Das Bild zeigt einen Aussichtsturm mit Blick über das tief verschneite Mühlviertel.

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Green Belt Center

Windhaag bei Freistadt, Oberösterreich, Österreich

The Mühlviertel Forest House and the Interpretive Forest Trail reflect our dependence on nature by explaining the integrated life cycle of wood.

The Museum focuses on explaining the various forms of forests. Among the Museum´s most noticeable features are an 80 years old bog spruce, a slice of a 450 years old primeval forest spruce tree, and a 9 million years old piece of petrified wood. With the help of dioramas, visitors will learn about the varied forms a forest may have, from deciduous woodland to Alpine forest. The abundant collections are rounded out by a forest store, a tiny arboretum, and a bucolic farm and herbal garden.

Two kilometers from the Forest House you'll find the Interpretive Forest Trail, where visitors can follow the life-cycle of wood production within a circular 3.5K trail. There are uninterrupted panoramic views of Mühlviertel´s gently rolling foothills, Bohemia, and beyond. A log cabin with barbecue facilities and playground invites ramblers to take some quiet time listening to nature and absorbing the magnificent scenery.

The Museum and the Interpretive Trail reflect our dependence on nature by explaining the integrated life cycle of wood. The Museum focuses on the integrated life cycle of wood and on the efforts to develop integrated environmental, economic, and energy accounting methologies. Visitors will learn to better assess the use of wood as a raw material and to follow the life-cycle of a forest, in symbiosis with mushrooms, root systems, plants and wildlife.

May to October:
Sundays & Holidays 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Closing day
  • Monday

723 m

  • Parking space: 25
  • Parking area for disabled: 2
  • Bus parking space: 3
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  • Children
  • Student groups with school class
  • Students
  • Seniors
  • Civil and military servants
  • Handicapped
  • Families
  • Groups
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for children

Completely suitable for wheelchairs. The object complies with the legally stipulated ÖNORM.

  • ground level accessible
other information
  • path width (min. 150 cm)
  • door width (min. 80 cm)
  • handicapped accessible lift
  • lift door access area with 150 cm depth
  • lift size (cabin width > 110cm, depth >140cm
  • lift door width minimum 80 cm
  • The elevator touch panel is at 85 cm height
  • Entrance to the building
  • Restaurant / coffee shop
  • Toilet facility for disabled people
  • Toilet facility for disabled people in the restaurant area
  • Terrace / balcony
  • Lounge and seminar rooms
  • Outside area


Green Belt Center
Markt 11
4263 Windhaag bei Freistadt

+43 7943 61383

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