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Lower Austria: 10 unusual places with amazing energy I.

Published: 27.9.2022
Discover ancient sites, extraordinary finds and mystical rock formations shrouded in mystery in the midst of nature, or go in search of the meaning of life or inner peace on one of the Lower Austrian pilgrimage routes. Recharge your batteries in the most beautiful places in Lower Austria, where inspiring natural scenery, cultural diversity and warm-hearted encounters await you.

Austrian Stonehenge: Fehhaube and Kogelsteine

In the Weinviertel region, east of Eggenburg, is the Fehhaube-Kogelsteine Nature Reserve with a special grouping of massive granite blocks dating back 550 million years. Prehistoric finds show that people have been observing the stars from this site since the Bronze Age. Probably the oldest observatory in Europe, it is located in a unique habitat of dry grassland where rare plants flourish.

Fehhaube a Kogelsteine; (c) Weinveirtel Tourismus - Mandl

Stones of Power: Power Area of Groß Gerungs

Visitors to the Groß Gerungs strength arena can feel the mystique of the Waldviertel region. Up to five special force points can put tourists in an energetically uplifted mood: the 500-tonne globe is said to rid you of electromagnetic stress and the Klauskapelle chapel grants wishes. The cavity of the monumental Kierlingsstein stone is filled with healing water that supposedly never runs dry. The granite surface of the sacrificial stone has deformed into a bizarre shape over millions of years. And the circular steps of the nearly seven-metre-high stone pyramid at Ober Neustifte are still a mystery to scientists today.

Silová aréna Groß Gerungs; (c) Waldviertel Tourismus - Wein Franz

The Druid Trail: Ancient Celts and Wild Water

Follow in the footsteps of the Celts along the Druid Trail in the southern part of the Waldviertel region. The approximately 9-kilometre route is marked with the Celtic rune "Mannaz", which means "man" or "man". In the middle of the forest, visitors will come across the so-called outer stone circle and the inner stone circle, large granite blocks where Celtic priestly meetings were probably once held. One of the most interesting places on this Druid Trail is the Ysperklamm Gorge, where wood, granite and water combine to create a roaring natural spectacle. 

Chodník Druidů; (c) Niederösterreich Werbung - Michal Petru

Retzbach:  Good vibrations at the holy stone

Visitors to Retzbach in the Weinviertel region can admire the so-called holy stone from the elliptical footbridge. The sacrificial stone is approximately 50,000 years old and served as a place of worship for death cults and fertility rituals. The entire area is said to be crisscrossed with so-called geomantic lines, strong energy currents and vibrations that are popular especially for dowsers. In the neighbouring wine bar Zum Heiligen Stein, more earthy pleasures await you: during autumn weekends, you can enjoy fine wines directly from the winemaker and delicious homemade pastries.

Retzbach - svatý kámen; (c) Weinviertel Tourismus GmbH / Mandl

Mostviertel Solstice Circle: fruit trees as witnesses of time

In 2002, 12 apple trees and 12 pear trees were planted alternately in a circle 80 metres in diameter in Steinakirchen. This number is meant to symbolise the 24 hours of the day. Fast-growing tree varieties such as plums and persimmons were planted between the pears and apple trees. The circle of trees is surrounded by a circle of shrubs with a diameter of 100 metres. In the centre of the circle, a 6.5 metre high granite obelisk with a sundial rises towards the Mostviertel sky. Important points in the annual cycle, such as the winter or summer solstice, are depicted in an unusual way. These points are marked by the rails of the former narrow-gauge railway running through the Kleines Erlauftal valley and the cannonballs from the cannon factory in Gußwerk.

Ovocné stromy jako svědkové času; (c) Niederösterreich Werbung / Daniel Gollner

(To be continued...)


GPS: 48°34'26.5"N 14°57'29.0"E (Groß Gerungs)

Source: Niederösterreich-Werbung GmbH

Photos: (c) Waldviertel Tourismus - Wein Franz (title), (c) by photos

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