Hohe Wand, Austria

7 June 2019

From Waldegg-Dürnbach up the Waldeggersteig (a narrow canyon) and then along the Hohe Wand and down to Grünbach am Schneeberg. Wonderful hike!

Up into the Waldeggersteig, with the first of many steep ladders.

Then the views on the other side, along the Hohe Wand.

The Skywalk.

And then a surprise encounter: a (young) alpine ibex. Would never have expected one around here!

And all the way down on the other side, with a view of the Schneeberg.

And a look back at the Hohe Wand.

Map, elevation profile, and additional information

GPS track HoheWand.gpx
Trailhead coordinates 47.867481, 16.051072
Length & cumulative elevation 15.3km, +1250/-1000m
Public transport Start: Local train from Wiener Neustadt to Waldegg-Dürnbach. End: Local train from Grünbach am Schneeberg back to Wiener Neustadt. Both trains go once an hour.
Useful websites Naturpark Hohe Wand
Remarks The Waldeggersteig has a series of steep metal ladders. Not recommended in wet weather or when you have a fear of heights. Not an easy hike due to the many up-and-downs along the way.

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All images © 2019 Wim Hordijk