Winter wonderland Mühlviertel

Snow-covered hills, glittering fields and dark green firs, an illusion that only exists in dreams? No, these dreams are reality at our place in the Mühlviertel.

The Falkensteiner Hotel & SPA Bad Leonfelden is situated in the snow-covered landscape, on top of a hill, in the middle of the white splendour. Get away from the stress of everyday life, the noisy, muddy streets of the big city, into a white wonderland full of charm and harmony.

A pleasure for every sports fan and nature lover, because the Mühlviertel and the small town of Bad Leonfelden have a lot to offer. Explore the fabulous landscape on cross-country skis, the generous cross-country ski trail network starts right at the hotel when snow conditions are good. The total of over 28 km of cross-country trails in the region and a fantastic backdrop will ensure you won’t quickly forget this cross-country skiing experience. The Weigetschlagloipe, a 15 km long trail suitable for beginners, leads through a small forest, over fields and meadows and past typical Mühlviertler Bauernsacherln.

An exploration tour is not only fun on skis, snowshoe hikes around the Sternstein or across the meadow also make nature lovers’ hearts beat faster.

Our Sternstein, the ideal area for enjoyable hiking and getting high up. With its 1,118 m it is the highest “mountain” in Bad Leonfelden. From the forest tavern it is only a 30-minute hike to the summit. The walk leads along a small path through the forest. Stop for a breather, it is not for nothing that Bad Leonfelden is called a climatic health resort. At the summit of Sternstein, a snow-covered, glittering vantage point awaits your arrival. Stay for a while in this energy spot and don’t forget to breathe deeply.

© Helga Baier Winterwonderworld 6188
© Helga Baier Winterwonderworld 6185

On your way back you should stop at the Waldschenke for a delicious mug of coffee topped off with cream. The rustic Mühlviertler Stube reflects the traditions of the region and invites you to linger.

A tip for early risers and sun worshippers: Our rising winter sun as it slowly rolls over the white hills and dark treetops of the forests, displaying all its power and warmth on the horizon. The warmth of the first rays of sunshine indicates a grandiose, extraordinary day in the beautiful Mühlvietel. Make a good start to the day and spoil yourself from the beginning with a delicious breakfast that certainly leaves nothing to be desired. Delicious freshly baked bread, various cheeses including soft goat cheese from the neighbouring goat farm and delicious sweet jam.

The winter wonderland in the Mühlviertel with all its facets is definitely worth a visit. And if it’s too stormy or too cold for cross-country skiing, you know how to enjoy your time, in our Acquapura SPA or with a delicious apple strudel and a cappuccino.