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WAB - Regional Route D: Bad Schönau - Krumbach

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  • Bad Schönau
    / Bad Schönau
    Photo: Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich, ©Niederoesterreich-Werbung, Foto: Rita Newman
  • / Blick auf Krumbach
    Photo: Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH, © Wiener Alpen in NÖ Tourismus GmbH, Foto: Andreas Kranzmayer
  • / Bad Schönau in der Buckligen Welt (Copyright: Steindy)
    Photo: Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
  • / Lindenhof Krumbach
    Photo: Sophie Weinberger, Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
  • / Lindenhof Krumbach
    Photo: Sophie Weinberger, Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
  • / Lindenhof Krumbach
    Photo: Sophie Weinberger, Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
  • / Baumgartnereck Kirchschlag
    Photo: Katrin Zeleny, Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
  • / Baumgartnereck Kirchschlag
    Photo: Katrin Zeleny, Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
  • / rund um Kirchschlag
    Photo: Katrin Zeleny, Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
  • / rund um Kirchschlag
    Photo: Katrin Zeleny, Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
  • / rund um Kirchschlag
    Photo: Katrin Zeleny, Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
  • / Rosenkranzkapelle Krumbach
    Photo: Katrin Zeleny, Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
  • / Rosenkranzkapelle Krumbach
    Photo: Katrin Zeleny, Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
  • / Rosenkranzkapelle Krumbach
    Photo: Katrin Zeleny, Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
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Regional Route D is a pleasant hike through the cultivated landscapes of the Bucklige Welt. The Regional Routes are part of the network of paths making up the Viennese Alps (WAB) route. Hikes along these routes lead you to unique views and also insights. The Regional Routes are linked to the network of paths making up the Viennese Alps route. This results in circular hikes in conjunction with the long-distance path.  
easy
6 km
1:45 h
198 m
144 m
This section is varied, with ascents and descents, and always providing new views and insights in the heart of the Bucklige Welt. The highlight at the start of the tour is the spa garden in the centre of Bad Schönau. Afterwards there's the Triad, a stylish, rustic, award-winning restaurant. Two Gault Millau toques and three A la Carte stars make Uwe Machreich one of the top chefs in Austria. The highlight at the end of the hike is the historic market and town centre in Krumbach with the Museumsdorf complex. The Museumdorf (museum village) in Krumbach consists of five historic buildings: including an old farmhouse, a chapel, and the old public hospital. This open-air museum covers the history of Krumbach and portrays farming and religious life within the Bucklige Welt.

Author’s recommendation

There are options to stay overnight in Bad Schönau such as Hotel Weber and Genießerpension Dopler, as well as the Krumbacherhof in Krumbach, ran by the Ottner family. Caution: A visit to award-winning chef Uwe Machreich’s Triad promises high-class culinary delights.
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Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
Updated: May 26, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
630 m
Lowest point
459 m
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Safety information

Your hiking experience in the Vienna Alps should be a thoroughly enjoyable and safe one. Therefore, please bear the following in mind:

Preparation

When choosing a route, make sure it corresponds to your mountain experience and physical fitness level. Check the weather forecast before you set off. The weather can change surprisingly quickly in the mountains. Always take appropriate equipment with you (e.g. rain protection).

Check whether the cabins and snack stations you intend to visit along the way are open. Inform someone before you set off of your chosen route and when you plan to return.

Tips, hints and links

You may like to hike the adjoining routes:

 

WAB - Regional Route C: Krumbach - Kirchschlag

 

WAB - Regional Route E: Gschaidt - Feichten – Krumbach

 

Viennese Alps in Lower Austria, www.wieneralpen.at, +43 / 2622 / 78960

Start

Bad Schönau tourist office in the town centre (470 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.495709, 16.233836
DMS
47°29'44.6"N 16°14'01.8"E
UTM
33T 592931 5260990
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Destination

Krumbach municipal office, in the town centre

Turn-by-turn directions

Regional Route D starts outside the tourist information office in the spa town centre of Bad Schönau. The first few meters take us on the street alongside the spa building. The Viennese Alps route runs left past the spa building and through the park, however we take the Regional Route right of the spa and then turn right once again into Waldgasse. We follow the hiking and cycling route into the Zöbernbachtal valley, cross the Zöbernbach stream and then cross over the Bundesstraße at Ödenhof. We ascend via the paved road up to Gasthaus Triad (Triad Inn), where Veronika and Uwe Machreich offer creative, yet hearty cuisine to their guests.

 

After being fed and watered, we stick to the right at the next fork in the road, following the signs with the green Viennese Alps logo, past the golf range car park and continue into the cul-de-sac. Alternatively, it is possible to go straight ahead at the fork on the Teichrunde route, which meets the Regional Route once again in the forest. A sharp turn right, then we go straight along a meadow path that is marked out in orange. The path leads us into the forest, it then turns left and we follow the signs towards Krumbach on the right via a forest path. At this point we head uphill along a path marked out in orange that runs uphill along a wooded hillside, cross a rift and then turn right after a few minutes on the edge of the forest onto a meadow path. The meadow path continues with views of Krumbach Castle up to Gehöft Dirndlhof. We then carry on the adjoining Dirndlbauer track to Hof in Egg, where we turn left onto a road and follow the blue signs slightly downhill with views of Krumbach and the Rosenkranz Chapel. After a brief break at the chapel, the final stages of Regional Route D carry on down the road, which turns into a wider road at a hairpin bend. We keep left and continue to walk downhill towards Krumbach, and Tiefenbachstraße takes us to the centre. On the right-hand side we have views above the municipal office, the bus stop, and therefore also the end of Regional Route D in the Marktstraße. The Museumsdorf (museum village) is well worth visiting, and it is located somewhat south of the town centre following the B55. Alternatively, it is possible to extend the hiking route by adding Regional Route C from Rosenkranz Chapel to Kirchschlag. In Kirchschlag the main Viennese Alps route heads on to Bad Schönau. In Krumbach buses travel either to Edlitz-Grimmenstein railway station or back to Bad Schönau.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Take the train from Wiener Neustadt to Edlitz-Grimmenstein railway station and continue with the bus to Bad Schönau. Buses travel from Krumbach to Bad Schönau and back, as well as to Edlitz-Grimmenstein railway station.

 

More information at www.oebb.at and www.blaguss.at

Getting there

If you are coming from Vienna on the A2 travel as far as the Krumbach exit, then take the A55 to Krumbach and Bad Schönau. If you are coming from Graz carry on as far as the Aspang exit, continue on the L137 to Zöbern, head left towards Kampichl on the L137 and then change over to the B55 at Unterhaus, continuing to Bad Schönau.

Parking

Car parking is available at the tourist office in Bad Schönau.

Coordinates

DD
47.495709, 16.233836
DMS
47°29'44.6"N 16°14'01.8"E
UTM
33T 592931 5260990
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Freytag & Berndt WK 422

Equipment

Always bring suitable maps. Always wear appropriate, sturdy footwear, bring sun and rain protection and water, as well as a little something to eat. Bring your mobile phone with you and save the mountain rescue emergency number: 140
Difficulty
easy
Distance
6 km
Duration
1:45h
Ascent
198 m
Descent
144 m
Round trip Scenic Refreshment stops available

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