Hohe Wand Panorama

The Alps at the doorstep of Austria´s Capital City Vienna

Schneeberg

The Alps, the worlds most famous mountains, are just half an hour drive away from the southern border of Austria´s Capital City Vienna. Mountains like Schneeberg (Snow Peak) 6811 ft can even be seen from Vienna on clear days. You can reach the summit of Lower Austria´s highest Mountain (almost) by public transport. By train from Vienna you go to Wiener Neustadt train station (30 minutes). From there switch to a train that goes to Puchberg (20 minutes). At Puchberg train station you can switch directly to the Salamander rack railway that takes you almost to the top of that mountain. Just be sure to book your seat for the rack railway in advance here!.


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The Hohe Wand

The Hohe Wand (High Wall) is a mountain ridge in Lower Austria just east of Schneeberg. Its highest peak attains a height of 3714 ft. What I like most about it, is that it has lot of ibex living in its rocks, that I see frequently when hiking there. The mountain top can be reached by a toll road, or if you go to Grünbach by train and hike up to the summit (around 2 hours only for the experienced) from there.


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Semmering and Ghega Railway

The Semmering Pass connects northeastern Austria (and Vienna) with the southeastern part. The railway crossing this pass is considered the world's first true mountain railway, given the very difficult terrain and the considerable altitude difference that was mastered during its construction by Karl Ritter von Ghega between 1848 and 1854. At the track is still being used by Austrian federal railways (destination: Semmering) you can go to the pass and the village Semmering directly from Vienna in aroudn an hour.


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Rax

Rax is a mountain range just west of Schneeberg. It is not quite as high, but imho more spectacular. You can get there by public transport by going to Payerbach/Reichenau(50 minutes) directly from Vienna. From there you can take bus line 1746 or 1748 to Hirschwang and take the cable that takes you the plateau of the Rax. I can recommend the easy one hour hike to the view into Großes Höllental (big hell valley) and maybe have lunch at the Otthaus hut on your way back.


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