The Payerbach ‘Feel-good circuit’ via the Sonnenpromenade starts at the council office or pavilion on Dr. Coumontstraße in the direction of Reichenau. From the swimming pool, follow the road to the shaded park area where you can admire the miniature anniversary cottage and a small weather station. Stay on Dr. Coumont Straße, the path leads to the historic villas, the mini golf course and the tennis courts, used as a popular ice rink in winter, and to the Schwarzaviadukt, the longest viaduct of the world heritage Semmering railway. Here cross the Schwarza river on the Ghegasteg, a wooden construction of the pioneers of the armed forces.
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.