Stadtwanderweg 1 - Kahlenberg

Walk through vineyards and forests, to the top of Kahlenberg and back down, with lofty views over Vienna.

Hiking Moderate

11 km
328 m
328 m
2-3 hrs
Low Point
178 m
High Point
478 m
Stadtwanderweg 1 - Kahlenberg Map

A good starting point for city hiking trail 1 is the Nussdorf terminus of Tram D. From there, you’ll follow a tree-lined path to Beethovenpark and a statue of the composer. Then you’ll reach the outskirts where the city gives way to vineyards. You can stop at one of a few small wineries for a drink and a snack before continuing among forests and fields into the hills. A gradual climb through a verdant valley leads to a rolling ridge, where the path parallels Höhenstrasse to reach the top of Kahlenberg.


There you’ll find the church, which is a heritage site, and a classy restaurant with a wonderful view over the city. Take time to see these popular attractions if you wish, or continue walking along the trail. You’ll next come to an adventure ropes course, a grassy field, and Josefinenhütte, where you can stop if you’ve not yet eaten.

From there, the path goes downhill through dense and still forest, then emerges on a countryside road and descends the panoramic ridge of the Nussberg. You’ll gaze over vineyard rows at the city and the Danube below. More wineries along the road are worth a pause if you have the time. At the bottom of the hill, the city path leads efficiently back to the starting point at the tram stop.




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.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

all year round


  • Historical
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Dog friendly
  • Wild flowers
  • Family friendly
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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