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Weidendom Visitor Centre

Current information

Current information (COVID-19):

Please note that due to the current COVID19 measures there may be changes to individual events at short notice!

  • Directly at the junction to Johnsbach, the living structure of the Weidendom has taken root on the banks of the Enns. The research workshop with its diverse offerings lets visitors immerse themselves for a while in the unexpected world of a fascinating microcosm. The small farmer's garden and the fruit tree alley offer a variety of seasonal herbs, vegetables and old house fruit varieties! Throughout the area, guests will find resting islands with comfortable swings that invite them to rest and linger. The grandstand with a spectacular view of the north walls of the Hochtor Group enhances the entire facility in the summer with interesting lectures and cinema programs. The Weidendom adventure center is also perfect for children's birthday parties ! And if you want to refresh yourself in the cool waters of the Enns, you can do so at the Johnsbachsteg visitor area with a magnificent view of the Gesäuse mountains.

    The area of the Weidendom is freely accessible outside opening hours! Weidendom folder
    The Weidendom Adventure Center is the starting point for numerous themed trails

    Lettmair Au
    Lyre path
    Rauchboden trail
    Wild John

Date and time

Daily Event 11:00 O'clock
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 14:00, 16:00 O'clock

Event location

Admont - bei der Abzweigung nach Johnsbach

Additional Information

Included services

Research program 1: The journey into the microcosm "water" (bookable at 2:00 p.m.)

Immerse yourself in the exciting world of aquatic life. A water sample you have taken yourself can be "examined" under a microscope. In the process, you will discover tiny creatures that you have never seen before in this size.

Research program 2: Explore wilderness in the floodplain forest (bookable at 11:00 a.m.)

Go in search of wilderness in the floodplain landscape around the Willow Dome and learn which trees like to get their feet wet and which rare bird species breeds nearby.

Research Program3: Adventure Wild Meadow (bookable at 4:00 p.m.)

A National Park Ranger will show you how to explore a wild meadow and find iridescent beetles and bees in search of nectar, as well as Russian bears and red-winged snare-shrikes.

Price information

Cost for research programs (11:00, 14:00 and 16:00):

Adults: € 7,00
Children and teenagers up to 15 years: € 5,00
Family ticket (max. 4 persons): € 12,00

Special dates as well as special programs for (bus) groups and schools are organized at the Admont Information Office. You can find our group offers here.

We are partner of the Styria Card, bonus partner of the Schladming-Dachstein Card and ZWEI UND MEHR Vorteilsbetrieb.
Please give us when booking

Opening hours

  • Opening hours: (the willow dome is freely accessible throughout the year, supervised visitor program at the following times).

    May, June, September: Saturday, Sunday, holidays, 10:00 to 18:00 each day
    July, August: daily from 10:00 to 18:00

    Special dates outside opening hours, as well as special programs for groups, bus groups and schools can be organized at the information office in Admont, Tel. +43(0)3613/21160-20, info@nationalpark-gesaeuse.at.

Arrival information

How to get there: The wilow dome is located along the B146, directly at the junction to Johnsbach, directly opposite the "Gasthof zur Bachbrücke".

For navigation system users: The willow dome does not have its own address. Enter the address of the Gasthof zur Bachbrücke: Krumau 97, 8911 Admont.

Arrival by public transport: There is a bus stop directly at the Weidendom. Look for your connection at the ÖBB-Auskunft or BusBahnBim-Auskunft information desk.

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