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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
We have good news for everybody who loves shopping and fashion. Today’s destination is the most popular outlet shopping center in Austria.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the previous photogallerywe hopped on our bikes and admired beauties of nature and interesting...
Bratislava and its surroundings offer great possibilities for bike tourism thus we (the Infoglobe...
Go back with us the the period of baroque which you can admire during the visit of the greatest b...
Annaberg is a small community in Low Austria, where you can find ski resort at the same time. The...