Self-catering in Lower Austria

Holiday homes in Lower Austria

Varied landscapes, numerous sights, cultural highlights, landscapes, gentle hills, rivers, mountains and an outstanding regional cuisine are the ingredients for a successful holiday in Austria. Walk or cycle through the extensive meadows, go by boat along the Danube, visit the many sights of Lower Austria - or plan a trip to Vienna. The possibilities are almost inexhaustible. Enjoy the friendliness and helpfulness of locals. A holiday home or apartment is the ideal starting point for your holiday.

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Landscape of Lower Austria

Lower Austria is Austria's largest province, stretching from the Bohemian Alps in the north to the Alps in the south. The foothills of the Alps lie exactly between them. To the east, you will find the Vienna basin and the Marchfeld, as well as the Danube floodplains. To the west are forests, moors, ponds and plateaus. Lower Austria is divided into several regions, which are very different in landscape: Waldviertel, Weinviertel, Mostviertel, Wienerwald, March-Donauland and Lower-Austria-South. You can find our holiday homes in Vienna situated right in the middle of Lower Austria, making climatic conditions very different between places.

Cities and encounters

In Lower Austria, St. Pölten, Krems, Waidhofen / Ybbs and Wiener Neustadt are the largest cities. In addition, most of the cities in Austria are located in Lower Austria. Rent an authentic apartment in Austria and you can visit the state capital of St. Pölten. However, St. Pölten was only state capital in 1986 before the city of Vienna was responsible for Lower Austria. St. Pölten, with its well-preserved buildings, offers a varied city experience. Worth mentioning are the town hall, cathedral, land theatre, Riemerplatz and Herrenplatz as well as the Löwenapotheke. This pharmacy has existed since 1545 and is the oldest business in the city. Lower Austria is also the most densely populated province in Austria.

Explore the Wachau

The Wachau is a landscape in Lower Austria, stretching along the Danube between the villages of Melk and Krems. This magnificent landscape about 80 kilometres west of Vienna is perfect for a holiday with your family, friends or even with your dog. Since the year 2000 the cultural landscape Wachau with the pens Melk and Göttweig, as well as with the old town of Krems has been part of the protected UNESCO list of world heritage. The Wachau is regarded as one of the most beautiful regions along the Danube and enjoys a high esteem throughout the world with some of the best sights in Austria such as:

  • Abbey of Melk
  • Basilica of Maria Taferl
  • Abbey of Melk
  • Stift Göttweig
  • Castle Artstetten
  • Renaissance castle Schallaburg
  • Castle ruins Aggstein
  • Castle ruins of Dürnstein
  • City Krems
  • Ruins of the backyard
  • Castle Oberranna
  • Ruins of Senftenberg
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Regional cooking

Among the delicacies of this region are Waldviertler Mohnnudelnmn (thick potato pasta with poppy seeds), Marchfelder asparagus, Wachauer apricots, various fish dishes, Waldviertler dumplings and the Waldviertler Mohntorte (poppyseed cake). The Wachau wine varieties are particularly well-known, as after all the Wachau area is one of the most famous wine-growing regions in the world. The province of Lower Austria also offers a range of fantastic stews with hearty ingredients, home-baked bread with various spreads, lovely warming broths and soups with savoury dumplings and fruit cakes to finish. Learn more about the cuisine of  Austria before you work out where you would like to book your next holiday home in Austria.

Activities and attractions in Lower Austria

In addition to a visit to the city of Vienna, which is surrounded by Lower Austria, there are numerous excursion destinations in this region to be discovered from your unique holiday homes in Austria. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to find a complete list of all the wonderful places to be found in Lower Austria as there is simply so much choice of things to see and do. Here we have put together a selection in which everyone will find the right thing for themselves. From family attractions to historic buildings and even more "special" things to do in Austria, here are some suggestions:

  • Seegrotte Hinterbrühl
  • Castle Laxenburg
  • Monastery Klosterneuburg
  • Archaeological Park Petronell-Carnuntum
  • Castle Liechtenstein
  • Castle Grafenegg
  • Imperial courtyard
  • Castle Rohrau
  • Castle Rosenburg
  • Pen Herzogenburg
  • Venus of Willendorf
  • Excursions (selection)
  • Mauthausen
  • Mohndorf in the Waldviertel / Sallingberg
  • Schneebergbahn
  • National Park Donau Auen
  • National Park Thayatal
  • Discovery Park Gänserndorf
  • Wine museum museum village
  • Spend time in Semmering
  • The Wachau
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Holidays in Austria can take you from the top of staggering alpine mountains to the depths of crystalline lakes - from cosmopolitan cities to utter tranquility. Even in Lower Austria, you will find that just part of this surprising country can encompass all of these stark differences and extreme range of beauty and excitement. It is not just the region of Upper Austria that has maginificent mountains and lakes, see our range of self-catering properties in Austria and select your perfect chalet, holiday home or apartment to bring you closer to the sights and attarctions you would like to see.