Naturpark Attersee-Traunsee (Austria)

Naturpark Attersee-Traunsee (Austria) Image

The Milky Way shines brightly over a church in the Naturpark Attersee-Traunsee, Austria. Photo by Johannes Horvath.

Designated

2021

Category

International Dark Sky Park

Address

Steinbach 5
A-4853
Steinbach am Attersee
Austria

Contact

Clemens Schnaitl
Website
Tel.: +43 7663 201 35

Land Area

106 km2

Documents

Application
Announcement

About

The Attersee-Traunsee Nature Park is the largest natural park in Upper Austria. Spanning an area of 77 square kilometers, it preserves parts of the part of the Traun and Atterseer Flysch Mountains between the eponymous lakes Attersee and Traunsee, and it contains several municipalities. Its lands define a series of cultural and natural landscapes, with fruit trees in bloom in spring, flower meadows in early summer and colorful forests in autumn. Its location in the foothills of the Alps affords some of the darkest night skies remaining in central Europe, with 360-degree panoramic views on unforested hilltops.

Weather

Click here to find ideal environmental conditions for viewing the night sky at Naturpark Attersee-Traunsee (47.76065, 12.43139). Don’t forget to plan your trip during the new moon and astronomical twilight to enhance the viewing experience!

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