HOTELS & PENSIONS
Here is a small selection of locally available accommodation catering for most tastes and budgets. Please check directly with the hotel or pension to confirm prices and room availability. Alternatively, contact us for more options; we're happy to organise bookings free of charge for course and workshop participants.
Approximate distances by road to our studio workshop in 3441 Dietersdorf are given both in kilometers and miles in brackets. Room rates shown should be taken as a guide price only. Generally room prices in Austria are quoted on a per person basis (usually with breakfast included) and are often subject to a single occupancy surcharge.
Gasthof Sulzer Stub'n (3km/1.86m)
Hauptstrasse 4, 3451 Plankenberg T: 02274/3111, M: 0699 1137 3629
Open all week, except Mon–Tues & Sun early closing at 15:00h | B&B: €30–€35 p/p
This Gasthof (inn) offers year round, a small number of single and double rooms and even a self-catering flat. Its lively pub and restaurant, serving hot and cold food with daily special menus, is popular with local patrons. This is the closest accommodation to our studio workshop and would make a good choice for those seeking simple rooms in the summer months who don't mind a 30 minute walk through the fields and along the river to and from the studio.
Gasthof Kögl "Zum Liederfürst" (7km/4.35m)
Wiener Straße 4, 3452 Atzenbrugg T: 02274/3111, M: 0699 1137 3629
E: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.gasthof-koegl.at/
Opening hours: Please check | B&B Rates: please check
This Gasthof and Pension has a popular restaurant and bar which is adjacent to the newer Pension building offering 16 doublerooms and 2 with 3 beds. Within a few minutes walk is the Heurigen-Sailer (see opening dates under "Termine"), coffee house/bakery, a supermarket and a restaurant attached to Schloß Atzenbrugg where the composer Franz Schubert once stayed. The Gasthof and Pension Kögl is an 8–10 minute drive to us.
Tulln an der Donau
Hotel Römerhof (13km/8m)
Hafenstraße 3, 3430 Tulln an der Donau T: +43 (0) 2272 - 62954
Web: link (in english)
Opening hours: Please check | B&B Rate: please check
Consists of 2 separate buildings. Both the 4-star and 3-star graded hotels are near the Danube River, the train station (a 5–8 minute walk) and the old town centre. Known as the Garden City, Tulln is a picturesque town which is easy to get around by foot or bike and has an excellent fast train service to Vienna (22 min) or to the Wachau Valley (such as Dürnstein, Spitz, Krems). The "city" boasts a new shopping mall, the Rosenarcade, cosmopolitan restaurants, museums, a garden show and plenty of leisure activities. The Römerhof is roughly a 16–20 minute drive to us.
Zwentendorf an der Donau
Zwentendorf Camping Site (Campingplatz Zwentendorf) (14km/8.7m)
near Restaurant Donauhof, Pappelallee 1, 3435 Zwentendorf, T: 02277/2444
Zwentendorf Council: T: 02277/2209-0 E: email@example.com
Web: info (council website in german only)
Open Apr–Oct. Rate: Adults €4.85 p/n plus for tents, €2.10 p/n or caravans, €6.40 p/n
With room for 60 tents and 6 caravans, this council-run site has hot/cold water, showers, bbq facilities and a breakfast service making it a cheap, popular choice with the numerous cyclists travelling the Dounauradroute (the Danube Cycle Route), so be sure to book in advance. The town centre is only a five minute walk away, where you'll find supermarkets, a bakery, a Heuriger, a Gasthof, banks, tobacconist and a pub.
The camp site's idyllic setting near the Danube river belies Zwentendorf's energy and chemical industrial base which was once considered an ideal location for Austria's first atomic power plant in the 1980's. Luckily, the people of Austria (narrowly) voted against the idea and now the built-but-never-commissioned plant is slated to become a model eco-energy enterprise producing electricity. Worth a visit, and only a 10 minute walk up the Donauradweg from the camping site is the Bärenhütte (the Bear Hut). This delightful, old Alpine hut was painstaking dismantled and reconstructed on its new site, curiously facing the Danube and in the shadow of the old atomic plant. Good beer, wine and basic but good fare. But I digress!
From the camp site to us is a 20 minute drive to us.
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