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Monastery Imperial Artist Tour

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  • / Klöster Kaiser Künstler Tour - auf dem Helenentalradweg
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A very special cycle route where you can ride an "all-round trekking bike" or "e-bike" describes on an almost 62 km long very varied route what made the Vienna Woods so special as the seat of monasteries, the imperial family and artists. 
open
moderate
Distance 59.8 km
5:30 h
596 m
599 m

Starting from Laxenburg, near the Laxenburg Castle Gardens, the journey south starts at EuroVelo 9, past the sun-drenched vineyards, numerous fields and acres. After the turnoff to the "Thallern-Strecke" (Thallern route) through the imperial city of Baden, where a detour to the Römertherme Baden would be ideal for tired calves, the route continues on the Helenental cycle path to the Krainerhütte and then on the "Wegerl durchs Helenental", on the "Helenental-Strecke", through the romantic Helenental. Partly through the cosy deciduous forest you continue directly to Karmel Mayerling and finally to Heiligenkreuz Abbey, each of which invites you to an impressive visit.  The route continues through a forest and meadow area typical of the Vienna Woods to Siegenfeld and then to Gaaden. From there the journey goes back on the "Thallern route" to Hinterbrühl, where important painters and composers met during the Biedermeier period. Along the splashing Mödlingbach stream the Mödlingbach cycle route leads back to the Thermenradweg cycle path, where the "Monastery Imperial Artist Tour" ends. Throughout typical Vienna Woods inns, bicycle-friendly hosts as well as numerous Heurigen ensure enjoyable stops. 

Highlights: 

  •  along the Wiener Neustadt Canal, the Schwechat stream, the Mödlingbach stream
  • through the sun-drenched landscapes of Rieden
  • Spa and imperial city Baden 
  • romantic Helenental
  • TOP trip destinations: Laxenburg Castle Gardens, Römertherme Baden, Heiligenkreuz Abbey
  • Karmel Mayerling(Jagdschloss Mayerling) 
  • typical deciduous forest and wide meadows in the Biosphärenpark Wienerwald 
  • on the tracks of Beethoven and Schubert
  • enjoyable stops at numerous Heurigen
  • numerous bicycle-friendly hosts along the route

Author’s recommendation

Start at Laxenburg Castle Gardens - ride through Laxenburg to the Thermenradweg cycle path (EuroVelo9) in southern direction - at Pfaffstätten: Attention turnoff EV9 onto Badnerstraße until you reach the main square in Pfaffstätten (municipal office) and turn right there - follow the Thallern route - continue on the Thallern route - through Baden, past the Roman thermal baths, change to the Helenental cycle path and follow the direction of Helenental - Attention: At the beginning ride on the Helenental cycle path, at Krainerhütte turn left up to the Helenental section (= "Wegerl im Helenental") - at Allander Höhe - turn left off the narrow path - after the road junction continue towards Heiligenkreuz - again on the Helenental section (pleasant gravel road) to Siegenfeld - in Siegenfeld follow the Reisetberg section briefly until you reach a "Martel" - from there continue on the "Thallern route" towards Gaaden. (Attention: the "Thallern route" is signposted in the opposite direction!)- Continue on the main road until shortly before the Höldrichsmühle. - Relaxation follows after Hinterbrühl slightly downhill on the Mödlingbach cycle path - turn-off to the Thermenradweg cycle path (EuroVelo9) towards Laxenburg.
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Updated: May 07, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
433 m
Lowest point
176 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Cafe Restaurant Doblhoffpark
Weingut Mühlfeldhof
Weinbau Familie Ceidl
Heurigen Weingut Markus Gausterer
Winzerfamilie Gregor Schup
Weingut Böck
Zum Goasbuam
Jagdhof-Genießerhotel & Restaurant
Babenbergerhof C.Breyer GmbH
Café-Patisserie Clementine
Gasthof Keller
Gasthof zum Alten Jagdschloß
Heurigen Kernbichler
Heuriger Michaelerhof
Weinbau KAUFMANN - SCHELLMANN
Landgasthof Cholerakapelle
Pino
Augustinerhütte Waldgasthaus
Klostergasthof Stift Heiligenkreuz
Weinbau Hacker
Baumgartner Schimmelbauer
Weingut Nowak
Heuriger & Weinbau Gausterer 69
Südufer Restaurant Bar

Safety information

Die Strecke ist durchgehend beschildert!

Achtung: Im Gebiet Gaaden/ Autobahnzubringer --> Hinterbrühl ist die Beschilderung kurzfristig aufgrund bevorstehender Sanierungsarbeiten der Landstraße unterbrochen und wird nach Fertigstellung ergänzt. Die Strecke ist jedoch laut Route befahrbar!!

Start

Laxenburg (176 m)
Coordinates:
DD
48.067748, 16.357187
DMS
48°04'03.9"N 16°21'25.9"E
UTM
33U 601106 5324721
w3w 
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Destination

Laxenburg

Turn-by-turn directions

 

  • Alternative journey with the southern railway to Mödling or Baden
  • by car
  • by bicycle via the Triesting-Gölsental cycle path or the Danube cycle path (coming via Vienna and Schwechat) to EuroVelo 9A and EuroVelo 9

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

  • Alternative Anreise mit der Südbahn bis nach Mödling oder Baden
  • dem Auto
  • mit dem Fahrrad über den Triesting-Gölsental-Radweg oder dem Donauradweg (über Wien und Schwechat kommend) auf den EuroVelo 9A und den EuroVelo 9.

Coordinates

DD
48.067748, 16.357187
DMS
48°04'03.9"N 16°21'25.9"E
UTM
33U 601106 5324721
w3w 
///glitz.dented.altering
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Karte Wienerwald Tourismus - "Radfahren im Wienerwald" 
Status
open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
59.8 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
596 m
Descent
599 m
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