Lower Austria is Austria's largest federal state in terms of surface area and surrounds the Austrian capital Vienna. Lower Austria’s comparatively large amount of space is in fact absolutely necessary, because its holiday regions boast a fantastic scenic and cultural diversity:
Fantastic variety of holiday regions
- The Danube region of Lower Austria, for example, is not only one of the oldest cultural landscapes in Austria, the Wachau even has had the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.
- The panoramic views to the Vienna Alps on the foothills of the Eastern Alps between Bucklige Welt, Rax and Schneeberg inspire summer visitors today just as much as they did around 1900.
- The Waldviertel has a mystical character with huge logan stones, dark forests, enchanting moors and ponds.
- Famous Austrian wines come from the gently hilly region north of Vienna.
- The Vienna Woods are the retreat for the "Städtler" (city dwellers) just outside the gates of Vienna. Green idyll, meadows, forests and rich in history, music and wine.
- The Mostviertel is a wild and romantic alpine mountain world. A real contrast to the vast hills in the north of the Danube. A rural holiday paradise between delicious holiday experiences around the pear and mountain adventures with bizarre rock formations.
Lower Austria's top ski resorts should not be underestimated
Ideal slope conditions in around 20 ski resorts with approx. 200 kilometres of slopes can be experienced from the alpine south to the far north. The network ranges from the Gemeindealpe Mitterbach in the south-east, Annaberg and Lackenhof am Ötscher to the Hochkar mountain in the west, situated high above Göstling an der Ybbs.