A well-rounded tour: discover Lower Austria's circular routes

On our magnificent circular routes, it’s not about where you go, but how you get there. Read about our favourite walks here.

Walk down the “Kellergassen” (wine cellar lanes), follow in the footsteps of the Romans, explore Lower Austria's forests, or take in the best views. We have compiled a list of the most beautiful, most enjoyable, and most interesting circular routes.

From wine cellar to wine cellar on the 3 Sisters Trail in the wine quarter

The 23 km long circular route leads through the idyllic Poysdorf, past the ruins of Falkenstein to the Nonseum crazy inventions of Herrbaumgarten, which connects the three wine sisters with to one another. Our tip: Have a good look around, and also book a wine cellar lane tour in Falkenstein or a tractor tour in Poysdorf.

In harmony with nature on Roman Road 651 in Melk, in the Alpine foreland

The various stages of the 95 km long Field and Forest Route, some of which follow old Roman roads, are epic discovery tours in themselves. The route heads through the Wachau Valley and the Ötscher countryside, and past Schallaburg Burg Plankenstein, featuring stone slabs along the way which provide information on what life was like in Roman times.

Walking through a fairytale world on Nebelstein Panoramic Trail No. 24

The 9 km circular route, which has been awarded the Österreichische Wandergütesiegel (Austrian Hiking Quality Seal), can be comfortably completed in 2.5 hours. Even inexperienced hikers can enjoy the wonderful landscape and natural environment without a lot of huffing and puffing. At 366 m above sea level, this route is one of our most popular – partly because of the Märchenhaus (fairytale house) in Maissen and also Xundwärts Parcours Workout Trail in Hirschenwies.

Admire the countryside on the Semmering Zauberblickeweg (Magical Views Route)

On the route of the Bahnwanderweg (Railway Trail), and close to the magnificent villas of Semmering, the 11.5 km long Semmering Zauberblickeweg (Magical Views Route) leads through a paradise of truly breathtaking scenery and panoramas. Our absolute favourite view can also be seen on this route. The 20-Schilling Blick vantage point is so-called because the view from it used to be depicted – yes, that’s right!  – on the 20 schilling note!

Following the footsteps of the Romans on the VIA CARTUNUM

The individual circular routes of the VIA.CARNUNTUM are between 5 and 12 km long. As they are not particularly steep, they are family-friendly. On numerous routes, “young and old Romans” alike can discover the treasures and secrets of historic locations in Carnuntum. Time travellers can download a free app to hear legends and myths, and learn about rare plants such as the Dianthus Lumnitzer.