Snowy footpath through a forest near Falkensteiner Hotels

Winter holiday at Upper Austria

Winter in Upper Austria shows its facets depending on the needs of its visitors. All those for whom it can't be adventurous enough will find exciting slopes, mystical surroundings or sociable goings-on at curling and ice skating. Excursion destinations, where you can get to know original handicrafts from the past or be initiated into the art of brewing beer, guarantee extraordinary vacation memories. Guests who appreciate above all the tranquility of snow-covered landscapes will discover a more contemplative side of the Upper Austrian winter during snow hiking, cross-country skiing or a horse-drawn sleigh ride.



The beauty of Upper Austrian places and lakes has already been effectively captured in numerous TV productions. Besides the famous Salzkammergut, the hilly Mühlviertel, the alpine Pyhrn-Priel or the cultural capital Linz also have a lot to offer. In any case, all areas are united by a charming coziness.

Top excursion destinations include the many lookouts, mountain railroads, caves and grottos, castles and ruins, gorges, nature reserves and power spots, show farms of various professions, wildlife parks, architectural-historical masterpieces or a boat trip on the Danube.

Winter can be experienced either on the slopes, while hiking through snow-covered areas or at one of the festive Christmas markets. Customs and tradition are evident here and the quiet Advent at Lake Wolfgang is considered a particularly atmospheric experience.


Arrive, in the middle of nature. The view sweeps over the expanse of the Mühlviertel hilly landscape. The mystical early morning mist quickly dissolves over the fields and provides space for active enjoyment in harmony with nature.


Skiers & cable cars in winter near Falkensteiner Hotels

Ski Lift Sternstein

In the winter months, the ski lifts provide access to a small ski area particularly suitable for beginners.

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Local Attractions

A church surrounded by greenery near Falkensteiner Hotels

The Three Churches

The neo-Gothic parish church of St. Bartholomew began construction circa 1483, and was completed at the beginning of the 16th century at the behest of Thaman Dienstl.

Ink bottle with a feather, School Museum, Falkensteiner Hotels

Oö School Museum

The Upper Austrian School Museum has stood since 1577 to be the oldest school building in the country, and received the Austrian Museum Seal of Approval.

Close-up of a wall lamp at night near Falkensteiner Hotels

Night Watchman

Take part in a historical tour with the night watchman through Bad Leonfelden and learn something about the place's history under the glow of the lantern.

Splendid evening at Maria Schutz church, Falkensteiner Hotels

Maria Schutz pilgrimage church near Bründl

A protected historic landmark, the church's a baroque high altar from 1790 and impressive wall paintings are breath taking.

Lobenstein Castle surrounde by greenery, Falkensteiner Hotels

Lobenstein Castle

A visit to the medieval castle ruins with its heptagonal tower can be easily combined with a hike.

Buildings around Cesky Krumlov city near Falkensteiner Hotels

Český Krumlov

Exploring the old town, strolling through gardens and parks or exploring excursion destinations – you can do all this and more in Český Krumlov.

People around South Station Market near Falkensteiner Hotels

South Station Market

Discover the pleasures of Upper Austria's largest food market, with its extensive range of regional specialties and cafes.

Close-up of pouring whisky into glasses, Falkensteiner Hotels

Thauerböck organic distillery & organic farm

A tour of the organic farm, including sample tasting, is an experience for all your senses. Not just for whiskey lovers!

Our destinations

The requirements for a perfect holiday are many and varied. And that's why we offer you the right variety of holiday destinations to fulfil all your wishes: Austria, Italy, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia - the choice is yours.