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The Wassergspreng National Scout Center, an affiliate of the Austrian Scouts and Guides Association (PPÖ), is a seminar center surrounded by a large camp site, open all year round. It ist situated in the southern area of the Wienerwald in the middle of a biosphere reserve and spans 17.000 m². Austria’s capital city Vienna can be reached easily. The nearby villages Hinterbrühl and Mödling offer various possibilities for activites and many shopping facilities.

Our Scout Center is managed exclusively by volunteers. All groups of children, young people and adults are most welcome. Here you find a wide scope for adventure, learning, living and working together.

Our two houses “The Mill” and “The Saw” offer lodging for up to 74 guests, a large lounge and several seminar rooms.

Our large camp site can accomodate up to 300 people in tents and features several cooking places, a camp fire arena and sanitary equipment.

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The Mill was built in 1857 and got its name from its original usage. It offers housing for 36 people: 6 rooms with bunk beds and lavatories, 5 seminar rooms from 17 to 25 m², 1 dining room, separate sanitary facilities for boys and girls, WIFI.
Dogs are not allowed in our houses for hygienic reasons.
In the Mill you also find our reception and office where a member of our team will be available to assist you with any kind of requests.

Find out more about The Mill here.

Die Säge


The Saw is a modern, friendly and barrier-free building. The house is connected to the main building by covered walkway and offers accommodation for 38 people: a large recreation room with a fireside, 8 rooms with bunk beds (two rooms with shower en suite are reserved for attendants), barrier-free sanitary facilities, self-catering facilities, WiFi
The hall on the ground floor and on the first floor can be used as a lounge. Dogs are not allowed in our houses for hygienic reasons.

Find our more about the Saw here.

Oberer Zeltplatz


There are two separate camp sites which can accommodate up to 300 people in tents altogether so that we can take on several groups at the same time.
At your disposal: 4 stone built roofed cooking places, wood for pioneering or/and campfires, washing and shower facilities (cold & warm) and toilets separately for girls and boys, campfire arena, open air hall, a chapel.

More about the camp sites here.

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Biosphärenpark Wienerwald

The Wienerwald was admitted as a biosphere reserve in 2005 by UNESCO. Biosphere reserves are internationally awarded areas within the UNESCO program “Man and the biosphere” (MAB). Thus, the Wienerwald became a model region for sustainable life, economy, education and research. Goals of Biosphere reserves are to establish sustainably protection of biodiversity, to pursuit economic and social development, and to preserve cultural values.

Ecological balance, economic security and social equality are the three pillars for sustainability of the Biosphärenpark Wienerwald. By taking equally into consideration the three aspects, favorable living conditions for present and future generations is guaranteed.

The Biosphärenpark Wienerwald management not only represents the biosphere reserve inside its boundaries but also outside of it. It is organized as a non-profit organization founded in 2007 by the Federal States of Lower Austria and Vienna.

We work in cooperation with people and nature as well as for them in the Wienerwald region.

The Biosphärenpark Wienerwald offers a wide range of activities and program possibilities for groups.

And a lot more possibilities around Wassergspreng…

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Welcome to our online booking system. First we would like to give you some valuable information concerning our terms and conditions which will support our communication and cooperation.

The center is well equipped. Most things are simply there and can be used, others can be rent or purchased from us. We are here for your requests.

At the Center you can rent equipment for the time you are there. Please ask for prices and reserve any equipment at least four weeks before your arrival.

Downloads. A little A to Z of the Wassergspreng center, info about the Biosphärenpark and lots more to download for you.

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Stefan Gärtner

Stefan Gärtner

Scout center manager
Ingrid Gajdusek

Ingrid Gajdusek

Marisa Fedrizzi

Marisa Fedrizzi

Administration, Public relations
Walter Dunkl

Walter Dunkl

Finance, controlling
Michael Wech

Michael Wech

Outdoor Management
Peter Stockhammer

Peter Stockhammer

Equipment rental

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Send us an e-mail


    Wassergspreng 1
    A-2371 Hinterbrühl/Weissenbach

    Our center is not staffed at all times. This is why it is absolutely necessary to contact us by e-mail in advance.

    By phone: We will answer your e-mails shortly and much more detailed than any phone call. Our team consists of volunteers only. Your call will reach them during work time most likely, so they might not have time for a longer conversation. At the national Guides/Scout office staff can only redirect you to one of our team members, especially when it is about a booking or more detailed information.

    We are looking forward to your e-mail and we will make sure to come back to you as soon as we can.