Records of the Vitalwelt
The Vitalwelt Bad Schallerbach holiday region is unique not only because of its picturesque landscapes, but also because of these impressive records. From breathtaking natural beauty to cultural masterpieces - unforgettable moments await here at every turn.
The steepest market square in Upper Austria
In Haag am Hausruck, the town centre itself is a sight to behold. The market square here is the steepest market square in Upper Austria. With its colourful houses in various shades of blue, yellow, red and green and the view of the parish church of St. Vitus, it is probably also the most beautiful!
The numerous coffee houses and restaurants along the market square invite you to linger.
The longest avenue of fruit trees in Austria
A very special path runs through the Hausruckviertel. About 100 years ago, a priest from Grieskirchen planted 450 fruit trees in a trellis - the longest fruit tree avenue in Austria was created. Today, the three-kilometre-long avenue, which stretches from Grieskirchen to St. Georgen bei Grieskirchen, is still preserved. Walkers are rewarded on the ridge with views of the Trattnachtal valley and Tollet Castle. This unique path is especially worth a trip in spring, when the fruit trees accompany every passer-by with the intense scent of blossoms.
The largest cycle of exterior Renaissance frescoes preserved in the original north of the Alps
The famous frescoes on the garden façade of Landschloss Parz date from around 1580 and are considered to be a major work of Austrian and southern German Renaissance art, both artistically and iconographically. With a length of about 90 metres and a height of over 10 metres, they are the largest cycle of exterior Renaissance frescoes preserved in the original north of the Alps. Thanks to sensitive restoration, the depictions are still of unique colourfulness and impressive richness of detail after almost 500 years.
The largest vertical sundial in Austria
In Grieskirchen at the school centre is the Kepler Clock, which pays tribute to the mathematician, theologian and astronomer Johannes Kepler. A Protestant, Johannes Kepler served as court mathematician to three Catholic emperors. His time and his stays have many references to the Grieskirchen area and Upper Austria. At 240m², the Kepler Clock is the largest vertical sundial in Austria.