Out and about on the Arc of the Viennese Alps

Overview of all the stages and regional routes on the Arc of the Viennese Alps.

On the hiking route along the Arc of the Viennese Alps, visitors can experience the landscape at their own pace. Thanks to the clear signposting, you can join the trail at any time, and enjoy the beauty of the Vienna Alps in small doses.

What is the Arc of the Viennese Alps route?

A 300 kilometre-long hiking route in the Viennese Alps, with 19 stages and 21 regional routes. If you want to follow the signposted route in its entirety, start in Katzelsdorf (to the south-west of Wiener Neustadt), and gain a wealth of new experiences in Bad Fischau-Brunn.

What will I see along the way?

In a nutshell: a lot. To begin with, there are the hills, mountains and fortified churches of Bucklige Welt. Next comes Schwaigenland – a pasture area on the Wechsel – which includes the cultural idyll of Semmering. In the high alpine territory of the Rax and Schneeberg (2,076 metres), the ascent reaches its peak. The rear side of the Schneeberg mountain range leads through the Gutenstein Alps (the Karst Plateau in Hohe Wand is particularly spectacular) to Piestingtal, where the artists of Biedermeier found inspiration.