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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.

Highlights in Lower Austria

Wachau Vineyards © Österreich Werbung/Himsl Wachau Vineyards © Österreich Werbung/Himsl

Viticulture in Lower Austria

In Lower Austria, the vines were planted on fruitful soil. Since the Romans grew vines on the favoured sites in this northern province of their Empire, wine has been prized here as a pleasurable cultural heritage and elevated to cult status by committed wine-growers.
A history of world class wine
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 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
Wachauer Marillenknödel © Österreich Werbung, Wolfgang Schardt Wachauer Marillenknödel © Österreich Werbung, Wolfgang Schardt

Wachauer Marillenknödel

Try your hand at these traditional apricot dumplings, as made in the Lower Austrian Wachau Valley.
Wachauer Marillenknödel Recipe
Bauchklang from Lower Austria © Matthias Hombauer Bauchklang from Lower Austria © Matthias Hombauer

Get Going to Bauchklang

The further you travel, the more important home becomes. Bauchklang, the well-travelled vocal groove project from Lower Austria, love hearing about fresh ideas from home.
The vocal groove project from Lower Austria
Mostviertel / Foothills of the Alps © Österreich Werbung, Trumler Mostviertel / Foothills of the Alps © Österreich Werbung, Trumler

Austria's Cider Trail

There is a whole region in Austria named after cider: The "Mostviertel".
Cider Anyone?
Hotel im Weingarten © LOISIUM Hotel im Weingarten © LOISIUM

Design Hotels in Lower Austria

Whether you are looking for a contemporary spa retreat, an inspiring architectural masterpiece, or a fresh approach to business travel, you will be sure to find your ideal resort in Lower Austria.
Visit Lower Austria
Outdoor Wedding © Hotel Tulbingerkogel Outdoor Wedding © Hotel Tulbingerkogel

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
Haydn's Birthplace in Rohrau © Österreich Werbung / Markowitsch Haydn's Birthplace in Rohrau © Österreich Werbung / Markowitsch

Lower Austria: Haydn’s Birthplace in Rohrau

Joseph Haydn’s birthplace is located in Rohrau, a town about 10km to the south of Hainburg, on the border between Lower Austria and Burgenland. Today it is one of Austria’s most significant memorials to a composer.
Where it all began
Golf in Lower Austria © Golf Alpin Golf in Lower Austria © Golf Alpin

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
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
Village of Langenlois with Loisium © Österreich Werbung / Horvath Village of Langenlois with Loisium © Österreich Werbung / Horvath

Loisium Wine & Spa Resort

Walking along a path through the ancient vineyards of the Wachau valley may lead you to Langenlois, with the richest, most intensely flavored wines of the region.
Langenlois in the Wachau Valley
Essl Collection in Austria © Ali Schafler, Essl Museum Essl Collection in Austria © Ali Schafler, Essl Museum

Essl Collection - Klosterneuburg

Take a trip a few miles north of Vienna to visit the Essl Collection in Klosterneuburg, the important collection of Austrian painting dating back to 1945. It is one of Austria's most comprehensive collections of post-war art works.
The Collection
Music Festival in Grafenegg, Lower Austria © Werner Kmetitsch Music Festival in Grafenegg, Lower Austria © Werner Kmetitsch

Musikfestival Grafenegg

A classical music festival in the romantic setting of Grafenegg castle park. The Musikfestival Grafenegg offers the historical backdrop for musical masterpieces from past centuries.
The celebrated open-air event

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