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!
Mühlviertel: landscapes of awesome beauty
Mystic castles, secret forests, unique granite rocks – discover the very special power of scenic Mühlviertel. In addition to peace and relaxation you will enjoy outstanding nature exploration amidst the Bohemian Forest, along Johannesweg trail or at mystic places of strength like "Teufelsschüsseln" or "Steinernes Meer". Walkers head for the Mühlviertler Alm region boasting lush green pasturelands, sun-kissed hills and a 20 kilometer long "Martelweg" walking trail with 26 lovely wayside shrines.
The entire Mühlviertel lends itself to superb horseback riding, cycling or biking: the fantastic Grenzland cycle trail travels along the river Danube and across the Austrian and Czech borders while the popular Granitland mountain bike region offers eleven gorgeous routes for all skill levels. The Mühlviertler Alm and Bohemian Forest are renowned among horse trekking fans. Ambitious golfers can choose from a wide range of beautiful golf courses spread all over the Mühlviertel, like the premium Böhmerwald Golf Park. Among the undisputed family highlights rank the refreshing swimming lakes in Mitterkirchen and Rechenberg.