Castle of Rappottenstein, © NOEW, Michael Liebert

Historic town walls

Take a journey through time from the past to the present.

Seven attractive Waldviertel towns are protected by their historic town walls and are just waiting to be explored.

In the past, the towns of Waidhofen an der Thaya, Weitra and Zwettl were part of the chain of fortifications erected in the Waldviertel. Nowadays their culture and the culinary tradition surrounding the locally brewed beer are among their main attractions. The idyllic situation of the little town of Drosendorf  high above the River Thaya enchants the visitor while Horn is also known as the “town of towers”. The spacious main square of Retz impresses visitors while the medieval flair of Eggenburg is tangible at every corner.

The walls of these towns can be explored as part of a guided tour or on one of the themed trails.