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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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.
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
- moisture wicking skull / knit cap
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
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.