Photogallery: Austria: the Castle Complex of Schloss Hof
Austria: the Castle Complex of Schloss Hof
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Go back with us the the period of baroque which you can admire during the visit of the greatest baroque castle complex in Austria - Schloss Hof in Marchfeld. It is a rural residence which was originally built for Prince Eugene of Savoy and later it became a property of kaiserin Maria Theresa, who improved the castle. Today is Schloss Hof together with its gardens one of the most impressive architectonic-artistic works of European baroque. There are various concerts, interesting gastronomical events, events for children and their parents, and, the peak of season, traditional Great baroque festival. In winter the area is covered with stands offering traditional Christmas delicacies as a part of a Christmas fair.
If you choose to travel there by your feet or by bicycle, you may use a trail leading through across a new bridge Cyklomost svobody from Děvínská Nová Ves. Those of you who prefer bus can make use of shuttle available every weekend and on holidays, which operates from Vienna (50 km). For drivers there are parking lots with vast capacity. We chose to visit this location on bicycles. On our photos you can see what we experienced there in our photogallery.
Text and photo: Oskar Mažgút
In the season before Christmas, Lower Austria transfers to a land of Christmas markets. They are everywhere. You may find them at chateaus, in towns, at old ruins, in wine streets, on squares or in the mountains. We bring you a list of the best ones.
Lower Austria is again this year venue for many exhibitions and festivals worth seeing. Join us to see interesting events. Interesting exhibitions take us back in time and see the history of our food habits, also we will see amazing works of art in gren, or we will see an exhibition on world photography.
Marchfeldkanal – this is the name of a new cycling trail built between Bratislava and Vienna. The trail is 61 kilometers long. It has been renovated for 3 years.
Lower Austria is one of the most popular destinations for bicyclers. Only the Danube cycling route, which is located near Bratislava, is ridden by up to 400,000 cyclists each year. Many of the Lower Austrian cycling routes are part of the major European cycling networks. They are popular for their great road quality infrastructure, favorable prices, regular maintenance, plenty of sights along bike paths and stops set up specially for bikers.
A week later we are returning to Lower Austria, which offers a number of beautiful cycling trails crossing its picturesque countryside, around monuments or places with great cuisine. Today we will introduce the most popular trails.
Autumn is traditionally associated with delicious wine and tasty food. Lower Austria celebrates this autumn wine season and opens its doors to visitors from around the world. If you have a taste for a wine trip, we recommend reading the following lines.
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.
It has been 300 years already since Maria Theresa was born. She was a ruler which tremendously influenced Central Europe. Our neighbors set up four exhibitions in Wien and Low Austria to explore her as a strategist, mother, sovereign, and reformist.
Lower Austria's land exhibition is held every other year. Both its location and topic change. This year, the exhibition takes place in the southern part of the Waldviertel, at Pöggstall chateau. We intended to see the exhibition for ourselves. The following lines hopefully inspire you to go there as well.
Lower Austria is exceptional for its great infrastructure, amazing services, and nature and mountains where you can make countless trips to. Mountains and forests are great in summer. You can hide hear from the heat and enjoy adventure and fun. We selcted six tips for trips ensuring great experiences typical for the region of Lower Austria.
Do you want to make the Advent time more enjoyable and are you interested in different regional traditions? Be sure to visit the Christmas markets in Lower Austria. We will tell you where the most beautiful atmosphere is in Lower Austria and where you can go to to experience some local traditions.
Summer holidays and the holiday season are in full swing. With the following tips, you can playfully manage the planning of a weekend family holiday program and turn trips into unforgettable adventures.
Lower Austria offers a number of excursion places that will ensure well-being, fun and refreshment for every member of the family - children and adults. In addition, practical accessibility will simplify your travel, so today we will complete the inspiration for short summer trips.
During autumn events in Lower Austria, you can enjoy wine almost everywhere at wine events - right in the vineyards, wine alleys, cellars, restaurants, but also on the street. The locals call the Lower Austrian wine autumn and the fifth season. From August to November, wine is the focus of local life.
The Lower Austrian region is also nicknamed a paradise for cycling lovers. In the historic heart, it combines a densely intertwined network of bike paths with a charming cultural heritage and extraordinary nature. The diverse country offers up to 4,000 km of marked cycle paths and a number of services tailored to the needs of cyclists. You can find out which cycling routes to take and what new to try this year in the following lines.
