Popular Accommodations in Wien region & Wienerwald
Highlights in Wien region & Wienerwald
- A stroll through the Einödhöhle (cave)
- A trip over the largest underground lake in Europe
- A visit to Mödling
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Vacation rentals in Vienna surroundings and Vienna Woods
Just a few kilometres behind Vienna, the Viennese countryside begins with the Vienna Woods. This region is not only a popular local recreation area for Viennese, but also attracts many guests from abroad. Here you will find a combination of untouched nature and the proximity to Austria's probably most beautiful city. The choice of accommodation is correspondingly large: from a vacation rental in the middle of the Vienna Woods to a holiday apartment in the Vienna Basin to an apartment in Mödling.
Holidays in the surrounding area and the Vienna Woods
Location and orientation
Even the outskirts of Vienna belong to the Vienna Woods, the low mountain range that forms the northeast end of the Alps. The region has been designated a UNESCO Biosphere Park Wienerwald and has developed into an important local recreation area. Due to its many caves, lakes and densely wooded area, the surrounding area of Vienna and the Vienna Woods are ideal for hiking and cycling tours.
Ironically, the first "Wienerwald" restaurant was not opened here in the surrounding area of Vienna, but on Munich's Amalienstraße.
Top 3 travel tips
The Einöd- or Fledermaushöhle is situated on the western edge of the Vienna basin, on the southern slope of the Pfaffstättner Kogel. This surf cave, classified as a natural monument, will enchant you with its bizarre interior. As you walk through the cave, you will pass places as full of sound as the "Eaten Wall", the "Stone Sea" or the "Bear's Walk", and finally you will reach the outside again through another exit.2. A trip on the largest underground lake in Europe
Once an underground gypsum mine, the "Seegrotte" now attracts numerous visitors as a show mine. No wonder, after all, it is the largest underground lake in Europe, fed from seven different sources - and has to be pumped out daily to maintain the water level. The 6,200 m² large lake can be crossed by boat and has been used several times as a backdrop for film and television. Among other things, parts of the Disney classic "The Three Musketeers" were shot in the atmospheric cave.3. A visit to Mödling
Mödling is a small town about 16 kilometres south of Vienna and proud of its reputation as a "perfect wedding town" - which is why you can also "honeymoon" here in a romantic holiday home. It owes its reputation as a Biedermeier inspiration to its well-preserved Old Town with the Old Town Hall and the town houses in Rathausgasse. Here, for the first time, a federal road leading through the city was completely converted into a pedestrian zone. Visit the castle ruins of Mödling above the Mödlingbach valley and enjoy the wonderful view over the surrounding area of Vienna and the Vienna Woods! The castle was built at the beginning of the 11th century and is said to have housed the legendary minstrel Walther von der Vogelweide. Although the castle has been left to its own devices since the 16th century, some years ago the town of Möndling at least partially renovated it as a popular excursion destination.