Puchberg am Schneeberg hiking village

Awarded the Austrian hiking seal of quality

Several resorts in Austria have been chosen to receive the Austrian hiking seal of quality as a hiking village. These locations offer hikers especially good service, due to their infrastructure and offerings.

Puchberg am Schneeberg sits in a beautiful basin. The market town is the first port of call for anyone wishing to experience the paradise of scenic views in their full glory. What's more, Puchberg is a certified hiking village with hotels especially for hikers. Those staying here, can learn more about the most incredible tours in the region, hire equipment free of charge or book a tour with a mountain guide. And in winter there are family-friendly skiing opportunities thanks to the Salamander ski lift and Kinderland in the Losenheim district. If it's cold enough, the lake in the heart of Puchberg becomes a natural ice rink.

The Schneeberg Mountain rises conspicuously above the climatic health resort, so much so that the 2,076 m high peak can be seen from Vienna. The highest point of the Vienna Alps attracts mountaineers, climbers and hikers and is a popular destination in winter for ski mountaineers. The Schneeberg Mountain is also affectionately named the emperor of the Vienna Alps. In addition to its impressive size, it is also known for often being covered in snow until the spring. You can reach the plateau at the top by foot or in comfort on the Schneeberg railway.

On the train up the mountain

Those wishing to arrive stress-free by public transport are in good hands in Puchberg: using the light railway from Wiener Neustadt junction, you can reach the hiking village in a short time. From Puchberg station, it is only a stone's throw to the cog railway, which, incidentally, also uses old steam engines. A modern locomotive brings visitors to the highest train station in Austria in just 40 minutes.

Weekly walking tours

A special service from the hiking village and its certified hiking hotels are the weekly walking tours which are offered during the hiking season as well as the many themed tours.

The immediate surroundings in Schneebergland are also very striking, quite possibly the karst plateau of the Hohe Wand. More than 700 climbing routes and numerous fixed rope routes make the plateau a popular excursion destination for sports fanatics and families. The mountain railways of the Wunderwiese and in Losenheim also open up attractive excursion destinations at lofty heights in the summer.