Lower Austria: The Most Beautiful Historic Sites
The autumn is in its full swing. The weather is beautiful which inspired us to visit Lower Austria, a destination which encourages you to uncover its interesting history. There are some world’s most unique historical sights, Schloss Hof included, we will take a look at it in the following lines
Not so long ago we visited men-only cloister of Klosterneuburg, which has been for 900 years the most precious of sacral art in Austria. You can learn about this priceless sight at various tours. Klosterneuburg is also the wine-making residence in Austria. There are many baroque wine cellars. The most interesting part about the cloister is the treasure room which holds the crown of Archduchy of Austria. Various events, like wine-tasting, take place at the cloister. It really would be a pity not to visit the place.
Rosenburg is a renaissance chateau near Horn town. The town has a medieval center, beautiful renaissance arcades, thirteen towers, and impressive courtyard. The architecture is a perfect example of a fortress that had been gradually developed across centuries. You don’t need to take a tour. An audio guide is available for download so while on your way you can get an idea how the life must have looked like, how people lived in different chambers today exposing the then furniture and weapons, or metal things of daily usage. Perfectly maintained gardens around the chateau put more magic to the atmposhere.
Should Rosenburg chateau be too far for you then go to one of the most opulent noble residences in all the Habsburg lands- Hof. Representational rooms, or prince Eugene of Savoy’s and Empress Maria Theresa’s private chambers are open for you to see. Another thing there would be fabulous baroque garden divided across four terraces. Farmstead of Meierhof is another part of the compound that you can visit.
Should you like castles, then don’t miss the ruin of Aggstein looming at 300 meters above the Danube. The Kuenrings, a noble family, lived there in the 12th century. In the 15th century, some bandit knights dwelled in there. Legends surround Aggstein which boasts on its “rose garden”. A reward for your troubles when climbing up to this “eagle’s nest” is a wonderful view of the surroundings. An exhibition on the Nibelungs is open for you to expland your knowledge. Or you can have some true knights feast at the castle restaurant.
Lastly, we would like to tell you about newly renovated charterhouse in Gaming town (Central Europe’s largest and one of the oldest). The Carthusian monks had lived there over 454 years. They were called “white monks”. Also, it was the spiritual center in the region and one of the richest monasteries in Austria. Another impressive sight is a church, baroque library with Wenzel Lorenz Reiner’s frescoes, or a prelate hall roofed by impressive stucco ceiling.
A tour at Heiligenkreuz Abbey is another interesting stop for Heiligenkreuz is the oldest Cistercian monastery in Austria. Located in the south of Wienerwald just 15 kilometers from Vienna, the monastery was founded in 1133. It is a unique work of architecture. The monks from the abbey became world famous in 2008 with their Greogorian Choir (CD „Chant – Music for Paradise“).
We hope we inspire you to visit some of Lower Austria’s most beautiful historical sites. You will have some wonderful time especially in this season.
Source and photo: Lower Austria
Edited by: Infoglobe
In case you don’t know where to in summer, a great alternative option to spending a vacation on the sea are mountains. You will breathe fresh mountain air, sunbathing on forest meadows and terraces. There are not overcrowded pools, traffic jams or noisy air conditioning. Only beautiful mountains, crystal clear lakes, and cozy huts. Don’t hesitate no more and go with us to a one-day trek, a weekend stay, or entire summer vacation into the mountains of Lower Austria.
We continue in giving you tips for treks. Last week we enjoyed beautiful Lower-Austrian mountains and towns. Our first stop is one of the most popular cabins in Lower Austria. It is situated in Göstling and it is called ÖTK Schutzhaus Hochkar. Once you get there you can expect cozy accommodation and only the best cuisine.
In the two preceeding articles of our miniseries on the mountains of Lower Austria presenting tips and points of interests for the summer. We are going to continue in this today.
Autumn is already in Lower Austria. The autumn is linked with wine. There are over 100 Lower Austrian towns preparing celebrations.
Easy hills great for children but for grown-ups as well. There are ski slopes and tows without long lines. We talk about Lower austria. Mostly, there are blue-difficulty ski slopes and around you can find amusing parks, freeride arenas, evening skiing, and ski slopes suitable for sportsmen. This all is not far away.
Over 4200 kilometers of cycling trail, eight top-notch trails with well thought out infrastructure, themed cycling regions, radial cycling trails, new bike parks, trails, and family cycling trails. This all can be found in Lower Austria.
The bike season is about to start. It is about the highest time to take out your bike from the garage or basement. Wash it, oil it, pump the air into the tire and set of for an adventure. Those who love to explore the world on bike there are couple of interested theme trails in Austria.
Summer is for tourism and extraordinary experiences. Recently we have visited Lower Austria. There we had a multiple-days trip and also hikes along historical trails. We learned about wild nature and on the following lines we tell you more about our journey, perhaps even inspire you to do some.
Once you can smell gingerbread and baked apples in the air it means the time of Christmas market has come. Fabulous advent events of wide variety – modern, romantic, unusual, you name it - take place across all Lower Austria. Today we walk you through these markets.
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Fall, the most beautiful of seasons, is slowly getting started. Lets visit our neighbors in Lower Austria and introduce their fascinating festival which displays old traditions, parades, and delicious tasting.
These days we received a new bike map of Lower Austria. Except of 7 TOP trails, there are bike trails suitable for families with small children. Also, you can find there routes for more demanding bikers. And, last but not least, there are new tips for star treks with places where are attractions and adventurous places.
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in the outskirts.
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