• For backpacker

    Ötscher – Rauher Kamm

      The Ötscher is a 1893m high mountain in the southwest of Lower Austria. It is isolated, and therefor visible from 100km distance. For me it’s a kind of Hausberg, as it is the nearest real mountain to my city, and it allows me a beautiful hike with alpine character, stunning views and also provides a fitness check. I often ascend the Ötscher using the route over the Rauher Kamm, with the Start in Lackenhof (alternative Raneck). Distance for this route is 16km and altitude difference 1068m. About half of the ascent is still in the forest, before you come to the ridge of the mountain to finish the last 430m…

  • For backpacker

    Hohe Wand – Gebirgsvereinssteig

    Hohe Wand which translate to High Wall is a great spot for little adventures in the afternoon and to flee the city for some nature. Located south of Vienna the Hohe Wand is already visible from far, with it’s wall height from 392m and a length of 8km. It features a lot of hiking trails, multiple climbing gardens for sport climbing, as well as multi pitch climbing roots and also some via ferratas. Gebirgsvereinssteig is the via ferrata we chose to climb on a cloudy and chilly November afternoon. The weather on the day before would have been a blast, with sun during the whole day, but the weather and…

  • For backpacker

    Schöpfl

    Nice weather, but time is short? Doesn’t matter, there is always a way to spend at least a few hours on a beautiful autumn day in the nature! A trip to the Schöpfl was a day like this for us. Vienna Woods highest mountain, the Schöpfl, offers a beautiful panoramic view up to 100km on clear days, you can spot the Danube as well as the Ötscher or the Schneeberg. The paths are easy, wide and child-friendly, also you find a managed hut on top. Mountainbike enthusiast can find multiple routes. Start is in St. Corona am Schöpfl (Parking Spot in St. Corona am Schöpfl) From there the way to the top…

  • For backpacker,  For photographer

    Lunz am See

    A very nice tour in lower austria, especially for photographers, is the way from “Lunz am See” to “Mittersee” and forward to “Obersee”. Sounds self-explanatory. The tour starts very easy and flat and goes via crushed rock roads up to the second lake. At the beginning of the “Mittersee” is an old dam behind a fence, but the door is open and there is also no warning or forbidden shield, so we went in and used the small dam as a photospot. You get a great view over the water, and your are immersed in the scenery. The crushed rock road continues upward the montain to the “Obersee”. This lake has a very swampy…