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WAB - Stage 4: Wiesmath - Kirchschlag

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    Photo: Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH, Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH, Foto Franz Zwickl
  • / Baumgartnereck Kirchschlag
    Photo: Sophie Weinberger, Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
  • / Feuerturm Kirchschlag
    Photo: Sophie Weinberger, Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
  • / Kirchschlag
    Photo: Sophie Weinberger, Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
  • / Kirchschlag
    Photo: Sophie Weinberger, Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
  • / Untermoar Kirchschlag
    Photo: Sophie Weinberger, Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
  • / Untermoar Kirchschlag
    Photo: Sophie Weinberger, Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
  • / Untermoar Kirchschlag
    Photo: Sophie Weinberger, Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
  • / Beistein Wiesmath
    Photo: Sophie Weinberger, Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
  • / Beistein Wiesmath
    Photo: Sophie Weinberger, Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
  • / Kirchschlag Sendemast
    Photo: Sophie Weinberger, Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
  • / Kirchschlag Sendemast
    Photo: Sophie Weinberger, Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
  • / Kirchschlag
    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
  • / Baumgartnereck Kirchschlag
    Photo: Katrin Zeleny, Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
  • / Baumgartnereck Kirchschlag
    Photo: Katrin Zeleny, Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
  • / Beistein bei Wiesmath
    Photo: Katrin Zeleny, Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
  • / Beistein bei Wiesmath
    Photo: Katrin Zeleny, Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
  • / Beistein bei Wiesmath
    Photo: Katrin Zeleny, Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
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The 4th stage of the Viennese Alps (WAB) starts in Wiesmath and heads over the ridges and deep ditches of the Bucklige Welt on the way to Kirchschlag.
moderate
19.9 km
6:00 h
554 m
836 m
The fascinating landscape of the Bucklige Welt is a particular experience of this stage. This route features ancient wayside shrines, fortified churches, massed settlements, and boundless freedom up in the hills. Starting out from Wiesmath, the heart of this landscape, this route is varied and offers many different views above the ridges and through the deep ditches of the Bucklige Welt.

Author’s recommendation

How does an overnight stay including gastronomic indulgence at Hotel Post***s Hönigwirt in Kirchschlag sound? Bookable offers can be found here.

Attractions in Kirchschlag: Rosengarten (rose garden) at the fortified church, Burgruine (castle ruins)

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Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH

Updated: May 05, 2020

Quality route according to "Österreichisches Wandergütesiegel"
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Experience
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Highest point
723 m
Lowest point
415 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 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.

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

Tips, hints and links

You may like to hike the adjoining routes:

 

WAB - Stage 3: Thernberg - Wiesmath

WAB - Stage 5: Kirchschlag - Bad Schönau

WAB - Regional Route C: Krumbach - Kirchschlag

 

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

Gemeinde Kirchschlag in der Buckligen Welt, www.kirchschlag-bw.gv.at, +43 / 2646 / 22130

Start

Wiesmath municipal office (695 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.616494, 16.288000
UTM
33T 596788 5274480

Destination

Kirchschlag, Kaiser Franz Josef monument

Turn-by-turn directions

We start the tour in the centre of Wiesmath and follow the yellow signs with the blue Viennese Alps logo. We cross through Schwarzenberg and follow the route. We turn right at Neumühle and continue along the road. At the next crossroads we turn left and then head onto the path away from the road. After crossing through Gleichenbach, we follow the signs as far as Lembach, where we enjoy views of the Schneeberg and the Viennese Alps. Continue along this route down to Kirchschlag in der Buckligen Welt, to the end of this stage at the Kaiser Franz Josef monument. 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Take the 7840 regional bus, operated by VVNB, from Wiener Neustadt station to Wiesmath.

More information can be found at www.oebb.at

Getting there

When coming from Vienna via the A2, take the S4 towards Eisenstadt at Wiener Neustadt and then leave at the Lanzenkirchen exit. Continue along Frohdorfer Straße or Wiener Neustädter Straße and follow the signs to Wiesmath.

If you are travelling from Graz on the A2, leave the motorway at Grimmenstein and continue along the B54. Follow the signs to Wiesmath.

Parking

Car parking is available in the centre of the village.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Freytag & Berndt WK 422

Difficulty
moderate
Distance
19.9 km
Duration
6:00h
Ascent
554 m
Descent
836 m
In and out Scenic

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