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.
Journey across Upper Austria by electric car
On this electric car tour through Upper Austria, you will experience the picturesque hills of the Mühlviertel, the natural paradise of the Kalkalpen National Park, the fascinating mountains of the Pyhrn-Priel region, the area around the majestic Dachstein in the Salzkammergut and the magnificent Danube valley. Along the route you have time to discover sights worth seeing and to recharge your batteries. And don't worry, there are of course charging facilities for your e-car along the way and at the hotels. Enjoy an unforgettable and environmentally friendly journey.
The handicrafts route
A tour for lovers of rare and unique craftsmanship. We start with linen weavers and Blaudruck dyers in the Mühlviertel before heading to the Danube, where we stop to visit a glass artist and a traditional barge builder. Then we travel on to the oil mill in Raab and pay a call to a graphic artist in a former foundry in Ried ahead of a visit to a jaw harp maker in Molln. Awaiting us in the celebrated Salzkammergut region are the long-established Gmundner Keramik manufactory in Gmunden and celebrated hatmaker Kathi Bittner in Bad Ischl. Our tour comes to a fitting end at the HAND.WERK.HAUS in Bad Goisern.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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