Old Quarry Bad Vöslau

Baden  >  Austria

This abandoned stone quarry with its large limestone cliffs is a beautiful place to observe different forest birds as well as Wallcreeper and Eagle Owl.

Added* by Dominik Harant
Most recent update 11 January 2023


Starting from the parking lot indicated in the map a forest road leads to the bottom of the quarry. Along the road you can spot different forest birds including Crested Tit. On the right-hand side a little trail leads to a plateau and to walkable boulders in the east of the quarry. Both provide a good view over the whole area. In the forests Common Crossbill has been seen every now and then.

The forest road ends by a little field in front of the cliffs. To the right there runs a trail ending in a little pit. Here you can spot Long-tailed Tit amongst other different forest species. Towards the cliffs you can find a steep field giving you a good location for observing species by the rocks like Eagle Owl and Common Raven. In winter you can also observe Wallcreeper. Keep an eye on the trees at the cliff edges as well, because Common Buzzard or Peregrine Falcon has been seen here also.



The whole area can be explored by foot or by bike. Cars can be parked at the parking lot or in front of the road gate.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , Canyon/cliff


Hilly , Rocky

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring , Autumn


Narrow trail , Wide path , Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

The optimal time to observe Wallcreeper is in Winter, especially January.

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