Lower Austria: Unforgettable Places for Trip
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.
Our journey begins at Hinterbrühl cave that holds the largest underground lake in Europe. This sight hides in 60 meters underground the largest underground lake in Europe. The lake covers an area of 6 200 m2. During the WWII, this was the place where the first jet propelled fighter (HE 162) was made. It is a unique labyrinth of corridors which concludes by a romantic lake ride. Magical game of light and colorful reflection of water surface will leave you with amazing impression.
If you are an adventurer, then we recommend you to take a time travel ride by Reblau Express . It connects Weinviertel wine town of Retz with Drosendorf, Waldviertel. You can get off at some of the 11 train stations. From each of them you can take a bus or go by bike or just walk. Wine makers are creators of fantastic foods in a special train carriage remade to a small pub. You can transport your bike for free.
When you enjoy bot rides then you should take a nostalgia trip to Wachau, a world culture heritage site. The Danube here has its most beautiful part. The 36-kilometer Wachau valley stretches between Melk and Krems. Through here you can sail on boat. The vistas out from the Danube are magnificent. You will see castles, monumental cloisters, magical vineayards, or peach orchards. The main board is suitable for wheelchair users, inside is a non-smoking zone, and the cuisine in the boat offers fresh delicacies of the region. Children can take a short captain course.
You can rest, for instance, at the Roman thermal spa , Baden. There you can use 900 m2 of pools, or a compound with saunas. The largest glassed roof in Europe is what covers the spa. Inside, there is 35.3 °C spring with high containment of sulfur.
People who love nature shouldn’t miss a trip to Unterwasserreich park. There is an exhibition about underwater life. Visitors are introduced to its features and water life like microorganisms, plankton, fish or amphibians. Around are marshlands and wetlands . Their fauna and flora is amazing and lures tourists in Waldviertel area. You can observe frog, snake, dragonfly or fish in their natural environment. Or you can watch feeding of otlers Arthur and Mike.
At the very end, we can recommend you a trek to Bärenwald, Arbesbach. It is one of the three places where you can see the brown bear. It lived at private breeders or in circus. It was however moved to nature which is more appropriate to its needs. These bears live on an area of 1.3 hectares. These water-loving creatures bath and play in some ponds. Unlike bears in zoos, these wild bears must take care of their food on their own.
Doufáme, že jsme vás inspirovali k návštěvě některého ze jmenovaných atraktivních míst Dolního Rakouska.
Text: Oskár Mažgút, Dolní Rakousko
Photo: Lower Austria
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.
Autumn is already in Lower Austria. The autumn is linked with wine. There are over 100 Lower Austrian towns preparing celebrations.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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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