Come visit the most beautiful spots in Mailberg
Located in north-eastern Lower Austria, Mailberg provides outstanding conditions for winegrowing and much, much more! The local area features a wide range of destinations for day trips: romantic hiking routes through the vineyards with refreshment stops, experiencing Mailberg’s romantic cellar streets or immersing yourself in history at Schloss Mailberg… we’d like to introduce you to these three absolute highlights right now!
Hiking: ‘Mailberger Hundschupfn’ circular hiking trail
A hiking trail for the whole family: on asphalted ground (also suitable for prams), you can enjoy a walk through the well-known vineyard location of ‘Ried Hundschupfn’ in the Mailberg vineyards and experience the beautiful landscape in this area.
The starting point for the hike is the ‘Brunnhäusl’ (weighbridge) in the centre of Mailberg. Over the main square, past the local authority office and left up the ‘Kellergasse Zipf’. This historic cellar street is protected as a historic monument and provides a picturesque backdrop for walkers.
Turn off left again at the end of the ‘Kellergasse’ and now head past ‘Weindomizil Hagn’. You can recharge your batteries by taking a short break on the sun terrace to enjoy a coffee or a glass of Hagn wine.
With the ‘Weindomizil’ behind you, head up the hill to ‘Ried Hundschupfen’ next. Depending on the season, the vines will be either fresh and green, full of grapes or resplendent in bright autumnal colours. Heading through the middle of the vineyards, follow the wine red sign for ‘Weinwanderweg Hundschupfen’ until you reach the viewpoint, which offers an amazing view of the Mailberg valley.
Now head slightly downhill back to Mailberg, past the graveyard and the ‘Kunigundenkirche’, the oldest building in Mailberg.
On the final leg of the hike, you’ll go past the ‘Schafflerhof’ and, if you head straight on, you’ll be heading straight to Schloss Mailberg.
The home of wine: cellar streets in Mailberg
Wonderfully romantic! Four cellar streets in Mailberg invite you to visit lovingly-maintained wine cellars and wine press houses. Most of the buildings have preserved original structural elements and have been restored over the years with a great attention to detail. One of the highlights is most definitely the ‘Kellergasse Zipf’, one of the most beautiful cellar streets in Lower Austria. This tiny street is protected as a historic monument and is home to around 20 wine cellars.
‘Kellergasse Zipf’ starts just below ‘Weindomizil’ and offers a wonderful view of the Buchberg.
Experience history: Schloss Mailberg
You shouldn’t visit the Mailberg area without heading to the castle… it really is a landmark in Mailberg. The castle and the surrounding area were first mentioned in writing as early as 1055. Since 1146, the castle has been owned by the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and is their oldest property in the world.
Now a hotel and restaurant and popular location for weddings and events of all kinds, Schloss Mailberg was a spiritual centre for a long time, as well as a location of military relevance. The walls of the castle, which are steeped in history, have suffered many times in wars.
Nowadays, Schloss Mailberg is a popular meeting point in the wine district: on the one hand, the extraordinary location invites guests to immerse themselves in the history of Mailberg and, on the other hand, the castle is the perfect backdrop for celebrations.
Both the restaurant inside the castle and the castle’s wine collection ensure that guests enjoy themselves to the fullest: all “Mailberg Valley” quality association products are on offer for tasting all year round here and can be purchased directly… at a good price!
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