Wild Forests of Romania and Alpine wilderness: Photojourneys and photowalks 2024

In 2024, you can once again accompany me on photo hikes in Austria – and for the first time also in Romania. In addition to my wonderful partners Gesäuse National Park and Naturschauspiel Oberösterreich / Bergwandern mit Martha and Bärentrail, I am now also offering two photo tours to the primeval forests in Romania in cooperation with ARR Reisen. This is an absolute premiere – a nature + photo journey to Romania’s hidden... Read More

Unexpeced Wilderness Next Door

Do you remember those fantasy films where people step into a forest and suddenly find themselves in another world? Such places really do exist. Not a joke. Not far from our homes there are hidden places that are unexpectedly wild and unspoiled. These places were obviously overlooked. They have been difficult to access for exploitation. Or less interesting from an economic point of view because of poor resource provision. So they somehow „avoided“... Read More

Europe’s Wildest Forests: Fagaras

There are only a few places left in Europe where wilderness in its original form still can be found: Mountains and valleys without roads, even no trails – and primary forests. One of those places is the rugged Făgăraș Mountain range in the Romanian Carpathians, just southeast of Sibiu. In July 2016 I was there – together with Slovak researcher Martin Mikolas and Romanian forest experts. We walked into the fascinating worlds of Ucea... Read More

Austria’s Great Wilderness

Austria’s only Wilderness Area (according to international standards by IUCN) at Mount Duerrenstein in southern Lower Austria could be enlarged by another 5600 ha in the neighbouring province Styria. The application process has been started in 2015. The area is owned by the state and managed by Austria’s State Forestry „Österreichische Bundesforste“. The 3500 ha Wilderness Reserve Duerrenstein hosts the remarkable Rothwald... Read More