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Helenental Cultural Hiking Route – Stage 1

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  • Helenental im Winter
    / Helenental im Winter
    Photo: Wienerwald Tourismus GmbH, Wienerwald
  • / Wandern in Baden
    Photo: Wienerwald Tourismus GmbH / Tourismus der Stadtgemeinde Baden
  • / Alland
    Photo: Wienerwald Tourismus GmbH / Andreas Hofer
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The first stage of the Helenental cultural hiking trail leads from the beautiful spiritual town of Baden, and through the beautiful Helenental to Alland.
moderate
Distance 18.4 km
5:30 h
431 m
342 m
365 m
232 m
Tip/Fun-Fact: The waterway connects two of the largest conservation zones in the area surrounding Vienna. The Schwechat, the largest river in the BPWW, feeds into the Danube, which also flows through the Danube Wetlands National Park.

Author’s recommendation

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Wienerwald Tourismus GmbH 
Update: December 14, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
365 m
Lowest point
232 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Heuriger Zierer
Hotel Schloss Weikersdorf
Gasthof Gabriele Martinek
Landgasthof Cholerakapelle
Augustinerhütte Waldgasthaus
Waldhof Grasel
Cafe Restaurant Doblhoffpark
Edelsberger Gastwirtschaft
Gasthof zum Alten Jagdschloß

Safety information

Trotz sorgfältigster Recherche kann es bei den Strecken zu unvorhergesehenen kurz-, mittel- oder gar längerfristigen Sperren (z.B. wegen forstlicher Sperrgebiete durch Grundbesitzer) kommen. Von uns empfohlene Parkmöglichkeiten können teils privat oder gebührenpflichtig sein – bitte auf die Beschilderung vor Ort achten. Manche Wege können abschnittsweise oder zur Gänze durch gebührenpflichtige Betriebe/Gebiete führen (z.B. Naturparke oder Klammen). Darauf wird aber in der Regel explizit in der Beschreibung hingewiesen. Alle Angaben erfolgen ohne Gewähr und die Benützung der Wege erfolgt auf eigene Gefahr. Etwaige Wegesperren sowie Hinweise von Jagd- und Grundbesitzer sind zu beachten.

Tips and hints

Wienerwald Tourismus GmbH
Hautplatz 11, 3002 Purkersdorf
Tel.: 02231/62176
E-Mail: office@wienerwald.info
Webseite: www.wienerwald.info

 

 

Start

Stop Baden bei Wien Strandbad (236 m)
Coordinates:
DD
48.006429, 16.219338
DMS
48°00'23.1"N 16°13'09.6"E
UTM
33U 590945 5317734
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Destination

Stop Alland Hautplatz (Mitte)

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from the thermal baths in Baden (point 40), the first mountain stage lies straight ahead, and leads to the ruins of the 12th century Rauheneck Castle. After heading south for approx. 350 m, we will leave Hiking Route No. 40 by turning right. Shortly afterwards, we will pass the impressive and archaeologically interesting “Königshöhle” (King's Cave), before turning onto the WWW 04 route, which will take us back down to Helenental. The next, almost flat route (green, No.40) along the Schwechat will lead us upstream, past the Cholerakapelle restaurant and the Krainerhütte inn, to Sattelbach. From here, we will follow the red route to Mayerling, where we will turn left onto the Via Sacra (01, 04) and turn right after approx. 500 m onto a meadow path, to reach Alland. Information boards about the life of Crown Prince Rudolf can be found all along the route. 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Arrival with public transport

Start point: by bus to the stop "Baden bei Wien Strandbad"

End point: by bus to the stop "Alland Hauptplatz (mitte)"

 

Getting there

 

 

Parking

Parking Strandbad
Parking Hauptstraße 51

Coordinates

DD
48.006429, 16.219338
DMS
48°00'23.1"N 16°13'09.6"E
UTM
33U 590945 5317734
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Equipment

sturdy shoes, water, rain protection

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
18.4 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
431 m
Descent
342 m
Highest point
365 m
Lowest point
232 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Multi-stage route Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest

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