Hiking Tour: “1. Wiener Wasserleitungsweg”

Hike along the Schwarza from Hirschwang an der Rax to Kaiserbrunn via the beautiful Wasserleitungsweg. This short tour allows promising views along the Schwarza river.

Hike along the Schwarza from Hirschwang to Kaiserbrunn via the Wasserleitungsweg

This tour starts at Hirschwang and leads along the beautiful Schwarza river, along the water supply pipeline of Vienna. The tour leads till Kaiserbrunn and the water supply museum. After a well-deserved refreshment in Kaiserbrunn, the same trail is used to hike back to the parking.

A bus is operating between Hirschwang and Kaiserbrunn and can be optionally used for traveling back.

Tour Description

00:00 Start at the parking lot Hirschwang an der Rax / Wasserleitungsweg (GPS: 47.711032, 15.805839). First, follow the street northwards towards the valley station of the cable car.
00:02 Before the bridge, turn right and follow the 1 Wiener Wasserleitungsweg trail (start with wooden bridge) along the Schwarza river.
00:20 Enjoy the impressive view from the viewpoint and then turn right and descend still following the trail along Schwarza.
00:30 Cross the street and follow the trail on its opposite side.
00:35 Cross the river using the new bridge.
00:45 Turn left and follow the street for a couple of meters. After its corner, turn right into the trail again.
01:00 Follow the street northwestwards for a couple of meters (cross the bridge). Then keep left and use the trail on the street’s left hand-side.
01:05 At Kaiserbrunn, turn right and follow the small street eastwards to the museum.
01:10 You might want to visit the museum or the am Wasserwerk restaurant ( ).
02:00 Use the same route back to the parking.
03:00 Back at the parking, end of the tour.

At a glance

Level  easy 
Shape / Fitness
Best time in the year  
General Tour Data

Area: Rax/Schneeberg Group, Lower Austria, Austria
Distance: 8km
Ascent: 285m (1h 00min)
Descent: 285m (1h 00min)
Highest Pt: 558m
Lowest Pt: 503m
Duration: 2h 00min (without breaks)
3h 00min (with breaks)
Stop/Rest: Am Wasserwerk (526m)
Equipment: Hiking shoes
Backpack with standard hiking equipment
Snacks and enough water
Sun & Weather protection
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O   Tour at outdooractive.com

Tour Diary

2021-07-28 16:30

Weather: Cloudy, partly sunny
Participants: Stefan, Robert
Activity: Strava

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