Amstetten is an industrial city in Lower Austria and the economic center of the Mostviertel. The city has about 23,000 inhabitants.


1 Gothic parish church of St. Stephen from the 14th to 15th centuries.
2 Ulmerfeld Castle, in the south of the city (14th - 15th centuries).
3 Edla Castle
4 City Hall
5 water tower

Practical cooking and raw food courses with wild herbs you have collected yourself from the area, as well as wild herb studies courses are offered seasonally by


Getting there

By car via the West Autobahn A1. Coming from the west exit Amstetten West, coming from the east exit Amstetten Ost. By train: The Amstetten train station is on the Vienna - Salzburg line (Westbahn) and is a stop for many international trains.


A shopping center is on the western outskirts of the federal highway 121

The CityCenter Amstetten (CCA) is located in the center. Most of the well-known retail chains are rented in this center. The CCA is the largest inner-city shopping center in Austria. For regional products, especially fruit juices, musts, sheep's cheese and farmhouse bread, there are several farms in the vicinity of Amstetten that sell their goods "ex-farm".


Musical performances take place in Amstetten in summer.

Amstetten is sometimes known as a dangerous city, but generally not that much more dangerous than other cities.

It is up to you whether you go for a walk in the evening.


The municipality of Amstetten is located on historically traditional, topographically predetermined routes - as a bottleneck between the foothills of the Alps in the south, as well as the granite foothills of the Bohemian Plate, the Neustadtler Platte cut here by the Danube, and borders in the west and east on the lush peasant landscapes of the Mostviertel . These factors - transit and agriculture - have also shaped the historical development up to modern times, and especially the development to today's economic and trading center in harmony with historical changes - the loss of the importance of military security, which led Amstetten to the limit of existence, and the increased importance of transport, with which Amstetten's importance is traditionally directly related - promoted.

Today the city is located on the A 1 western motorway and on the western railway and has not only become an important gateway to the Ennstal, but also the economic center of the western Mostviertel with the judicial district of Amstetten with around 110,000 inhabitants.

The municipality consists not only of the actual city core area, but extends over six cadastral communities: Edla, Hausmening and Mauer near Amstetten. Preinsbach, Schönbichl and Ulmerfeld are also affiliated to the community.

In addition to several streams, some of which are quite water-rich (including Gschirmbach, Edlabach, Preinsbach, Mühlbach), there are two rivers in Amstetten: the small Url, which flows into the main river of the water-rich region shortly before Amstetten, the Ybbs. It is also the coat of arms of the Amstetten river. Only extensive dam structures - as the third line next to the railroad and road, which used to separate the urban area and which is still the biggest urban development problem today - were able to prevent the Ybbs from regularly flooding the city. It separates (bridged several times) the southern parts of Allersdorf, Greinsfurth, Ulmerfeld and Hausmening from the rest of the city. The Ybbs, which originally bordered Amstetten in the south and now cuts through, was a popular bathing river of the Amstetten until the 1960s and its water also fed the old outdoor pool. But it was almost ruined by the paper and pulp industry of the Ybbstal. The river, which used to be used as a wood drift, is now a popular destination for recreational areas (fishing, swimming) after dramatic measures to improve the quality of the water.

Amstetten is located in the climatic province of the Austrian Alpine foothills and in the transition area between a humid oceanic climate in western Europe and a dry continental climate in the east. Due to the protected location, it is on average 3 to 6 ° C warmer than in the surrounding communities. The average annual temperature is around 9 to 12 ° C. The average annual rainfall is 1,000 mm, with the most frequent precipitation occurring in the form of rain and in the summer months.

Especially in the autumn and winter months, due to the location of the basin, persistent inversion clouds often occur, which means that the duration of sunshine is very short.

The wind usually blows only weakly to moderate with strengths of 2 to 3 Beaufort, mainly from the west. East winds only occur frequently in high pressure weather conditions. These blow very constantly and often for several days and can be very strong, but rarely reach more than wind force 7.

Strong storms are rather rare, come exclusively from the west, but occasionally reach wind speeds of over 100 km / h, which leads to strong wind breaks in the surrounding forests every few years.