We had a lovely trip to the forest area again. First we went to Schrems for hiking on the Moor Trail showing stations with English explanations about the Mire in the Nature Park Hoochmoor Schrems (Noe Card) which has a visitor’s center housing an exhibition (also in English) and otters. On half way you reach the Stairway to Heaven, an observation tower with a marvelous view. At Restaurant Grossmann in Heidenreichstein try the regional carp.
Fortified by lunch, we visited the local cheese factory “Die Kaesemacherwelt“ (Noe Card) and learned how to make cheese from goat, sheep and cow’s milk. Guided tours are only in German, but you can see and understand how the cheese is made and try yourself. Of course we had to taste the different cheeses and because it was so good, we bought poppy seed cheese, peppers filled with cream cheese and delicious soft Camembert.
On your way to Prague, let the kids have a break at the Kaesemacher’s playground. While you rest on the terrace you can watch the kids play with the animals: rabbits, goats, sheep and ponies. On 2 – 4 May Heidenreichstein will be the city of open doors with an interesting crafts market. Nearby Raabs/Thaya will celebrate the yearly Rape Flower Festival on 11 May. After too much celebrating you might wanna stay overnight at JUFA Raabs/Thaya.