Explore the most popular forest trails in Austria with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This is a tough (steep) but rewarding trail with beautiful views. Great restaurant at the top for beers and food. Nice run down, or easy to jump on the cable car back if you fancy an easy finish.

This is one of the very few real hikes in the area surrounding Vienna (which is a very flat area overall). It's an easy hike with almost no challenges, except a few steeper sections. Most of the trail is actually paved (and the first third is on a street). There aren't too many people hiking up there, but on the top it is extremely crowded - Kahlenberg is known as the best place to see Vienna from the top, which is why many people drive up. So while I only saw about 10-15 people on the way up, there were about 250 people on the top (there was also a wedding). The view, however, is indeed great, and worth the hike.

2 months ago

Short but challenging hike that was really accessible from the city! Beautiful views, especially from the top.

This is one of the best hikes I've been on. There is a cable car to the peak, but I strongly suggest completing the hike. It is steep, but well marked. You'll start in Hungerberg and walk through a forested area for awhile. Afterwards you'll enter into a more rocky/mountainous area that takes you to the top. The views at the top are well worth the work.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Short but challenging, rewarding and well maintained. Hike directly up the mountain. What a view!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Nothing special. Good view on top only...

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

We walked more than this trail- and it was so rewarding!

From Mirabellplatz bus stop we took Bus 150 to he Volksschule Gnigl stop. From there we walked through the park, took a left on the street Eichstrabe, and continued up the steps about 100 meters down the street on the right. What followed was a steep, incredibly rewarding hike through the forest (follow the signs for Gaisburg). Bring lots of water! You can also take the bus back down from the top. Check the poster at the bus stop at the summit to check the bus times (they're usually about an hour apart). Enjoy the wildflowers, a beautiful view, and a good workout!

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

7 of us walked from Salzburg to the trail head and made the journey up the mountain! Cloud cover made the views a little underwhelming, but the hike itself was extremely enjoyable. There was a long section through a riverbed with small wooden stairs and river crossings that were a lot of fun. Take your time and enjoy the beautiful forest!

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1 month ago

Sunday, April 09, 2017