Your new hiking shoes are waiting for their first use? You want to get out and spend a whole day in nature — immediately and without having to travel too far? Then we've got the perfect Collection for you: The Donauauen National Park, the gentle mountains of the Vienna Woods and the foothills of the Vienna Alps are the perfect places for extensive day trips around Vienna. Especially beautiful are the hidden streams that have cut their way into the mountain landscape over thousands of years.
We have selected seven day tours on which you can explore the nature and waters around Vienna. In the Vienna Woods we will lead you through the picturesque Helenental valley, to the exciting Myra Falls and through the peaceful Hagenbach Gorge. At the edge of the Viennese Alps, the exciting Johannesbachklamm with its wooden footbridges is a tempting place to explore. And along the Danube you can discover original floodplain landscapes and, above all, observe countless water birds.
The fastest way is to go to our tours by bus and train, because all hikes start and end at train stations or bus stops.
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A little further from Vienna, the Danube floodplains are even more original. Several branches of water flow quietly through the small forests and along lush wet meadows. At Orth on the Danube a very special natural jewel awaits you. Only a few meters from the shore you can admire the Orther Islands. The islands continue to grow year after year with every stranded pebble: in the east of the islands there are ancient trees, but at the western end the islands are only a few years old. From the national park center schlossORTH we lead you on a circular walk through the Danube meadows to the islands.With various bus lines you can reach the stop Orth / Donau Castle, where your tour begins. After a detour to the National Park Center in the schlossORTH, you will embark on the hiking trail. On good paths you wander along meadows, discover small pools and enjoy the tranquility of the original riparian forests. On your way to the Orther Islands, you will soon find yourself on the Kleine Binn stream, which winds its way to the Danube.On the banks of the Danube you walk down the river to the Orther Islands. From the islands you follow our route through the picturesque meadow landscape back to the starting point of the hike.
This tour fulfills all your wishes: First you hike along the steep cliffs of the traditional Johannesbach gorge, then enjoy the peace of the conifer forests and finally indulge yourself with the view of the Hohe Wand. The hike is rounded off with several cozy rest stops.Via Wiener Neustadt, you can take the train to Rothengrub train station, where you can immediately start the hike. First you hike over a wooded ridge and then follow the trail down into the valley of the Johannesbach. Once at the bottom, the Pecherhitt'n awaits you for a long break. From the inn, the path leads you into the wild and romantic Johannesbachklamm. On paths and boardwalks you walk under high rock walls through the narrow gorge and look at the rippling and gurgling stream below you.At the other end of the gorge, the refuge Gerhartl also lures to a break. Through a widening meadow valley you continue to Greith. Here our route branches off to the northeast and leads up to the Eichberg. At the top you have a wonderful view and soon after you reach the station again.
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In the late 19th century, large parts of Vienna's Danube floodplains were drained and thus turned into building land. Not, however, the Lobau on the northern outskirts. Here the wet meadows, swamps, ponds and ponds were preserved until today. The picturesque landscape is now part of the National Park Donauauen and a wonderful place for a leisurely hike. Especially beautiful and informative is the nature trail Obere Lobau.With the bus line 92B you can easily reach the starting point of the hike. Simply get off at the stop Raffineriestraße / Biberhaufenweg. After only a few steps you are already in the Lobau and thus also in the national park. Quaint woodland, wide meadows and species-rich bogs are on your way. Especially nice is the section on the Josefsteg: On a wide boardwalk you wander across a protected moor area and enjoy a great view.The nature trail leads in a round through the Lobau and on the way back to the Dechantslacke over. In the cold season you will be pampered by the large pond with a beautiful view and in summer you will be tempted by small bays for a dip in the water. By the way, if you have forgotten your swimwear, no problem: The Dechantslacke is known for its nude bathing places.
