The wealth of herbs and spices at Kräutermanufaktur Sallmannsberg in Upper Austria is practically unlimited. The products run the range of the German alphabet, from A for Ananasminze (‘pineapple mint’) to Z for Zitronenverbene (‘lemon …Continue reading
Category: Upper Austria
Discover the different sides of Upper Austria, from the lakes and mountains of the Salzkammergut to the towns along the Danube valley and, of course, the cultural capital of Linz.
Linz combines the history of the old town and the main square with a more modern outlook. Known as an industrial centre, the capital of Upper Austria has transformed itself into a modern pioneer of art and technology exhibitions and festivals.
The picturesque waters and peaks of the Salzkammergut region around the former Imperial spa holiday destination Bad Ischl offer the traditional lakes and mountain experience.
Further south is the much photographed town of Hallstatt, with its stunning situation on the lake, along with the Dachstein mountain range and its impressive Giant Ice Cave.
In between the two areas, the small towns of Kremsmünster and Sankt Florian house two of the oldest religious institutions in Austria.
The list below shows all of the published articles on AustriaDirect about Upper Austria. Readers may also be interested in our longer guides to various regions and locations:
Lakes in Upper Austria
The Origins of ‘Silent Night’
The popularity of ‘Silent Night’ as a Christmas carol spread around the world in the 19th century from its origins in the villages of Austria. We take a closer look at the people and places …Continue reading
Wolfgangsee – Lake Wolfgang
Last updated on May 1st, 2022 at 12:22 pmSt Wolfgang and the Wolfgangsee are a favourite destinations for visitors to the Salzburg area. The Schafberg mountain railway attracts visitors eager to take the steam train …Continue reading
Discover the Secrets of the Kalkalpen Mountains
The eleven stages of the Kalkalpen Trail in Upper Austria offer hikers the chance to discover the hidden spots in this impressive wilderness area. The Kalkalpen National Park, Austria’s second largest national park, is characterised …Continue reading
Kalkalpen National Park
The Kalkalpen National Park is a protected area renowned for its streams and woods in the southern-eastern part of Upper Austria. The mountainous area essentially consists of the Sengsengebirge range and the Reichraminger Hintergebirge – …Continue reading
Upper Austria’s Historic Gorge
Last updated on July 19th, 2020 at 09:20 amThe Dr Vogelgesang gorge near Spital am Pyhrn in Upper Austria climbs 500 wooden and stone steps over a length of about one and a half kilometres. …Continue reading
Cycling Through the Salzkammergut
Last updated on May 14th, 2021 at 08:05 pmThe Salzkammergut Bike Route connects thirteen lakes in three of Austria’s provinces. The entire route is just under 340 kilometres in length and, for cyclists who are …Continue reading
The Iron Curtain Bike Trail in Austria
Last updated on July 25th, 2020 at 06:38 amCyclists can explore some more recent history on the 700-kilometre-long “Iron Curtain Trail” as it makes it way through Austria. Up until 1989 the Iron Curtain divided …Continue reading
In the Footsteps of the Lynx
Last updated on April 27th, 2022 at 07:29 pmThe new Luchs-Trail (“lynx trail”) runs through three provinces and three important nature reserves. The 200 kilometre long trail leads in 11 stages from Reichraming in Upper …Continue reading
The Linzer Torte – A Traditional Taste
Last updated on April 8th, 2020 at 06:49 amThe first recipe for the Linzer Torte dates back more than 360 years. Recorded in a cookbook from 1653, the culinary composition is regarded as one of …Continue reading