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Donau-Auen National Park

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IUCN Cat.: II
Surface Area: 9.300,00 ha
Establishment: 1996
  • Red deer (photo by PN Donau-Auen)
  • Danube bank in Kovacs (photo by PN Donau-Auen)

Nature for future generations

The Donau-Auen National Park lies between the European capitals Vienna and Bratislava. With over 9,300 hectares area, the park protects the last remaining major wetland environment in Central Europe. For a distance of just over 36 km, the Danube flows freely and is the lifeline of the national park. The dynamic rise and fall of water levels - sometimes up to 7 meters - mean that the wetlands landscape is constantly recreated and reformed. In this way, the flow of the Danube creates habitats for a large number of plants and animals.

With the founding of the Donau-Auen National Park in 1996, this area was made an international refuge for posterity. Here, an ecosystem can blossom free of commercial constraints, thus guaranteeing that future generations may also experience first hand its power and beauty.

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