A Holiday in the Mostviertel Region in Austria
The gently rolling hills and a wild & romantic mountain landscape show the diversity in the Mostviertel region. A region that has written history. The cradle of Austria. Defined by culture, pleasure, and fruit farming. For hiking, biking, golfing...
A holiday in the Mostviertel can be a voyage of discovery. In our region, steeped in history, – called "Ostarrici" in the local language in the year 996 and later the namesake for Austria – culinary treasures and interesting excursion destinations await you. From the Ostarrichi-Kulturhof to the MostBirnHaus to the Seitenstetten Abbey ... the numerous churches, chapels and power spots leave artistic & spiritual impressions.
Be moved by nature. The tranquil hills in our part of Lower Austria are the perfect backdrop for gentle or vigourous exercise in the outdoors. Unforgettable rounds of golf, long Nordic walking or bike tours, motorcycle rides along the Moststraße or pleasure in nature during a pleasant hike. It's your choice.
Excursion destinations for your holiday in the Mostviertel Region
Mostelleria: The fruit wine and brandy experience
This world of fruit wine and spirits is perfectly located in a traditional press house from 1874 in the picturesque town of Öhling. History and production are presented in an interesting fashion. Discover the characteristics of the MOSTELLO production in the Mostelleria and find out all about the development and the processing of fruit wine. Be a part of the process when liquors and brandies, for example the world's best vodka, are produced in the show distillery.
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MostBirnHaus: Dive into the Mostviertel Region
The MostBirnHaus is the entrance to the Mostviertel Region. Discover everything you need to know about the pears in the Mostviertel and the unique "perry" wine on a playful, multimedia journey. The entertaining trip takes you through diverse and originally designed stations on the topics of pears, fruit wines and regional culture. In the MostBirnHaus spice shop you can find high-quality fruit wines from the best fruit wine producers in the Mostviertel. Take the time to enjoy them during a tasting.
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Waidhofen an der Ybbs
Old-town ambience & coffee houses ... a beautiful old town awaits you in Waidhofen an der Ybbs. Marvel at imposing medieval defence towers, Baroque churches, romantic alleys and spacious squares. Enjoy the old-town ambience, the colourful hustle and bustle at the farmer's market and in the exclusive specialty shops. Connoisseurs get their money's worth: cosy guest houses, elegant restaurants and rustic wine taverns entice you with regionally typical specialties and culinary diversity. The coffee houses in the old town, like the Piaty café & pastry shop and the Hartner bakery, entice you to linger and enchant you with hearty and sweet specialties.
Sonntagberg Basilica and Panoramastüberl – Panoramic High Trail
The almost 50km long Panoramic High Trail winds its way along the ridge from the Sonntag Mountain past St. Leonhard am Wald all the way to the Hochkogel Mountain. The best way to explore the Panorama High Trail is on foot, on a bicycle or an e-bike. The two-towered Baroque church in Sonntagberg, clearly visible from far away, is one of the most beautiful observation points along the Panoramic High Trail and the most important pilgrimage church in the Mostviertel Region. The frescoes, the treasury and the high altar are especially worth seeing. The Panoramastüberl charms you with typical Mostviertel foods like a fruit wine cream soup and Mostbaronpfandl as well as classic dishes like the Panoramajause.
Tip: Pleasure on the highest level – the most beautiful picnic spots along the Mostviertel Panoramic High Trail
Seitenstetten Abbey with an historical courtyard garden and the Mostbaron Pfeiffer
Embedded in the hilly Mostviertler Landscape, a wide range of culture and history awaits you in "God's Square". The garden, art, culture and culinary arts are the defining themes in this imposing monastery. Along with impressive special exhibits, the breath-taking ensemble of the Abbey with its Baroque Church and art collection, as well as the courtyard with a world-wide one-of-a-kind rose cultivation lure you in. Treat yourself to a hearty Mostviertel "Brettljause", (a small meal platter) after your visit at the Mostbaron Pfeiffer in Seitenstetten.
Ostarrichi Kulturhof – Experience history
Through the 1.000 years of Austria's history in 7 steps. Our country was first called "Ostarrichi" in Neuhofen – nowdays this historical mile marker and its importance is presented in an interactive exhibition in the Ostarrichi Kulturhof.Learn more about the Ostarrichi Kulturhof (in German)
Day trips are worth your time – our tips:
- Ötscher-Tormäuer Natural Park – the Ötscher Mountain is the Mostviertel Region's landmark (approx. 1 h away)
- 360° Skytour at the Hochkar Mountain, the highest mountain in Lower Austria (approx. 1 h away)
- Steyr Valley: Take a ride on the Steyr Valley Railway's steam-powered train.
- Wachau: Visit the Danube Valley between Melk and Krems
- Mendling Valley (approx. 1 h away): Topical hike and theme park
- Buchenberg Waidhofen with a climbing park (approx ½ h away)
- Lunzer See (approx. 40 min. away) – take a boat ride, walk for a bit and enjoy the area surrounded by a romantic mountain backdrop
We will be happy to give you further excursion tips for the Mostviertel Region and Lower Austria.
The gently rolling hills of the Mostviertel
Activities in the RelaxResort Kothmühle
- Ninepins at our nine pin alley
- Table tennis
- Training in the fitness center