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


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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. Sources: https://www.wien.info/en/sightseeing/green-vienna/hiking-in-around https://www.wien.gv.at/umwelt/wald/freizeit/wandern/wege/wanderweg1.html