Vienna Woods
Vienna Woods
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Unspoiled forest land that lies to the west and south of the city of Vienna.
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Neighbourhood: Döbling
Vienna’s poshest green leafy suburb is also its most romantic hotspot. Walk up Grinzinger Strasse with its many historic wine taverns. The tops of nearby Nussberg and Reisenberg hills make for great strolls through the vineyards, and the occasional discovery of a hidden winery. Popular local weekend hangouts are Neustift am Walde with even more great wine taverns, and café restaurant Cobenzl, up on Cobenzl hill – fantastic for great vistas of Vienna. The woodland around Kahlenberg has a wonderful and not too strenuous hiking path - just don't forget the insect repellent. If you have adventurous children, take them to Waldseilpark Kahlenberg (forest rope park Kahlenberg). A must-do if you want a taste of the Vienna Woods is a stop at Josefinenhütte next door with its great food, cosy interiors and wonderful outdoor space.
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Allan C
Ipswich, UK556 contributions
Aug 2022
This is one of Viennas lungs and a chance to get out of the sometimes claustrophobic city into the suburbs and the wine villages which are surprisingly close to the city itself. Take a picnic and a bottle of the most basic wine from the latest vintage and on a summy day you could want for no more and it willnot cost you a fortune.
Written 7 December 2022
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Mark42139
New York City, NY1,651 contributions
Nov 2022
This is a very nice area and away from the hustle and bustle of the very busy city, it's a beautiful woods where you can enjoy nature.
Written 21 November 2022
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Jonathan T
Hope, IN381 contributions
Jun 2022
Just a short drive outside the city and one is in the beautiful woods with nature all around. We love all the little towns one can find and most have a cafe or gasthaus. There are trails to walk and animals and birds to see.
Written 17 June 2022
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Michael B
United Kingdom21 contributions
Apr 2022
This is a must for all visitors. Walk through the woods and enjoy the feeling of being alone in the woods
Written 16 June 2022
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Abid F
Rawalpindi, Pakistan264 contributions
May 2022
We stayed in Grinzring district and the host took us on this countryside walk through the woods. It was amazing and delightful. The fresh scent of nature, multitude of vineyards, the occasional garden cafe where local beer was also served, streams running through and the occasional honey farm. We took the Screiberweg route and onto a scenic spot from where you could see central Vienna in the distance. Perfectly safe and well worth a walk for 40 - 90 minutes
Written 29 May 2022
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Giacomo G
71 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Reachable only by bus or private means. It is full of wineries and if you walk to the top you will have the best view of Vienna. Thing to do only in case of sun and warm weather. Not recommendable for tourists since the way to go there takes one hour by public transport. Winery landscape can be compared to an italian one.
Written 15 May 2022
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Qilliams
Four Marks, UK28 contributions
Sept 2021
Easy underground trip to end of line and a 38A bus to Coblenz provided opportunity for some easy waking in the woods and opportunity to find some places for excellent food food and super wines. Wee worth the whole day out of town with the Viennese
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Written 3 October 2021
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dr.jth
74 contributions
Feb 2020
The Vienna woods are not hard to reach from the 19th district. There are plenty of trails to use, with some small restaurants available from time to time. It is a great outing with friends to get some fresh air and exercise. Take some water with you, especially in the summer months. You are destined to meet some very nice people.
Written 20 February 2020
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CarolDM1900
Montpelier, VT3,350 contributions
Oct 2019
I've previously written about spring here ("Springtime, Vienna Woods: 3 Great Routes to Walk or Run," 5/25/15), but autumn is wonderful too, given the vineyard "open houses" about two weekends a month August through October. You can meander along rolling hills in seasonal colors and stop for wine and traditional Viennese country dishes at rustic wine taverns (here called "heurigen," or "hueriger" if just one). The open houses represent the vintners' celebration of a successful harvest and offer visitors wine tasting directly from the growers. What a concept!

Vienna is unique among European capitals in having a significant wine-producing region within the city limits, albeit away from the urban core, in the wooded hills, notably those below Kahlenberg. You can take a tram (#38) to Grinzing from the Schottentor station in central Vienna, and from there get a bus (#38A) up to Kahlenberg. That will give you a downhill walk on wooded pathways dotted with vineyards and their heurigen.

If you'd prefer an uphill walk (not all that hard, and the first part is paved), you can take the D Tram from Schottenor station to Nussdorfplatz. The scenic Eichelhofweg will get you up to the vineyards, as you walk uphill through toward Kahlenberg. There are beautiful sights along the way, and many different choices of wine taverns, some large with extensive vineyards and others small, family-run operations. All are very welcoming. To get back to the city center, just reverse the route described above, continuing to walk up to Kahlenberg (easy to identify by its big buildings) or enjoy the walk back down to Nussdorfplatz to catch the D tram.

Most of the grapes grown here are white varietals. There will be familiar wines like sauvignon blanc, riesling, and weissburgunder. But you can also sample the delightful grüner veltliner and gemischter satz, among others. The same is true of reds. In addition to the well-known wines like pinot noir, merlot, and syrah, you can taste local favorites like Zweigelt and St. Laurent.

Our favorite heuriger is Wailand, which is just about in the center of the vineyards. We have been there many, many times. On this fall day, we walked up and back from Nussdorfplatz with friends and enjoyed a great afternoon with a couple of bottles of Wailand's very good zweigelt barrique and a two tasty food platters to share.

The "open house" menu is always pretty large (with many kinds of sausage and other Viennese favorites) and the views are spectacular over the vineyard toward the city center (to right, you can see St. Stephan's spire) and the Danube (to left, you can see the tall buildings of "new Vienna" across the river.

IMHO walking through the vineyards of the Vienna Woods on a fall "Open House" weekend is just one of the most pleasant and enjoyable things you can do while visiting this great city.

Highly Recommended.
Written 18 November 2019
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Nick
2 contributions
Oct 2019
Amazing views and cottages to eat at along the way. Highly suggested to spend several hours hiking. Spend a day here if you have 3 or more days in Vienna.
Written 18 November 2019
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