Perry tree blossom, ©

Pear blossom time

Opulent flowering trees open up magnificent scenery.

At the end of April, the north-western Mostviertel is covered by a splendid flowering dress. Over one million fruit trees mainly carrying pears turn the region into a sea of white blossoms.

One will be impressed over and over again: Every year, along the 200-kilometres-long Perry Road (Moststraße), fruit trees leave white-scented accents in Mostviertel nature. The region itself is unique in Europe for its fermented fruit cider mainly produced by perry pears. During pear blossom time, exploring the area by foot or by bike becomes an extraordinary experience.

The best views

Take a look at the perry tree blossom-webcam and get an idea of how the flowering trees evolve in spring. For a more personal impact of the flowering land, get packed and make a trip along the sign-posted Lower Austrian Perry Road.

On your way along the highly-elevated Mosthöhenstraße, you get a deep impression of the rolling countryside and the pear orchards. The route leads from St. Peter an der Au to St. Michael am Bruckbach to St. Georgen in der Klaus. From there, it is possible to make a slight detour to the town Waidhofen an der Ybbs or just go back to Seitenstetten. From the village Kollmitzberg, one enjoys a great view over the mountain chain from the pinnacles of Schneeberg to Traunstein and from the plains of Donauland to the Bohemian Massif.

The greatest hiking & cycling tours

The "Karl-Lammerhuber-Blick-Weg" is winding its way about seven kilometres around the village Biberbach, rolling softly up and down the hills. So, also less ambitioned hikers will have pleasant and leisurely walk.

Cyclists go on the Mostbaron-Tour (= Perry Baron Bicycle Tour), which leads about 54 kilometres in a wide arc around the city Amstetten and has its starting and end point in Ardagger Stift. It is absolutely recommendable to visit the local exhibition MostBirnHaus, where you experience the history and learn about the stages of “Most” (perry and apple cider) production. Make sure to safe enough time for making a rest at one of the most heuriger taverns in Stephanshart, Zeillern, Neuhofen or Euratsfeld.

Celebrating pear & perry: Most Spring

Time for party! As temperatures rise, the fruits of Mostviertel are celebrated: During the Spring Perry Festival (Mostfrühling), go on special hiking tours along orchards or visit a Mostkirtag with brass music and small delicacy stands. The Perry Day (Tag des Mostes), which is celebrated every year on the last Sunday of April, is the highlight in this series of events.

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