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Lower Austria

Castles, wine, lakes, restaurants, biking routes and museums of traditional handicraft. Just a few of the things that Lower Austria has to offer.

Cultural Highlights

The Loisium in Langenlois © Österreich Werbung / Horvath The Loisium in Langenlois © Österreich Werbung / Horvath

Architectural Highlights Lower Austria

Lower Austria’s architectural highlights are not just limited to a few areas. They are to be found throughout the entire region, from the Wachau Valley and the city of Krems to the provincial capital of St. Pölten.
An architectural round trip of Lower Austria
Rudolf's Crown at the Imperial Treasury in Vienna © Österreich Werbung / Lammerhuber Rudolf's Crown at the Imperial Treasury in Vienna © Österreich Werbung / Lammerhuber

Castles and Palaces

Austria is filled with magnificent castles and palaces, grandiose witnesses of a bygone era. Follow the footsteps of emperors and knights and let history come alive.
A grand choice
Schlöging Loop in Upper Austria © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller Schlöging Loop in Upper Austria © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller

Colourful Danube

For many centuries Europe’s second-largest river has served to bring together the continent’s nations and peoples, which up until today makes the Danube region a fascinating cultural meeting place.
Where cultures flow together
Getreidegasse in Salzburg © Österreich Werbung / Diejun Getreidegasse in Salzburg © Österreich Werbung / Diejun

Austria's Longest Shopping Streets

It's easy to browse the day away along one of these favourite shopping streets. The longest shopping mile of all is Mariahilfer Straße in Vienna, followed by Landstraße in Linz.
Shopaholic's Galore
The Vienna Naschmarkt - a must see © Österreich Werbung/Peter Burgstaller The Vienna Naschmarkt - a must see © Österreich Werbung/Peter Burgstaller

Popular Markets

Farmers’ market, flea market or potters’ market: Markets are a feast for all senses and a celebration of colours, scents and voices.
Austrian Market Culture
The spectacular Melk Abbey © Österreich Werbung/ Homberger The spectacular Melk Abbey © Österreich Werbung/ Homberger

Melk Abbey - A Baroque Jewel

When the rising sun illuminates Melk Abbey, a colossal and wonderfully beautiful monument is brought to life. Melk Abbey is the symbol of the Wachau Valley and its steep, terraced vineyards overlooking the Danube.
Austria’s largest Baroque structure
The Grafenegg festival in Lower Austria © Alexander Haiden The Grafenegg festival in Lower Austria © Alexander Haiden

Grafenegg Music Festival

The interaction of culinary delights, the historic castle, landscaped and modern architecture and a world-class range of concerts make the Grafenegg Music Festival a delight for all the senses.
Music Festival in Lower Austria
Wedding in Austria © Dreamotions Wedding in Austria © Dreamotions

Weddings in Lower Austria

Have you always dreamed of saying "I do" surrounded by the Alps and the lucious banks of the Danube? Or can you imagine spending your honeymoon in the wonderful Wachau region, renowned for its mild climate and sunny white wine slopes? Then Lower Austria is the place for you.
Lower Austria wedding ideas

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Lakes and Nature

Lunzer See / Ötscherland © Österreich Werbung/Jezierzanski Lunzer See / Ötscherland © Österreich Werbung/Jezierzanski

Lower Austria

Several lakes serve as backdrop for regional festivals in Lower Austria. Take Lunzer See, for example, which hosts the annual "Wellenklänge". Or the Herrensee and its "Schrammel.Klang.Festival".
Bathing Lakes in Lower Austria
Golf © Österreich Werbung / Himsl Golf © Österreich Werbung / Himsl

Golf in Lower Austria

The land surrounding Vienna is the nucleus of Austria and at the same time the country's most diverse province. It is the perfect destination for a golf and city break in one.
The most greens in Austria
kaernten-fahrrad--oesterreich-werbung © Österreich Werbung, Fotograf: Andy Kuechenmeister kaernten-fahrrad--oesterreich-werbung © Österreich Werbung, Fotograf: Andy Kuechenmeister

Cycling along Austria's Rivers & Lakes

Scenic cycle paths lead along picturesque rivers and glittering lakes, all well-signposted with wonderful stop-off opportunities along the way.
The most popular routes
Faaker See © Österreich Werbung / Andreas Hofer Faaker See © Österreich Werbung / Andreas Hofer

Water Sports

Enjoy a refreshing dip, give diving a go, or take a sailboat out for the day. Browse our selection of the best lakes for waters activities per region.
Austria's best bathing lakes
Hiker on an Alpine hut in East Tyrol © © Österreich Werbung, Diejun Hiker on an Alpine hut in East Tyrol © © Österreich Werbung, Diejun

National Parks in Austria

Austria is home to six unique national parks, offering a stunning variety of animals, plants and landscapes. When visiting Austria take the opportunity to admire nature in its undisturbed, pristine beauty and make sure you spend some time exploring one of these natural havens.  
As nature intended

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