NOTE: Please be aware that this winter walk may not be completely maintained in snowy conditions and can have patches of ice. Use at your own risk! Please equip yourself appropriately, such as with sturdy shoes, sticks, waterproof outdoor clothing, hat, etc. Make sure you have enough to drink in winter too! Be aware of it getting dark early and carefully plan your route!
In Köhlerplatz, you will receive information about the old traditions of the Hohe Wand inhabitants - burning lime in the lime kilns or making charcoal in the charcoal kilns. The deer in the enclosure are very inquisitive and will even eat out of your hand. There are ibex and marmots, as well as roe deer and sika deer to see. There is a good view of the residents of the enclosure from the wooden walkways. The highest point of the walk is the witch’s hat.
Safety informationMake sure that your choice of route matches your hiking experience and your physical condition. Check the weather forecast. In the mountains, the weather can change surprisingly quickly. For this reason, make sure you are well-equipped.
Check that the huts and refreshment stations that you want to visit along the way will be open. Tell someone which route you have chosen, and when you hope to return, before you set off.
Tips and hintsNaturpark Hohe Wand, www.naturpark-hohewand.at
Naturparke Niederösterreich, www.naturparke-noe.at
Wiener Alpen in Niederösterreich, www.wieneralpen.at
+43 / 2622 / 78960
Getting there1) A2 – departing from Wöllersdorf – turn right onto the B21 towards Gutenstein – turn off towards Dreistetten – Muthmannsdorf – Emmerberg – Gaaden – Stollhof – toll booth (fee) – take the year-round mountain road to the Hohe Wand plateau
2) A2 – departing from Wiener Neustadt West – Weikersdorf – Winzendorf – Emmerberg – Gaaden – Stollhof – toll booth (fee) – Hohe Wand
Travelling from Graz
3) From Neunkirchen – Würflach – Willendorf – Höflein – Zweiersdorf – Maiersdorf – toll booth (fee) – Hohe Wand