In its policies and administration, Tulln has shown a commitment to public green spaces, ecology and environmentally friendly mobility. This attitude has an exemplary effect on all the city’s residents and visitors.
Conservation given top priority
For instance, for people educated in Tulln there is no way around the issues of nature and the environment. Preschoolers grow and harvest their own vegetables. Elementary pupils go on excursions to the Danube wetlands where they learn about the diversity of nature in their region.
Students at the university of applied sciences learn about biotechnology at the Tulln Technopol campus, a subject at the interface of biology, chemistry and engineering.
Ecological awareness in all areas
Among its conservation measures, the city of Tulln has also continuously expanded the system of bicycle routes to promote low-impact mobility. As far as public green spaces are concerned, the city gardeners utilize natural alternatives instead of chemical fertilizers and sprays.
For new or replacement plants, they select robust varieties suitable for the location. And Tulln is also a forward thinker in areas that do not seem to have anything to do with conservation at first glance – for instance, biodegradable dog waste bags instead of their usual plastic counterparts.
Guests can sense this ecological way of life in the city. After a stay in Tulln, almost everyone has a greater awareness of nature. After a visit to GARTEN TULLN, almost everyone becomes an advocate of ecological gardening and landscaping. And after being caressed by nature while cycling, almost everyone walks to do nearby errands instead of driving a car.
Tulln is within nature networks
Conservation is a top priority not only in Tulln. As a city with a green heart, the Garden City is taking part in several conservation projects.
Natura 2000 is a European network of more than 10,000 nature protection areas covering 360,000 square kilometers. It is intended to help preserve, for future generations, the special diversity of flora and fauna in these areas as well as habitats worthy of protection. “Tulln Basin-Danube Floodplains Bird Protection” was the first area in Lower Austria to be named a European protection area.
Vienna Woods Biosphere Park
The intent of the Vienna Woods Biosphere Park is to protect nature – wherever habitats and species require – but at the same time to transform the region into a biosphere for responsible trade and business. Biosphere areas are designated as such by UNESCO in recognition of their special cultural and natural landscapes. Tulln is a participant in climate alliance priority efforts in the Vienna Woods Biosphere Park. For more information on the Vienna Woods Biosphere Park, click here.
The Vienna Woods Declaration
The Vienna Woods Declaration is a list of protection and development goals set to preserve the Vienna Woods as a nature and recreational area for future generations. At the same time, it seeks to make the region more attractive for the general populace as a top quality economic and residential region.