3 hours, walking, public transportation
This Vienna Woods Private Hiking Tour (medium difficulty) is ideal for energetic and curious travelers, who would like to experience also another facet of Vienna, the Vienna Woods, the “House Mountain” of the capital. It is an activity in the fresh air, accompanied by a beautiful view over Vienna and the Danube on which you also learn about the city’s wine cultivation. Vienna is the only European capital which cultivates wine within its boundaries and the vineyards on the slopes of the Vienna Woods are part of the city’s landscape.
We will take public transportation to get to the starting point. First we will walk on a rather steep, but paved footpath up to Leopoldsberg from where we will have a good view over Vienna and the majestic abbey of Klosterneuburg, a place, connected with the early period of the Duchy of Austria. We will continue on a comfortable path through the forest to the next hill, Kahlenberg. Then we will start descending between the hilly vineyards and will end the tour in Grinzing, Vienna’s best-known “wine village”, dotted with taverns (Heuriger), where local wine and food is offered. A hungry and thirsty hiker might like to have a bite with some Viennese wine! You can get back to the city centre by public transportation.
Bring comfortable shoes, camera, water and tickets for public transportation.