Top 6 LAC 13+14 – Geras Monastery + Nature Park

Die-Koeche-der-FF-Dallein-c-Erdaepfelfest-Geras-2012-1024x680Potato Festival 
The 19th Potato Festival in Geras presents a great program. On both days, the tractor with the slow train will take you from the train station to the festival site (10-18 clock). For young guests Electric GoCars, potatoes Olympics, carousel, bouncy castle, face painting, bungee trampoline and helicopter flights will be offered. 
Date: 3 + 4 October 2015, 10 am – 10 pm

P1030003Top 2 LAC 13 – Geras Monastery
Founded in 1153, the basilica with its Romanesque core was constructed from 1725 in bright baroque style. Visit also the monastic herb garden of the herbs pastors Hermann-Josef Weidinger and Benedict Felsinger. The marble hall with one of the largest cantilevered wooden ceilings from the 18th century and the ceiling fresco by Paul Troger are some of the highlights.

P1030024Top 2 LAC 14 – Geras Nature Park
See the mouflons or watch fallow deer eating. Enjoy a unique view from the observation tower with rare birds in the reed belt. Petting zoo, playground, wooden xylophone and humming stone invite especially the young visitors to explore nature. The hunters’ path takes you to the wild pig enclosure, and invites the visitor to rest and watch the wildlife.
Map

Reblaus Express (LAC 43)
You can easily reach Geras with the Reblaus Express, a railway with a “tavern wagon” starting in Retz.
On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays a historical suite links the attractive wine city Retz with Drosendorf, the town on the margin of the national park Thayatal.
English Timetable  

Suitable for Kids: 6/10 (playground, animals)
English availability: 1/5
Access by public transport: 4/5 (direct train to Retz + Reblausexpress + 15 min. walk)

The Geras Monastery and Nature Park are also one of the Top destinations in Lower Austria and there is no admission when using the Lower Austria Card (LAC).

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