Rundumadum: Stages 4 and 5

Stage 4 explores more hills in the Wienerwald, one with a lookout tower and another with an equestrian center, then Stage 5 goes through two very green recreation areas at the edge of the city.

Hiking Moderate

Distance
8.9 km
Ascent
210 m
Descent
262 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
212 m
High Point
445 m
Gradient
Rundumadum: Stages 4 and 5 Map

From Marswiese, the path goes into the woods and comes soon to the Hanslteich, which is a small lake overlooked by a gourmet restaurant. From there, it continues gradually uphill and reaches the Schottenhof equestrian center, where there is also a restaurant.

Description

Heading a bit more steeply upward, the trail next reaches a hilltop meadow. which is a crossroads for many hiking and biking paths. Here, the Rundumadum briefly joins Stadtwanderweg 4 to reach the Jubiläumswarte. If it is open, you can climb its spiral stairs to a 360-degree panorama over the Wienerwald and toward the Hausberge.

From there, the path descends gradually to the edge of town at Steinhof Fire Station. This is the end of Stage 4 and the beginning of Stage 5. The next portion is through Steinhofgründe, a landscaped recreation area with broad, grassy lawns and groves of trees. Dogs are not allowed here, so if hiking with your pet you must detour on Heschweg to the next portion, which is Dehnepark.

Dehnepark is an adjacent recreation area that’s hillier and more densely forested than Steinhof. Here the trail descends somewhat steeply into a shady valley with a small creek, also passing the historic “ruined villa” and an attractive little pond. After briefly rejoining city streets, Stage 5 ends at Hütteldorf train station.

Sources: https://www.wien.gv.at/umwelt/wald/freizeit/wandern/rundumadum/etappe4.html https://www.wien.gv.at/umwelt/wald/freizeit/wandern/rundumadum/etappe5.html https://www.wien.gv.at/umwelt/wald/erholung/steinhof.html

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

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

all year round

Features

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

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