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Page Type: Area/Range

Location: Lower Austria/Vienna, Austria, Europe

Lat/Lon: 48.08732°N / 15.91460°E

Object Title: Wienerwald

Activities: Hiking, Sport Climbing, Toprope, Via Ferrata

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 2930 ft / 893 m


Page By: DoJo

Created/Edited: May 6, 2007 / Jul 13, 2010

Object ID: 291124

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The Wienerwald (Vienna Woods) is the most eastward and northern part of the alps and consists of low mountains - mainly wooded.

The borders of the Wienerwald are the rivers (Danube) - Traisen - Gölsen - Triesting - Danube.
Vienna (the capital of Austria) is partly surrounded by the Wienerwald and an important recreational area.

Wiener Wald

Important natural parks

Mainly sandstein and some limestone (e.g. Peilstein, Thalhofergrat, climbing areas in Baden, Mödling )

The highest elevation in the Wienerwald is Schöpfl (893m) above sea level.

Climbing, Hiking, Caves + Mountain Biking

see the link section for more information

Climbing Areas close to Vienna (Kaltenleutgeben Valley):

Mizzi Langer Wand and Lutterwand are the closest climbing areas near Vienna (Mizzi Langer Wand is part of Vienna, Lutterwand is on the opposite side of the valley)

Climbing Areas near Mödling:

Climbing in Wienerwald
Roter Ofen - Hinterbrühl
(near Mödling)
Efeugrat (Wienerwald)
Climbing at Efeugrat
Glocknergrat - Mödling
Glocknergrat Traverse

Climbing Areas near Baden:

Engelstein near Baden
Jammerwandl - near Baden
Climbing on Jammerwandl  (baden)

Peilstein Area:

Peilstein from Thalhof
Peilstein from Thalhof
Gr. Peilsteinwand
Peilstein - Gr. Peilsteinwand

Via Ferrata

Mödlinger Klettersteig
Mödlinger Klettersteig


River Schwechat near Baden
near Baden

Wiener Hausgebirge: Vienna’s Home Mountains - covers only a very small part of Wienerwald - Wienerwald mountains located in Vienna.


  • Allander Tropfsteinhöhle (stalactite cave) near Alland
  • Dreidärrischenhöhle near Gaaden
  • Seegrotte - A former gypsum mine that was flooded after blasting in 1912. It remained closed until the 1930's when the subterranean lake (the largest in Europe) was discoverd. In World War II airplanes were produced by concentration camp prisoners. After the war Seegrotte was reopened.

Mountain biking:

Some dirt roads are open for mountain biking - Moutainbiking in Wienerwald

Getting There

Some parts of the Wienerwald can easily be reached by public transport (nearly every part in Vienna, areas near the Austrian Southern Railway around Mödling and Baden)

Areas like Peilstein are quite difficult to reach by public transport.

Red Tape

Lainzer Tiergarten is surrounded by a fence and some gates are closed in winter.

External Links

Sorry all information in German

Climbing links

Keltenkalk (Guidebook) climbing areas from Vienna to Semmering

links from www.bergsteigen.at

Mountain biking

Moutainbiking in Wienerwald

Books etc.

Keltenkalk (Guidebook) climbing areas from Vienna to Semmering

Kletterfelsen rund um Wien by C. Hacker and K. Schall (out of print)

Kletterfelsen von Wien bis Semmering by Christian Hacker (out of print)