Roughly 250 years ago lumberjacks started to settle in the ancient forest once covering all of Nasswald. Only slowly they carved out their homesteads in one of Austria's last wild valleys. It is very much possible that some of them initially slept in tents made of canvas - a tightly woven cotton fabric, rain repellent and wind resistent. A century later Native Americans of plains tribes would use the same material for their tepees when the once abundant bison had become scarce due to Euroamerican induced overhunting. To commemorate, recapture and revive the pioneering spirit of these times, we founded the Johann Hubmer Pioneer Campsite in the center of Nasswald and put canvas tents up to house adventurers and other guests coming and staying with us in Nasswald. It is named after Johann Hubmer, one of the founding fathers of the town of Nasswald, a true pioneer of his time. The Johann Hubmer Pioneer Campsite serves as a basecamp for adventures and outdoor activities offered at Wild Nasswald. Come stay with us in the wild!

Booking details: 

  • Pioneer Glamping in-tent with wood stoves
  • Fireplace, firewood and cooking stove included
  • Access to public bathrooms & open air fitness center

If you're interested in paddling the Schwarza by yourself we offer you all the equipment you need to to it safely and enjoyably!  We'll deliver Tubes, Kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboads (SUPs) and paddles to a fitting launch entry along the Schwarza or the put in of your choice, give you a quick instruction and get you into the water. After you’re done we’ll pick you up again and take you back to your car, train or bus station. Alternatively to going alone, you can also book a guided tour, where we show you how it's done and take you to the best spots on the river.

HALF DAY is up to 3 hours time on the river.
FULL DAY is up to 6 hours time on the river.

Shuttle services to the entry and from the exit point along the river are included.

With each boat rental, lifejackets, helmets, river boots will be provided at no extra charge. Wetsuits have to be rented separately.

Images above: Georg Bergthaler starring as Johann Hubmer, one of Nasswald’s founding fathers, in the documentary: Von Sturmschäden und Visionären – der Raxkönig“, ©ServusTV (Red Bull Media House GmbH).


On special occasions and selected dates we're hosting film and campfire evenings under the open sky with river-mountain-forest backdrop at the Nasswald Wilderness Center. Afterwards we will have open discussions around the campfire. We don't charge for entry but ask for voluntary donations.
Drinks can be purchased on site for very fair prices: Beer, Spritzer or Captain Coke 0,5 L for 3,50€.

Movies at the Nasswald Wilderness Center will be mostly revolve around themes of outdoor and adventure travel, mountain and backcountry life, survival and bushcraft. Call us to learn more.

Why us ...

As a small family enterprise we value and cherish the personal contact and relationships with our guests.

What You Get ...

An outdoor experience tailored to your individual interests, needs and skill levels as a single adventurer, family, group or company.