The Waldviertel – a clear, dynamic, strong region
Totally by accident, the Waldviertel triggers many different emotions in the people who visit it. The unmistakable quality of Nordic clarity is at work here: a stillness, untouched, hidden, curious, fresh, pure, ancient, invigorating or placatory. Just the way you want it.
The region stretches from Lower Austria in the north west, along the Danube and the border with the Czech Republic. Its name can be traced back to the earlier domination of the area by forest.
The districts of the Waldviertel region comprise Zwettl, Gmünd, Waidhofen and Horn as well as part of the districted of Krems-Land, Hollabrunn and even Melk.
If you are interested in culture, the entire Waldviertel offers a range of opportunities from more than 300 fortresses, monasteries, castles, ruins and museums (such as Castle Rappottenstein). Cultural attractions are also found in the city of Krems, the Wachau valley and the pilgrimage site at Maria Taferl.
The Waldviertel’s nature treasures include the Kamptal and Thayatal valleys, and the Geras natural park. Other sites of interest are the granite blocks or Wackelsteine (“wobbling stones”), such as those at the Blockheide Nature Park near Gmünd, and the high moors.
Please contact us (phone +43 2815 77 270) for more information about the leisure facilities around Großschönau.