Gesäuse National Park

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Gesäuse National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Weng Gesäuse.jpg
View from Weng into the Enns valley and the Hochtor massif
Map showing the location of Gesäuse National Park
Map showing the location of Gesäuse National Park
Location Styria, Austria
Nearest city Graz
Coordinates 47°36′0″N 14°45′0″E / 47.60000°N 14.75000°E / 47.60000; 14.75000Coordinates: 47°36′0″N 14°45′0″E / 47.60000°N 14.75000°E / 47.60000; 14.75000
Area 110 km²
125 km² planned
Established October 26, 2002

The Gesäuse National Park is a national park in the Austrian state of Styria. Located in the mountainous Upper Styrian region, it covers large parts of the Gesäuse range within the Ennstal Alps and the steep water gap of the Enns river between Admont and Hieflau. The area also covers parts of the municipal areas of Johnsbach, Weng, Landl and Sankt Gallen.

The national park currently covers 110 km², with another 15 km² planned. It was established on October 26, 2002.

The highest mountain is Hochtor at 2,369 m (7,772 ft).

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