Lower Austria: 6 Great Tips for Trips to Nature
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.
Playful Tourism Going from Cabin to Cabin
Who wouldn't like to relax with some beverage sitting on a mountain cabin terrace and enjoying the vista. Now this is tourism. In Lower Austria, they prepared unusual cabin game. It is fun and you can evne win a trip. You can also collect stamps for your tourist passport when hiking in the region. 21 mountain cabins are participating in this game. You need to visit three of them, get the stamp and join the competition. Alternatively, you can simply enjoy amazing nature, well-marked tourist trails, and specialties they offer at these cabins.
An interactive map with the list of cabins is here.
You Will Experience Culture and History Along the Danube by Bike
The Danubian bike trail is the most popular bike trail in Austria and you can start off in Bratislava. The historic region of Wachau is what you enter once you get in Austria. And you enjoy its adventurous features. There are historic chateaux, castles, many inns, great wine – and you simply have to experience it at least once. The Danubian bike trail is actually one of the most popular and most beautiful bike trails in Europe. There are many stops of cultural significance. Moreover, there are Danubian beaches descending to shallow water. It is great to cool oneself down there during hot summer days.
Touristic Experiences on the Vienna's Alpine Arch
The Vienna's Alpine Arch tourist tarail is full of amazing vistas. Good marking ensures that you get almost anywhere and that you will enjoy the beauty of the Vienna Alps even on short routes. The Vienna's Alpine Arch is 300 kilometers long tourist trail crossing the Vienna Alps. There are 19 sections and 21 regional tourist trails . Along the way, there are amazing hills, castles and fortified churches in the Bucklige Welt mountain range. In the region of Schwaigenland, there are mountain meadows within the proximity of the mountains of Rax and Schneeberg (2 076 m). There you can try some good uphill hike. The Gutenstein Alps charm visitors with their karst plains of the Hohe Wand mountain range, and Piestingta valley.
Spiritual Route along Vineyards
Weinviertel region brings completely different experience.There is the 153 kilometers long Saint Jacob's Trail. It starts off at Drasenhofen town and ends in Krems an der Donau. The trail goes across mild hills. Amazing and serene nature is why people should take this trail. Pilgrims here get lost in their thoughts. The trail gets you to Poysdorf, the vineyard capital of Austria, then you'll see Buschberg and Michelberg. In the latter, you can enjoy amazing vista over fertile vineyards.
Riding to Enjoy Great Food by Bike
Bikers and gastro-enthusiasts can enjoy the best the Wienerwald region has to offer - biking in forests, vast vineyards, and concluding a day with the best of wines. Amateurs as well as experiences bikers and mountain bikers will enjoy great bike trails.
See Austrian Grand Canyon
Ötscher mountain has been the flagship of Lower Austria. Any mountain enthusiast will enjoy many of tourist attractions around this mountain. Ötscher-Tormäuer reserve will amaze tourists from all around the world. You can see a karst cave with some prehistoric rocks or interesting limestone formations. Ötscher is 1893 meters high which makes it the highest mountain in Mostviertel region. Try Rauha Kamm trail. It is one of the most difficult climbs you can find in Lower Austria. Below Ötscher, there is Ötschergräben gorge dubbed the „ Austrian Grand Canyon“. There are many tours which can give you a pleasure of amazing discoveries – from the Gemeindealpe mountain range to Lassingfall waterfall. Perhaps try Ötscherlift, a very comfy cable car. There is binocluar at its terminus. Through it you can enjoy the panorama over the iron Ötscher bear.
Source: Lower Austria (Niederösterreich-Werbung GmbH)
Photos: (c) Robert Herbst – title, (c) by photos
Source: Infoglobe editorial staff
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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.
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.
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.
Ski resorts in Lower Austria are known for offering opportunities for almost everyone who likes fun on the slope. Whether it is the family slope in Annaberg or the ski slopes of the Semmering World Cup, the Lower Austrian ski resorts offer everything - from very light to really challenging ski slopes.
Lower Austria is a paradise not only for bikers and tourists, but this is mostly a region of classy wine. Sports, traditional gastronomy and wine tasting are offered by the regions near the Slovak and Czech borders during spring.
Enjoy an unforgettable experience, which is the sunrise on the highest mountain in Lower Austria, on the Schneeberg hill. Accept our invitation for an adventure weekend trip suitable for all who are looking for something new, want to experience something diametrically different from everyday life and want to feel safe in every situation.
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.
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.
Spring is best season in the year to set out to Lower Austria and explore its beauties. Hop on your bike and set out by tourist trail to escape winter and taste new wines and the last days of skiing.
Vacation is best to take in Summer. It is great to spend it in beautiful mountain environment either you are in a pair or you have family with small children. Lower Austria features over 15 thousand trails – mountain trails or theme trails which are there waiting only for you!
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.
Lower Austria's ski resort are situated near from Bratislava. People who love skiing and winter sports may enjoy several ski resorts, 200 kilometers of ski slopes, and about 100 ski tows.
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.
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
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.
Autumn is already in Lower Austria. The autumn is linked with wine. There are over 100 Lower Austrian towns preparing celebrations.
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.
Mitterbach is a small village situated in charming nature, in Federative County of Lower Austria. The visitors from Slovakia as well as from the Czech Republic discover this community again, not only for its position, deep in the nature, rather easy accessibility and good transport connection, but also for many sightseeings and places of interest
in the outskirts.
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.
Should you try to find some tips for trips, Lower Austria offers many. You can cool yourself on a boat ride on the largest underground lake in Europe. Or you can travel in time in a nostalgia express. People who love animals and nature can observe their life under water in Unterwasserrreich natural park, or they can watch bears of Arbesbach. And this is hardly everything you can do there.
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.
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.
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.
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