City Hikes in Vienna

Hiking in Vienna on the many hiking routes in the city

Our Vienna is not only urban but the city also has much to offer for nature lovers and hiking fans. You can best marvel at the magnificent play of colours in autumn on one of a total of eleven city hiking routes in Vienna. The starting points of the hiking routes, which are all well signposted, can easily be reached by public transport and there are also many forest play parks, viewing points and possibilities to rest. We have compiled a small overview of the prettiest hiking routes of the capital for you.


City hiking route 1 – Enjoy the view of Vienna from Kahlenberg


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City hiking route 1 is one of the hiking routes with a fantastic view. The ascent will take you through wonderful vineyards, passing traditional Heurigen and cafés, to a wooded area high above the city. Here you will be rewarded with a wonderful panorama of the city and the Danube.

Tip: The city hiking routes in Vienna are also clearly marked on the mobile city map. Use the location determination function and you will always know exactly where you are. Likelihood of getting lost: very slim!

City hiking route 1
Starting point: Tram D – end station, Nußdorf
11 kilometres
Walking time: approx. 3.5 – 4 hours


City hiking route 4 – to the Jubiläumswarte


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City hiking route number 4 is rather a short and easy hiking route and, therefore, is perfect for the whole family. The route will take you through the Dehnepark – with adjoining forest playpark – to the Jubiläumswarte (Jubilee Observation Tower).

When the weather is good, you can even enjoy a distant view as far as Schneeberg in southern Lower Austria.

City hiking route 4
Starting point: No. 49 tram – Rettichgasse stop
Length: 7.2 kilometres
Walking time: approx. 2.5 – 3 hours


City hiking route 5 – on Bisamberg, childhood dreams come true


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Stammersdorf, well known for its Heurigen, fairs and wine, is the starting point for city hiking route 5. The route will take you up to Falkenberg, also known as Bisamberg, which also offers children a 10-hectare playing area. The perfect place to play and run around.

City hiking route 5
Starting point: Tram no, 31 – end station, Stammersdorf
Length: 10.3 kilometres
Walking time: approx. 3 – 4 hours


City hiking route 9 – a different perspective of the Wiener Prater


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The Wiener Prater is a popular amusement park with both the Viennese and tourists. But there is also another side to the Prater! From the central Praterstern to the Freudenau, there is a city hiking route. At 13km, the route is of an average length but it is very flat and, therefore, is perfect for an easy walk for the whole family. The entire recreational area, Prater, also offers a great number of possibilities to stop for a rest and some refreshments to keep you going.

City hiking route 9
Starting point: Praterstern/Wien-Nord railway station
Length: 13 kilometres
Walking time: approx. 3 – 4 hours


A hiking pass for more fun


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Are you lacking the necessary motivation to hike? The free hiking pass can help you! For every hiking route that you successfully complete, you can receive a stamp from one of the stamping points. The hiking pass is a wonderful way to motivate children in particular and both young and the not so young can have fun hiking.

Even if you have only three stamps, you can get a silver hiking pin from the City Information centre in Vienna’s Town Hall when you present your hiking pass there. And, the golden pin awaits those who have more than seven stamps. Hiking passes are available from the City Information centre or you can download them online.

Stadtinformation – Stadtservice Wien
Address: Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1, 1010 Vienna
Opening times:
Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 6pm
Download Hiking pass (German):


If you would like to combine hiking and culinary delights, the Vienna Hiking Days are perfect. On 29th and 30th September, numerous vintners and Heurigen open their doors and invite guests to try out their delicacies. You can read more information in our September Highlights.


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