CULTURE

The “Biedermeier” Valley

The Biedermeier Valley – with villages Gutenstein, Markt Piesting, Miesenbach, Muggendorf, Pernitz, Rohr im Gebirge, Waidmannsfeld and Waldegg – offers beautiful and unspoiled landscape (of “Biedermeier” period in Austrian Imperial history,  1815 - 1848) which inspired painters, poets and musicians.

www.biedermeiertal.at

Gutenstein

Sights – e.g. ruins of a fortress on top of a rock hill, Hoyos Palace, Museum of Mountain Farmers and Labourers, Monastery and Pilgrimage Church (1721) on “Mariahilfberg”; “Master Classes Gutenstein” and Summer Theatre and Musical Festivals to commemorate the poet and playwright who made Gutenstein famous – Ferdinand Raimund (1790 – 1836).

www.gutenstein.at

Miesenbach

“Gauermann Museum” to commemorate the painter of the “Biedermeier” epoch, Friedrich Gauermann (1807 – 1862).

www.miesenbach.at

Rohr im Gebirge

“Theme paths”, stages of Via Sacra (historical pilgrimage path from Vienna to Mariazell).

www.rohrimgebirge.at

Puchberg am Schneeberg

Very near to the Biedermeier Valley, there is the village Puchberg am Schneeberg, at the foot of the highest mountain of Lower Austria, Snow Mountain, 2.075 m. Here you will find two possibilities to reach the highest railroad station in Austria riding on a famous rack-railway. Take the modern “Salamander” (“Lizard”) diesel engine train, or the antique nostalgia steam train just like at the time of Emperor Francis Joseph.

www.schneebergbahn.at