schlossORTH National Park Centre: Welcome to the Donau-Auen National Park!


As the gateway to the wetlands, the schlossORTH National Park Centre offers exciting possibilities to learn more about the Danube wetlands.

Technical Details

DurationApprox. 3 hours (including breaks)
Meeting PointschlossORTH National Park Centre
AttendeeMinimum of 15 persons
CostsGuided Tour of the National Park Exhibition and Schlossinsel: € 10.50 per Person; special additional offer: enjoy the Donau-Auen daily special at the schlossORTH Café for €12.80 (three courses and one beverage)

Booking Details

schlossORTH National Park Centre
Schloss Orth, 2304 Orth/Donau
Tel. +43 (0) 2212/3555, Fax +43 (0) 2212/3450-47

Please be sure to book your tour at least 7 days in advance.

Guided Tour of the National Park exhibition "DonAUräume"
The fun way to discover how the wetlands came about – in our Baroque theatre! Afterwards, take a multimedia journey through time in the wetlands landscape.
An unusual bird's-eye view of the Danube wetlands is provided by a map as big as an entire room that you can even walk on. And finally, the virtual Danube Mermaids tell stories about the precious wetlands of the Donau-Auen National Park.

Schlossinsel Tour
The Schlossinsel has a landscaped wetlands garden whose many special secrets may be revealed during a tour accompanied by National Park rangers.
Observe the European pond turtle, Emys orbicularis, from up close! Once a popular fasting food, this turtle is now one of the most prominent – and most popular – of the many natural species protected by the National Park.
Discover one of our native snakes such as the colubrid, a non-poisonous snake which is a master of camouflage. With luck, you may even get a glimpse of it sunbathing or hunting for prey.
Enter the world under the water's surface and see all the different kinds of fish native to the Danube. Our walk-in underwater pond allows you to admire not only fish, but flora such as the Nuphar and Mare's-tail. See the pearl-like bubbles produced by the plants as they "breathe" underwater.
Learn to identify the different animal tracks which help naturalists recognize the presence of various species.
No matter what the season, the sheer variety of plant species in the Danube wetlands forms a stunning green curtain, from the climbing vine Traveller's Joy to tasty hops to the rustling leaves of the White Poplar.