A peaceful woodland park and charming hillside suburbs lead to a lookout tower in the forest.


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The Jubiläumswarte is a lookout tower on a hilltop in the Vienna Woods.

From it’s elevated vantage point, you can see over the city to the east and, on a very clear day, glimpse Mount Schneeberg far to the south.

You can also appreciate the expanse of the Wienerwald to the west. The walk begins at Rettichgasse station of Tram 49 and leads into Dehnepark, an attractive woodland recreation area.

Highlights here include a photogenic ruined villa and the Silbersee pond.

Near the pond, the dirt path winds upward among diverse trees and beneath rock cliffs. Next, the hiking route follows a road through two hillside suburbs that overlook the city center.

After passing through the second of these, it becomes a dirt path once again and soon finds the hilltop with the Jubiläumswarte.

Climb the tower’s stairs to your rewarding panorama. From there, the Stadtwanderweg meanders down the other side of the hill, remaining in shady woodland for most of the time, but meeting one grassy meadow that makes a peaceful picnic spot.

Later the trail crosses a road then passes another small pond.

Shortly after, it rejoins residential streets and paved paths to go loop back to Dehnepark and return to the starting point. Sources: https://www.wien.gv.at/umwelt/wald/freizeit/wandern/wege/wanderweg4.html https://secretvienna.org/the-story-of-the-jubilaumswarte/