Gutensteiner Alpen

Page Type Page Type: Area/Range
Location Lat/Lon: 47.95674°N / 15.66323°E
Activities Activities: Hiking, Sport Climbing, Toprope, Via Ferrata, Skiing
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Additional Information Elevation: 4590 ft / 1399 m
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Gutensteiner Alpen is south of Wienerwald - mainly wooded.

Gutensteiner Alpen  

The borders of the Gutensteiner Alpen are the rivers or towns: Gölsen - Hainfeld - Triesting (border to Wienerwald) - Steinfeld - Ternitz - Puchberg -Sebastiansbach - (border to Rax - Schneeberg Group) - Mamauwiese - Klostertaler Gscheid - Voisbach - Schwarza - Tiesentalerbach - Wassertal - Seebach - St.Ägyd/Neuwald - Traisen till Gölsen

Some areas of the Gutensteiner Alpen are important recreational areas -
Hiking and Climbing at Hohe Wand;
Skiing at Unterberg;
Skitouring at Reisalpe, Hainfelder Kirchenberg, Unterberg;
Paragliding at Hohe Wand

Important natural parks

Naturpark Hohe Wand (located near Wiener Neustadt)

Gutensteiner Alpen are a part of the Northern Limestone Alps; mainly limestone and some conglomerate

The highest elevation in the Gutensteiner Alpen: Reisalpe (1399m) above sea level - in winter a nice (and short) skitour.


see the link section for more information

IMHO most important:

Hohe Wand

Duettsteig (Hohe Wand) Duettsteig - Hohe Wand
Hoch Empor Verschneidung, before the crux Hochemporverschneidung - Hohe Wand
Kletterbrüderpfad Kletterbrüderpfad - Hohe Wand

Dürre Wand

West of Hohe Wand, mainly hiking
Dürre Wand Dürre Wand


Getting There (by car):
From Wiener Neustadt to Neunkirchen (via Highway S6 or via Bundesstrasse). From Neunkirchen head for Flatz. In the small town of Flatz follow the fingerposts to "Naturpark Flatzer Wand" - btw. limited parking space.

Flatzer Wand Flatzerwand

also nice areas near:

Fischauer Berge

Bad Fischau

Getting There (by car):
From Wiener Neustadt to Bad Fischau (via A2 exit Wöllersdorf) parking near the church - walk Blumentalgasse to the rocks. (limited parking space)
bad fischau klettergarten Climbing near Bad Fischau
bad fischau klettergarten Climbing near Bad Fischau
bad fischau klettergarten Climbing near Bad Fischau


Hausstein, Kalkofen

near Muggendorf
Kalkofen Kalkofen
Kalkofen Kalkofen
Kalkofen Kalkofen
near Kalkofen near Kalkofen

Viae-Ferratae + Hiking

Via Ferrata:

quite a lot Viae Ferratae at

Hohe Wand (ranges from easy to very hard ones)

but also one at
Flatzer Wand and

images of Steinwandklamm


a lot of marked trails are to find in the Gutensteiner Alpen

Myrafälle near Muggendorf

Skiing and Skitouring


Skigebiet Unterberg -


nice and easy skitours at Reisalpe,
Hainfelder Kirchenberg

there is also a very easy and save ski tour to Unterberg
Hochstaff - near the summit Hochstaff
Hochstaff - ski descent Hochstaff
Unterberg - ski ascent Unterberg
Rock between Unterberg and Kirchwaldberg Unterberg
Unterberg - ski ascent Unterberg
Schneeberg from Unterberg Schneeberg from Unterberg
Hainferlder Kirchenberg Hainfelder Kirchenberg
ski descent - Hainfelder Kirchenberg Hainfelder Kirchenberg

Caves, Mountain Biking, Paragliding + Hang Gliding


near Hohe Wand around Dreistetten is
Einhornhöhle (show cave) - discovered in 1927, opened in 1930

Mountain biking

Some dirt roads are open for mountain biking

Paragliding + Hang Gliding

Hohe Wand is a well known area for paragliders and hang gliders

Paraglider at Hohe Wand Paraglider
hohe wand Paraglider at Hohe Wand
Paragliders at Hohe Wand Paraglider

Getting There

Some parts of the Gutensteiner Alpen can easily be reached by public transport - areas near the Austrian Southern Railway or its branch lines (Leobersdorfer Bahn and Schneebergbahn): e.g. southern areas of Hohe Wand,

other areas Areas mainly starting points for skitours are quite difficult to reach by public transport - e.g.: Hochstaff, Reisalpe, Unterberg.

Huts and Camping

Sorry no information about campgrounds

Several B&Bs in the small towns of Gutensteiner Alpen.

There are several huts on the Hohe Wand Plateau, and in other areas (e.g. Öhler Schutzhaus, Unterberghaus, Hainfelder Hütte)

Öhler Schutzhaus Öhler Schutzhaus - Dürre Wand
Gauermannhütte Gauermannhütte - Dürre Wand
Turmsteighütte (Hohe Wand) Turmsteighütte- Hohe Wand
Hubertushaus (Hohe Wand) Hubertushaus - Hohe Wand
Untersberg Schutzhaus Untersberg Schutzhaus

Red Tape

AFAIK no red tape

External Links

climbing, skitouring, viae ferratae

Keltenkalk (Guidebook) climbing areas from Vienna to Semmering offers a lot of climbing, viae ferratae, skitouring information (only in German)

Mountain biking

Moutainbiking in soutern Lower Austria (Niederösterreich) -

other links: covers the southern part of Lower Austria (Guternsteiner Alpen but also Rax-Schneeberg Area and Bucklige Welt)



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