niederndorf im kaisertal
niederndorf im kaisertal

Niederndorf

The local mountain of Niederndorf is the forested Hechenberg, on which also the Visitation Pilgrimage Chapel is located.

Altitude: 500 m a.s.l.

At the foot of the Kaiser Mountains there's Niederndorf, a village with a long history. The area was settled already very early in prehistoric times. That's a matter of fact, proven by a bronze belt buckle found in the locality of Hölzelsau, dated around 400 BC. Later on, Romans settled down here, who decided to open this area up by a Roman road from Erl to Niederndorf. The first school was mentioned in documents dating back on 1696 AD.

The local mountain is the Hechenberg: A round trail takes you from the village to Mariahilf and past the Visitation Pilgrimage Chapel, all within about one hour. Of course, in summer the nearby Kaiser Mountains are an attraction for all those who love mountaineering, climbing and mountain biking, and the Kaisertal Nature Reserve is more than a natural jewel. The course across this valley is considered to be one of the most impressive hikes in the mountain chain. Afterwards, you can take a refreshing jump into the forest pool. Nearby there's a leisure-time sports park.

In winter, the 1.2 km long toboggan run Hechenberg leads from the above mentioned mountain to the village. Two cross-country ski trails and two nearby skiing areas complete the winter offer. We are talking about the SkiWorld Wilder Kaiser - Brixental and the Zahmer Kaiser Skiing Area, located about 4 km from Niederndorf. By the way: Every year on December 29, at Niederndorf there is the Thomas' Night. In this night, the old year is expelled, and of course there is also tasty mulled wine.

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