Wienerwald - Thermenregion

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code AT1211A00)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since September 1998
  • Country: Austria
  • Administrative region: Niederösterreich (AT12)
  • Surface area: 519 km2 (51907.57 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Alpine biogeographical region
  • It protects 37 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 23 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (37)
Species group Number
Amphibians 2
Fishes 1
Flowering Plants 4
Invertebrates 19
Mammals 11

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 0.5
6110 Rupicolous calcareous or basophilic grasslands of the Alysso-Sedion albi 2.11
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 796.37
6230 Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on silicious substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas in Continental Europe) 11.98
6240 Sub-Pannonic steppic grasslands 2.86
6410 Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) 25.22
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 0.01
6510 Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) 1442.67
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.04
7230 Alkaline fens 10.92
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 14.85
8310 Caves not open to the public 1.3
9110 Luzulo-Fagetum beech forests 681.97
9130 Asperulo-Fagetum beech forests 17427.7
9150 Medio-European limestone beech forests of the Cephalanthero-Fagion 2770.06
9170 Galio-Carpinetum oak-hornbeam forests 3531.03
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 373.83
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 414.06
91G0 Pannonic woods with Quercus petraea and Carpinus betulus 3492.11
91H0 Pannonian woods with Quercus pubescens 177.76
9530 (Sub-) Mediterranean pine forests with endemic black pines 3160.57
6190 Rupicolous pannonic grasslands (Stipo-Festucetalia pallentis) 29
91M0 Pannonian-Balkanic turkey oak –sessile oak forests 100

Designation information

NATURA 2000 is the ecological network for the conservation of wild animals and plant species and natural habitats of Community importance within the Union. It consists of sites classified under the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive (the Nature Directives).

NATURA 2000 site under

Birds Directive 2009/147/EC (SPA) Not under Birds directive
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Under Habitats directive
  • Date proposed as Site of Community Importance (SCI)
September 1998
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
December 2003
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) March 2010
Date of Standard data form update November 2019

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