The Gesäuse, chosen as a national park in 2002 and thus the youngest in Austria, is known for its breathtakingly beautiful, inaccessible landscape. The Gesäuse has stood for fascinating nature experiences for hikers, climbers, water sportsmen and ski mountaineers since the alpinist beginnings.
The Enns has dug deep into the mountains of the Ennstal Alps with its water masses over the course of the millennia. It created a breakthrough valley with up to 1,800-metre tall towering steep walls, which make every nature lover's heart beat faster. Particularly impressive is the entrance to the Gesäuse, where the previously still quiet Enns becomes a raging torrent and roars thunderingly through the towering rock faces. It is also this roaring of the river crashing over the rocks into the depths that ultimately gave the Gesäuse its name.
In addition to preserving and protecting the natural landscape, a primary goal is to convey values and raise visitors' awareness of the idea of the national park. National park rangers put together an exciting guide and lecture offer every year and exciting themed paths offer equally individualised access to the secrets of nature.