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Welcome to Nature Park Hochmoor - Unterwasserreich Schrems

View – Comprehend – Appreciate – An experience for the whole family

Welcome at the UnterWasserReich, the visitor center of the Nature Park Hochmoor Schrems, in the middle of the fascinating landscape of the Waldviertel's ponds and bogs.

You will experience the topic of the Waldviertler wetlands by an indoor exhibition and by the outside water-garden including our European otter compound.

The Nature Park Hochmoor Schrems offers the opportunity to enjoy the charm of the Waldviertel high bog. The 20 m high Himmelsleiter allows a breathtaking view over the park and the hidden romantically sparkling water area of the former peat-cutting site.

Finally enjoy yourself in the "Café UnterWasserReich" with coffee specialities, desserts and delicacies. In the shop you will find a wide range of local products from the Waldviertel.

Shop, café, kid's corner as well as the terrace and our adventure playground are accessible during opening hours!


Opening hours 2017:

1st April - 8th October

daily 9:30 - 17.00 o'clock

Then only Saturday and Sunday

as well as from 26th - 29th October

For groups on request also outside the opening hours


Our exhibition is available in three languages: German, English and Czech.


The UnterWasserReich is barrier-free both in the interior and the exterior.

Info for dog holders

Dogs are not allowed in the UnterWasserReich-!
In the whole Nature Park dogs must be leashed!


The  "Himmelsleiter" is exposable from April to November.
The Nature Park is all-year opend.


daily at 11.30 an 15.00 hours


daily at 10.30, 13.30 and 16.00 hours

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