Winter Hiking Tour: “Hutwisch from Bad Schönau”

Hike up to the highest point of the Bucklige Welt, the Hutwisch from Bad Schönau. This tour allows a promising view over the entire area and towards Schneeberg.

Promising hiking tour up to the highest point of Bucklige Welt, the Hutwisch from Bad Schönau

This tour starts in the center of Bad Schönau and first leads through its beautiful park. The tour then follows nice and easy hiking trails up to the Hutwisch with its unique wooden viewing platform. Climbing up 22m high platform allows an impressive panorama view on the entire area, ranging from Schneeberg till Slovenia on clear days. The tour then descends via Wenigreith and calm roads back to Bad Schönau.
Tour Description

00:00 Start at the public parking lot Bad Schönau (GPS: 47.495756, 16.234027). First, follow the street westwards towards the city center and the main building of the health resort./td>
00:05 Turn left into the trail in front of the health resort and walk through its park (any trail will lead to the other end).
00:15 At the end of the park, turn right and follow the forest road up westwards.
00:18 Keep left at the crossing and continue following the forest road up.
00:20 Keep straight ahead (slightly left) at the crossing.
00:25 Keep straight ahead into the trail and follow the trail (keep straight ahead) all times.
01:05 At the crossing Höhwirt, turn left and follow the Alpannonia® marked trail southwards.
01:20 At the crossing, turn left and follow the trail towards Hutwisch (see signpost).
01:23 Turn left and follow the trail up towards the viewing platform.
01:25 Climb up the viewing platform and enjoy the view from there. The view is best enjoyed with some self-brought refreshments ( ).
02:35 Follow the trail (left) north back to Bad Schönau.
02:40 At the crossing, turn right and follow the marked trail downwards.
02:45 In Wenigreith, turn left and follow the marked trail downwards. Now stay on the street and follow it back to Bad Schönau.
03:25 At the crossing, stay straight ahead and then left and follow the street back to Bad Schönau.
03:50 Back at the parking Bad Schönau, end of the tour.

At a glance

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

Area: Wiener Alpen, Lower Austria, Austria
Distance: 11km
Ascent: 426m (1h 30min)
Descent: 426m (1h 20min)
Highest Pt: 896m
Lowest Pt: 469m
Duration: 2h 45min (without breaks)
3h 50min (with breaks)
Stop/Rest: Höhwirt (836m, small detour)
Equipment: Hiking shoes
Backpack with standard hiking equipment
Snacks, food and enough water
1x Gipfelbier  
Sun & Weather protection
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Tour Diary

2021-12-04 10:45

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

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