Rundumadum: Stages 10, 11, and 12

A walk through the varied environments of Favoriten and Simmering districts, which include forest parks, urban farms, the Central Cemetery, and eventually the Danube.

Hiking Easy

Distance
14 km
Ascent
108 m
Descent
149 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
155 m
High Point
252 m
Gradient
Rundumadum: Stages 10, 11, and 12 Map

From its starting point at Tesarekplatz, Stage 10 goes immediately into the Wienerberg, a historic recreation area with forests, fields, and a lake. Over the treetops you can see the “Vienna Twin Tower” and hills of the Wienerwald on the horizon. In the vicinity are numerous leisure attractions including inns, restaurants, playgrounds, and a bike park.

Description

After passing through a residential area, the path next goes through Volkspark, a very green park with ponds and playgrounds. From there it’s a short distance to Laaer Wald, where dense woods dampen the noise of the city. Dogs are not allowed in Laaer Wald, but you can detour on Theodor-Sickel-Gasse to finish the stage.

Stage 11 begins at Tram 15A Langsulzgasse station and goes past another public park, then continues across farm fields and vineyards, soon crossing over a large railyard on a bridge. Next it reaches Vienna’s expansive Central Cemetery, which is the resting place of Beethoven and other famous figures. If you do not wish to walk through the cemetery, or if you have your dog, you can detour on Weichseltalweg and Simmeringer Hauptstrasse. The stage ends at the cemetery’s main gate, and Stage 12 goes on from there.

Along Stage 12 you’ll encounter urban farms, a produce market, restaurants, shops, and some playgrounds. It’s an enjoyable stroll through an often-overlooked corner of the city. The stage ends at Neu Albern, just before crossing the Danube on Zinnergasse.

Sources: https://www.wien.gv.at/umwelt/wald/freizeit/wandern/rundumadum/etappe10.html https://www.wien.gv.at/umwelt/wald/freizeit/wandern/rundumadum/etappe11.html https://www.wien.gv.at/umwelt/wald/freizeit/wandern/rundumadum/etappe12.html

Difficulty

Easy

Walking along a well-kept trail that’s mostly flat. No obstacles are present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Features

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

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