Top things to do in The Traunviertel

Top Choice International in Wels

Löwenkeller

With its exposed stone, starchy white linen and polished service, Löwenkeller is by far the most sophisticated restaurant in town. Dishes such as poached trout served on spinach with dill oil, roast guinea fowl with…
Top Choice Coffee in Steyr

Yovela

The aroma of freshly roasting coffee wafts out of this cafe, which is filled with hessian sacks of organic beans. The owners set up shop here in 2002 and now supply some of Vienna's leading coffee houses. On the las…
Top Choice European in Steyr

Knapp am Eck

A cobbled lane shadows the Steyr River to this locavore bistro, which utilises organic, seasonal produce to create dishes such as tender lamb with polenta and sage-stuffed pork. By night, candles and lanterns illumi…
Abbey in Kremsmünster

Stift Kremsmünster

Kremsmünster’s enormous Benedictine abbey dates from 777, but was given a baroque facelift in the 18th century. Elaborate stucco and frescoes shape the long, low Bibliothek (library), where shelves creak under 160,0…
Austrian in Nationalpark Kalkalpen

Das Rössl

The pick of places to dine in charming Windischgarsten, this oyster-grey guesthouse cooks up hearty dishes including rib-eye steak, Riesling-marinated pork and river trout. Carb-loading for outdoor adventures isn't …
Tower in Kremsmünster

Sternwarte

Part of the Stift Kremsmünster complex, the 50m-high Stern­warte is dedicated to numerous schools of natural history. Spanning seven floors, the mind-boggling collection steps from fossilised starfish to the skeleto…
Park in Steyr

Schlosspark

Footpaths through this quiet park lead to baroque Schloss Lamberg, sitting pretty between the confluence of the Enns and Steyr Rivers. A steep passageway next to the Bummerlhaus, with overhanging arches, squeezes th…
Austrian in Steyr

Gasthof Mader

With its Gothic vaults, frescoed Schubertstüberl (parlour) and arcaded inner courtyard, Mader is historic dining at its best. Specialities such as crisp roast pork with dumplings or trout served with parsley potatoe…
European in Steyr

Orangerie im Schlosspark

This beautifully converted 18th-century orangery opens onto a leafy terrace facing the Schlosspark. The chef cooks fresh, seasonal dishes ranging from chanterelle tagliatelle to hearty beef broth with homemade dumpl…
Austrian in Steyr

Bräuhof

Dine by lantern light under 300-year-old vaults or on the pavement terrace at the atmospheric Bräuhof. Meaty numbers such as pork medallions wrapped in ham and served with a mushroom cream sauce are matched with ful…