Upper Austria seems to combine the advantages of the surrounding Austrian federal states and offers a bit more of everything.
From the largest horse-riding paradise in the Mühlviertel and the biggest lake district for summer holidays in the Salzkammergut to the highest peaks with King Dachstein - with 2.995 m the highest mountain of the federal state. The Alps’ most spectacular viewing platform - "5fingers" – is located on the Dachstein-Krippenstein.
Known as the "must do" for the perfect Insta picture is the natural treasure Schiederweiher, which was voted the most beautiful place in Austria. Why? The river Krumme Steyr is dammed here and creates, together with the mountain scenery of the Große Priel, an almost cheesy picture-postcard idyll. The perfect photo can only be topped by the UNESCO World Heritage Site Hallstatt with its world-famous and charming townscape.
The Kalkalpen National Park, with its beech forests, springs and the home of rare animal species, is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Danube, the second largest river in Europe, is considered to have an especially huge amount of bends. With bends of up to 360 degrees, the river meanders through an impressive world of hills. The popular Danube Cycle Track, the classic among the leisure cycle tracks, is 330 kilometres long and leads from Passau to Vienna, and is the best way to experience the diverse landscape.
The winter and Christmas season has a special significance in Upper Austria. Father Christmas is omnipresent here, because the Christkindl post office is located in the pilgrimage town of Steyr.
The Hinterstoder attracts winter sports enthusiasts with the challenging Hannes Trinkl piste or with Upper Austria's only World Cup track. The ski resort reaches up to 2,000 metres above sea level and offers a particularly high degree of snow-reliability on 40 kilometres of diverse pistes.
Have fun in the diversity of Upper Austria!