Saddle up for a solid dose of tranquillity – holidays to Niederau are straight-up peaceful, with dreamy mountain trails and oddles of snap-worthy moments.

Village valley retreats

An Austrian mountain village close to the border with Germany, Niederau dishes up serious serenity – think sweeping farmland and snow-capped mountains. Just a 20-minute walk away, the Bach Mountain Farming Museum provides a taste of local culture. And you can take chairlifts – or the free Markbachjoch gondola – up to the peaks.

Ice-topped peaks

On Markbachjoch Mountain, you'll find awe-inspiring artwork in the Sculpture Park surrounding a glistening lake. Have a look around, then sit by the waters or tuck in to a spot of strudel in a cute café.

Travel by tractor

It's a walker's paradise of nature-filled hiking trails here, but that's not all Niederau has to offer. The Bummelbahn train – pulled by a tractor – can carry you across the valleys. It'll get you great mountain views as you trundle past traditional farms and fields. This plucky little ride even runs in the snow – and the place is at its prettiest when it's coated in white.

Out and about

Here are some ideas of things to do when staying in Niederau:

• Waterfalls
• Outdoor pool
• Tennis courts
• Museum
• Electric bikes

At a Glance

  • Get up close to Mother Nature on walking trails
  • Marvel at mighty metal monuments at the sculpture park
  • Try your hand at farming the ancient Tyrolean way