Mountain summit


The Weinsberg, the highest elevation in the "Weinsberg Forest" of the same name, is 1041 m high. From the clearing, the "Weinsberg meadow" - directly on the LH 78, you can reach the summit in 10 minutes.

Between the Lower Austrian Waldviertel and the Upper Austrian Mühlviertel lies the eponym of the Weinsberg granite: The granite and gneiss plateau of the Weinsberg rises in the Weinsberg Forest - and thus in the largest closed forest area of Austria.

Fascinating remains of the castle complex built on it in the 13th century are still preserved today. In recent years, volunteers from the region have put a lot of heart and work into uncovering and preserving the valuable ruins.

From its plateau, the Weinsberg rewards its summit strikers with a magnificent view over its mighty forest area all the way to Styria or even as far as the Bavarian Watzmann. With its easy to medium hiking trails, the popular mountain is especially suitable for family and school excursions.

Waldviertel, near Bärnkopf in the district of Zwettl

Hiking tips for the Weinsberg

A well-marked hiking trail leads from the Weinsberg meadow on state road No. 82 in the northeast of the Weinsberg to the small summit plateau.
The circular hiking trail No. 60 leads from Bärnkopf along the marked Weinsberg trail to the castle ruins just below the Weinsberg summit - past the "Sauberg walls" and a mystical wobble stone.
Stage 4 of the Way of Life - from Dorfstetten to Gutenbrunn including the ascent of the Weinsberg - is especially nice for children or school excursions.

Extra tip - experience history live: The nearby circular hiking trail in the Weinsberg area leads from Bärnkopf past Schlesinger and Hubertusteich ponds. The local wood chipper museum brings to light historically exciting facts about the regionally highly significant wood chopping work. To this day, the Weinsberg forest is considered an important source of wood.

Location and how to get there