Peilstein - A Haven for Hikers at the Heart of Mühlviertel
Three outstandingly beautiful hiking tours - Hochwaldweg Forest Trail, Hochbühelweg Hill Trail, Vogelstimmenweg Bird Trail - are waiting for you to be discovered in Peilstein and its picturesque surroundings. Take a rest at one of the natural biotopes or admire the scenic "Sausende Schlucht" gorge with its crystal clear brooks.
Peilstein is also famous for the long-distance "Böhmerwald Loop Trail" that meanders across Bohemian Forest and for the wonderful "Falkensteinerweg Trail".
800th Anniversary of Peilstein
The lovely market town is towering high above the Kleine Mühl valley, overlooking the scenic Bohemian Forest.
Peilstein and its immediate surroundings have become a truly unique nature treasure due to the 30 biotopes built during the last few years. Six of them are open to the public: Häuslin, Sausende Schlucht, Hofwiese, Hemmerau, Wäschbachl and Blumau. The marvelous nature preserve covers a total area of 20 hectares and boasts an infinite number of animals and flowers, among them the endangered and almost extinct Alpine newt.