NOTE: Please be aware that this winter walk may not be completely maintained in snowy conditions and can have patches of ice. Use at your own risk! Please equip yourself appropriately, such as with sturdy shoes, sticks, waterproof outdoor clothing, hat, etc. Make sure you have enough to drink in winter too! Be aware of it getting dark early and carefully plan your route!
Atmospheric inversion – sun at the summit, fog in the valley. Atmospheric inversion is particularly striking in mountainous regions. While it is foggy for days on end in the valley, the Sun King reigns supreme in the mountains. There is nothing quite like heading to the Hohe Wand to soak up the sun. The Hohe Wand is indeed a plateau, but it is not always flat, and so our route leads through the hilly woodland of the nature park to various inns, the nature park centre, and the skywalk and panorama terrace.
Nature park entrance: Adults €1.80 | Children €1 | Cars €2.
Soak up the sun in the Hohe Wand Nature Park!
Walking in the Viennese Alps should be a completely safe and beautiful experience. Therefore, please note the following:
Make sure that your choice of route matches your hiking experience and your physical condition. Check the weather forecast. In the mountains, the weather can change surprisingly quickly. For this reason, make sure you are well-equipped (e.g. bring rain protection).
Check that the huts and refreshment stations that you want to visit along the way will be open. Tell someone which route you have chosen, and when you hope to return, before you set off.
Bring a suitable map. Wear suitable, sturdy shoes, and bring sun and rain protection, as well as water and a bite to eat. Bring your mobile phone, and save the emergency number of the mountain rescue team: 140
Gemeinde Hohe Wand, www.naturpark-hohewand.at, +43 / 2638 / 883482
Here you can get a free hiking guide about your tour. This hiking guide provides an overview of the route, and information on refreshment stops. Please note that this is not a suitable hiking map.
1) A2 – departing from Wöllersdorf – turn right onto the B21 towards Gutenstein – turn off towards Dreistetten – Muthmannsdorf – Emmerberg – Gaaden – Stollhof – toll booth (fee) – take the year-round mountain road to the Hohe Wand plateau 2) A2 – departing from Wiener Neustadt West – Weikersdorf – Winzendorf – Emmerberg – Gaaden – Stollhof – toll booth (fee) – Hohe Wand 3) From Neunkirchen – Würflach – Willendorf – Höflein – Zweiersdorf – Maiersdorf – toll booth (fee) – Hohe Wand
Parking facilities at Gasthof Postl, Gasthof Luf, or at the nature centre – vivarium car park.