Rundumadum: Stages 23 and 24

From the wine country down to the Danube, through the interface of city and nature.

Hiking Easy

Distance
11 km
Ascent
62 m
Descent
119 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
156 m
High Point
218 m
Gradient
Rundumadum: Stages 23 and 24 Map

Stage 23 begins at Steinernes Kreuz, among several small heurige (wine taverns). You’ll find even more of them along Stammersdorfer Kellergasse, which is a short detour from the Rundumadum route on Krottenhofgasse. This quieter, shady street too has more taverns and guesthouses along it, but not as many. The scenery is quite idyllic, with tree-lined lanes and vineyards on either side.

Description

The city is nearby, though, and you’ll soon enter a more urban environment with a great variety of shops and accommodations. The street Mühlweg avoids the busiest part of town, instead going through a residential area and past a small park with a playground, then meets the Marchfeld Canal and the greenery that surrounds it.

The stage ends at Strebersdorf train station, but you can skip the turn to that station if continuing on Stage 24. This, the final stage of the Rundumadum, continues to cross the Danube. Following the canal, it enters an urban wetland and forest area where you’re likely to spot a diversity of bird life. Next, it takes a paved road crossing over the autobahn and comes to the shore of the Danube, in a grassy park with excellent views across to Kahlenberg.

After some time strolling in this park, you’ll cross the New Danube on Jedlese bridge to reach Danube Island, with more green lawns and views over the water. The city draws nearer, and the stage nears its end, as you cross the river once more and go beneath the autobahn overpass. A pedestrian bridge goes over the Danube Canal, and you’ll then trace this waterway beneath many road bridges before finally reaching the train station at Nussdorf. This is the start of Stage 1, and thus the Rundumadum completes its loop “all the way around” Vienna.

Sources: https://www.wien.gv.at/umwelt/wald/freizeit/wandern/rundumadum/etappe23.html https://www.wien.gv.at/umwelt/wald/freizeit/wandern/rundumadum/etappe24.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

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

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