JUFA Hotel Waldviertel***
Sports and Hiking Holiday in the Thayatal National Park Region
Austria´s northwestern hiking paradise is located along the Thaya river. The JUFA Family Hotel in the Waldviertel region is located directly on the idyllic banks of the Thaya with direct access to the cycling path, far away from all everyday hustle and bustle. Nature lovers have appreciated the special charm of the forest district for a long time already – as power comes from serenity!
Hiking, biking and canoeing tours, walking, swimming or simply a comfortable walk along the banks of the Thaya river – Austria´s most extensive network of hiking trails, with 90 routes and a total length of 2.000 kms, welcomes sports enthusiasts and families.
Designed with regional natural materials, own sauna landscape and a large parking area, the JUFA Hotel Waldviertel*** offers maximum relaxation amidst untouched nature. A power gym and a multipurpose sports hall, several bowling lanes and a boulder area, are available for your daily workout, even in the event of bad weather. Table tennis and billiards provide entertainment for social gatherings, a Nintendo Wii will especially appeal to the younger guests!
It´s always nicer outside, though An athletic competition on the football pitch or letting off steam on the adventure playground and then relaxing comfortably in the cafe on the sun terrace with a loved one or best friends – The JUFA Hotel Waldviertel*** is popular with young and old! Modern seminar and workshop rooms, the attractive surroundings and first-class sports facilities make this JUFA Hotel ideal for seminars.
Culture and history enthusiasts are well catered for in the mystical Waldviertel district! More than 300 castles, monasteries and ruins, as well as numerous events – from theatres to concerts – offer exciting day-trip destinations and evening cultural enjoyment – for families, couples and groups. The Waldviertel is also known as Lower Austria´s gourmet region. Don´t miss tasting the fish and mushroom dishes, fire spots from bread dough, pork balls, milk soup, larded dumplings and poppy cake. Good appetite and cheers in the Waldviertel!
- 53 rooms with SH/WC/TV/Safe
- Free Wi-Fi
- Parking on-site free of charge
- Games room
- Spa area
- Bike- and E-bike rental
- Disabled access / obstacle-free
- Dogs are welcome
- Entry Thayatal Vitality Bath
Seminars & Events
- Workshop- and Seminar facilities
- Indoor - cinema
Sport, School, Adventure
- Boulder wall
- Football field
- Fitness room
- Bowling alley
Offers for your perfect vacation
JUFA Hotel Waldviertel***
The JUFA Hotel Waldviertel*** is located in Raabs an der Thaya in Lower Austria directly on the banks of the River Thaya. It is a perfect base from which to embark on infinite adventures and can be reached easily by car. Guests can make use of the free parking places for cars and busses.
Arriving by car
Travelling from Vienna: Travelling on the A22 Donauufer motorway towards Prague/Brno/Sankt Pölten/B7/CZ – take the exit towards Krems/Strebersdorf/Prague/B3/St.Pölten – take exit 31-Stockerau Nord towards Horn – travel on the B4 (Horner Bundesstrasse) until you reach a roundabout – take the second exit off the roundabout (B4/Horner-Bundesstrasse/Wilhelm Miklas Pl.) – follow this route (you will travel through Irnfritz, Klein Ulrichschlag and Tröbings) – turn right at Aigen towards Lindau – follow this road towards Lindau – continue on through Lindau towards Raabs – when you arrive in Raabs turn right onto Bahnstrasse – turn right onto Hamerlingstrasse to the JUFA Hotel.
Travelling from Munich/Salzburg/Linz: Travelling on the A1 west motorway towards Vienna – take the Knoten Sankt Pölten exit and merge onto the S33 towards Krems/Sankt Pölten-Ost – follow this route until you reach the B37 (signposted B37/Krems) – take the B218/Langenloiser-Bundesstrasse via the Langenlois/Horn exit – take the third exit off the roundabout (signposted B34/Kamptal-Bundesstrasse) – turn right towards Fernitz and follow this route – turn right at Freischling towards Raan, Buttendorf – turn left on the B4/Horner-Bundesstrasse – continue on the B4 Horner Bundesstrasse – continue on towards Vienna
Travelling from Klagenfurt/Graz: Travelling on the A2 south motorway towards Vienna – continue on the A23/E59 towards Favoriten/Vienna – at the exit take the A22 towards B7/Prague – continue as described in the instructions as if travelling from Vienna
Arriving by train
The best attractions in the local area
Thayatal Vitality Baths
Do you like the idea of swimming when it is snowy and stormy outside? The Thayatal Vitality Baths is an indoor swimming pool for families which offers first-rate facilities. The sports pools, relaxation pools, fun slide, quiet zones and also the herbal sauna and aromatherapy steam bath will enable you to experience complete relaxation. Treat yourself to a relaxing break with a visit to the baths either alone or with your loved ones.