If you are looking for tips, inspiration and information about cycling trips to your Lower Austrian neighbors, we will introduce you to a few today. Together we will discover interesting cycle paths around the majestic Danube, for the more sporty we will offer trips to the mountains and in the end we will talk about the renewed cycle map.
Holidays are in full swing and where else to go with children than in beautiful nature or for playful learning about history and fun experiences. In Lower Austria, young and old alike will find something to their liking. Experience a holiday at the farmyard, a walk with llamas, hiking trips or watch a match of gladiators.
We will continue with tips for summer holidays in Lower Austria today. You will discover a beautiful lake, cool off in a cave, see architecturally unique Kamptal villas, spend a night at the chateau, where Sissi and František Jozef spent their honeymoons, and finally get to know the bastion of summer refreshment.
The biking season has already begun, so today we will invite you to a test drive on European EuroVelo bike trails. By bike we will discover the beauty of nature, monuments and places. Lower Austria is the starting point for unforgettable biking experiences.
Wild nature, sunny vineyards, ancient walls and breathtaking views. Lower Austria offers the most beautiful places and tourist destinations made for your social networking profile. Today, we will advise you on which routes and journeys to follow the most interesting photos. These 6 hiking trails are just across the border.
There are never enough holiday tips, so we bring you inspiration for places that are worth seeing during the autumn, and are also suitable for families with children. In Lower Austria almost everyone find what they like. Don't you believe?
As Christmas approaches, Lower Austria's castles, monasteries and blacksmith workshops are opening their gates. You can also discover the art of craftsmen and trumpeters at the various Advent markets. The pre-Christmas atmosphere is enhanced not only by impressive baskets with burning fire and mugs of hot cider, but also by the wonderful environment. The old customs that are often forgotten in the Christmas hurry are here at almost every step.
Lower Austria offers 24 ski resorts with more than 200 kilometers of slopes, serving almost 100 cable cars and lifts. The slopes are mostly mild and wide, so they appeal to families and beginners.
In the previous part of our bike trip we get across Austrian borders. We stopped by at the picturesque town of Wolftshal. Then we continued to our next destination, the town of Hainburg.
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
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.
Meadows have been gradually becoming green again. Orchards blossom, vine grows on vineyards. Simply put, the spring season has just started. Many events take place during this time. Today we talk about Lower Austria and all kinds of things you can do or attend there including festivals or beautiful sights.
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.
Wien is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It offers its visitors rich history, beautiful architecture and unusual gastronomical joys. Again, we go to visit this royal city and walk in the most beautiful castle in whole Austria. It is so beautiful they compare it to French Versailles.
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.
We chose to travel along paid Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse road, a mountain freeway that is 48 kilometers long. But due to various turns and stops it would be quite long…
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.
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.
Spring is perfect for trips. Therefore, we took our car and set off to cozy town of Klosterneuburg that is only 15 kilometers northwest from Wien. Still far away we could see pompous monastery, or adverts inviting us to see orchid exhibition in the monastery garden.
During our bike trials we stoped in the town of Hainburg. This medieval town with Hainburg castle above hides many natural and historical mysteries. One of them is Röthelstein castle ruins hidden in a national park.
In the last article of our bike trip we move from the largest baroque castle compound in Austria, Schloss Hof, across new Bikebridge of Liberty, to the city districts of Slovakia’s capital, Bratislava.
The medieval town of Hainburg was an interesting stop on our bike journey. Today we continue across a long bridge, two Austrian towns and the largest castle compound in Austria – Schloss Hof.
Bike – a simple machine on two wheels; we decided to use it during our summer vacation to explore beauties of nature, history of various places and last but not least to get fitter. Come with us to this unusual bike trip, which starts at the largest housing development, Petrzalka, and ends in Wolfsthal, a picturesque Austrian village.
Close to Bratislava suburbs, an extensive area of Schloss Hof Castle is to be situated. Its history is connected with Emperor's Habsburg Family. Vast park, neighbouring farm, including animals' breeding, but also rich cultural programme, since spring till the autumn, made such place an attractive target for small excursion.
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