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.

 

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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.



Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Bad Leonfelden

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.

Activities

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

South Station Market

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

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!