» Lower Austria: Summer Refreshment, Entertaining Trips, and Unique Experiences in the Mountains I
Lower Austria: Summer Refreshment, Entertaining Trips, and Unique Experiences in the Mountains I
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.
Much fun can be experienced in the mountains during summer. The regions of Vienna alps and Mostviertel offer peace, relax, observation places and many points of interests for tours, bike trips, and, also, great regional specialities, culture, and entertainment.
However, it is important to plan your journey. Especially, when you go into the mountains. Therefore, we present you our choices to spend unforgettable vacation in Lower Austria.
Every region or area have their specifics. Mönichkirchen and St. Corona am Wechsel are not far from Vienna. They offer relax and adventure. Emerald water, great vistas, hospitality are things typical for Mostviertel region. There you will feel like at home. The greatest summit of Lower Austria is also in this region. It is called Ötscher. It is known fo its wild nature and deep canyons. Reichenau an der Rax and Payerbach are great places to start your walks to enjoy beautiful vistas or just to have a great trek.
Those of you longing to see the Milky Way and "7000 stars" should go to a trek to Ybbstalerhütte hut (near Göstling). You can enjoy such a view there. The hut sits in wild nature of Dürrenstein. It is the region with the lower levels of air pollution in Austria. There is a possibility to spend a night at 1343 meters above sea level.
To reach the hut, we recommend you to start at Lunz am See. On your way you pass by two waterfalls - 60-meter Ludwigfall and „Roaring Bull“ (Brüllenden Stier), an underground waterfall. Onthe summit of Dürrenstein at 1878 meters there is beautiful vista. However, before you reach it, you walk along mystical natural lake Obersee. From there it is really cose to Ybbstalerhütte hut. There you taste the owner's best regional specialities. And it is there where you can finish your day's journey.
People who don't like to stay overnight at great heights can take a walk to three lakes (Lunzer See – Mittersee – Obersee). Again, two waterfalls will come into your way as well as winding peat moss. Moss and peat moss create carpet which makes you do cradle walk. You can spend a night at Ferienhaus Hinterbreiteneben, Lunz. It is an old cabin surrounded by a huge meadow covered with flowers. Lunzer See is a great place for anyone who loves to bath. People who like to sail on boat or prefer emerald water before walking will also like it.
A trip to Gaming is a must. There, you can go to a karst cave (Ötscher Tropfsteinhöhle) inside of which are beautiful rock formations. The cave is accessible only with a guide in German language. However, you can book a guided tour in another language.
Next week, we are going to continue in presenting tips for trips in the mountains in Lower Austria. Many new beautiful places are going to be introduced.
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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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Nature, peace and endless space - the ideal place to get new experiences. Lower Austria offers deep forests and vineyards lined with the Danube, mighty mountains, but also a varied culture and interesting history. With the release of restrictions, the Lower Austrian region is becoming a tourist tip this summer.
Last week we visited the town of Baden in Lower Austria, we already know about its history and perhaps the biggest tourist attraction - spa. Today we will continue to explore. We will look at interesting sights and institutions, recommend a few social events and finally give some tips for trips to the surroundings of the city.
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.
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?
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.
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 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.
Winter is here again. For some, it is perhaps too cold and harsh, but to me it is the most popular season of the year. Everything is hidden under a fluffy white blanket of snow and acts somewhat calmer, and even cleaner than the rest of the year. It is also a time of winter holidays in the mountains, meeting with friends over a glass of mulled wine or it is a time of a great cabbage soup, which will warm you up in this season.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cyclists capital of Slovakia, and not just those, are happy from the recently opened bridge between urban parts of Děvínská Nová Ves and Austrian municipalities Schlosshof. The bridge is built on the site where in the times of Maria Theresa used to stand his predecessor. Our portal Infoglobe was also at the opening ceremony.
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.
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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