Holiday experience in beautiful Lower Austria
The Mostviertel region is located in the mountainous part of Lower Austria, between Danube and Ötscher. To the north, the landscape is characterised by gentle hills. Your holiday region becomes more alpine and adventurous the further you look towards south. So, what do you fancy?
Culinary delights, enjoyment and culture characterise the entire Mostviertel region. Wines, pears and cherries provide sweet temptation and have made the region world-famous. On the one hand the gentle hills south of the Danube, on the other hand the wild romantic mountain world around Ötscher, Hochkar, Dürrenstein, Gippel and Göller.
Holidays are always too short. In order to be able to experience the region in all its facets, a holiday here should be well planned.
Planning is not your thing? Then relax and just take things as they come during the best time of the year. You will love it.
The landmark of the Mostviertel region is the Ötscher.
The Ötscher Tormäuer Nature Park, with 170 km² the largest nature park, was created in 1970. Whether summer or winter, here you can experience pure nature between wild orchids, Ötscher rifts and the sweetest temptations.
The Via Sacra – the “holy road“ – is Austria’s oldest pilgrimage route, measuring 125 km and leading through the most beautiful regions in Lower Austria to Mariazell, one of Central Europe’s most important pilgrimage sites. The famous basilica has been attracting thousands of pilgrims every year for more than 860 years. Less holy but just as famous is the over 200-kilometre long Most Route, which is appreciated by gourmets and connoisseurs for its fine ciders and brandies. The cherry is celebrated in the Pielach Valley. The landscape in general, but especially during the Dirndl cherry blossom season, is simply magical. Leisure cyclists and hikers relax and pass noble castles and legendary ruins between wild roses and rose hip bushes. Simply marvellous. The lively cultural town of St. Pölten offers another cultural highlight of nature, experiences and enjoyment. Baroque and Art Nouveau but also contemporary architecture characterises the bustling town centre.
A true winter paradise awaits at the base of the Ötscher
Especially families, but also ambitious winter sports enthusiasts, use the varied and affordable programme of sports activities. Winter and snowshoe hikers as well as cross-country skiers are guided through the landscape with various levels of difficulty on well-groomed cross-country ski tracks and hiking trails.
The Annaberger Lifte ski resort offers a wide range of different pistes: from FIS-compliant pistes and flat gliding tracks to snow parks.