Natura 2000 Reservoir
Enjoy pure nature in Mühlviertler Kernland
Rare habitats and species can be found in your holiday destination: Mühlviertler Kernland. In order to protect flora and fauna the Europe-wide ecological network, Natura 2000, named it Reservoir. Several thousand hectare of this reservoir can be found in Mühlviertler Kernland.
In the whole of Upper Austria there are 24 Natura 2000 reserves with a total area of ca. 70,000ha – a part of this area is located in Mühlviertler Kernland.
Meadow area in Freiwald
The bird reservoir is 2,410ha big and consists mainly of meadows and bogs. It is considered to be Austria’s most important breeding habitat for meadow birds. Corncrake, black grouse or the meadow pipit and the whinchat live here.
This part of the reservoir is 4,158ha big. Waters provide a perfect and unique habitat for aquatic animals like for the freshwater pearl mussel. Couloirs and various types of woods are a habitat for the alcon blue butterfly or the green club-tailed dragonfly.
This 348 hectare big bird reservoir is a habitat for endangered butterflies and dragonflies. The corncrake lives here as well as the rare large marsh grasshopper. In this bird reserve you will also find the red-backed shrike, the black woodpecker but also the marine otter, who all find it quite comfortable to live here on the Maltsch River.
During your stay in Mühlviertler Kernland you can go on interesting discovery tours through the natural environment. We gladly help you to find the right accommodation for you. Just send us a no obligation holiday enquiry.