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Population: 1,508,100
Area: 7,402 square miles
Capital: St. Poelten

In this holiday region on Vienna's doorstep one can go by rack-railroad up to the 6,808 ft high Schneeberg, sail through the Wachau on board of a Danube-liner, go skiing on the Hochkar till spring, watch the glassblowers in Brand-Nagelberg, move the rocking boulders in the Blockheide, experience nature in the Danube meadowland, or simply lie back and enjoy the scenery of natural beauty of the largest Austrian province.

Those who have relaxed and recovered sufficiently, can easily satisfy their interest in culture since there are numerous castles, palaces, and museums, like the abbeys of Melk, Goettweig, Klosterneuburg and Heiligenkreuz, the baroque capital of St. Poelten, or the summer theatre performances in Baden, where the guest can make his fortune in the gambling casino. For the sports enthusiast the province offers everything: riding, tennis, golfing, fishing, swimming, a summer tobogganing run, water sports in the valley of the Kamp river, on Lake Lunz and Lake Erlauf, cycling, hiking, trekking, Alpine and cross country skiing, and a lot more.

In terms of fitness and health, Lower Austria offers 12 spa resorts, ranging from thermal sulphur springs and curative peat to Kneipp hydrotherapy, dieting and beauty care. Moreover, Lower Austria is also a traditional wine growing country. The cosy AND GENUINE TAVERNS IN THE Wachau, in Gumpoldskirchen and other famous places are always full with the locals and guests from all over the world.

Lower Austrian's Towns and Resorts
The Towns
Servus in Austria
The Danube Valley
Vienna Woods The Schneeberg
The Mühlviertel Ötscher, Massif


Niederoesterreich Information,
Lower Austrian Tourist Board
Heidenschuss 2,
A-1010 Vienna
Tel.: +43 (1) 5333114*34
Fax: +43 (1) 5350319
Email: tourismus@noe.co.at