The beautiful village of Gmünd in the Waldviertel in the province of Lower Austria is a place of pure Austrian charm. The nearby Nature Reserve Blockheide and its clearly laid out family ski resort make the area a worth while visit. Treat yourself to a break and come to Lower Austria. Rejuvenate your body, mind and soul; that’s what the east of Austria has in store for you. Visit Gmünd and the small but beautiful ski resort of Karlstift.