Payerbach Sonnenpromenade ‘Feel-good winter circuit’
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NOTE: This walk should also be maintained in winter. However, please be aware of patches of ice! We recommend sturdy shoes and waterproof outdoor clothing.
Safety informationThis walk or circuit is especially suitable for children due to the low difference in altitude and terrain. As however certain areas with cars must be navigated, please never let your children walk unsupervised and on their own! You can do this walk or circuit easily with a pushchair. The section in the area from the ‘Vinodukt’ (Anton Weiser Straße) along the unpaved path to the railway underpass (‘Geyerhofdurchlass’) in Baurat Schneider Straße is not maintained in winter. I.e. in snowy or icy conditions, according to the circumstances and your own estimation, it is recommended to take the variant via Wasserleitungsweg to the Baurat Schneider Straße crossroads and then continue to the railway underpass, this applies especially for pushchairs.
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After the wooden bridge, cross the main road on the pedestrian crossing. The route crosses the Anton Weiser Straße back to Bahnstraße. Branch off to the right and walk past Hotel Hübner/Payerbacher Hof over the crossroads and return to the starting point of the ‘short circuit’.
The ‘longer variant’ goes directly along the unpaved footpath past the ‘Vinodukt’. This leads along the ‘railway lines’ and past an impressive nature garden including wintered beehives and free-range chickens to Baurat Schneider Straße. Please be aware that this section is not maintained or cleared in winter!
The ‘Feel-good circuit’ leads straight uphill via Geyerhofdurchlass. Walk along the road past peaceful Scottish Highland cattle and go right at Geyerhof and leave the agriculture and forestry operations behind. You will now find yourself on the Sonnenpromenade which provides an exceptionally beautiful view of the Payerbacher Valley in the direction of Gloggnitz, Semmering, Kreuzberg, Gahns and the mighty Rax. After a short rest on one of the many benches along the Sonnenpromenade, continue along the Werning. Now go slowly uphill.
Go over the railway crossing to ‘Werningkapelle’ at which it branches off right and follow it towards Schulgasse. Walk along the Schulgasse past the Volks- und Neuen NÖ Mittelschule (middle school) to Bahnstraße. Go left and walk past Payerbacher Hof/ Hotel Hübner, cross the traffic light-controlled pedestrian crossing and the bridge and you will return to the starting point of the circular route at the council office or pavilion.
Public transportTrain: ÖBB Bahnhof Payerbach-Reichenau. The next railway station is Wiener Neustadt. More information on the timetable can be found at www.oebb.at
Bus: The Retter routes 1746,1748, 1746/48 operate in or to Payerbach; you can find timetables at http://www.retter-linien.at/
Getting thereTake the southern motorway from Vienna or Graz and at the Seebenstein junction, take the exit in the direction of Semmering. Drive along the S6 Semmeringschnellstraße and take the exit at Gloggnitz in the direction of Payerbach/Reichenau (Raxgebiet).
At the only traffic lights in Payerbach, turn off (left) and drive over a bridge. You will be in the town centre where you will find numerous parking options.
ParkingParking spaces are available at the pavilion in the town centre, along the B27 and at the Park&Ride at the Payerbach-Reichenau railway station. From the Payerbach railway station, go ca. 5 min to the town centre.
Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentGood, warm shoes with sturdy soles in winter.
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