Vorchdorf offers gorgeous views in all directions and a scenery that lends itself to outstanding hiking, cycling and horseback riding.
There are uninterrupted panoramic views of the Höllengebirge range, Traunstein peak, Totes Gebirge massif, Sensengebirge mountains, and beyond.
Vorchdorf is the northernmost village in the District of Gmunden and has a long history dating back to the Neolithic Age. Evidence of this early settlement are ancient tools, a Roman tombstone, and coins.
In the center of Vorchdorf the Hochhaus Castle, a place with heritage and history, is a central focus for the residents of and the visitors to the town. The mighty Renaissance structure once was the seat of the District´s law courts while today it is home to the Local Heritage Museum and a friendly Inn. Eggenberg Castle, the second castle of Vorchdorf, is the oldest, family owned Brewery in Austria.
The quaint Most tavern is just the right place to take rest and spend relaxing moments over fine and hearty specialties. The lovely surroundings of Vorchdorf are dotted by 40 historic heritage farms, all of which have been owned by the same family for at least 200 years.
Staying with us at Vorchdorf, you'll enjoy a visit rich in scenic beauty, history and tradition, splendid castles, fine beers, and genuine hospitality!
- Inhabitants: 7.250
- Area: 48 km²
- Altitude (from): 413m ASL
- Altitude (to): 414m ASL
- Longitude: 13.922
- Latitude: 48.0034