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Exploring the town of Niederau, Austria – what did I find?

By on January 10, 2015 in Austria

I liked the town of Niederau, Austria. Yes, it was small but it had most of the things I needed – a few bars, places to eat, a petrol station, two supermarkets, a number of hotels, a good bus service, and a ski hill, plus extensive cross-country skiing tracks.

It also has a ski hill. (In all honesty, I couldn’t say mountain.)

It certainly isn’t the town to come to for a riotous week of skiing, but for a quiet relaxing week, it ticks a lot of boxes.

Niederau Austria

One thing that was odd was there didn’t seem to be a town centre. There was no obvious town square or point of focus. The town consisted of a collection of houses along the roads interspersed with farm-like buildings, which judging by the smell (a smell I like) were still working beef or dairy farms.

Niederau Austria

Below is an example of a ‘town-farm’ building.

Niederau Austria

Entrance to the cattle shed area.

Niederau Austria

Niederau Austria

Stream running through the town.

Niederau Austria

The town was also very close to the Soll/Ski Welt area, in fact, you can see the top of Hopfgarten from the town (mountain top in the centre of the photo below).

Niederau Austria

Niederau Austria

Niederau Austria

Niederau Austria

The source of a certain smell in the town.

Niederau Austria

Niederau Austria

All-in-all, Niederau was not a bad little town. Yes, it was small, and it was not a crazy ski town, but it had all I needed for a pleasant week of skiing.

Niederau reminded me of a number of small ski towns, and ski areas, I have visited in New England. That is, there is a small town, with a small ski hill nearby. Niederau, like a lot of places I have skied in the US, had that ‘small quaint’ feel.

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