Animal-, Nature-, & National Parks

UnterWasserReich Schrems

Contact & Informations

3943 Schrems
Moorbadstraße 4

+43 2853 76334


Pushchair Accessible Wheelchair Accessible Bilingual Cashiers (DE/E) Bistro / Restaurant Souvenirshop / Shop Bicycle Stands / Bicycle Boxes Parking Possibilities Free Entry with the NÖ Card

See – Experience – Understand – For the Whole Family!

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the Waldviertel ponds and moors at the “UnterWasserReich” Nature Park Centre. There is an interactive indoor exhibition and a water-garden with an outdoor otter compound. The Nature Park Hochmoor Schrems offers the possibility to enjoy the charm of the Waldviertel moor landscape. From the 20 m high “Himmelsleiter” (Heaven’s Ladder), you have a breathtaking view over the park and the hidden, romantically glittering water area of the former peat-cutting site. Afterwards you will be pampered with coffee specialties, pastries and delicacies in the UnterWasserReich Café. In the shop you will find a wide range of local products from the Waldviertel.

The shop, café, playing area including terrace and adventure playground are freely accessible during our opening hours!

Otter Feeding

  • Daily: 10:30, 13:30 & 16:00

Microscope Live Shows

  • Daily: 11:30 & 15:00

Guided Tour of the Exhibition

  • Group & School Class (20 people or more): Must book in advance!

Programmes, Workshops, Tours of the Moor etc.

Hiking Trails in the Naturpark Hochmoor Schrems

  • There are 3 different hiking trails through the moor – maps are available at:, Open all year round

„Himmelsleiter“ (Heaven’s Ladder)

  • Viewing Point, 20 m high – CLOSED November – April due to weather conditions

Special exhibition

  • Changes yearly
  • From 13 April 2018: “On the Otter’s Trail”(„Der Fischotter – Dem Wassermarder auf der Spur“)

The Exhibition

  • Barrier-free indoors and outdoors
  • Information offered in three languages (German, English, Czech)
  • Café UnterWasserReich with its large terrace by the pond: offers coffee, pastries, drinks, hot and cold regional food
  • Shop – souvenirs, regional products, books, toys
  • Large car park
  • Disabled car park
  • 3 well-signposted hiking trails through the Nature Park
  • Moor History Trail
  • Barrier-free in the indoor and outdoor areas of the UnterWasserReich and as far as the “Himmelsleiter” (Heaven’s Ladder) – Viewing Point
  • Play Corner
  • Indoor Otter Compound with slide
  • Water Parcours
  • Cable-pulled rafts

24 March – 28 October 2018

Daily: 10:00 – 17:00

EUR 9,50       Adult

EUR 6,50       Child & Youth

EUR 7,50       Senior, Student

EUR 23,00     Family Ticket

EUR 23,00     Adult Annual Ticket

EUR 16,00     Child Annual Ticket

Child (U6) – FREE!


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