Blockheide nature park
Natural wonder to be marvelled
The nature park Blockheide with 105 ha is situated only 1 km far from our hotel. You can get there on foot. This area, which has been protected since 1964, enchants with its many powerful, often spherical granite blocks. The character of landscape here is determined by granite boulders, birch groves, Scots pines, and a heather. Similar landscape is only in Scandinavia!
On the “Gmünder Höhe” (Gmündner hillock), which is the highest point of the nature park, there is a former water reservoir. There is also an information centre and a observation tower that offer a wonderful view of the city Gmünd, the valley of Lužnice river and the South Bohemia. A visit of the tower should be a part of every hiking holiday in Waldviertel.