The rich forests of the region have been an essential factor for the life and economy of the people living here since the high Middle Ages . The Mariazell monastery in the Vienna Woods as a secular center operated intensive forestry from the 18th century , which is still going on today in the succeeding operation of the forest administration Klein-Mariazell.
Here a team of committed specialists offers special forest educational activities over the whole year. The thematic variety ranges from Chemistry in the forest to Drilling, felling, sawing , about Resin extraction up to Recognizing animal tracks . Individual programmes and themed tours for all age groups can be booked at any time.
In addition, every year in September the traditional forest adventure day takes place . Various secrets of the forest can be explored and useful information can be obtained, accompanied by regional delicacies.