Linz, Oberösterreich, Österreich
Before the Danube flows through Linz, it crosses the narrow section between the ridge of the Kürnberg Forest and the adjoining Römerberg in the south and the foothills of the Pöstlingberg in the north. Here, on the north bank, shortly before entering Linz, the "Urfahrwänd", which are largely protected, rise up.

From the "Windflach", the exposed plateau above the Danube where Linz Zoo is located, the Urfahrwänd descend steeply and sometimes rockily towards the Danube. There is also an educational trail about the Urfahrwänd and its fauna and flora in the area of the zoo. The steep terrain and the associated poor accessibility have always prevented the Urfahrwänd from being used commercially. The forests, mainly consisting of oaks and hornbeams, have therefore been able to develop in a largely natural state. Just four kilometres from Linz's main square, a valuable habitat for reptiles and butterflies, for example, has been preserved in this way - and favoured by the sunny southern exposure.

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4040 Linz

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