Top things to do in The Mühlviertel

Top Choice Coffee in Freistadt


Opening hours are short as Suchan's coffee has become so popular throughout Austria and even Berlin that it spends the rest of the week roasting, using unmixed (single-origin), slow-drum and air-cooling techniques. …
Top Choice Austrian in Freistadt

Freistadt Brauhaus

To sample Freistadt's hoppy brews, head to the town's brewery restaurant, which has a sprawling vaulted interior and beer garden. Meaty Austrian faves include roast pork drizzled with dark beer sauce and served with…
Brewery in The Mühlviertel

Schlossbrauerei Weinberg

Perched on a forested hill, Schlossbrauerei Weinberg, 10 minutes’ walk from Kefermarkt overlooking the red turrets of privately owned Schloss Weinberg, has been producing beer since 1387. The affable owners serve th…
Church in The Mühlviertel

Pfarrkirche St Wolfgang

In the pindrop-quiet village of Kefermarkt, this pilgrimage church’s main claim to fame is its breathtaking Gothic Flügelaltar (winged altar). A masterpiece of craftsmanship, the limewood altarpiece towers 13.5m, wi…
Austrian in Freistadt

Gasthaus Ratsherrnstube

Right on Freistadt's main square, with terrace tables in summer, this large, traditional guesthouse turns out hearty Austrian fare including five different schnitzels, paprika-spiced Müllerwurst sausage with sauerkr…
Museum in Freistadt


The city’s 14th-century castle, with a square tower topped by a tapering red-tiled roof, harbours this museum, exhibiting 600 works of engraved painted glass. Climb the 50m Bergfried tower for far-reaching views ove…
Drinks in Freistadt

Freistädter Brau Haus

If you’d like to learn more about Freistadt beer and stock up, nip into the brewery shop.
Historic Site in Freistadt


Freistadt's Altstadt sits within its sturdy 14th-century city walls complete with gate towers such as the medieval Linzertor and skeletal Böhmertor, which reflect its past need for strong defences as an important st…
Square in Freistadt


Freistadt’s focal point is the elongated Hauptplatz, jammed between the old city walls. The square has some ornate buildings and a Gothic Stadtpfarrkirche capped with a baroque tower. Some of the houses along Waagga…
Food in The Mühlviertel


Organic peppermint and Melissa (lemon balm) are among hundreds of varieties of herbs for sale at Bergkräuter-Genossenschaft.