© Foto Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH/Leonore Herzog: Abenteuer in der Urlaubsregion Pyhrn-Priel erleben.
Eine Frau als Beifahrerin steckt ihre Hand aus dem Autofenster, sie trägt einen Hut und ist tätowiert. Das Bild vermittelt ein Gefühl von Abenteuer und Freiheit.
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Travel routes in Upper Austria

So, you want to get to know Upper Austria and you’re looking for itinerary recommendations? You’ve come to the right place! Our themed routes stretch from the Bohemian Forest in the north to the majestic Dachstein massif in the south, offering something for everyone, from culture vultures to camping fans to intrepid gastronomic explorers.

Austrian Romantic Road

The Austrian Romantic Road runs for 380 kilometres from Salzburg through Upper Austria and Lower Austria to Vienna. It connects some of Austria’s most beautiful scenery, including magnificent lakes, rugged mountains and a host of other unmissable sights. Along the way, you’ll visit three UNESCO World Heritage Regions: Salzburg, Hallstatt and the Wachau Valley. You’ll discover palaces, castles, monasteries and many other cultural highlights – not to mention a wealth of culinary specialities. In Upper Austria, you’ll pass through Steyr, Kremsmünster, Enns, Grein, Scharnstein, Grünau, Gmunden, Traunkirchen, Hallstatt, Bad Ischl, Gosau, St Wolfgang and Mondsee.

 

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The Route of Emperors and Kings

The Route of Emperors and Kings begins in Regensburg, Germany, and follows the Danube via Passau, Linz and Vienna to Bratislava and on to Budapest. Since Roman times, these routes have been travelled by crowned heads of Europe and their royal retinues, so this is your chance to head out on the trail of Marcus Aurelius, Frederick Barbarossa and the Habsburgs. Whether by car, by bike, on foot or on a boat trip on the Danube, explore the Upper Austrian section of the route and discover unexpected treasures along the second-longest river in Europe.

 

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Camping trip

Travel through Upper Austria and be sure of amazing views wherever you set up your caravan, campervan or tent. Gaze out across the Danube, the world-famous lakes of the Salzkammergut region or majestic mountain peaks. This tour begins in Passau, The City on Three Rivers, on the Bavarian-Austrian border and crosses the Danube to Linz. After a detour into the Mühlviertel, the journey continues via Steyr into the stunning natural surroundings of the Kalkalpen National Park and on into the Pyhrn-Priel region. The route takes in the Krems Valley before finally entering the Salzburg Lake District, passing by Almsee, Traunsee and Attersee then on via the town of Bad Ischl to Lake Hallstatt, Lake Wolfgang and Mondsee, which is where our enchanting tour comes to an end.

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© Foto Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH/Moritz Ablinger: Fahrender Camping Van am Mondsee bei Sonnenuntergang.
Fahrender weißer Camping Van am Mondsee bei Sonnenuntergang. Am Kofferraum sind zwei Fahrräder befestigt. Die Sonne verschwindet gerade hinter der Berglandschaft.

A culinary winter journey

In the colder months, we Upper Austrians love to indulge in nourishing and wholesome food and drink. Roast pork is a particular hearty favourite, served with crispy crackling, cabbage and dumplings. If you want to experience the enormous variety of Upper Austria’s regional cuisine, we recommend taking a culinary winter journey. Our tour begins by Lake Hallstatt and takes in Lake Traunsee on the way to Großraming and the Kalkalpen National Park. Next, we move on to the Mühlviertel region, stopping first in Afiesl and then in Neufelden, before heading to Aigen in the Bohemian Forest and, finally, finishing in Schärding. Prepare to delight your taste-buds with our authentic cuisine! 

 

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© Foto Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH/Robert Maybach: Ein "Bratl in der Rein" wartet auf dem Holzofen des Steegwirt in Bad Goisern darauf, serviert zu werden.
Ein "Bratl in der Rein" wartet auf dem Holzofen des Steegwirt in Bad Goisern darauf, serviert zu werden.

Sebaldus Pilgrimage Trail for gastronomes

The Sebaldusweg pilgrimage trail runs over the hills and mountains of the Enns Valley National Park Region in the south-east of Upper Austria. With the theme of “appreciation in everyday life”, the route has been designed to encourage walkers to pause and reflect over four days, a distance of 85 kilometres and a total climb of 3,000 metres. Along the way, hikers will come across seven churches, three pilgrimage churches and 30 chapels, where they can rest and give themselves time for contemplation. And with inns, producers and first-class restaurants located en route, there’s no shortage of opportunities to stop for culinary refreshment too.

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© Foto Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH/Stefan Mayerhofer: Zwei junge Frauen wandern über eine Wiese, im Hintergrund eine Holzhütte
Zwei junge Frauen wandern über eine Wiese, im Hintergrund eine Holzhütte vor der ein Mann steht. Eine Frau blickt zurück auf den Mann

More routes

Whether cycling tours, hiking trails - here are more tours throughout Upper Austria.