Gourmet tips and unique places at the Waldviertel

The Waldviertel in the northern part of Austria offers active and creative activities, long hiking paths, like the 230 km long path along the Lainsitz, and awesome food and drinks.

Unique places in the Waldviertel

On our last day we stopped in Gmünd and took a walk to the Blockheide. Huge rock formations formed a long time ago were waiting for us.

Gourmet Tips And Unique Places At The Waldviertel
You can move this big rock a little (if you know the trick).

To get a better view we went up the wooden tower in the middle of the park. The weather was better than the last days and we were able to see parts of the Czech Republic.

Gourmet Tips And Unique Places At The Waldviertel

In Schrems we watched how otters were fed at the UnterwasserReich, walked to the Himmelsleiter (stairway to heaven) to get a better view of the moor and visited the treehouse lodge close by.

Gourmet tips

  1. Mushrooms everywhere

At the Waldviertel we were surrounded by mushrooms and I was able to eat a lot of ceps. I had fried ceps in Litschau at the restaurant Kaufmann and dumplings with a mushroom sauce at the Waldschenke Schreiber in Kurz-Schwarza.

Gourmet Tips And Unique Places At The Waldviertel

2. Poppy seed strudel

The best poppy seed strudel (“Mohnzelten“) I had in the Waldviertel was at the Gasthof Pension Nordwald (next to the motoric park) and it´s something for a sweet tooth like me. It´s a specialty from the region and you have to try it…

Gourmet Tips And Unique Places At The Waldviertel
traditional “Mohnzelten” – a strudel with a sweet poppy seed filling

3. Carp (nothing for us vegetarians)

Another specialty is the carp fish in the region. Our friends tried it and were thrilled about it. (I prefer them alive in the water.)

4. Beer

In Weitra, the oldest brewery town in Austria, we learned how beer is made at the Brauhaus. After the tour we tried the local beer and some specialties like a lemon balm beer and had a great vegetarian menu.

Gourmet Tips And Unique Places At The Waldviertel

5. Local specialties at the Nebelsteinhütte

At the Nebelsteinhütte (hut) at the highest mountain in the region we ate specialties from the Waldviertel. A good place to eat a hearty meal after a hike.

Gourmet Tips And Unique Places At The Waldviertel

If you are looking for great local food and beverages you shouldn´t miss the Waldviertel in Austria.

Click on the picture to read more about the beautiful Waldviertel ⤵

Gourmet Tips And Unique Places At The Waldviertel

Thanks to Waldviertel Tourism for the invitation. The opinions are ours.

7 thoughts on “Gourmet tips and unique places at the Waldviertel”

  1. Fried Ceps with mushroom sauce?! That sounds just delicious! I would love to climb up that wooden tower. I have a feeling this place would have me running around acting like a little kid 😀

  2. Toll! Da werden Kindheitsträume geweckt. Der Wackelstein…. Als Kinder dachten wir tatsächlich, dass wir es schaffen können, ihn runter zu schubsen. 😉


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