Hotel Schwarz Alm – Winter in the Waldviertel

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View from the spa of the Hotel Schwarz Alm Winter Wellness Austria

Winter in the Waldviertel Austria

Our tips for a short break in winter in the Waldviertel in Lower Austria At the Hotel Schwarz Alm Zwettl Austria we have one Trip in early December collected. We spent two days in and around Zwettl in the Waldviertel. We present you here what we discovered. A stay at the Hotel Schwarz Alm during Advent is particularly nice. Then the hotel is decorated for Christmas. Open log fire ensures cosiness. While it's cold outside, you can relax in the spa.



Our tips for the Hotel Schwarz Alm in winter

The Hotel Schwarz Alm is an elegant four-star hotel with an intimate spa, which we like very much. The hotel is located a few kilometers outside of Zwettl in the Waldviertel. You can reach the hotel via a narrow tarred road that leads through a wooded area to a large meadow in the middle of the forest. During our visit forest and road were already frozen. The driveway was still easy to handle. Especially nice is that the hotel offers the perfect break from everyday life due to its secluded location. After street noise one listens in vain. Instead, there is a wonderful silence. If you want, you can relax here for a few days. Advent in the Waldviertel you will experience in the Hotel Schwarz Alm very relaxed.


Rooms at the Hotel Schwarz Alm
Rooms in the Hotel Schwarz Alm Zwettl Austria


The spa is particularly suitable for this, with its pool, relaxation rooms, saunas, steam and brine bath offering the perfect facility. It's great to look out through the large window panes from the saunas of the Hotel Schwarz Alm at the frost-covered grass and the frozen pool. Courageous sauna-goers can cool off in it even in winter. However, we use the spa for the opposite: during the day go on a discovery tour in the area, the spa serves us in the evening as a place where we warm up again from the winter cold. It is wonderful to lie in one of the relaxation rooms and watch the winter outside in the warmth.

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Dinner at the Hotel Schwarz Alm
Dinner at the Hotel Schwarz Alm Zwettl Austria


End the day with a dinner at the Hotel Schwarz Alm Zwettl Austria

Anyway, we would like to return to the Hotel Schwarz Alm every evening after our excursions. There is a romantic dinner by the fireplace on Saturday evening. On Sunday and Monday we eat in the cozy dining room of the hotel. We enjoy the friendly service in the restaurant and let us taste the great dishes from the hotel kitchen. Here is a master at work: the greeting from the kitchen, the soup, the main course and the dessert are delicious every night.

And above all: the food is amazing. No matter whether it's the chestnut and pear soup, the fillet of Austrian fattened ox and the orange parfait with Grand Marnier from the first evening, the beef carpaccio, the frittaten soup, the veal liver and the poppy seed dumplings from the second evening or the wild boar ham, the cream foam soup , the entrecôte and the strawberry parfait from the third evening. Everything tastes excellent. So we enjoy our stay at the Hotel Schwarz Alm in the evenings during Advent.

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Getting to the Hotel Schwarz Alm:

For example, book your journey here by flight, bus or train*. You can reach Zwettl by car from Munich in four hours (without traffic). away Salzburg takes two hours forty-five minutes, ex Vienna one hour thirty minutes, from Graz three hours fifteen minutes and from Linz one and a half hours.

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Source: own research on site. We would definitely like to thank the Hotel Schwarz Alm for the invitation. However, as always, our opinions remain our own.

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Hotel Schwarz Alm – Winter in the Waldviertel

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn

20 thoughts too "Hotel Schwarz Alm – Winter in the Waldviertel"

  1. Hi monika,

    I have already made many of the excursions from Vienna. The hotel looks absolutely great, if that was not so close to Vienna, I would book immediately :). LG and a happy new year!


    1. Hello Anke,

      well, for a weekend excursion from 2-3 days from Vienna, that would be nice: D. Especially when it comes to a few days of rest and relaxation, you do not have to go that far.

