Hiking with a mission on Lower Austria’s best theme trails

If walking is not enough, you can also learn an array of interesting and exciting things. Why not try our theme trails?

Follow a wine trail, go on a journey through nature, or hear exciting stories from a guide. Theme trails give you a taste of other worlds. So if you want a stimulating and interesting hike, this is the place to be!

Learn about, and from, nature in the great outdoors

If you want to learn about life in the forest, the Waldlehrpfad (Forest Nature Trail) in the Vienna Woods is for you. This child-friendly route spans almost 2 km, and heads through the mixed and black pine forest on the Steinkamperl. From nine display boards and several artefacts, families can learn interesting facts about the forest and its inhabitants. In Bear Trail  the Bärenwald Arbesbach bear sanctuary in the forest quarter, a wildlife protection project, leads past moss-covered granite cliffs, waterfalls under rock formations, enchanted marshland and quiet forest rivers. The great outdoors can be discovered either on a grand 4-day tour or on short 1 or 2-day tours. Our tip: Walkers can enjoy a culinary treat in Bärenhof Kolm restaurant which is just a stone's throw away from the sanctuary!

A taste of Lower Austria

Lined with impressive wine sculptures, wonderful views and numerous tasting stations, the 7 km long Langenlois WINE TRAIL is a real treat. If you would like to explore the best known sites in Langenlois, such as Käferberg or Dechant, and taste and learn everything there is to know about wine, then this is the route for you! The 4.5 km long, family-friendly Marillenweg (Apricot Trail) in Krems-Angern leads through old, private and refined apricot orchards. Our tip: Enjoy a guided tour of Weinhof Aufreiter restaurant and take some apricot-based delicacies away with you!

Legendary hikes

There are several legends surrounding the village of Rohr im Gebirge. Discover these interesting, strange, funny and sad tales as you follow the 10 km long route. Hike through the beautiful scenery in the footsteps of the “Luckerlbua”, look for the “golden pine cone”, or maybe even find the “treasure of Tümpfl”. Tip: After your adventure, rest up at Gasthaus Furtner, and taste the game specialities from the inn's own hunting ground!

In the footsteps of great artists

In Tulln an der Donau, the Egon Schiele Trail leads walkers to places associated with the childhood of the controversial artist, who lived at the turn of the 20th century. Along the way, hikers can use historical images, audio and videos to find out why Schiele’s drawings went up in flames, and why his family had to leave the railway station in Tulln. The 5.5 km long Schubert Trail leads through the Föhrenberge nature park in the Vienna Woods. Information boards provide hikers with fascinating facts about the life and work of the famous Austrian composer Franz Schubert, and his experiences in the region.

Trivia for the whole family

A Haflinger foal called Jochi takes families on an adventure, calling at 11 farms between Annaberg and Wienerbruck. Two different, easy hiking routes feature puzzles to solve, and also teach both children and adults all about farm life and animals. In the Erlebnisnarena St. Corona am Wechsel resort, follow in the footsteps of the Queen of the Forest on the Coronas Ameisenpfad Ant Trail. On the 2.5 km long adventure trail, 15 fun and educational stations teach children all about the life and tasks of the hard-working ant. The deckchairs and benches surrounding the reservoir at the highest point of the hike invite you to relax.