12 real moments of indulgence
Do you love indulgence and culinary delights? Nothing is left to chance in the Vitalwelt Bad Schallerbach holiday region: Our tips on enjoyment experiences, restaurants and recipes ensure true moments of happiness.
1. Immerse yourself in the brewing experience
From the small grain of malt to the first sip of beer - on a guided tour of our brewery you can follow the creation of the hoppy gold step by step. The brewery tour begins with a tour of the brewhouse, where the individual steps of the brewing process are explained. During a small malt tasting, you will experience how the raw materials of GRIESKIRCHNER beers still taste unfermented. Then it's on to the bottle hall and the storage cellar for the famous "Zwicklhahn". The tour ends with a multi-faceted beer tasting in the cosy pilsnernery.
2. Discover the unique Hofzeit
16 families from the holiday region have implemented a unique project: The Hofzeit in Rottenbach. Under the motto "Think global, buy local", farming and field management without pesticides is practised here. The other focal points are the farm shop with direct marketing and fresh vegetables, aquaponics and classic pond farming, fish farming and gastronomy with brunch and lunch menu. The best way to get an overview of all areas is to take a guided tour of the farm.
3. Recognise and use local wild herbs
Every Tuesday from April to October you can hike with our herbal expert Maria Mach through the Botanica Park in Bad Schallerbach, along the Trattnach and to other secluded spots in the Vitalwelt Bad Schallerbach holiday region. During these two-hour hikes with month-specific themes, you will learn a lot of interesting facts about recognising, correctly collecting and processing local wild herbs as well as magical and mystical things from ancient times.
4. Sichtbar heavenly above the roofs of Grieskirchen
Chill out on the sun deck - enjoy the warm season outside. A visit to the rooftop bar is guaranteed to turn every balmy summer night into a piece of holiday. For 10 years now, you can look out over the old town roofs of Grieskirchen from the roof of the Sichtbar in the middle of the main square. There's tarte flambée to eat and cocktails to drink.
5. Learn everything about production of Most
The theme of Most runs like a thread through the museum set up in the old granary of the vicarage in St. Marienkirchen a. d. Polsenz. A variety of historical exhibits help visitors to gain an understanding of the rich knowledge about the Upper Austrian beverage. Entertaining stories and questions about Most are answered in an exciting and vivid way. To round off the museum tour, we cordially invite you to enjoy a "Genuss-Schluckerl" (an indulgence sip) of the excellent Samareiner Most! „G’sundheit. Soist leben“ (Cheers).
6. Buy regional products and local delicacies
At the traditional and popular Grieskirchen farmers' market, farmers offer their goods directly and without middlemen every Saturday. Fresh products are therefore guaranteed. Here visitors are offered an almost endless selection of regional delicacies such as fruit and vegetables depending on the season as well as the popular farmer's bread or other types of bread, pastries, milk, eggs or even different types of cheese, sausage and meat. Drinks from fruit juice to wine or home distilled spirits are also available. Homemade pastries are also possible.
7. Enjoy a Brettljause (Snack)
A delicious snack and a fruity glass of Most - perhaps after a hike or a bike tour? In the Vitalwelt there are many Most taverns and snack stations that serve the best snacks, from Brettljause to hearty bacon and typical Upper Austrian Erdäpfelkäs (potato cheese). Mostschober, Bauernkrapfen or bochane Meis as a dessert must not be missed here.
8. Let yourself be pampered with a "Dinner for 2"
The chef of the house is a toque chef, her husband is a sommelier and their son is also a great cooking talent. The gourmet restaurant Waldschänke run by the Grabmer family in Grieskirchen is a real family business. With an ingenious guest garden on the edge of the forest. Every Thursday they invite you to a 5-course dinner for 2.
9. Treat yourself to a cocktail with a South Sea feeling
You can enjoy a real South Sea feeling at the pool bars in the "Tropicana" convertible spa in the EurothermenResort Bad Schallerbach. Here you can enjoy fruity-fresh cocktails under palm trees in the warm thermal water while wearing your swimwear.
10. Learn all about bees in the show beehive and the nibbling garden
During the summer months, you can observe the busy bees in the show beehive of the Gallspach Nature Adventure Park and learn interesting facts about the useful little honey bees. In the adjacent snack garden with flower meadow, you can taste local fruit varieties.
11. Experience a unique picnic under the apple trees
Let the sun shine on your belly and enjoy time together romantically. Fine specialities and delicacies are already prepared in the picnic basket and a selected cider or juice is also included. This is the way to live. In a unique and unforgettable way, the picnic under the apple trees offers a true experience for the senses.
12. Bring the Vitalwelt into your kitchen
One of the most beautiful ways to get to know a region is through its cuisine and cellar. In the Vitalwelt, young, creative chefs and innovative restaurateurs surprise us time and again with delightful new interpretations. Our cuisine is regional and down-to-earth, at the same time internationally inspired and finely presented. Bring the taste of a holiday home to your kitchen.