Directly on our doorstep lies the natural swimming lake Rechberg. The idyllic location and the best water quality invite you to relax and unwind. For a change provide jetty, diving board and raft. But not only for swimming, the lake is ideal. A trip by pedal boat or surfbike makes a trip to the Rechberg bathing lake an experience. For sporty people there is a beach volleyball court with fine sand at the bathing lake. On warm summer evenings, a diverse cultural program with concerts or open-air cinema takes place.
The Nature Park Mühlviertel extends over the 4 municipalities – Rechberg, St. Thomas, Allerheiligen and Bad Zell – on an area of 1046 ha. Conspicuous rock forms, boulders, rocking stones in connection with meadows, bushes and trees make up the special charm of the nature park. The imposing “Schwammerling”, a real Wackelstein („moveable“ boulder) is the trademark of the Mühlviertel Nature Park. In an incomparable way, the granite also influenced the construction of the farm buildings. The most impressive example of this is the Großdöllnerhof. A 400-year-old, thatched three-way farm. It houses the peasant museum, interesting exhibits and a herb garden.
The extensive hiking trail system leads to the most beautiful places in the nature park: with almost 200 km of total length, 29 hiking trails lead through the beautiful natural landscape. Discover the region and make a pilgrimage on the 84 km long Johannesweg. A hike in the nature park Mühlviertel, past the Schwammerling, opens up the primeval landscape of the lower Mühlviertel in a particularly gentle way. Experience exciting hiking tours with our trained nature park guides. Our house is the ideal starting and ending point.
Archery enthusiasts will have access to a 3D course and a large practice shooting range at the host in Zellhof, Fam. Bauernfeind. On an area of 10 hectares, 33 African Safari and native 3D animals have been set up and waiting to be “hunted”. For those who want to learn this sporting pleasure, there are ongoing courses with loan bows available. For more information visit www.bsvbadzell.at
In the nature park community of St. Thomas am Blasenstein you will find the first permanently recordable disc golf course in Austria. Disc golf is an internationally known sport where a golf disc (a kind of Frisbee disc) is thrown from predetermined drop zones on special baskets. The beautiful course leads over about 12 hectares of forest and meadow areas and includes 18 tracks of different lengths. For details see www.kumm-discgolf.at
Cycling / Mountain Bike / E-Bike
The region has a dense network of cycling routes of varying degrees of difficulty. One of the most interesting routes, especially for e-bikes, leads on a total length of approx. 56 km to the most beautiful places and special features in the nature park. The bike map is available free of charge from us. Furthermore, we are also the perfect starting point for challenging mountain bike tours such as the ÖAMTC mountain bike route or the “Tour de Ålm”.
Discover the Mühlviertel in a new way, high on horseback along the extensive bridle path network. The granite highlands with its rolling hills, dense forests and lush meadows is a true paradise for horse and rider. During trail riding, you will discover the diverse landscape and the extensive bridle path network Mühlviertler-Alm on winding paths.
Wellness in the Lebensquell Bad Zell
Those who want to do something good for themselves and for their health are just right in the Therme and Spa Lebensquell Bad Zell. The exclusive spa and sauna area offers relaxation and pure recreation. The therapy center completes the offer. For more information visit www.lebensquell-badzell.com
Cross-country skiing is the winter endurance sport par excellence. If the pleasure of the lanscape is completed by the sporty effect, then there is nothing to stand in the way of a perfect day. Enjoy our typical Mühlviertel landscape in winter on our well-prepared cross-country skiing trails through the nature park communities.
Ice skating, curling
A “cool” winter fun on the ice: the Rechberg bathing lake offers in the winter months a wonderful ice rink and the best conditions for skaters and curling riflemen. A beautiful day on the natural ice for the whole family!