You´ll find Reichenau on foot of a Castle Hill where the Große Gusen River has its source. The friendly market town is only 20 kilometers out from Upper Austria´s capital Linz. Local must-sees include the Gothic-style Parish Church (1473), the recently refurbished Castle in Ruins (1315) where a series of events is scheduled each year in the summer, the Pranger (1539) and the Renaissance-style gate (1594) on Market Square.
This lovely place is embedded in an area of awesome natural beauty that lends itself to outstanding nature exploration and versatile sports and recreational activities. Archduke Ferdinand of Austria apparently agreed as he had chosen Reichenau as his preferred hunting grounds around the turn of the last century. Reichenau continues to satisfy the visitors who come to rejoice in this pleasant, compact market town so rich in beautiful things and one that delights in welcoming those who come to share them. The town has at its heart friendly inns and restaurants where a choice range of refreshments and freshly cooked food is on offer and where visitors are warmly welcomed.