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Lower Austria

If you are planning an active holiday, there is no better location than Lower Austria. Hungry for some travel tips? With our online guide you can plan your adventure to Lower Austria very quickly. Get inspired by adventures throughout the region, all events, tips for places to visit and places to stay. Here is a short overview of the best tips for Lower Austria:
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Destinations in Lower Austria


Attractions in Lower Austria

Forest, wine, must and industrial quarter

Lower Austria includes the city of Vienna. The low mountain range Wienerwald forms the north-eastern end of the Alps, which here merge into the Carpathians. The province is also part of the Böhmisches Massiv mountain range. In the north of Lower Austria lies the Gmünd Depression. In the west is the Horner Becken and the Manhartsberg. The highest peak in the province is the 2076 m high Klosterwappen, which belongs to the Schneeberg mountain massif.

Significant Alpine mountains in the province are the Semmering Pass and the Wechsel.

The natural beauty of Lower Austria is also to be found here.

The natural division of Lower Austria into four parts is historical and goes back to four administrative units in the monarchy. There is no exact demarcation, but it is a division that reflects different landscapes: The Waldviertel, the Weinviertel, the Mostviertel and the Industrieviertel.

It is impossible to imagine the landscape without the Danube. The Lower Austrian Danube region is characterised by its extensive vineyards and orchards, culturally rich riverside towns, impressive gorges, primeval rock terraces and ancient floodplains. This is how Lower Austria presents itself as one of the most scenically diverse regions in Central Europe.

Outdoor activities in Lower Austria

The varied landscape of Lower Austria is a true paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. In the Alps and the foothills of the Carpathians you will find crisp hiking routes and mountain tours. You can walk through hilly terrain in the Vienna Woods, for example, or through the gentle hills of the Weinviertel.

Bike paths can also be found in all degrees of difficulty. For example, you can cycle along the Danube through flat terrain. The Alps inspire with challenging mountain bike trails.

The meadows, forests, vineyards and mountain landscapes are also a wonderful backdrop for running.

In winter, the white enchanted landscape invites you to go skiing and snowshoeing


Baroque splendour, ancient find and other beauties

Lower Austria also has a lot to offer culturally: Around 70 castles and palaces are located in the region and tell of times gone by. You can marvel at baroque splendour at the Marchfeldschl&oum;ssern just outside Vienna, for example, as well as Hof Palace, Marchegg Palace and Eckartsau Palace.

Numerous museums invite you to take a closer look at the region. One of the most famous and äoldest stone sculptures was found in the Wachau in Lower Austria: The Venus of Willendorf. The figure, which is almost 30,000 years old, is now in the Natural History Museum in Vienna.

And an excursion to the old town of St. Pölten is also worthwhile: here you ll find many historical sights such as the diocese building or the cathedral church. In the government quarter is the museum where you can immerse yourself in the past of Lower Austria.

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