Underneath the steeply rising house stone, the Myrabach has cut deep into the rocky landscape. From Muggendorf you can explore the narrow gorge in the dense, original forest on paths and boardwalks. In countless smaller and larger waterfalls the brook rushes down to the valley and offers the perfect backdrop for a leisurely round trip.The starting point of your hike is Pernitz-Muggendorf station, which is served by regional trains from Wiener Neustadt. From here it goes first through the village Pernitz and then on the shore of the quietly flowing Myrabachs through a romantic meadow valley to Muggendorf. Here you will find the lower Myrastausee and a little later you wander through the romantic forest along the waterfalls uphill.Keep your camera ready here, because every step of the way offers great photo opportunities from the waterfalls. Once at the top of the gorge, you stroll along the shore. If you like you can take a break here at the Gasthaus Karnerwirt. Afterwards our route takes you on a short detour to the view of the Hausstein and then through the forest and the valley back to the train station.
In the Eichenhain Nature Park, part of the Vienna Woods, the Hagenbach ripples peacefully through pristine forests. He also traverses a sandstone slab and has dug a roughly 1,300 meter long gorge into the rock here over the millennia. Gentle slopes rise above the stream, bordered on both sides by towering cliffs. In the middle of the romantic gorge runs a well developed hiking trail. On our tour we lead you through the Hagenbachklamm gorge and at the end on to the Greifvogelaufzuchtstation and a cozy inn in Unterkirchbach. Strengthened, it goes back the same way.With the bus line 406 you can drive from the station Klosterneuburg-Kierling to the starting point of the hike. Just get off at the stop St. Andrä-Wördern Hagenbachklamm. There is also a hiking car park here. After you have carefully crossed the road, it goes straight into the forest and thus into the Hagenbachklamm. The path runs a few meters above the stream and so you can enjoy a great view of the densely wooded, narrow valley.After about two kilometers, the forest opens and you walk across wide meadows to Greifvogelaufzuchtstation. Hobby ornithologists should definitely take a look at the many different birds. Everyone else will continue on their way to Unterkirchbach, where Gasthaus Hauser invites you for a leisurely break. After your well-deserved rest, it's the same way back to the starting point.
On its journey through the Vienna Woods, Schwechat flows through a picturesque valley bordered by wooded mountains: the Helenental. We have put together a comfortable day hike for you from the most beautiful section. From Baden it goes on the Schwechat always upriver on a beautiful Wegerl through the valley. A detour to the view on the Schwarzberg and a final stop at the Augustinerhütte complete the tour.From the Baden train station, the bus 362 will take you comfortably to the Strandbad stop, where your hike begins. A short distance through the city and you are already standing on the shore of Schwechat. From here you hike up the valley on a comfortable hiking trail.Twice the river is crossed, until you make the little detour to Schwarzberg. Through the forest, the trail meanders uphill. Once you have reached the top of the rocky summit, you have a wonderful view of the Helenental. On a wooded ridge, you hike back down into the valley and reach the Gasthof Augustinerhütte a little later. After a little refreshment, it is only a few meters to the bus stop Helenental Augustinerhütte. With the bus line 459 it goes back to the starting point.
The Triestingtal in the Vienna Woods is considered the cradle of industrialization in Lower Austria. In addition to this cultural history, the valley also attracts with its scenic beauty. On the nature and culture path you can learn about the history of the valley on the basis of numerous information boards. The path leads around the Fahrafelder Becken, a valley broadened by gentle meadows.Starting point of the hike is the Pottenstein train station on the Triesting. From here it goes over wide meadows always along the river to Weissenbach. On the way you will be accompanied by beautiful views of the wooded mountains of the Vienna Woods. Arrived in Weissenbach, it is worthwhile to make a detour to the Triestingtaler Heimatmuseum. In various exhibitions you will learn everything about agriculture, industry and life in the Triesting Valley of bygone times.Afterwards, you will hike back to the starting point of the tour next to the barely traveled tracks on the other side of the Fahrafelder Becken.