Vienna’s city hiking paths

Through idyllic wine villages, the Vienna Forest and the Green Prater

11 signposted hiking paths and many hiking circuits invite you to enjoy an extended walk around Vienna. The city hiking paths are easily accessible via public transport, and there are numerous wine taverns and local restaurants providing opportunities for breaks. If you’d prefer to walk alongside running water, you will find the perfect setting for this on Vienna’s Wasserweg.

Your diverse range of city hiking trails in Vienna

A city hike in Vienna is always a relaxing experience, whether you prefer the mild vineyards, thick forests or the Green Prater. Choose from 11 different city hiking paths:

  • City hiking trail 1 – Kahlenberg (11 km)
    A hike with plenty of lovely views of the city of Vienna, the Vienna Forest and the Danube
  • City hiking trail 1a – Leopoldsberg (11 km)
    A pleasant hike along the Danube waterfront promenade where you can see the impressively diverse local plant and animal life
  • City hiking trail 2 – Hermannskogel (10 km)
    A circuit on the Hermannskogel, Vienna’s highest point, with a stop for a hearty meal at a wine tavern
  • City hiking trail 3 – Hameau (10.5 km)

A comfortable stroll through the Vienna Forest

  • City hiking trail 4 – Jubliäumswarte (7.2 km)
    A hike with a unique extensive view to the Schneeberg
  • City hiking trail 4a – Ottakring to the Vienna Forest (10 km)
    A cultural hike to Schloss Wilhelminenberg with fantastic views of the Jubiläumswarte
  • City hiking trail 5 – Bisamberg (10.3 km)
    A historic hike through vineyards, cellar lanes and oak forests
  • City hiking trail 6 – Zugberg and to the Maurer Wald (12.5 km)
    An easy hike through shady forests, ideal for those hot summer days
  • City hiking trail 7 – Laaer Berg (15 km)
    A diverse path through the Kurpark Oberlaa, the Laaer Forest and to the family attraction “Bohemian Prater” with its giant Ferris wheel and rides
  • City hiking trail 8 – Sophienalpe (11 km)
    A relaxing hike through nature on the high plateau of Sophienalpe, with numerous shady forests
  • City hiking trail 9 – Green Prater (13 km)
    An easy loop without steep climbs from Praterstern to Augebiet Freudenau

A relaxed hike and refreshing swimming opportunities along Vienna’s Wasserweg

Vienna’s city hiking paths, together with the Vienna Wasserweg, promise a diverse hiking holiday in Vienna. Walk along the upper and lower stretches of the “old Danube” and take in the 22 stations describing interesting facts about the animal and plant life of the area as well as the history of the trail itself. Children will particularly enjoy the walk along the Vienna Wasserweg. The numerous swimming spots along the trail are ideal for refreshing breaks during the heat of summer.

Hiking around the city of Vienna on the Rundumadum hiking trail

120 km in 24 stages: this trail incorporates magnificent views, cosy wine taverns and inns and the chance to earn a hiker’s needle. Enjoy the Rundumadum hiking circuit during your holiday in Vienna. The various starting points can be easily reached via public transport. If you complete the entire hiking route around Vienna, you will receive a lovely hiker’s needle at one of the five stamping stations.

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