Thayatal National Reserve covers an area of 1,360 hectare and is the smallest in Austria. Nevertheless, there are not many places where such a diversity of flora and fauna can be found. The river Thaya runs through the region on 26 km, the beautifel valley is sometimes as deep as 150 m. Thayatal national reserve provides information about botanical rarities and the local fauna. The Czech National Reserve Podyjí lies across the river Thaya and can be reached from Hardegg by foot or bike. Families will enjoy the 1.8 km Hennerweg Trail across the nature reserve, offering info about the park and its inhabitants. This hike is suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. Wind up the day at the adventure playground with Frieda and Carlo, the wildcats.