Boat tour in the Danube National Park
The tour is organized by ISRS2019 in cooperation with the donauauen national park.
This tour will be held as a gentle rafting trip (suitable for all ages) along the Danube in the national park stretch east of Vienna.
Situated between the European capitals Vienna and Bratislava, the Donau-Auen National Park preserves the last remaining major wetlands environment in Central Europe. Here, the Danube is still free flowing and forms unique wetland habitats that have become increasingly rare in the upper Danube. This swath of precious land has been protected as a National Park since 1996. What makes the Donau-Auen National Park so unique? It's the richness and diversity of habitats created and sustained by the free-flowing Danube – together with the Wachau valley, the last remaining near-natural stretch of the Austrian Danube. The Danube wetlands boast a huge variety of flora and fauna. Sustaining and promoting the expansion of these diverse species is one essential mission of the National Park. The National Park rangers organizing this tour can offer special insights into this.
“Observe first hand and comprehend the fascination of nature's cycles. Discover the beauty of the region, and dive into the wonderful world of the Danube wetlands.”
Nature can be unpredictable - Please note that this tour cannot take place in the event of flooding or dangerous weather conditions.
The number of participants is limited to 28.
The tour will be held on Friday, Sept. 13th; 08:45 to 14:30 (~6 hours)
Please note that changes may occur to the following schedule due to organizational reasons.
|08:45||departure from BOKU/conference venue and drive to Orth/Danube|
|09:45||arrival and short introduction by National Park guides|
|10:00-13:00||rafting tour on side arm and the free flowing Danube along the national park|
|13:00-13:30||stop on the shore of the Danube / small snack|
|13:30||departure from Orth|
|14:30||arrival at BOKU/conference venue|
The tour fee includes all transportation, the guided rafting tour and a light snack. No boat- or rafting experience is required, but make sure to bring adequate clothing for an outdoor activity (rain cover, sun-screen, maybe even a swimming suit)!
More information on the donauauen national park can be found online:
- only registered delegates and their (reported) accompanying person are enabled to book tickets for the tours.
- tour tickets have to be purchased in addition to the registration cost through the online registration tool.
- all tours are offered on a first come-first served basis.
- In the unexpected case that a tour does not reach the minimum capacity and has to be cancelled, the paid fees will be reimbursed in full.
- Any available spots can be booked on-site at the conference registration office. Be aware that we expect all tours to be fully booked by the start of the conference - book early to secure your spot!
Rafting on the Danube. © NP donauauen
Instream island in the national park area. © NP donauauen
Old side-arm in the national park. © NP donauauen
Shoreline of the Danube. © NP donauauen