Wine Hiking and Vineyard Hopping In Vienna

Vienna, Austria has more than 1730 acres of vineyards, all within in the city limits. Something like 190 winegrowers tend Vienna’s vineyards clustered around the Kahlenberg, Nussberg and Bisamberg hills.

Every autumn the Wiener Weinwandertag (Vienna Wine Hiking Weekend) takes place. In 2018, on September 29 and 30, three routes covering just over 15 miles will open to visitors. Wine and outdoor enthusiasts are invited to hike among the vineyards; learn about the city’s wine growing culture and terrain (the Danube River and the nearby Vienna Woods, tourism experts say, provide the ideal climate for vines to thrive); and sample the local wine and regional culinary delicacies at wineries and wine taverns.

Other highlights along the trail include stops at palaces, estates and a children’s farm; expansive landscapes; and views of the city.

The three routes range in length from about two and a half miles to just under seven miles. Walkers who prefer smaller adventures don’t have to commit to the entire length of each route; they can explore shorter sections. The wine trail is suitable for nearly all travelers, from families with young children and senior citizens to people with mobility issues. (There are special signposted paths for wheelchairs.)

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