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Upper Austria (Oberösterreich) — as the name implies — is a federal state of Austria.


Map of Upper Austria

Other destinations[edit]

  • 1 Dachstein
  • 2 Fucking – a small village infamous for its peculiar name
  • 3 Salzkammergut with Attersee and Traunsee.


Get in[edit]

Best arrival place is Linz as it is a transportation hub (car, train, airport).

Get around[edit]

By car[edit]

It is easiest to travel around Mühlviertel by car.

By bus[edit]

Public buses called Postbus are available to get you from one village to another, prices are reasonable, but schedules can be infrequent.


  • 1 Schärding Schärding on Wikipedia is located in the region of the Innviertel area close to the border with Bavaria, the Baroque town of Schärding is a truly extraordinary place. Its architecture is a mix of many styles and periods, the highlight probably being the Baroque “Silberzeile” row of houses, an astonishing ensemble of Baroque buildings [1]. Rich market traders used to live there, lending its name to the place because they had pockets full of silver. The late-medieval colors of the old gates, the narrow and mysterious side streets – all this makes Schärding such a very special place indeed. In summer, it is mainly cyclists that flock to the town, while winter is a perfect time to enjoy the peace and quiet near the River Inn, with a beautiful river esplanade where you can relax and unwind. Or else you could take a beautiful, insightful walk through the old town center and try to imagine what life in the Middle Ages must have been like.
  • 2 Lake Wolfgang Lake Wolfgang on Wikipedia (Wolfgangsee) is considered to be the most scenic lake in the Salzkammergut, framed by true mountain personalities. 13.5 km² large and up to 114m deep, Lake Wolfgang has a catchment area of more than 125km². Together with the Mondsee lake, it is the warmest bathing lake in the Salzkammergut (up to 26°C) and freezes shut in front of St. Wolfgang during the cold winter. It really is an experience to glide over the wide ice surface of the lake on skates.
  • The 3 Mühlviertel Mühlviertel on Wikipedia is north of the river Danube. It is a very hilly area and is well known for agriculture, it is very rural and there is no industry.
  • Aquapulco Adventure Water Park. Five fantastic waterslides, a pool with wave machine, flow channels and an own mini water world.



  • If you like to try different meats and a hearty farmer's meal try Bauernschmaus.



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