Tobogganing fun

Adrenaline junkies feel right at home on the toboggan runs of Lower Austria – by day and night!

If you want a long downhill ride, you have to start a long way up. That is very easy in Lower Austria’s tobogganing hotspot, because you can go up the mountain on a conveyor belt. After a long stopover, many choose to head back down the mountain when the route gleams in the floodlights.

For one-time, repeat and nature tobogganists:
The snowy Mostviertel

The idyllic Mostviertel boasts breath-taking natural toboggan runs, which are an unforgettable highlight of any holiday. These include the Opponitz toboggan run (Kronsteiner-Oberrehau family, tel.: +43 (0)676 727 32 32), where you can safely ride back into the valley after a short visit to Bauernhof Oberrehau farm, even when the track is floodlit. In St. Aegyd/Kernhof, there is also a shuttle service (on request) to the wonderful toboggan run in Nordischen Zentrum.

For panoramic, super-fast and young tobogganists:
The Vienna Alps in Lower Austria

Semmering is not called the “Zauberberg” (“magic mountain”) for nothing! In this instance, it’s because of the 3 km-long Zauberberg Semmering Erlebnis-Rodelbahn (adventure toboggan run), which you will want to race down again and again. Incidentally: Siebenstein the magician and Feuerzahn the dragon await young and old tobogganists alike, by day and by night!  “On your marks – get set – go!” as they say on the panoramic toboggan run, the Rax-Panorama-Rodelbahn (Tel.: +43 0676/ 462 92 64). But beware: Don’t let the beautiful scenery distract you! Our tip for young tobogganists: The 200 m long Panhans Rodelwiese tobogganing field at the top of the Semmering Pass (T 02664/ 20025). Here you can build great jumps and experience tobogganing for the first time.