Think about Austria and most of us consider mountains, skiing, glacial lakes and rivers, perhaps Vienna, and most likely the Sound of Music. However, in Lower Austria we found a different Austria, not mountainous, a somewhat flatter landscape, but still delightfully picturesque. Waldviertel, located in the north of Lower Austria, was an interesting contrast. Still with rolling hills and gorgeous countryside but no alpine Goliaths. Waldviertel means wood quarter and endless forests of pine trees reveal it’s a name that fits like a glove.