Starting point: centre of Gutenbrunn - mountain bike information board (beside well)
Time required: 1½ hours
Route: circular trail with wonderful views of Gutenbrunn
Altitude: 858/918 m
Trail description: after slight ascent, level path through woods (sheltered from the wind)
Starting point: Gutenbrunn village centre - car park beside Municipal Offices
Time required: 2½ hours via deer enclosure, 1½ hours direct route
Route: 2 options
1. Gutenbrunn - Edlesberg - directly to lake and back to beginning
2. Gutenbrunn - Edlesberg - deer enclosure - farm track
Ross Mill - lake - return - to Edlesberg and back to Gutenbrunn
Altitude: 844/894 m
Trail profile: circular trail over rough ground - easily walkable - wonderful panoramic view
Highlights: deer enclosure, Lake Edlesberg
Guides are available if desired or tours can be undertaken on one's own.
Oedhof - Hirschenstein (from Gutenbrunn)
(No. 41 “Southern Waldviertel” map)
Starting point at the church. The trail is kept clear of snow as far as the “Hirschenstein” shortcut. The hike to the Hirschenstein is particularly delightful taking the visitor to a rocky bluff complete
with summit cross and wonderful view over the Ysper Valley and beyond.
Horse-drawn coach trips can be organised on request!
For further information see www.gutenbrunn.com
(No. 81 “Southern Waldviertel“ map)
The trail is walkable in winter but is not kept clear of snow! The planet trail starts in Weiten where there is a 1:1.6 billion model of the solar system. The trail takes you right through the solar system ending with Pluto, the farthest planet.
For further information see www.weiten.at.
(No. 25 on “Southern Waldviertel“ map)
This scenically beautiful hike is the ideal way to improve your health and well-being! Facilities include a Kneipp station, resting places and special energising stone formations. The wonderful view far into the alpine foothills enhances the uniqueness of this Kneipp trail.
For further information see www.hofamtpriel.at.
(No. 91 on “Southern Waldviertel“ map)
This circular trail takes you to the wayside shrine and crosses of the municipality of Leiben in the southern Waldviertel. The various viewpoints provide wonderful views of the Danube Valley as far as the monastery of Melk. There is also a second, somewhat shorter, circular trail which is less strenuous.
For further information see www.leiben.at.
Ostrong - the hightest mountain in the Southern Waldviertel
(No. 33 Ysper Valley, No. 51 Münichreith, No. 55 Laimbach “Southern Waldviertel” map)
In winter you need good walking books for walking on the Ostrong and, depending on how much snow there is, knee-high gaiters as well, as the paths (“Kaiserstein” from the TVN shelter and “Peilstein”) are not kept clear of snow. The Ostrong trail can be started from Laimbach (No. 55), Ysper Valley (No. 33) or Münichreith (No. 51) (in the “Southern Waldviertel” map).
For further information see www.laimbach.at, www.muenichreith.at, www.yspertal.com.at.
For further information on walking trails in the southern Waldviertel see www.suedlicheswaldviertel.at.
Steinkreuz (stone cross) trail
(No. 80 in the “Im Herzen des Waldviertels“ (the heart of the Waldviertel) guide)
This circular trail takes you past the impressive granite formations of Arbesbach in the Waldviertel uplands. From the “Steinberg”, which lies 898 m above sea-level, there is a magnificent view of the village and the “Stockzahn des Waldviertels“ (eye-tooth of the Waldviertel).
For further information see www.arbesbach.at.
Part of the “Hundertwasser” trail
(No. 55 in the “Im Herzen des Waldviertels“ (the heart of the Waldviertel) guide).
This trail takes you through the unique and attractive landscape surrounding the River Kamp, past the statue of the emperor and on to the power station. An easy trail with little gradient.
Length: approx. 7 km
For further information see www.zwettl.gv.at
Hike round the "Kühberg"
(No. 42 in the “Im Herzen des Waldviertels“ (the heart of the Waldviertel) guide) (Gföhl map)
This trail takes you to the highest point in the Gföhl area and rewards the visitor with wonderful views over the Krems Valley. The hike, which is approx. 10 km long, takes about 1 to 2½ hours.
For further information see www.gfoehl.at
Try the moorland trail through the Heidenreichstein Nature Park (where plants “eat meat” ) in winter, either on your own or with a guide. Starting point is the entrance to the nature park; distance approx. 3 km
For further information see www.naturparke.at/heidenreichstein.
Starting point: “Herz-Kreislauf-Zentrum” (Cardio-Vascular Centre), time required: one hour.
Route: the circular trail takes you from the Cardio-Vascular Centre past the “Kreuzberg” and “Pletzen” housing developments to Hypolz and through the peaceful winter countryside, past the motorik park and back to the starting point.
For further information see www.gerungs.at and www.xundwaerts.at.
(Section of the “tut-gut” hiking trail W6)
This hike takes you through the beautiful quiet moorland countryside of the “Hochmoor Schrems” (Schrems upland moor) Nature Park to the Jacob's Ladder. The 20 m viewing platform guarantees unique views of this fascinating moorland countryside.
For further information see www.schrems.at