Holidays Mühlviertel

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.

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Cycling Mühlviertel

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  • A full range of exciting cycle paths travels along rushing waters or through the picture-book granite hills – cycling fans of all ages can choose from myriad cycling routes within the lovely Mühlviertel region. One of the sporty must-dos is the scenic cross-border Schwarzenberger Schwemmkanal cycling route.
  • The well-loved Schönegger loop trail is a part of the impressive Nordwaldkamm cycle route. Enjoy a deserved rest at the fabulous Maria Rast Forest Chapel featuring also a cult stone and natural spring – just perfect to take a deep breath and wind down. Varied culinary rest stops await you along this marvelous path.
  • Passionate cyclists can also take full advantage of the Waldviertel region's cycling bus and cyclists transfers – or the popular E-bike rental stations. Rewarding destinations are spread over the entire region, for example the granite boulders in the Mühlviertel Nature Park or the Prandegg ruins accessible via Aisttal.

6 Lakes in Mühlviertel

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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.

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T The Mühlviertel is also known as the country of the famous author Adalbert Stifter and whoever reads his work can see that the romanticism he describes has its roots here.
The Horse Railway, the once first railway on the European continent, has been reactivated on a short stage near Kerschbaum. The weaving industry has a longstanding tradition in the Mühlviertel and about 20 weaving mills can still be found along the Mühlviertel Weaver´s Street.

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Climate & Weather

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Travel Route & Address

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Oberösterreich Tourismus Information
Freistädter Straße 119
4041 Linz, Austria
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