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There are plenty of places to see and visit in the Waldviertel. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Waldviertel is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in the Waldviertel

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    1

    Hoher Stein

    Hiking Highlight

    After a short climb on the Hohe Stein you have a wonderful view of the Wachau and the surrounding landscape from above.

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    Carina
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    2

    Dürnstein

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Blue-white rises the church tower over the Danube, the small place invites one to linger. Nice little monastery. Look at the church from the inside and the terrace. There is a beautiful view of the Danube.
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    Burgruine Dürnstein

    Hiking Highlight

    The castle ruins were built above the town of the same name in Dürnstein in the 12th century. The castle is known thanks to a famous prisoner: The English King …

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    Weinberge in der Wachau

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Probably the most beautiful section of the Euro Velo path through the Wachau

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    Christoph
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    Fähre

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Ferry service April 1 - October 9, 2017April and October: Fri, Sat and Sun from 10.00h to 17.00h
    May and September: Daily 9.30h to 18.00h
    June, July and August: Mon-Fri: 9.30h to 18.00h
    Sat and Sun: 9.00h to 18.30h

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    Altstadt Dürnstein

    Hiking Highlight

    A very interesting city on the banks of the Danube and at the foot of the castle ruins, which has retained a special flair.

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    manulie
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    7

    Rollfähre Spitz

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Rollfähre connects the villages Spitz and Arnsdorf by waterway. The ferry, consisting of two interconnected hulls, has a lifting capacity of 20 t and carries passengers as well as …

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    8

    Vogelbergsteig

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    May 22nd, 2020 - A beautiful path with fantastic views. For experienced hikers with surefootedness and a little stamina. Wonderfully suitable for a short excursion of several hours into a fairytale environment.

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    9

    Wachau

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    The Wachau is a beautiful section on the Danube in Niederöstereich and is located between Melk Abbey and Göttweig Abbey. Melk, Spitz, Dürnstein and Krems are historic communities that have …

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    Bernd
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    10

    Fesslhütte

    Hiking Highlight

    Simple and hearty home-style cooking, very friendly service - wonderful to end the day here after a hike.

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    Rotes Tor

    Hiking Highlight

    The last of the seven fortified gates to be captured by the Swedes in the Thirty Years War, with high blood toll on both sides. The name “Red Gate” reminds …

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    Hannes
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    Mautern

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Mautern is very worth seeing. There is so much to discover here, such as a Roman museum or the best foam rollers I know, at the Cafe Maria!

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    Lilo FD
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    13

    Starhembergwarte

    Hiking Highlight

    📷 08/18/2018 - As with Sleeping Beauty: You come up on the mountain and hidden behind the trees peeps out a small turret - this is open and you should …

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    14

    Dürnsteiner Kanzel

    Hiking Highlight

    Connoisseurs consider the pulpit - a plateau on a rock on Vogelberg near Dürnstein - one of the most beautiful vantage points in the Danube Valley with a breathtaking view over the Wachau.

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    Kirche Spitz

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Around 1163 there was a Romanesque wooden chapel in the village, which, like today's parish church, was consecrated to St. Mauritius (patron of the Niederaltaich monastery).

    Today's church is an …

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    Stift Göttweig

    Hiking Highlight

    The impressive Benedictine monastery was built in 1083 for a canonical community and handed over to the Benedictines eleven years later. By the middle of the 18th century, the magnificent …

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    Carola K.
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    Around 140 years ago, the then woodruff Dungel, later abbot of the Göttweig Abbey, planted some seeds of the North American sequoia, the so-called Sequoia trees, near Paudorf. The giant …

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    Carola K.
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    18

    Nice excursion destination in the border area with a lot of information about the boulders (rocking stones) and of course the 15th eastern longitude that runs here. A station has …

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    Raimund
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    19

    Burgruine Kollmitz

    Hiking Highlight

    The castle ruins of Kollmitz, well worth seeing, are enthroned on a rock high above the Thaya. The medieval complex was once one of the most important in Lower Austria, …

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    Tamara
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    20

    Wachauer Nase

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Looks funny and has become a landmark.

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    Lilo FD

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