Habsburghaus Mountains
Habsburghaus Rax, © Robert Herbst

Hiking in Lower Austria

Lower Austria’s diverse landscapes can also be explored on myriad tours and hiking routes, from distance hiking and pilgrimages to hikes with kids or with dogs, tours for expert climbers or for weekend walkers.

It’s not where you go, but how you get there! Whether long-distance hiking or a pilgrimage, hiking with children or dogs, tours for climbers and easy hikes for weekend excursionists: Lower Austria's scenic diversity is also reflected in the tours and hiking trails.

Those who explore the wide country on foot will find fascinating routes on the 15,000 kilometre long network of hiking trails. The Ötschergräben in the Mostviertel are among the most beautiful hiking areas in Austria: Wild waters and rugged rock formations alternate with lush vegetation The Waldviertler Gorges are easy to reach and hikers can appreciate the certified hiking trails of the southern Waldviertel hiking region. Whoever sets off on the Wachau World Heritage trail or the Nibelungengau long-distance hiking trail will be fascinated by the Danube. Benches with a view are a wonderful place to linger when time seems to stand still for a moment. In the Weinviertel you can walk over gentle hills from wine cellar lane to wine cellar lane. You will also find refreshing paths around wine, nature and culture in the Wienerwald. The alpine mountain world of the Viennese Alps is a real contrast to this: The path along the Viennese Alpine Arc allows practical hut jumping on well-equipped paths and offers comfort with its certified hiking hotels and hiking villages. Between alpine pastures, huts and summit crosses, hikers feel particularly at home during sommer - Alpine summer in Lower Austria.

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Winter hiking in the Vienna Alps, © Niederösterreich-Werbung/Florian Lierzer

Winter hiking

Winter hiking is increasing in popularity. That is hardly surprising – after all, Lower Austria’s beautiful routes are accessible all year round.

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