• Wine tavern in the Wachau

    Experience Lower Austria. Savour conviviality.

    Lower Austria's cuisine is as diverse as the region itself: Apricots and poppies grow between the Danube, forests and vineyards. In the glass, there is not only the region-typical Grüner Veltliner, but also tangy must and fruity juices.

    Conviviality takes time

    Dining in the vineyard, Falkenstein

    Anyone who sails upstream on the Danube or rides along it by bike will be amazed by the Wachau: white beaches, orchards, vineyards, idyllic villages and forests with castles and monasteries as far as the eye can see. And that is by far not all. The Waldviertel smells of herbs, spices and oils, red poppy fields shine out between the dark green of the forest and the carp ponds.

    The Weinviertel and the Mostviertel already bear the products they stand for in their names. The cider, however, is made from pears and the farmers are particularly proud of the cornel cherries, which they affectionately call "Dirndln". In the Wachau, the taste of apricots is appreciated and processed in manufactories, restaurants and inns. In the Marchfeld, vegetables play the leading role. Traditional varieties are being cultivated again and inspire cooks to create new dishes.

    In the midst of this fertile landscape you can live and enjoy. Just let yourself drift and settle down in inns and wineries and take part in the social life at the table in the vineyard or at cellar lane festivals.

    Culinary highlights in Lower Austria

    •                         Straußenfarm Wiesen - Claudia schweiger & Michael Bock mit ihren jungen Straußen

      Sleep at the ostrich farm

      Did you know that ostriches rarely bury their heads in the sand? From May to October there are guided tours of the farm including tasting.
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    •                         Discover Austrian Wine & Culinary Regions

      Culinary and culture

      Music & wine or dining in the vineyard: In the forest, wine and Mostviertel, locals and guests enjoy festivals.
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    •                         Heuriger Mang Weißenkirchen

      Culinary theme trips

      Fluffy dumplings, the finest wines and cellar alleys steeped in history: Guests get to know the culinary arts on the curated routes.
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    •                 Culinary delights in the Danube Lower Austria region

      Conviviality takes time. Experience the inn culture in Lower Austria!

      All roads lead to the inn. Whether along the Danube, in the vineyards or in the villages: At some point, green oval signs with the inscription "Wirtshauskultur" (inn culture) appear on the houses.

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    Lower Austria's Culinary Ambassadors

    Holidays in Lower Austria

    Krems Lower Austria / Krems

    Austria mosaic

    Lower Austria is a colorful carousel of city and country, history and design, living art and living tradition.

    Off to Lower Austria
    • Hand rolled poppy seed noodles

      Waldviertel poppy seed noodles

      With simple preparation and extra gray poppy seeds from the Waldviertel, the specialty from Lower Austria inspires.

    • Vineyard Lower Austria Wachau

      Cycling, walking and enjoying in the Wachau region

      The UNESCO World Heritage Site stretches for 33 kilometers along the Danube between vineyards and old towns.

    • Am Donauradweg bei Schlögen

      Along the Danube

      For pleasure cyclists: The Danube Cycle Path runs for 330 kilometers through the Wachau region, past castles and palaces.

    Accommodation in Lower Austria

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