Along the Lainsitz River – a trip through the history of the Waldviertel

Cross-border Hiking

408,- per person in a double room Request offer Offer availability

Hiking along the Lainsitz is like taking a trip back in time. The trail along this river passes through Austria and the Czech Republic. It is parallel to the former border strip, which is largely untouched natural countryside because the Iron Curtain ran through the middle of it for decades. Enjoy the countryside along the trail and make sure to check out the Iron Curtain exhibition at Weitra Castle. It vividly tells the tale of a Europe divided and then reunited.

The hiking route:
Day 1: Arrival in Weitra
Day 2: Transfer from Weitra to Karlstift, hike to Weitra (28 km)
Day 3: Hike from Weitra to Gmünd (20 km)
Day 4: Hike from Gmünd to Litschau (25 km)
Day 5: Hike from Litschau to Chlum, Czech Republic (13 km)
Transfer back to Weitra (luggage included) – Return home

Items included in the package:

  • 4 overnight stays, including breakfast buffet
  • Hiking map and information material about the Waldviertel
  • Daily luggage transfer
  • Transfers from Weitra to Karlstift and Chlum to Weitra
  • Admission to the Iron Curtain exhibition at Weitra Castle

Price information:

  • In 3-star and 4-star hotels
    All-inclusive price per person in a double room € 360
    Extra charge for just one hiker € 165

Organizer: Waldviertel Incoming Fremdenverkehrsförderungs- und Betriebsgesellschaft m.b.H.
Landstraße 16/1/2, A-3910 Zwettl, Austria. Organizer No.: 2014/0053
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Offer availability

  • Bookable from 04/01/2020 to 10/31/2020

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