111 authors
Photos: Lois Lammerhuber
24 x 32 cm, 304 pages, 189 photos
German, hardbound in a slipcase
ISBN: 978-3-901753-26-8
November 2010


Biosphere reserves are sites distinguished under the UNESCO “Man and the Biosphere” programme as model regions for sustainable living, economic management, and research. The unique character of such biosphere reserves is determined by the diversity of nature, culture, and exploitation. The Wienerwald is situated in the Austrian provinces of Lower Austria and Vienna. On the occasion of its fifth anniversary, the Biosphere Reserve Wienerwald is presented with a very special gift: a book, conceived as a testimonial bearing witness to the diversity of the fruitful interaction between the megapolis Vienna and its country neighbour Lower Austria.
111 people who work or live in the biosphere reserve Wienerwald, or who are personally involved with the region, have contributed 111 short papers to this book, sharing not only their knowledge and experience, but also generously disclosing their affection for this unique cultural landscape.


Andreas Schwab

is a freelance author and editor. Since 1990, he has been press spokesman of the city of Vienna; since 2009, he has been in charge of internal communication at the Magistratsdirektion Wien for the „Hauptbahnhof Wien“ project.

Gerfried Koch

is a forest manager and ecologist. He has been involved with the constitution of the biosphere reserve Wienerwald; between 2008 and 2010, he was managing director at the reserve.

Lois Lammerhuber

is a photographer and publisher. His close collaboration with GEO Magazine started in 1984, continues to this day, and has greatly influenced his approach to photography. His pictures have been published in hundreds of books and magazines and earned him international awards, including three times the Graphis Photo Awards for the world’s best photo report of the year. He joined the Art Directors Club New York in 1994. In 1996 he set up Edition Lammerhuber publishing house. In 2014 he received the Republic of Austria’s Cross of Honour, First Class, for Science and Art, followed in 2017 by the Golden Medal of Honour for Services to the City of Vienna, the Prize for Special Merit for Representative and Media Art by the City of Baden and the Grand Medal of Honour for Services to the Province of Lower Austria. In 2018 he became Director of the Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo.