Nature in the
Wilder Kaiser region

Flora & Fauna in Ellmau, Going, Scheffau and Söll

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Nature in the Wilder Kaiser region

Flora & Fauna in Ellmau, Going, Scheffau and Söll

The Wilder Kaiser region along with the Kaisergebirge nature reserve and the Ramsar conservation area are an ideal refuge for numerous animals and plants. Contrast, more than anything else, promotes the diversity of life. Witness the variety of rugged cliffs and gentle slopes, dense forests and mossy wetlands, crystal-clear mountain lakes and lush Alpine meadows...

The best way to experience nature is with your eyes wide open. With all your senses, discover the many wonders great and small along the way. Get involved and explore the diversity of flora and fauna in the Wilder Kaiser region.

Native Wild Animals & Plants

The Wilder Kaiser region is home to a diverse variety of plants and animals. About 940 flowering plants, 38 fern species and over 400 moss species are at home here. The forests are mostly mixed and largely consist of beech, white fir and spruce trees. In addition, there are also ash trees, sycamore maples, alders at higher altitudes, and even higher up, mountain pines or pink Alpine shrubs.

At this altitude, you will typically encounter chamois. If you look closely you might also spot a European snow vole or a mountain hare. Further down, however, there are particularly unusual animals to discover. As a result of ice-age processes, a number of rare invertebrates make their home in the Kaisergebirge mountain range, e.g. a special earthworm as well as rare species of snails and spiders. Typical vertebrates found in the Kaisergebirge mountain range include Alpine and fire salamanders, smooth snakes, adders, edible or hazel dormice, and bank voles. And if you're wondering which bird is calling, a full range of species exists here from crag martins to golden eagles.

The forests in Ellmau, Going, Scheffau and Söll are also home to many wild animals. Again and again, you’ll have the possibility to spot roe deer, red deer, foxes, badgers or squirrels.

Bees
Bees

These little helpers are of great importance to the environment

Bees are essential for a functioning ecosystem. For this reason, the Wilder Kaiser region is also fully committed to the continued existence of these important insects. Check out the Wilder Kaiser BLOG to learn more about where you can find the bees in the Wilder Kaiser region, as well as many interesting facts about bees.

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Drinking water quality

Buying bottled water? This is not necessary in Austria. Pure and especially refreshing drinking water is available here directly from the tap. In the Wilder Kaiser region, this luxury is taken a step even further: the lakes, rivers and streams are fed with crystal clear water from the surrounding mountain springs. Whether from your accommodation, the village fountain or a rushing mountain stream at the wayside, you’ll always have the opportunity to replenish your supplies.

Wilder Kaiser Water
Wilder Kaiser Water

Drinking water in the Wilder Kaiser region

Enjoy crystal clear and especially refreshing water from the surrounding mountain springs. Find out more about Wilder Kaiser water and enjoy our highest-quality drinking water sourced from the Wilder Kaiser region.

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Nature Conservation

Protect, nurture and preserve nature in the Wilder Kaiser region

Together for nature
Together for nature

Measures - Tips - Rules of conduct

We are committed to protecting, maintaining and preserving the valuable natural landscape of the Wilder Kaiser region.

Here you can find out more about the measures we take and what rules of conduct must be observed when enjoying nature.

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Reducing CO2
Reducing CO2

Facts - Tips - CO2 footprint

CO2 is a greenhouse gas that prevents heat from escaping from the earth into space. We humans play a major role in releasing CO2. The consequences are far-reaching, ranging from global warming to an imbalance in the ecosystem.

With many small steps, great things are possible. Together, we can make spending a holiday in the Wilder Kaiser region more climate-friendly. Some tips are available on this page.

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  • Experience nature in the Wilder Kaiser region

    Experience nature in the Wilder Kaiser region

  • Moorland hikes in Going in the Wilder Kaiser region

    Moorland hikes in Going in the Wilder Kaiser region

  • Forest bathing in the Wilder Kaiser region

    Forest bathing in the Wilder Kaiser region

  • Schleier Waterfall - Going in the Wilder Kaiser region

    Schleier Waterfall - Going in the Wilder Kaiser region

  • Hiking at the Hintersteiner See lake in Scheffau in the Wilder Kaiser region

    Hiking at the Hintersteiner See lake in Scheffau in the Wilder Kaiser region

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