Lower Austria's nature parks in times of COVID-19

Things to know and rules of conduct concerning COVID-19

Together with the Verband alpiner Vereine Österreichs, an association of Austrian alpine clubs, experts have come up with seven basic rules for practising mountain and hiking sports:

  • Reduce readiness to take risks
  • Keep a distance of at least two metres, which is slightly more than two arm lengths for an adult.
  • Wear a face mask if, in exceptional cases, the minimum distance of 2 metres cannot be maintained.
  • Mountain sports is to be practised only in small groups – ten people is the maximum limit here.
  • Refrain from partaking in rituals e.g. kissing on top of the summit, hugging, sharing water bottles.
  • Take a face mask and disinfectant with you.
  • Wear a face mask when riding together.
  • Wear a face mask when providing first aid in an emergency Respectfully keep your distance

Covid measures in visitor centres and inns

The visitor centres and inns have remained open during these special times in order to pass on the necessary information and hiking maps to hikers and to provide refreshments after the hike. You can also usually pay the nature park entrance fee here, and in some cases, it is possible to go shopping in neighbouring regional shops.

Like in other facilities, it is obligatory to keep a minimum distance of one metre and to wear a face mask.

If you have any questions, the nature park teams will be happy to help! If you are unsure, please check the website of the respective nature park before your visit.

Related links:

vavoe.at/ www.niederoesterreich.at/coronavirus-aktuelle-fragen-und-antworten