The Gutensteiner Alps, © Niederösterreich-Werbung/Michael Liebert

Schneeberg and Hohe Wand

The Schneeberg and Hohe Wand regions are characterised by two impressive panoramic mountains.

The 2,076m-high Schneeberg towers above all of the other mountains in the Vienna Alps. It can be reached by foot, by travelling to Puchberg am Schneeberg on the Schneeberg Railway. From the summit station, there is a moderately difficult hike to Klosterwappen, the highest peak in Lower Austria.

In the winter, the Salamander ski resort at the foot of the Schneeberg is a popular family holiday destination. Ski tourists also appreciate the mountain range, thanks to guided tours offered by the Gross ski-ing and mountaineering school.

Schneeberg’s little brother
Schneeberg offers a great view of Hohe Wand. The 1,132m-high Karst plateau is an impressive natural park with around 1,000 hiking and climbing trails, and is also a popular starting point for paragliders. The view from the “Skywalk” panoramic terrace is breathtaking. The vast and well-secured platform is a dizzying 150m above the valley, and extends approximately 8m from the rock face.