, but no access to Nestelberg is possible. Also affected by the closure are the two MTB trails no. 23 "Steingrabenkreuz trail" and no. 27a "E-Bike Tour Schindlhütte".

  • Hiking trail no. 17 from the Tagles parking lot to the Herrenalm is closed with immediate effect until further notice. The alternative route via the forest road is also affected by the closure.

Opening hours

The Ötscher-Basis Nature Park Centre in Wienerbruck is open daily from 8 am to 4:30 pm.