Catch a glimpse of Slovenia from the Wetterkoglerhaus at the summit of the Hochwechsel

The Wetterkoglerhaus at the summit of the Hochwechsel rewards hikers with excellent cuisine and an incomparable panoramic view of Lower Austria, Styria, Burgenland, and even Slovenia and Hungary.

This 360 degree panorama is a unique visual paradise. From the Wetterkoglerhaus on the even summit of the Hochwechsel (1,743m above sea level), you can see the Semmering, Rax, and Schneeberg mountains. On a clear day, the view extends beyond the borders of the Vienna Alps, to Burgenland and Styria, and even to Hungary and Slovenia.

Enjoyable hiking

Hikers walking from “Schwaig” to “Schwaig” (as the mountain huts are known in Wechsel) are not only treated to a great view – Wetterkoglerhaus is one of the certified huts in the Vienna Alps, and offers its guests generous cuisine. The landlady, Veronika, cooks traditional dishes such as roast mince meat, as well as vegetarian, gluten-free and lactose-free meals.

Opening times:
Mid-May to mid-November. Closed on Tuesdays. Overnight stays not possible on Mondays and Tuesdays. Open for New Year.

Accommodation (beds / storage places): 9 / 36

Other information:
ONLY dogs with a muzzle and lead are allowed on the veranda. Overnight stays with dogs are not permitted. Coaches by prior arrangement by telephone only.

Protected area with 6 emergency camps open in winter, and heated using 1-euro coins.

Accessible by car from Mönichwald or Walbach, via the Hochwechsel toll road (€4.50 exactly).

Mobile: +43 680 2257555
Tel: +43 3336 4224
E-mail: v.marx.wetterkoglerhaus@gmail.com