      Best regards,

  2. Hello Monika & Petar,

    Wellness, snacking, strolling ... What about other activities around the Hotel Schwarz Alm?

    Is there any way to let off steam while hiking, biking or other experiences? And how is it there with snow?

    For us, the Waldviertel is still a blank spot on the map.

    Greeting Mario

    1. Hello Mario,

      There are a lot of hiking trails there for hiking. The landscape is hilly. As far as the snow is concerned, there was already snow on the heights at the beginning of December - that was more than we have here in Rupertiwinkel (that is, none at all). But of course I can not give general weather forecasts.

      Best regards,

  3. Dear Monika, dear Peter,

    a hotel to my taste. Probably nobody would have gotten me out of the hotel anymore. It looks too cozy. :-) For a wellness holiday it seems very suitable. And peace and relaxation can be found there too. It's almost impossible. Thanks for this tip. I have to remember urgently.

    LG Daniela

    1. Dear Daniela,

      If we had not researched new information for our blog, we probably would have been the same: D. The spa area is so inviting that you just feel comfortable there. I would have loved to spend there every three days.

      Best regards,

    1. Liebe Sabine

      Yes that's true. It is a region off the usual tourist routes with a lot of history. Even those who like arts and crafts are in the right place. We liked it a lot.

      Best regards,

  4. I have never been to the Waldviertel, maybe I should take with me on my wish list. I also like the time in Advent for such a little break, because there is a very special atmosphere everywhere. Especially the gingerbread exhibition I would like. The hotel also looks very inviting. Absolutely my taste.

    1. Dear Antje,

      Granted, the Waldviertel is not a tourist hub. But that is exactly what we like there. There are many small and idyllic places, castles and palaces. And the forest landscapes are lonely and beautiful. The Hotel Schwarz Alm is the perfect starting point for the region.

      Best regards,

  5. The cheese maker world sounds interesting, I have to go there once!
    LG, Hermann Paschinger

    1. A trip is worthwhile. We were surprised how big the Käsemacher Erlebniswelt is. During the week, however, is better because then worked in production. We were there on the weekend, and only saw the empty warehouses - even if we were shown in a separate room, as milk becomes cheese.


  6. Dear Monika, dear Petar,

    a nice hotel, which is certainly worth a visit. I would have enjoyed the sauna with enthusiasm.
    The visit to the cheese factory would also be something for me as a big city kid. Here is the cheese in the refrigerator;) and who knows today how cheese is produced.
    That was a great weekend, thank you for letting us participate.
    Greetings, Susanne

    1. Dear Susanne,

      yes, that was an eventful and relaxing weekend. I always find it interesting to see how something is created - whether it's cheese or something crafts or art. Creativity is fascinating, no matter in what form.

      Best regards,

  7. Dear Monika,

    That sounds like a perfect Advent break! With frost, frozen lakes and gingerbread scent. Too bad that you could no longer photograph the gingerbread art works.

    Here in Thailand we are very far away from frost and Advent atmosphere. That's why we do not really miss that at the moment. But your report already wakes a little yearning ....

    Best regards,

    1. Dear Gina,

      For me, my advent and Christmas journeys to the southern climes always had the opposite effect: I lacked the snow, the frost and the Christmas scents. However, that took a few years: D. At first I was fascinated by how to celebrate Christmas in hot regions of the world. I have seen it especially in Australia, Central America and Southern Africa.

      Best regards,

  8. Dear Monika, dear Peter,
    After this beautiful report is very clear, next year I will go back to the beautiful Waldviertel. And your pictures make you want to the newly designed house.
    Have you also tested the spa? What about a signature treatment?

    And another question: do you know by heart when Mohnzeit is in the Waldviertel?

    Best regards,

    1. Dear Katja,

      we did not test a signature treatment. We especially enjoyed the spa after our excursions into the surrounding area, to experience the winter through the glass: D. The poppy blooms - if I remember correctly - in July.

      Best regards,

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