Austria's Mostviertel region
The Austrian region of Mostviertel is a bit like a gigantic sack of candy, there are so many attractions there. Or perhaps a better example would be a pantry with many shelves on which dozens of bottles of amber drink would stand. The local specialty and delicacy is grape (freshly squeezed juice with skins, seeds and stalks), from which the popular region of Lower Austria takes its name.
The Must Trail
One of the most important attractions of Mostviertel is the more than 200 km long Must Trail, which stretches between the rivers Ybbs and Enns. Throughout the year, it offers tourists the opportunity to taste the must in one of the numerous eateries and the so-called gasthauses. In addition to the classic apple juice, we will get to know sweet and delightful pear must - the pride of the region.
Directly on the trail, there are 24 farms where you can buy local products, 21 wineries with young wine and 29 inns waiting for thirsty hikers. In addition to the famous route, there are countless places worth exploring in the region, from the sights of the Lower Austria Iron Trail, through the Austrian Grand Canyon (Ötschergräben), the Ötscher-Tormäuer nature park, and ending with a trip by the atmospheric narrow-gauge Ötscherland-Express train. Also attractive is the capital of Lower Austria and the center of the Mostviertel region - Sankt Pölten, where the baroque center is a must-see on your itinerary. It has the oldest municipal rights and is the youngest capital of the federal state of Austria. When visiting the Mostviertel , you cannot miss it.
Where does the precursor of alpine skiing sleep?
There are several famous abbeys in the region where the landscape is blended with gentle hills, colorful orchards with fruit trees and stretches of fields. These include Seitenstetten Abbey, open to tourists from Easter to All Saints, Herzogenburg (open from April to October), and Lilienfeld Abbey , located in the city center of the same name. It is open all year round, on weekdays and on holidays. It is the main attraction of the town, eagerly visited by tourists during the holidays. The abbey houses the sarcophagus of its founder, Leopold VI the Famous, and the tomb of Mathias Zdarski, the precursor of alpine skiing. In the complex, we will see a richly equipped picture gallery, a monastery church with beautiful cloisters, storage rooms with a permanent exhibition on the Babenberg dynasty, as well as a large bedroom and a library. From Lilienfeld you can go on foot to the Muckenkogel. The second option is to use the chairlift, the route of which goes over the waterfalls. The final station is at 1,084 m above sea level, in the immediate vicinity of the Klosteralm hut. After reaching your destination, you can continue your journey downhill to the Lilienfelder Hütte (956 m) or up to the Traisener Hütte (1,313 m). Hiking enthusiasts will be happy to recharge their batteries among such beautiful landscapes.
Camping in Traisen
Those looking for an accommodation with a beautiful view of the mountains, preferably surrounded by greenery, will be pleased with the choice of Terrassen Camping Traisen . It is located approximately 4.7 km from Lilienfeld, has a shop, a Café-Bistro, a playground, and a solar-heated swimming pool in the middle. There are many trails in the immediate vicinity of the campsite, so lovers of hiking are eager to stop there. Likewise, cyclists will enjoy the scenic cycle path that stretches from the Danube via Traisen to Mariazell. The campsite operators are happy to provide information to their guests for planning trips to the surrounding area as well as further to Vienna. The Austrian capital can be reached within an hour. In such a short time, you will surely not forget the great taste of the must and the view of the fields and hills of the Mostviertel. Not long after that, either.
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