The distinct feature of a geopark is the direct insight into geological processes and consequently into the history of Earth. It simply is a marvellous experience to see fossils in their original sediment and to learn more about their geological age and their habitat. It is equally fascinating to discover fault structures of rocks and to learn about caves and mines. The landscapes of the four Austrian UNESCO Geoparks offer great diversity and each of them offers a chance to experience about 470 million years of Alpine geological history.
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