Day trip & excursion tips
Discover the unique landscape around Puchberg.
In and around Puchberg there are various opportunities to get active. There is also no shortage of culture as well as sport here!
Hiking and natural surroundings
With the Niederösterreich-Card you get free entry to 277 excursion destinations throughout Lower Austria. In Puchberg too and in the surrounding region there are numerous attractions which you can visit for free with the ‘Niederösterreich-Card’. For instance, the Salamander-Zahnradbahn, the chair lift and Atelier Voka. Niederösterreich-Card excursion destinations in the region
The Zahnradbahn runs direct from Puchberg to the sunny plateau of the Schneeberg. Enjoy the journey, whose pace suits the rhythm of the region - tranquil and peaceful, yet which has a spectacular view.
- Chair lift
You can scale the highest mountain in Lower Austria on the newly set-up 4-seater chair lift too. In winter as well as summer it is ideal for descents and those wanting to reach the summit!
For ‘express’ mountain enthusiasts – Make use of this climbing aid – In just 8 minutes you can up to 1545 m altitude effortlessly, and can enjoy the wonderful panorama.
- Hohe Wand
The Hohe Wand is a real paradise for trips with the whole family. While the little ones enjoy themselves in the petting zoo, the active among you get to go climbing, or to head out on a paragliding flight. The ‘Skywalk’ is an attraction – a viewing platform which has been built directly into the cliff edge and which provides an almost view to the depths below.
Discover the beauty of a natural waterfall and a guesthouse which blends into the natural surroundings wonderfully.
Sport and leisure
- Outdoor pool – refreshing fun in the hot summer months
- Health trail – cut back on stress and improve your fitness on a total of 15 stations
- Bow and arrow path – a „accurate“ adventure for young and old
- Riding stable – a comprehensive range of riding options through to jumps
- Ski- mountain climbing school – climbing fun with professional instruction
- Paragliding on the high wall – a very different way of getting into the valley
More information on the options mentioned above are available at www.puchberg.at
Culture and Sights
- Schneeberg museum
Get an insight into the folk culture and the everyday life of the ‘early’ Puchberg. As well as the agricultural tools and a ‘Rauchkuchel’ open fire you get to learn interesting facts about gypsum extraction ‘Then & Now’ in Puchberg.
- Schneeberger sawmill
The listed Schneeberg Sawmill with its ‘Venetian gate’ was first mentioned in documents dating from 1631 and in 2007 was restored by the group ‘Friends of the Schneeberger Saw’, in painstaking work, and it can be accessed as a working show sawmill. A guided tour is possible, phone to arrange a date. More information about the saw available at www.schneeberger-saege.at.
- Gauermann Museum
Discover the works of for forgotten artists here, whose topics show the landscape of the Schneeberg region.
- Voka: Das Atelier Art und
Right next to the Schneebergbahn beside the Atelier is a sculpture garden, which provides an in-depth insight into the artistic work of the talented Rudolf Vogls.
In the Old-timer Museum run by the Hausberger family, as well as old-timers, ‘young-timers’ are also exhibited. Sightseeing tours can be arranged over the phone. More information on the museum available at www.historische-kfz.at.
- Castle ruins
The story of the Middle Ages comes to life again on a guided tour through the castle ruins, whose emphasis was on the exploration of and representation of medieval living conditions around 1300.