And yes, it's true: The tours here are long and steep and sweaty. But strength doesn't fall from the sky, even in paradise. But because we are in paradise, there are also plenty of opportunities for all those Gesäuse aspirants who are beaded with sweat at the mere thought of brittle dolomite on their foreheads. Normal mortals are also allowed to nibble along. In the Johnsbach Valley, for example, on the southern side of the Hochtor Group. Here everything is already much gentler and greener and hillier and sunnier. The pleasure hiker merely has to go around the mountain once. Or set out on one of the countless other hikes that lead through the wilderness of the national park. And here, too, you will find it, the diversity. Because not all nature is the same and not all forests are the same. A forest in the national park looks different from a commercial forest, where spruce alone dominates.