Attersee-Traunsee Nature Park, Austria

Attersee-Traunsee Nature Park, Austria

Situated in the north of Austria lies the Attersee-Traunsee Nature Park, a haven of natural beauty and tranquility. Since 2021 it proudly holds the distinction of being Austria's first Dark Sky Park, dedicated to preserving the pristine darkness of the night sky.

Spanning an expansive area of 77 square kilometers, Attersee-Traunsee Nature Park is the largest nature park in northern Austria. Its primary mission is to protect the enchanting celestial canopy above by adhering to strict guidelines that reduce light pollution, ensuring optimal conditions for stargazing.

As twilight descends upon the park, a world of wonder unfolds. The serene atmosphere and minimal light interference provide an ideal setting for observing the stars. Whether you find yourself on the hills or in open spaces, the expansive vistas offer unobstructed views of the glittering night sky.

Attersee-Traunsee Nature Park invites visitors to embark on a captivating journey through the cosmos. Various night experiences await, allowing you to immerse yourself in the mysteries of the universe. From star observation sessions to captivating full moon hikes, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Within the park, three designated locations have been marked as prime stargazing spots. These areas offer ideal vantage points to gaze upon the celestial wonders above. As you gaze upwards, you will witness the brilliance of countless stars, constellations, and perhaps even a shooting star that adds a touch of magic to the experience.

Attersee-Traunsee Nature Park not only provides a gateway to the mesmerizing beauty of the night sky but also fosters a deep appreciation for the importance of preserving the darkness. Through its commitment to protecting the night sky and offering immersive experiences, the park aims to inspire visitors to become guardians of our shared celestial heritage.

So, whether you are an avid astronomer or simply seek solace in the serenity of nature, a visit to Attersee-Traunsee Nature Park promises an unforgettable journey under the stars. Lose yourself in the vast expanse of the night sky, where dreams and wonders intertwine and the mysteries of the universe come alive before your eyes.

Get further information on their website.


Visitor Centre, Urftseestraße 34, 53937 Schleiden-Gemünd, Germany


To enjoy the starry sky to the fullest, check the current weather for clear skies. Spring and summer offer ideal conditions for stargazing, with comfortable temperatures and fewer clouds. Although autumn and winter can be colder with increased chances of precipitation, clear nights still provide opportunities for stargazing. Remember to dress warmly and stay updated on the weather forecast for the best stargazing experiences.


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