Tag Archives: Marchauen Donau National Park

A major wetland on our doorstep


Earlier in the week I had the chance to go walking in a small part of the Marchauen Donau National Park. I say part, for as you can see from the website it starts inside the boundaries of Vienna and follows the Danube River for the 36km through Lower Austria to the Slovakia border.

This major central European wetland provides a valuable range of habitats as well as offering those living in or visiting our corner of Europe the chance get close to nature. On this short excursion I had the opportunity to observe a colony of Storks, nesting, engaging in mating displays and hunting in the watery meadows:

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The Planets and the Cockerel


Whilst visiting part of the Marchauen Donau National Park I came across this rather interesting weather vane:

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