Endless Expanses, Historic Sights and Traditional Music
The Innviertel-Hausruckwald region is known for its beautiful nature, rich culture and havens of relaxation. Explore fascinating moorlands, small historic towns and culinary delights. Relax in the spas, explore the countryside on nature trails and listen to great traditional music. This is the ideal holiday destination for families, culture enthusiasts and food lovers!
Activities for Every Fancy
Culture, Relaxation and Nature
Do you love rolling hills, cultural gems, oases of tranquility and hot springs? The Innviertel-Hausruckwald region is home to an array of diverse offers and fascinating places. Learn more about the region’s eventful history on one of the many cycle routes. Stop by beautiful monasteries, abbeys and castles along the way. Small historic towns such as Schärding, Burghausen or Braunau are cultural gems on the banks of the river Inn. Let the picturesque town squares and idyllic outdoor dining areas enchant you!
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Nature Reserve “Ibmer Moor”
Did you know that Austria’s largest moorland, the “Ibmer Moor”, is located in the Innviertel-Hausruckwald region? This conservation area protects a region of rich biodiversity. Take a dip in the lakes Heratinger See or Holzöster-See and feel your spirits lift! Soak up the beauty of nature in spring, when the orchards covering the undulating hills are in full bloom and yellow fields of rapeseed dot the scenery. An idyllic and romantic corner of the world!
Nature Experience at Its Best
From Horseback to Treetops
Beautiful country walks and spectacular panoramic views are topping it off. Feel free as a bird on the treetop trail in Kopfing. The huge 200,000m² adventure playground “Ikuna Naturresort” guarantees fun and excitement for the whole family. A fantastic range of outdoor activities awaits you! Horse riding, hiking, golfing or cycling along the “Römerradweg” - discover traces of the Roman Empire along the way! With 420km of marked trails, the Innviertel-Hausruckwald region is a paradise for trail riders. In the heart of the region, you can find the equestrian centre “Hausruckhof” and the horse riders’ village Ampflwang. Rosy cheeks and a smile will keep you company when you’re making your way across the snow-covered hills with your snow shoes or cross-country skis.
Acrobatic Animals and Familiar Melodies
Have You Ever Seen Dancing Trouts?
The trout circus (“Forellenzirkus”) in St. Aegidi is one of a kind. Did you know that fish are really acrobatic? Whizz down the hill on the summer toboggan run in Haag am Hausruck. Watch birds of prey take to the skies at the “Adlerwarte” in Obernberg am Inn. A fascinating experience! The practice of falconry is inscribed on the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. At Christmas, it’s time to get cosy in the farmhouse. Listen to familiar carols such as “Silent Night”. Did you know that this famous song was composed and first performed here?
Spas in Upper Austria
Splashy Fun for Kids and Relaxation for Grown-Ups
Keen swimmers and relaxation seekers will find what they’re looking for! Havens of rest and relaxation as well as exciting water activities await you. The spas “Therme Geinberg” and “Eurothermen Resort Bad Schallerbach” will make your heart sing. Immerse yourself in a Caribbean flair in the salt water lagoon in Geinberg. Kids will love the water park “Aquapulco Pirate World” in Bad Schallerbach. An excellent activity for rainy days!
By the way, a lot of our farms feature a nice spa area. Interested? Have a look at our magazine article “Sauna on the Farm”.
Sample Local Delicacies
Beer, Cider and Hearty Snacks
No other part of Austria is home to such a high amount of private breweries than the “Bierregion Innviertel” (“beer region Innviertel”). Whether it’s a glass of Trappist beer brewed by the monks in the Engelszell Abbey or an ale from “Kanonenbräu”, Europe’s first brewery boat - you definitely won’t go thirsty here! The Hausruckviertel region is well known for delicious ciders. Marvel at the springtime beauty, when the orchards around the villages of Scharten and St. Marienkirchen an der Polsenz are in full bloom. Cherry, pear and apple trees in their various shades of whites and pale pinks are the most picturesque backdrop for a country walk. Stop by a traditional cider tavern and enjoy a hearty snack. You’ll be welcomed with open arms! Let’s take a look at the mouth-watering delights on the menu: “Innviertler Speckknödel” (dumplings filled with bacon), pork ribs or “Innviertler Affen” (sweet fried dough pastry) are only some of the local delicacies.
Gstanzl, Marching Bands & More
A Great Destination for Music Lovers
In the Innviertel-Hausruckwald region, folk music is popular among the young and the young at heart. The “Innviertler Landler” is a popular folk dance that combines instrumental music, rhymes and singing. It’s inscribed on the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The annual “Gstanzlsingen” in Aspach lures visitors from afar. Gstanzl are a traditional type of humorous songs. You will split your sides laughing! Famous beyond its borders: “Woodstock der Blasmusik”, a large brass music festival held in Ort im Innkreis. It features contemporary and traditional brass bands. The place to be for music lovers! Highlight: The joint concert of all festival-goers who have brought their instruments!
Good music is at the centrepiece of all kinds of celebrations, village fetes and concerts. The Innviertel-Hausruckwald region is home to outstanding and award-winning marching bands. A feast for your ears! The theatre play “Frankenburger Würfelspiel” (“Frankenburg dice game”) is an extraordinary outdoor theatre performance. More than 500 amateur actors reconstruct the tragic events around the peasants’ revolt in Upper Austria. Would you like to know more? Come and see what happened!
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Regions in Upper Austria
SELECT A Holiday DESTINATION ON THE MAP
- Innviertel-Hausruckwald Region
Relax & Unwind. Undulating hills, spas and havens of rest and relaxation. Indulge in culinary delights and explore the region by bicycle or on horseback.
Highlights: historic sights near the river Inn and craft breweries!
- Salzkammergut Region
Mountains & Lakes. A unique landscape with crystal-clear lakes, a breathtaking mountain scenery and vibrant traditions & customs.
Highlights: a boat tour on Lake Traunsee and water sports!
- Kalkalpen National Park Region
Natural & Authentic. Pristine nature, majestic mountains and plenty of outdoor activities in summer and winter alike.
Highlights: sweet strudels in a mountain cabin and wilderness tours in the Kalkalpen National Park!
- Mühlviertel Region
Energising & Down-to-Earth. An unspoilt countryside dotted with enchanted forests, untamed rivers and medieval castles. Escape to a holiday far away from the crowds.
Highlights: glacial erratics (large granite boulders), rocking stones and demanding cycling tours!
- Zentralraum Region
Culture & Sightseeing. Great cultural events and amenities, sightseeing and activities for families. Combine a city trip to Linz with a holiday in the countryside.
Highlights: stay in a typical four-sided farmyard ("Vierkanthof") and the realm of fairy tales in the “Grottenbahn”.