Rundumadum: Stage 6 - Route 1

Explore the wildlife sanctuary of Lainzer, and see the palace that endures from its time as an imperial hunting ground.

Hiking Moderate

Distance
8 km
Ascent
275 m
Descent
223 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
206 m
High Point
401 m
Gradient
Rundumadum: Stage 6 - Route 1 Map

From Hütteldorf train station, it’s a short walk to the Lainzer Tiergarten’s Nikolaitor entrance, where there’s a natural spring drinking fountain. Inside the Tiergarten you’ll find a patchwork of hilly forest and meadows, with sublime views and a good chance at spotting wildlife like deer and boar.

Description

After strolling through this naturesque setting for some time, you’ll get the opportunity to replenish yourself at Rohrhaus rest house, which is tucked in the forest at a crossroads of several paths. Next, the path goes downhill through a graben and comes to the elegant Hermesvilla, which was built as the royal palace on the Lainzer hunting grounds. From there it’s only a short distance to finish the stage at Lainzer Gate.

Note that dogs are not allowed in Lainzer Tiergarten, and the park closes in winter. If you must detour for one of these reasons, take the alternate Route 2 instead.

Sources: https://www.wien.gv.at/umwelt/wald/freizeit/wandern/rundumadum/etappe6.html https://www.lainzer-tiergarten.at/

Difficulty

Moderate

Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Wildlife
  • Historical
  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Family friendly
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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