Welcome to Aigen-Schlägl in the pristine Bohemian Forest!
The merged towns of Aigen and Schlägl are in a beautiful location on the southern slopes of the Bohemian Forest, in the area that straddles the borders of Austria, Bavaria and the Czech Republic, and offer restful and relaxing holidays any time of the year.
The region’s beautiful landscape makes for great hiking, walking, cycling and relaxing. Escape from everyday life for a while and bask in the friendliness of the locals!
The Hochficht ski area is only 14 kilometers away and offers great value-for-money skiing for families and novice skiers on avalanche-safe and well-groomed slopes. A free ski bus operates between Aigen (bus stop in Schlägl) and the ski area.
Great Nordic skiing is found in Grünwald-Oberhaag (3 kilometers away) where Olympic gold medalist Christian Hoffmann used to ski. Grünwald-Oberhaag gives access to the region’s most beautiful forest tracks. Some 60 kilometers of superbly maintained skating and classic tracks await you here.
ACTIVE HOLIDAYS IN THE BOHEMIAN FOREST
Enjoy nature at its best in Aigen-Schlägl!
Sports and Leisure Facilities in Aigen-Schlägl:
Asphalt and ice curling, gym, indoor swimming pools, indoor mini golf, horse-drawn carriage rides, riding hall, tobogganing, snowshoeing, winter walking, squash, tennis hall, indoor rifle shooting, Mountain Wolf Farm.
Art and Culture in Aigen-Schlägl:
Galleries, ateliers, museums, Schlägl monastery, bird and wax museum with fairytale exhibition, excellent monastery concerts, etc.
Aigen-Schlägl offers accommodations for all tastes and pocketbooks including a 4-star wellness hotel, first-class guesthouses, cozy B&Bs, holiday apartments and friendly family-run accommodations.
We look forward to seeing you in Aigen-Schlägl!
Welcome to Aigen im Mühlkreis ...
... your gateway to the pristine Bohemian Forest region!
Aigen's development was greatly influenced by it's location on an important trading troute between the Danube and Bohemia. Located in the Große Mühl valley, Aigen is your gateway to the Bohemian Forest.
Today Aigen-Schlägl is the region's main tourist destination and offers great holidays any time of the year. Thanks to its beautiful landscape and great choice of activities, Aigen-Schlägl make it easy to forget about everyday life for a while.
A LITTLE HISTORY ...
In 1242 Provost Heinrich from Schlägl Monastery called on 21 families to build a settlement on the monastery grounds.
In 1362 Aigen was granted market town rights.
In 1585, 1802 and 1852 the town completely burnt down in fires.
A new market system was introduced in 1599 which helped Aigen become an important trading town in the region.
In 1708 the people were given the right to advocate a market judge (mayor and judge in one person). The people were freed from the robot and heriot systems. The heriot was the right of a lord in feudal Europe to seize a serf's second best ox upon his death, or his second best cow upon his wife's death.
The new church, which was built in 1901, changed the overall appearance of the town.
Summer tourism started in Aigen around 1970. Meanwhile the town has developed in the region’s main tourist destinations.
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