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Retzer Land is a small wine region in Lower Austria.
Retzer Land has 6 communities with two small cities Retz and Hardegg; Hardeg is oft called "the Austrian smallest city".
By car or by train is easy to get in; Retzer Land is only one hour from Vienna.
Austria´s largest historical wine cellar in Retzphone: +43 29422700
phone: +43 29497005
Baroque castle Riegersburg with Emperor Maximilian von Mexico Museum, arms displayphone: +43 02916-400address: Riegersburg 1Masterpiece of Austrian architecture, state rooms are splendidly furnished partly by owners and partly by Museum of Applied Arts (Vienna). In the park there is even a private dog cemetery.
The Church of Holy Blood in Pulkau (Hl. Blutkirche in German)with famous altar from the 12th century
Renaissance Castle Rosenburg
Cycling, hiking, Nordic walking, jogging- there are many well marked cycling and hiking trails.There are many local festivals in year, committed to wine and the Pumpkin festival in autumn. Wine celebrations are featured with open wine cellar doors, so you can taste wines from region.Once a year, in Retz, two fountain at Main Square are filled with white and red wine, in stead of water during the celebration "Vine-Week in Retz " (Retzer Weinwoche in German).
You can taste typical Austrian meals in many wine taverns, restaurants and Hotel Althof Retz.
Schlosshaus Brandaddress: Retz
Typical wine among others for the region is Weinviertel DAC.
phone: +43 2942-3711address: Retz, Althofgasse 14
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