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Leisure &
family time

Off to recreational fun. Experience 4 districts in all 4 seasons. Cultural treasures and the spirit of the modern age. Alpine climate and southern European landscape types.
Welcome to the leisure paradise of Lower Austria.
The biggest province of Austria offers many places to recharge your batteries.
For enjoying time alone and for the whole family.

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FOR CULTURE ENTHUSIASTS

Historical monuments and contemporary art installations. The time-honoured meets the refreshingly new.
That is culture in Lower Austria. Diversity across the ages. There are treasures to discover in many places. And to hear.
Because there is a lot going on. Classical, pop or alternative music, Lower Austria offers the whole range.

WOLKENTURM
GRAFENEGG CASTLE
© Image by Alexander Haiden: Wolkenturm/Grafenegg - sound meets scenery: The Grafenegg Festival is one of the most important orchestra festivals in Europe. Nature and architecture merge into a synthesis of the arts. Opera singers like Elina Garanca perform here.
MELK ABBEY
Melk Abbey is one of the greatest European Baroque Abbeys. Some might know the abbey from the book "The Name of the Rose", written by Umberto Eco. Melk Abbey is also well known for its fantastic summer concerts, enriching the region’s cultural program.
FREQUENCY FESTIVAL
With 140,000 visitors per year, the FM4 Frequency Festival in St. Pölten is one of the biggest festivals in Austria. For the last 20 years, music fans from all over the world came to St. Pölten to celebrate.
LAXENBURG PALACE PARK
© Image by SLBG/Wolfgang Mastny: Laxenburg Palace Park is one of the most important historical landscape gardens in Europe. In addition to the various monuments, buildings and picturesque garden spaces, visitors can discover the Franzensburg.
KUNSTMEILE KREMS
© Picture by Faruk Pinjo, Kunstmeile Krems: With its associated museums, galleries, art and music festivals, the Kunstmeile Krems offers a wide range of cultural activities. On a stretch of just one mile (1.6km) you have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of contemporary art forms in a historical setting. Right at the gateway to the Wachau region.
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WITH KIDS

Watching bears, skiing, cycling, playing knight or fair maiden, dashing down a mountain –
b
eing a child in Lower Austria is fun for the whole family.
And there are plenty of programmes to go with it. Rain or shine, every season. 

CYCLING WITH KIDS
© Niederösterreich Werbung / Stefan Fuertbauer: An exciting ferry trip across the Danube followed by a cycle tour along the river are perfect for a varied family outing. Along the 25km Danube Cycle Path in the Wachau, you can expect exceptional play and bathing areas, idyllic villages and impressive castle ruins. The cycle tour is suitable for children from the age of six.
BÄRENWALD ARBESBACH
(BEAR FOREST)
BÄRENWALD Arbesbach is a sanctuary run by the animal welfare organisation VIER PFOTEN for bears in need. Here, bears from circuses, zoos and private homes find a natural and animal-friendly home. Nestled in the unspoilt Waldviertel landscape, the BEAR FOREST offers a completely new form of animal observation.
BUCHENBERG NATURE & ADVENTURE PARK
© Picture by A. Plachy: In Austria's largest forest climbing park, visitors can showcase their talent on over 90 different stations, from easy to difficult routes. The highly trained climbing guides guarantee safety and a great experience.
SEMMERING SKIING REGION
© Niederösterreich Werbung / Kathrin Baumann: The ultimate winter experience awaits sport enthusiasts at the Zauberberg Semmering with 6 top slopes suitable for beginners, families, experts, carvers and snowboarders. In summer, visitors can enjoy the forest ropes course, hikes or have a good time in the bike park.
EIBL JET TÜRNITZ
© Picture by Koenig-Schwarz: The most modern and only all-weather toboggan run in Lower Austria was built in 2004. The Alpine Coaster "EIBL Jet Türnitz" is one of the steepest and most attractive toboggan runs. Partially up to 7 metres above the ground, through steep curves, waves and jumps. The EIBL Jet Türnitz, is open even in rainy weather. The toboggans can be equipped with roofs.
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TOP ATTRACTIONS FOR RECREATION

AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Picturesque landscapes, idyllic nature, romantic wine cellars and regional delicacies – a region for recreation,
well-being and outdoor activities. Skiing, cycling, hiking, discovering bubbling thermal springs.
Enjoying the moment.
Full of magical and impressive places

LOWER AUSTRIA WINE REGION
© Niederösterreich Werbung / Michael Liebert: Over 28,000 hectares of vineyards, romantic wine cellar routes and a wine culture that dates back thousands of years: welcome to Austria's leading wine-growing region! With a total of 75% white and 25% red grape varieties, the wine country offers something special for every wine lover in its eight wine-growing regions. Enjoy a holiday at the winery or wine hiking and cycling through the region.
NATURE PARK HOHE WAND
© Robert Herbst (pov.at): The Hohe Wand Nature Park extends over 2,000 ha and is a popular destination for animal lovers, families with children, hikers, nature photographers and nature enthusiasts. The various circular hiking trails lead to the most beautiful places with fascinating views. The Hohe Wand flying school also offers tandem flights.
WACHAU REGION
(UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE)
© Niederösterreich Werbung / Michael Liebert: World-famous for wine and pleasure: The UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Danube. The Wachau is one of the most scenic and diverse cultural regions in Central Europe. The long-distance hiking trail "Welterbesteig" leads past sights such as the baroque monasteries of Melk and Göttweig and the ruins of Aggstein Castle. The region can be explored by bike, on foot while hiking or by boat.
NATIONALPARK
THAYATAL
© Nationalpark Thayatal, R. Mirau: Discover diverse nature in the Thayatal National Park. The National Park preserves one of the last naturally diverse valley landscapes in Central Europe. In a very small area, the Thaya has created habitats and forest types with a surprising diversity. Over 40% of all plant species found in our country and a large number of endangered animal species such as the European wildcat, the black stork and the noble crayfish are at home here.
SILENT SPA THERME LAA
© Therme Laa: A day like no other. Dive in, relax and enjoy the moment. The SILENT SPA of Therme Laa is a place of tranquillity, of retreat with unique architecture, distinctive ambience and a relaxing atmosphere. Warm thermal water, soft light and delicate fragrances and fine materials ensure a pleasant bathing experience.
OVER 220 HERITAGE INNS & TAVERNS
© Weinviertel Tourismus / Bartl: Where the best raw materials grow, the locals also know how to transform them into delicious dishes. Down-to-earth or experimental, simple or exquisite, regional or international – unique culinary experiences in Lower Austria. What ends up on the guest's plate is prepared with love and perfection.
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Tip: With the ‘Niederösterreich-Card’ (Lower Austria Card) you get free admission to over 300 excursion destinations. The card costs around 60 euros. For more information, please have a look at the website of NÖ-CARD (DE). 

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