Holidaymakers looking for a place with magnificent scenic views will love the Muhlviertel region in the north of Austria. There are so many things to do and see in the area that visitors won’t know where to start. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas, chalets, apartments and campsites.
Muhlviertel is a wonderful location for walking with great scenery and several hiking, cycling, horse riding and Nordic walking trails. The region is ideal for activities all year round and is a great base for the ski slopes in Upper Austria as well as a few ice rinks. Various watersports can be tried here too such as swimming, sailing, rafting, windsurfing, water skiing and diving. There are several excellent 18-hole golf courses in the area including the Golf Club St. Oswald-Freistadt and many tennis courts. The adventurous visitors can try many outdoor pursuits such as mountain climbing and summer tobogganing. The region also has several theme parks, recreation areas and children’s playgrounds. The area boasts numerous excellent cafes, inns and restaurants serving traditional regional cuisine as well as international dishes. There are a few shops and markets in the area for self catering holidaymakers to purchase fresh food and drink. Visitors will also be able to purchase gifts and souvenirs in many places with more stores in the bigger cities such as Freistadt and Perg.
Muhlviertel boasts many interesting churches and monasteries as well as ancient ruins. There are several castles in the region too such as Lobenstein Castle and Wind Ruins Hague in Perg. Visitors are spoiled for choice when it comes to museums and galleries in the region with Pelmberg Air Museum and the Heritage House Museum Perg just a small sample of the great variety located here. Nature lovers will find several places of interest such as Worth Island, Fairy Pond and European Watershed. Other natural features worth seeing here include Gypsy Walls and Silent Steinklamm. A section of Linz is located in this region and is a city worth taking a look at as well.
July and August are generally the warmest months in his part of Austria with average high temperatures of about 23 degrees centigrade. In winter the temperature can drop 2 or 3 degrees below zero at night, especially in December and January. However, these two months are also often dry with the risk of rain more likely in July.
The nearest airport is Linz Airport (LNZ), which is approximately 48 kilometres from Muhlviertel and has flights to and from Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Graz, London-Stansted, Munich, Salzburg, Vienna and Zurich. Taxis and car hire firms are located at the airport. Alternatively Vienna International Airport (VIE) is just over two hours from Muhlviertel via the A1 road and has flights to and from other Austrian cities as well as from around the world. Austrian Airlines is the main airline operating out of Vienna and has flights to Amsterdam, Athens, Beijing, Belgrade, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Cairo, Copenhagen, Delhi, Dubai, London, Moscow, New York, Paris, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington and Zürich amongst other cities. Car rental firms such as Avis, Budget, Easy Motion, Europcar, Hertz, Megadrive, Sixt and Union Car are all represented at the airport.