Paddle a canoe through the enchanting Thaya Valley and experience nature from a completely new vantage point. Conquering a number of rapids and weirs will certainly make the trip a truly unforgettable adventure. Choose from a number of different routes and discover this beautiful landscape.
Thaya Valley National Park
Nothing will touch you more than nature that has been untouched. The Thaya Valley is one of the most romantic valley landscapes you can imagine. It is home to a large and diverse number of plant and animal species, which will not fail to fascinate and surprise. Embark on a trip through the National Park and discover this richly faceted terrain either on foot or on a canoe tour! The extensive network of hiking trails will lure you into a world of gently flowing rivers, steep rocks and dense forests.
The Kräuterpfarrer (herbalist pastor) at the Weidinger Zentrum
An absolute must for herb lovers. Come and enjoy the lovingly planted herb garden, which also serves as a nature trail. Take a break in the small guest garden, which beckons you to enjoy a cup of tea, something to eat or to just linger for a while. Join one of the guided tours and discover a wealth of fascinating information about the different uses of herbs.
Visit Austria’s only mother-of-pearl wood turner’s workshop in neighbouring Felling and discover how mother-of-pearl buttons and jewellery are produced from shells and snail shells. This family business has been in operation for 100 years and you can gain an insight into this particular craft through a series of film presentations. You will also have an opportunity to take a look at the production process.
Llamas emanate a gentle and mysterious aura. They are woolly and trusting companions and make a hiking tour through the beautiful Thaya Valley a particularly special experience. You will trek through the beautiful natural surroundings accompanied by the “Llamero”, the official name of the llama guide. Join one of these special walks and enjoy a truly unique experience.
Käsemacherwelt – Cheesemaker World
Experience close up how we produce our new varieties of soft cheeses and discover more about antipasti and our wide range of delicious specialities made from milk from sheep, goats and cows. The guided tour through Cheesemaker World begins with a short film. It then continues though the production area and there is then an opportunity to taste these fine delicacies. A petting zoo with goats, sheep and rabbits entertains our younger guests.
Raabs an der Thaya Castle is one of the oldest stone castles that has ever been built in Austria. The name originates from a German lord from the Middle Ages who was called “Ragoz”. A trip to Raabs Castle is a fantastic opportunity to embark on an adventure back in time with your family and to really delve into the mysteries of the past.
Karlstein Clock Museum
Clocks are repaired and planetaria, table clocks and watches are manufactured by hand in this “living workshop”. You can see 200 exhibits, perpetual calendars, tools and machines. Children who are learning to tell the time are just as welcome at the Karlstein Clock Museum as older visitors who are interested in the technology behind clock making.
Castle Kollmitz Ruins
In the north of Waldviertel a ruin stands proudly on a steep cliff and dominates the surrounding landscape. Castle Kollmitz was occupied by a number of noble families until it was destroyed by fire in 1703. It now appears as if it has fused together with the rocks and has become a popular destination for explorers and families. Call in advance to arrange a guided tour and immerse yourself more deeply in the history of the ruins of Castle Kollmitz.
The Sonnentor Sensory Experience
Embark on a special sensory journey in which you will explore the world of dried herbs and spices. Sonnentor is a fully operational business, which offers guided tours enabling the whole family to gain new insights into its many interesting herbs, flowers and products. You will also have a chance to spend some time in the free sensory herb garden at the front of the premises or enjoy the 3km long herb trail. You can also visit the Little Organic Angels’ (Bio-Bengelchen) Herb Village with its giant hammocks, climbing trees, areas where you can nibble on the herbs and much more.
Sonnenwelt – Sensory Experience Exhibition
Discover the history of energy on an exciting 2,000m² sized obstacle course. From the origins of all life, the Big Bang, to the Empire of the Pyramids and Ancient Rome up to the modern passive house. In 90 minutes you will discover a great deal about the history and future of the sun. Together with your family you will marvel at the information that has been gathered together by Sonnenwelt, the energy and sensory experience located in Großschönau.
