WAB - Stage 2: Bad Erlach - Thernberg
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Bergkirche PittenPhoto: Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich, ©Wiener Alpen, Foto: Franz Zwickl
Safety informationYour hiking experience in the Vienna Alps should be a thoroughly enjoyable and safe one. Therefore, please bear the following in mind:
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 and hintsYou may like to hike the adjoining routes:
WAB - Stage 1: Katzelsdorf - Bad Erlach
WAB - Stage 3: Thernberg - Wiesmath
WAB - Regional Route A: Katzelsdorf - Lanzenkirchen - Bad Erlach
Viennese Alps in Lower Austria, www.wieneralpen.at, +43 / 2622 / 78960
Thermengemeinden tourist office, www.thermengemeinden.at, +43 / 2627 / 81362
We cross over a forest road, then after a few metres land on another forest road. Pitten Castle, which is in private hands, can be found on the left and we head off right onto the forest road. After 100 metres we veer right at the crossroads towards Leiding. Always follow the forest path heading towards Leiding. Back in open fields the view makes it clear why the Bucklige Welt has its name with the many hills, before we soon go downhill along a paved road into the centre of Leiding. We walk straight ahead, past the church, back onto the road to Thernberg. The route continues along pleasant gravel paths and tracks up towards Stanghof then start descending towards Neustift with views of the ruins of Thernberg Castle. When at the end of the track, we turn left onto the road to Thernberg. With these blind curves, take care and be wary until the village and Landgasthaus Thaler are reached.
Public transportTake the train via Wiener Neustadt to Bad Erlach railway station.
More information can be found at www.oebb.at
By roadIf you are travelling from Vienna on the A2, turn onto the S4 towards Eisenstadt when reaching Wiener Neustadt, then leave the S4 at the Wiener Neustadt Süd exit before turning left into Günser Straße. Follow the signs to Bad Erlach. If you are travelling from Graz on the A2, leave the motorway at Seebenstein and continue along the B54. Follow the signs to Bad Erlach
ParkingCar parking is available at Therme Linsberg Asia.
Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentAlways 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
Accommodation is only available at the beginning and end of the stage.
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