What to expect
The mountain range close to the border of Vienna is often referred to as the “Viennese Alps”, with Schneeberg Mountain being the highest peak in Lower Austria. As a spa and holiday resort, Puchberg has always attracted visitors – emperors, scientists, poets, musicians, and factory owners – thanks to its mountains, mild climate, and beautiful landscape. Throughout generations, many families have spent their summers here, built villas, and loved and promoted Puchberg. Today, Puchberg remains a vibrant, active and largely natural place.
We begin our hike in the historic spa town of Puchberg am Schneeberg. It is a popular tourist destination known for its beautiful scenery. Besides outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, and mountain biking, the town also offers cultural attractions: the Maria Schnee Pilgrimage Church and the historic Schneeberg Railway that takes visitors up the mountain. As early as the 18th and 19th centuries, numerous visitors stayed in Puchberg and its surroundings to relax and cure their symptoms.
The trail runs in the valley basin at the foot of the Schneeberg mountain through a charming, rural landscape. Passing idyllic villages and organic farms with peaceful grazing cows in the orchard, we reach a wild rushing waterfall. The rocks are a popular climbing area. We take a short break before tackling the steep forest trail. Afterwards, we relax during our lunch break.
We continue through forests, passing flower-filled meadows and quaint villages back to the starting point. Blossoming orchards, bright yellow dandelion meadows and the snow-kissed mountain peak make this tour especially enjoyable in spring. But also autumn and its bright colours invite discovering this region. I recommend this tour to everyone wanting to explore the Austrian countryside near Vienna.
I consider this hiking tour a medium activity. Please only sign up if you are in good physical shape and sure-footed. Walking time: approx. 4 hours. Elevation gain/loss: 481/464 m Lowest point: 575 m Highest point: 970 m Distance: approx. 16 km/10 miles.
- 08.00 departure from Wien Hütteldorf
- 09.30 start of the hike
- 11.30 lunch break
- 16.00 arrival in Wien Hütteldorf
We meet in Wien Hütteldorf for carpooling (complimentary ride). Directions from the city centre: take the U4 subway (green line) to the terminus Hütteldorf and follow the exit Keißlergasse. Take the escalator and wait either in or in front of the building (bus terminal). From Karlsplatz/city centre, it is a 15-minute ride to Hütteldorf. Alternatively, meet me directly in Puchberg.
The price includes the guided hike by a certified guide. Enjoy the personalised attention in a small group: we adapt to your speed and wishes. Complimentary ride from Hütteldorf or meet directly in Puchberg. Not included are transfers, food & drink, entry fees, personal insurance including mountain rescue and equipment.
- Carefully read and follow the recommendations under tips & tricks
- Please bring along some money in cash, some restaurants don’t accept card payment
- Sturdy hiking boots are mandatory for participation in this hike
- If you have any questions or concerns, contact me or take a look at our FAQ .
- Thank you for being on time! Guests who arrive later than 15 minutes after scheduled departure are considered as a no-show and not entitled to any refund.