Hike up Hermannskogel, the highest peak of Vienna with its iconic viewing platform, the Habsburgwarte
The tour starts at the (small) parking of Kahlenbergdorf and first follows the well-known Nasenweg up to Leopoldsberg. The tour then follows a trail through a public game hunting ground to Gnadenkapelle and then further to Agnesbrünnl via the Vogelsangberg. After a well-deserved break at Agnesbrünnl, the tour follows a small trail that leads directly up to the Hermannskogel and its viewing platform. After a break at the Habsburgwarte, the tour follows the Grenzweg downwards. After a short detour via the Cobenzl, the tour then finally descends back in the city area of Vienna but uses the trails through the vineyards back to Kahlenbergdorf.
|Start at the small (limited) parking Kahlenbergdorf (GPS: 48.275489, 16.355231), and first follow the red marked Nasenweg trail northwestwards up.
|At the crossing, turn right and follow the Stadtwanderweg 1a (see wooden signpost).
|Enjoy the view from Leopoldsberg Continue following the trail westwards and follow the red marked trail next to the Höhenstraße street.
|Hike through the climbing fun park Kahlenberg and continue following the trail till reaching the Elisabethwiese (opposite the parking).
|Well deserved break () at the Josefinenhütte.
|Cross the street and follow the blue marked trail through the public game hunting ground on the opposite side of the hut (behind the parking area).
|At the crossing, keep right and follow the blue marked trail.
|Keep left and follow the trail along the cemetery.
|At the crossing, turn slightly right and follow the red marked trail southwards towards Jägerwiese / Hermmannskogel.
|At the crossing, turn left and leave the street and follow the small trail heading up to Vogelsangberg.
|Bypass the Vogelsangberg and follow the trail back to the Hermannskogelweg (westwards).
|At the crossing, turn right towards Gasthaus zum Agnesbrünnl.
|Well deserved break ( ) at Gasthaus zum Agnesbrünnl.
|Follow the trail through the meadow opposite the restaurant up towards Hermannskogel.
|Visit the Habsburgwarte viewing platform and enjoy the view from there.
|Continue following the green marked trail westwards and then follow the forest road downwards.
|At the crossing, turn left and follow the trail eastwards (red marked trail).
|Keep right and follow the trail towards Cobenzl.
|At the crossing, turn sharply right into the blue and green marked trail heading towards the bridge.
|Before the bridge, turn left and follow the blue marked trail towards Cobenzl.
|At the crossing, leave the marked trail and follow the small trail up to the street. Cross the street and continue following the small trail northeastwards.
|At the big crossing, turn right but follow the unmarked small trail on the left hand-side through the forest heading to Cobenzl.
|After the bypassing the summit of Cobenzl, continue following the trail south downwards till reaching the meadow.
|At the meadow keep right and head towards the vineyard.
|Bypass the Cobenzl-vineyard and turn left at the crossing till reaching the Waldgrill.
|Refresh () yourself at the Waldgrill.
|Turn left and follow the road northwards in direction Kahlenberg.
|At the crossing, turn sharply right and then left and follow the trail through the forest downwards.
|Turn right and follow the trail towards the street.
|Cross the street and follow the lower road back into the city of Vienna.
|Turn left at Krapfenwaldbad and follow the small trail through the vineyards northeastwards.
|Turn left at the crossing and follow the trail through the vineyard upwards.
|Turn right at the end of the street and now follow the street downwards heading directly back to Kahlenbergdorf.
|Back at Kahlenbergdorf, end of the tour.
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