With the sun shining and the temperature only having dropped down to the mid 20’s we made the short, hours or so, journey yesterday from Vienna to the Hohe Wand Nature Park for an afternoon of hiking.
The Hohe Wand forms a high plateau to the south-west of Vienna not far from the Wiener Neustadt. It’s an area that provides pleasant forest walks and children’s activities for the family or those wishing for a leisurely stroll in the countryside. However, for those who prefer some more vigorous hiking, there are longer more demanding forest trails and the opportunity to scramble up and down gorges around the edge of the plateau. In addition the area attracts those who like to launch themselves into the sky or cling onto a rock face.
Originally, R and I had planned a leisure walk for a few hours through the forest combined with sometime for H and her friend to enjoy the children’s attractions. However, a wrong turn saw us undertake a longer and more enjoyable afternoon navigating our way down one side of a gorge and up the other. After this we made our way back through the woods and fields to the skywalk (not itself terribly impressive) and the cliffs on the far side of the plateau with their scenic view and aerial entertainment.
Here are a few images from our walk:
Fly and the south cliff view