Mühlviertel: gentle wilderness
The softly rolling hills of the Mühlviertel region, its deep green forests and granite rock masses are embedded in Upper Austria's scenic north, between the Innviertel and Waldviertel regions. This "high elevation" area in Upper Austria features gentle ascents reaching up to the famous Bohemian Forest located at 1300 meters above sea level. In the summer the area makes a true heaven for walkers, golf players and those in search of peace and silence. Winter stands for unlimited cross-country skiing, snowshoe hiking and skiing. A lovely holiday in the Mühlviertel region promises endless rest and relaxation, also thanks to marvelous in-hotel wellness parlors and great thermal spa resorts like Bad Zell. Nature exploration and ultimate well-being guaranteed!
Winter in the Bohemian Forest
Romantic, idyllic, peaceful: discover the unrivaled Mühlviertel cross-country skiing tracks in the forest and the nordic skiing center of the Bohemian Forest - or explore one of the high altitude plateaus on snowshoes together with your family and friends. Maybe you prefer a fun-filled toboggan adventure, followed by a hearty meal served at one of the typical farmhouses? One thing is for sure, you will spend the winter holidays of your lifetime in the stunning Mühlviertel region.
Of course, skiers and winter sport lovers enjoy great winter pleasures on eight small ski mountains/ski lifts in Upper Austria's Mühlviertel. Especially families and children appreciate superb skiing far away from busy tourism centers and crowded slopes. Lift lines are unknown! For example, the Sternsteinlifte ski area in Bad Leonfelden ranks among the hot spots, offering five slope kilometers on three ski runs. The stunning "Elefuntasia" kids' winter wonderland covers some 4000 m² and features Upper Austria's longest wonder carpet equipped with elephants and magic castles.