Time period

Since 2018


Overall planning of the Trail to the point of individual bookability. Official Luchs Trail Info & Booking Center since 2019.

Project partner

Task Force Luchs Trail: Nationalpark Gesäuse; Nationalpark O.ö. Kalkalpen; Wildnisgebiet Dürrenstein; Natur- und Geopark Steirische Eisenwurzen; Tourismusverband Gesäuse; Tourismusverband Nationalpark Region Ennstal; Mostviertel Tourismus GmbH


The Luchs Trail connects on 11 daily stages the internationally recognized protected areas of the Gesäuse National Park, the National Park Kalkalpen and the Wilderness Area Dürrenstein. The project originated from the nature conservation program “Netzwerk Naturwald” and represents its concrete implementation for a nature-oriented, sustainable tourism in the protected areas. The Luchs Trail was introduced to the market with great success and a high media presence. The task force ARGE Luchs Trail is a particularly outstanding example of the partnership between tourism and nature conservation.



Hiking in the presence of the beautiful lynx. Noticeable but rarely visible, he is the trail’s namesake

Beech Forests in the Kalkalpen National Park: The Habitat of the Lynx and Austria’s Only UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site

Austria’s Wild Center: The Luchs Trail connects four special protected areas with impressive natural landscapes.

From Wilderness to High Culture: The Benedictine Abbey in Admont Forms a Splendid Contrast to Austria’s Wild Center

Deceleration through the rhythm of walking: Hiking towards your inner self on the Luchs Trail

The Lynx Trail leads into the heart of the Gesäuse National Park: Wild water and steep rock

Wild by nature: an impressive section of the Luchs Trail leads along the primeval mountain forests in the Dürrenstein Wilderness Area

Grand finale: At the picturesque Obersee, it’s not far to the end point of the Luchs Trail, Lunz am See!

Other projects

Alpe-Adria-Trail Etappenstart


Bernstein Trail Landschaft

Bernstein Trail


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