Destination guide

Lower Austria should high on your bucket list

Covered in castles, blessed with striking natural beauty, and surrounding the capital city of Vienna, Lower Austria promises to deliver a vacation to remember. Whether you're planning to fill up on Viennese pastries, wander through local art galleries, or shop ‘til you drop in Vienna's chic boutiques, Lower Austria vacation rentals are a great way to explore the region in style. You can go castle hopping along the banks of the River Danube, or shred some powder up in the mountains of Schneeberg or Otscher—whatever you choose, Lower Austria is a treasure trove of hidden gems just waiting to be discovered.

Things to do

We could be royals (well, maybe just for the day)

Get the royal treatment in Lower Austria with a visito to some of the region's many castles and palaces. Once the seat of a mighty empire, Austria still has the real estate to prove it—whether you're visiting the Hofburg or Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna (where you'll also find the world's oldest zoo), the medieval Kreuzenstein Castle (which boasts an impressive bird of prey display), or the opulent Rosenburg castle, which hosts a variety of historically inspired events and displays. The 11th-century Benedictine Melk Abbey, with its panoramic views over the Danube, also makes for a great day out.

Activities

High above the clouds, Lower Austria reveals its charms

You'll find some seriously great skiing in Lower Austria's mountains. Both Schneeberg and Otscher offer killer runs and epic views, as well as a legendary, no-holds-barred attitude to the apres ski scene. Come summer, the same peaks are great for hiking and biking, offering a completely different alpine view of Lower Austria. At the other extreme, head underground to the former gypsum mines at Seegrotte, where you can experience a boat ride on a subterranean lake (take that, bucket list). You could also look for Lower Austria vacation rentals during the Grafenegg Music Festival a perfect storm of food, wine, castles, and classical music.

Weather

Lower temps? Head to Lower Austria's mountains

Remember to pack your thermals if you're looking for Lower Austria vacation rentals in the winter—the mercury really drops around here. From November to March you can expect temperatures to hover around freezing, rising to the mid-40s towards the end of winter. Summer (June–August) is warm, with temperatures reaching the mid-70s in July and August. The region is a popular destination for skiing, which means you can expect it to be busy during winter. Slower months in the Spring (March–May) or fall (September–October) could also make for a delightful Lower Austria trip.

Natural features

Lower Austria has Vienna surrounded—perfect for day trips

Lower Austria surrounds Vienna, Austria's capital city, on all sides. The Danube River flows through the northwest of the region, creating the beguiling Wachau valley, which is studded with medieval villages, hilltop castles and abbeys, and expertly tended vineyards. In the south, you'll find the highest peaks of the mountains where you can ski, walk, and hike depending on the season. A popular skiing destination in its own right, Lower Austria vacation rentals could also provide you with the opportunity to combine a skiing trip with a city break in Vienna.

Where to stay around Lower Austria?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,177 vacation rentals near Lower Austria. From 83 Houses to 1,026 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lower Austria for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lower Austria?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lower Austria. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Baden bei Wien: 22 vacation rentals
  • Krems an der Donau: 40 vacation rentals
  • Fischamend: 106 vacation rentals
  • Tulln: 18 vacation rentals
  • Wien-Umgebung District: 52 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Lower Austria! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lower Austria?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lower Austria:

  • Baden bei Wien: 22 rentals
  • Krems an der Donau: 40 rentals
  • Fischamend: 106 rentals
  • Tulln: 18 rentals
  • Weißenkirchen in der Wachau: 37 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Lower Austria?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Lower Austria are:

  • Schwechat Airport (VIE): 1,051 vacation rentals
  • Brno (ZDN-Brno Bus Station): 18 vacation rentals
  • M R Stefanik Airport (BTS): 65 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Lower Austria?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Lower Austria. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Osterreichische Motorradmuseum: 39 rentals
  • Liechtenstein Castle: 1,035 rentals
  • Vienna Schonbrunner Allee Station: 1,039 rentals
  • Melk Station: 61 rentals
  • Pressbaum Rekawinkel Station: 1,000 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lower Austria listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Lower Austria

Baden bei Wien
22 vacation rentals
Krems an der Donau
40 vacation rentals
Fischamend
106 vacation rentals
Tulln
18 vacation rentals
Weißenkirchen in der Wachau
37 vacation rentals
Melk
15 vacation rentals
Mödling
796 vacation rentals
Dürnstein
38 vacation rentals
Waidhofen an der Ybbs
22 vacation rentals
Semmering
17 vacation rentals
Gaming
16 vacation rentals
Spitz
43 vacation rentals
Wiener Neudorf
942 vacation rentals
Lunz am See
15 vacation rentals
Gumpoldskirchen
141 vacation rentals
Aggsbach Markt
18 vacation rentals
Klosterneuburg
978 vacation rentals
St Pölten
41 vacation rentals
Stockerau
33 vacation rentals
Altenmarkt-Thenneberg
18 vacation rentals