Did you know that the foothills of the Alps reach Vienna? The Wienerwald is one of them and is highly valued as a local recreation area by locals and guests. An incomparable landscape stretches from the Vienna Basin to the Traisen and Gölsen area. 1,300 square kilometers of intact nature, which is protected by UNESCO and in close proximity to a city of over a million people, form a region that is unique in the world. Hilly ridges of sandstone in the west, rugged limestone rocks in the east, deciduous and pine forests, interrupted by meadows and fields, characterize this piece of earth.
Looking for recommendations? We would be happy to introduce you to some of the most popular hiking trails around Baden.
Follow the Schwechat river through the Helenental valley, then the route climbs to Siegenfeld and you enter monastic grounds of the Heiligenkreuz Abbey. After a short stretch on the pilgrimage route (Via Sacra), the route leads into a young forest interspersed with pines, which belonged to the hunting grounds of Crown Prince Rudolf. Its name and especially its tragic end are inextricably linked to the town of Mayerling. From here the path leads to the end point of the route in Alland.
Hiking in the footsteps of great personalities: the Beethoven circular hiking trail leads from Baden away through the Helenental valley, to the Hohen Lindkogel and back to Gainfarn to the starting point in Baden. Ludwig van Beethoven, Emperor Franz I and countless other nature lovers have already followed these paths. Condition is in any case necessary if you want to climb the Hohen Lindkogel (834 m).
If you want to experience the vineyards in the south of Vienna and also want to learn something about Vienna's drinking water supply, you should go on a hike on one of the routes of the Vienna Water Pipeline Trail. The I. Wiener Hochquellenleitung, opened in 1873, begins in the area of the Schneeberg, the Rax and the Schneealpe. There are two hiking routes along the route, which are designed as comfortable, family-friendly day tours. The water pipe hiking trail runs between Bad Vöslau and Mödling.
The Greeks mentioned the Wienerwald as forest mountains, and the Romans discovered its natural powers for healing and recreation. Even today, the thermal springs around Baden refresh body and mind - perhaps as a relaxing end and the highlight of a hike. The Römerbad thermal bath in Baden is right next to your accommodation and is easily accessible for you with a bathrobe through the connecting passage. It couldn't be more comfortable.
Whatever you choose, an active holiday in the vicinity of Vienna, a holiday in the sunny thermal region of Lower Austria or both combined, guests who love a historical ambience will feel good in the Gutenbrunn Thermen & Sporthotel. The hotel in the listed Villa Gutenbrunn in the heart of Baden has still enchanted everyone. Come and see for yourself - make a non-binding inquiry here!