|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
The Hohe Schule offers spacious and comfortable apartments in a historic building, centrally located in scenic Austria. The apartments have each a fully equipped kitchen, TV end wireless internet. The combi can host from 11- 34 persons!
Loosdorf is located near Melk with its famous monastery (UNESCO heritage), Wachau and Danube with its leisure boats, medieval villages and castles, wine-yards and famous wines. Bicycle tours along the Danube are popular and ski resorts in reach.
Shopping facilities and a railway station for direct connections to Vienna are at walking distance. Nearby is a nice bakery and various restaurants (Heurigen, pizzeria, Chinese/Thai ). Cars can be parked at the property area. The large garden is used for leisure breaks. The inner courtyard has recently been renovated.
Sports: In winter the ski pistes in Hochkar, Annaberg at some 50 km and Weinvierteltal near the Donau provide nice opportunities for winter sport.
Golfcourses are in St Polten and Maria Taferl on the Danube at some 20 km from the Hohe Schule.
Hiking can be done in many locations as near as in Sierning/ Haunolsstein towards the Caste of the Count of Montekukuli. Other options are short walks (45 min) from the Donau 30 Km to Schloss Aggstein and Duernstein.
The Hohe Schule was built in 1574 by the count of Losenstein, owner of the nearby Schallaburg castle. The building has authentic arches and wooden windows shutters.
It was the first Lutheran high school in Central Europe and famous for the relatively modern school regulations ('Schulordnung' ) which has been researched by the University of Vienna, where also the original document is kept.
My wife and I are from the United States and selected this property as a central location to explore North Central Austria and Vienna. We are regular travelers to Europe and Hohe Schule filled our desired travel and living requirements. We stayed two weeks in Loosdorf. We took the train to Vienna (one hour train ride) to avoid the city traffic. We drove through the beautiful Danube Valley and surrounding countryside to enjoy its many abbeys villages and castles.
Loosdorf is a small village but had two markets, a bakery and meat store in easy walking distance from the schule.The town beneath Melk Stift was less than ten minutes away and provided several nice restaurants for our enjoyment.
The first floor apartment we rented was huge with plenty of room for the two of us. It was clean and equipped with all the basic necessities. With large windows and high ceilings, as well as a brightly colored decor, the apartment was cheerful and welcoming. The owners are in the process of painting the exterior and upgrading the windows which will make it even more of a gem. The building is old and the floors a bit uneven; but, this adds to its historic charm, A minor point: It would have been nice to have a toaster oven and microwave available.
Everything worked well and when we had questions on any thing, the delightful and gracious owner (Wennie) was available in the building to help us out.
We were very pleased with the apartment and would recommend it to friends. The Austrian countryside offered numerous historic attractions and is postcard beautiful. Wennie made our stay even more delightful.
The Hohe Schule is centrally located in Lower Austria for trips in a fascinating region. Melk with its world famous Monastery (UNESCO heritage, 'the Name of the Rose') is at 10 km at the beginning of the Wachau. Here the river Danube curves along medieval towns, monasteries, vine yards and castles like Aggstein and Durnstein. The Wachau cycle route attracts many cycle enthusiasts. Boat tours can be made and wine tasted at restaurants along the Danube.
Vienna at 60 km distance can be reached from the house by road or train. It has many attractions as the Palace Schönbrunn, the Opera, Hofburg, the amusement park Prater, Spanish Riding School, Stefansdom.
St Pölten is a pleasant cultural town at 20 km offering music, film festivals its Italian style centre and home to 'Ironman' sport.
Near Loosdorf is the Renaissance castle Schallaburg with international exhibitions. Nice forest and mountain walks can be made in the nearby Pielachtal, the Wachau, Lilienfeld, Annaberg or Mariazell.
Golf: Golf course at ca 30 km in Maria Taferl and St Polten.
Ski: Several options from 50 km in Annaberg, Hochkar, Lilienfeld, Gemeindealp.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 15 2015
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||€175.00|
A deposit of 175 Euro is due upon arrival.
Local cost are for 1) bedlinen and towels (12 Euro pp/week) and for 2) end-cleaning (45 Euro). Costs of water, electricity etc. are included.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.