Maissau Amethyst World
Join a guided tour and discover the extraordinary field that has developed from the mining of amethyst deposits. An enriching and special experience for the whole family! Following the tour you can search and dig for your own amethyst.
Kamp-Thaya-March Cycle Route
The 445 kilometre long Kamp-Thaya-March cycle route (KTM) is deemed to be one of the most beautiful cycling routes in Austria. This popular route in the north eastern corner of Lower Austria follows three rivers, the Kamp, the Thaya and the March. The section running through the Waldviertel is probably the most beautiful part of the route. If would like to continue exploring the Waldviertel area, you can leave the KTM cycle route at Altenberg and switch over to the Kloster cycle route, which is a 250km long circuit around the Waldviertel.
Business stays at the JUFA Hotel Waldviertel***
The JUFA Hotel Waldviertel*** is not only a popular holiday destination, but also provides an expert service for businesses wishing to hold seminars, training events, team meetings or workshops that are run over several days.
It can often be difficult to find the perfect venue for business events. We are certain that your search is over now you have found us! Both presenters and attendees have been extremely impressed with our 5 seminar and workshop rooms. Well-lit rooms with first rate equipment! Natural daylight streams into the rooms through large windows on the front of the building.
You will find that not only our modern facilities will make your event more productive, but the variety of indoor and outdoor activities available at the JUFA Hotel will also enable you to recharge your batteries.
We will be more than happy to help you with the organisation and implementation of your plans.
For further information, please contact the JUFA Hotel Waldviertel*** directly. Our team will be happy to provide you with all the information you need!
Your sports holiday at the JUFA Hotel Waldviertel***
The JUFA Hotel Waldviertel*** is located directly on the banks of the River Thaya in Raabs an der Thaya. This is a perfect location for sports enthusiasts who can make use of the outdoor football pitches when the weather is fine, or the large multi use sports hall when the weather is not so good. You can enjoy these tranquil surroundings where you can escape from the hectic pace of daily life and find space to charge your batteries and burn off any excess energy.
Excellent modern facilities
54 modern well-equipped rooms, seminar and workshop rooms, café with sun terrace, restaurant, sauna area, indoor cinema, park area, various sports facilities and much more.
- Sports hall: 27m to 18m. 7m
- Volleyball: 1 main court
- Basketball: 1 training court, 2 training courts
- Handball: 1 training court
- Floorball: 1 training court
- Badminton: 3 courts
- Judo & Martial Arts: 486m²
- Natural turf pitch:
- 104 x 64 m with floodlights (approx. 900m away)
- 90 x 56 m (approx. 900m away)
- Practice ground: 40 x 20 m / Height: 9 m
- Wellness Centre with sauna, herbal baths and relaxation room
- Bicycle rental
You can continue your sporting activities outside the JUFA Hotel Waldviertel in the great outdoors. The Thaya Valley National Park is home to Austria’s largest network of bicycle routes and outclasses anywhere else. There are 90 routes in total over 2,000 kilometres. Here you can discover the beauty of the natural surroundings on a hiking trip, during a gentle stroll or even on a canoeing trip.
Coaching & team building at the JUFA Hotel Waldviertel
A strong team spirit and a positive working atmosphere cannot not always be taken for granted. However, the ability to develop trusting relationships can be learned. The JUFA Hotel Waldviertel*** has the perfect facilities to suit your particular requirements, whether you are supervising a programme for school-aged children or running training activities for an association or a company.
The hotel is situated directly on the banks of the Thaya River and offers a range of activities that you can enjoy in the great outdoors. The Thaya Valley National Park is a veritable Eldorado for group training courses and school field trips. Our well-equipped seminar and workshop rooms and our extensive sports facilities provide everything you need to run your training events and to foster successful teamwork.
The JUFA Hotel Waldviertel*** is an ideal place for clubs, classes and groups to develop effective team skills.
Please contact the JUFA hotel directly for further information. Our team will be more than happy to provide you with all the information you need!
"Sehr schöne Unterkunft mit vielen Möglichkeiten "— Daniela (Age 36-40, traveled as family)
JUFA Hotel Waldviertel
"Wieder ein schöner, entspanmter Familienurlaub"— Norbert (Age 46-50, traveled as family)
JUFA Hotel Waldviertel
"Sauberkeit könnte besser sein"— Stephanie (Age 31-35, traveled as family)
JUFA Hotel Waldviertel