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Vienna Woods (Wienerwald)
Vienna Woods (Wienerwald)

Vienna Woods (Wienerwald)

Wienerwald

The Basics

The Vienna Woods cover a 521-square-mile (1,350-square-kilometer) stretch of forested hills that roll northward toward the Austrian Alps and are a popular destination for walkers and hikers drawn to its well-marked trails, wealth of wildlife, and sweeping vistas. Join a walking or bike tour through the Vienna Woods and up to the Kahlenberg peak for views back across the city. Some day trips to the Vienna Woods also include stops at Mayerling, the formal imperial hunting lodge, as well as the 12th-century Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz and the historic town of Baden.

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Vienna Woods and Mayerling Half Day Trip
Vienna Woods and Mayerling Half Day Trip
$69.85 per adult
Traveler Favorite
A real taste for the Vienna Woods .. An Experience Not to be Missed....
A wonderful way to see the Vienna Woods and get a taste of history of the death of Rudolph and Maria..Unable to take full advantage of the Grotto experience due to too many stairs, but the visiting of the old monestary and several small villages along the way was a treat... Very fine tour guide and safe helpful bus driver..
Katherine_C, Dec 2018

Recent reviews from experiences in Vienna

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A real taste for the Vienna Woods .. An Experience Not to be Missed....
Katherine_C, Dec 2018
Vienna Woods and Mayerling Half Day Trip
A wonderful way to see the Vienna Woods and get a taste of history of the death of Rudolph and Maria..Unable to take full advantage of the Grotto experience due to too many stairs, but the visiting of the old monestary and several small villages along the way was a treat... Very fine tour guide and safe helpful bus driver..
star-4
Enjoyable half day
carmen m, Jan 2019
Vienna Woods and Mayerling Half Day Trip
I love everything about Sissi's life and Mayerling gave me more insight about her family. Our guide gave us very interesting information and I loved it. The Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz,was lovely as well. The seegrotte was a totally different thing from the others sites we visted and for someone who visited natural caves would be a little disappointed.The tour was well organised and overall quite enjoyable.
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Half-day well spent
Anastasia_K, Aug 2019
Vienna Woods and Mayerling Half Day Trip
I went on this tour with my Mum on 6 August 2019, and it was excellent! We were impressed by the punctual arrival of the bus, were happy about the small size of the group and were delighted by the beauty of the sights we saw. Mayerling, Heiligenkreuz and Baden as well as the fascinating landscapes of the Vienna Woods took our breath away. I would like to specially note the work of the guide: the information he gave was interesting and concise, his command of several languages was impeccable and his time management was excellent. Besides, he was friendly, willingly answered questions and easily gripped the attention of the audience. Thank you Viator and Vienna Sightseeing, and we're looking forward to new trips with you!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • If adventuring through the Wienerwald on the hiking or bike trails, be sure to wear suitable clothing and shoes.

  • The woods are dotted with wineries that offer traditional taverns serving food and drinks.

  • The trails in the woods are not adapted for wheelchairs or strollers.

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How to Get There

The Vienna Woods (Wienerwald) are located north of Vienna along the River Danube. From the city center, take tram 38 to Grinzing on the edge of the Vienna Woods, or join a tour that includes transportation to the woods.

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When to Get There

Visit the woods from late spring to early fall to enjoy the seasons’ mild temperatures and sunshine when hiking along the trails and when dining outside at the traditional taverns.

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The Vineyards of the Wienerwald

Vine-clad hills cover the Vienna Woods, making Vienna one of the few cities in the world to have its own vineyards. Producing red and dry sparkling white wines, many local cellars run traditional taverns, called heurigen, where local dishes such as schnitzel and strudel are served alongside young wines; on summer days these can be enjoyed on terraces overlooking the vineyards.

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